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Raw Apple Chutney September 12, 2014

Filed under: Recipes — Krystyna @ 11:41 am
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So after the LONG hiatus ( my dad broke a spinal vertebra so  it was a busy summer, thankfully he’s out of his  brace and  walking with  one crutch) the food dissection is back. With an easy, probiotic-rich recipe made for late summer/early fall.

Apples are coming in season,  and to get  on with annoying our  favorite Dic-Tator,  apple chutney is in order.

Apples are one of the healthiest fruits  out there.  They stablize blood sugar,  are  full of soluble fiber that help  regular blood lipid levels, and even alter gut flora to  make important dietary fats like butyric acid (which feed our good bacteria) more bioavailable.  Add the burst of  probiotics from fresh whey, a burst of minerals from the Himalayan salt  and some good old cinnamon, cloves,  and anise and cane sugar,  topped with citrusy,  this is a heart and soul filling recipe  to be made as long as apples are available.   All groups of  taste buds are stimulated with this dish – you have sweet,  salty, sour, and umuami ( which comes with the whey  and lacto-fermenting).

The recipe is simple, the only hard part is the waiting 😉

Ingredients:

1 kg apples peeled and cut into bite sized pieces

1/4 cup yogurt or kefir whey, strained

1 & 1/2 teaspoon fine Himalayan salt

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground colves

1/4 teaspoon  ground anise

2-3 tablespoons cane sugar ( depending on the sweetness  of the apples)

zest of 1 lemon

juice of  1 lemon

1/2 cup raisins ( optional)

Utensils:

Large  bowl and spoon

Lemon rind zester/peeler

2 quart or 3 1/2 liter jars

Place  apples in a large bowl and mix  with spices, cinnamon and  sugar. Then add the salt  ( the apples will start to let their juices out).   Mix the zest  and lemon juice  and add the  whey.  Pack tightly into jars so that the  juices  cover the chutney on tope.  Let it  set from 1-2 days in a room tempertatre spot, and  taste to  serve.  Delicious yogurt or kefir,  pancake or waffle topping,  nd  a great  side  dish to meat, fish and vegetable meals.  Cheers and good health!

apple chutney

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