The GSK CIY SPRING GARDEN SALAD

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The GSK Spring Garden Salad is a quick and easy salad, perfect for sharing at a summer BBQ or family dinner.

Ingredients

  • Fresh broccoli flowerets
  • Avocado (chunky dice)
  • Whole pink radish (finely sliced with mandolin)
  • Whole almonds (activated and roasted)
  • Sunflower sprouts or sprouts of your choice
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • GSK ginger + turmeric kraut (or flavour of your choice)
  • Soft feta (Danish) optional
  • Fresh lemon
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Optional – we have garnished with dehydrated pink kimchi

 

Method

This salad could not be an easier to assemble!!

  • Steam your broccoli flowers until just tender (around 2-3 mins), then refresh in ice water.
  • Wash your radish & slice thinly
  • Grab a nice flat wide plate, scatter with broccoli flowers and some baby spinach leaves.
  • Add chunks of avocado and toasted almonds (now is a good time for a drizzle of virgin oil and a squeeze of lemon juice).
  • Keep building plate with ginger kraut and sprouts
  • Top with soft feta
  • Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt, more virgin oil, cracked black pepper and dehydrated kimchi.

Voilà!

About Green St Kitchen

So we all know that gut health is important, it can control our mood and our immune system, but the hard part is how to make keeping your gut healthy an easy, simple & delicious part of our everyday lives…
 
And that’s where we come in….
 
We create what we like to call “Edible Alchemy” or a unique range of hand-made, raw, paleo, gluten free and vegan fermented products (Kraut, Kimchi, Tonics & Coconut Kefir).

Our products are fermented the ‘Wild Way’, a completely natural fermentation process. 

And just in case you didn’t know fermented foods are a powerful source of natural probiotics……

This Blog will focus on easy ways for you to improve your overall health;

  1. We will be posting simple & tasty recipes for you to make at home.
  2. We will interview interesting entrepreneurs within the health & wellness space. 
  3. We will provide you with information on upcoming events and promotions.
 
 

Our Kimchi is packed full of fresh, raw & local ingredients.

The GSK CIY Mother Earth Salad

 
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At Green St we believe that healthy eating should be a simple, fun and delicious part of everyone's everyday life.

As we start to enjoy the warmer weather that Springs brings, we find ourselves craving lighter meals.....

Our Mother Earth Salad is the perfect transition salad. Hearty enough to be a meal, but light enough to still feel like a fresh salad.

Ingredients (serves 2).

  • 300g Red or black quinoa (cooked)
  • 50g Roasted broad beans (can be bought from any good European grocer)
  • 50g Walnuts (activated and roasted) rough chopped
  •  100g Cauliflower Nuggets (lightly steamed)
  • 100g Black eye beans or any white bean you prefer (cooked al dente) or canned
  • Small handful Flat Leaf Parsley (leaves only)
  • Small handful coriander sprigs
  • Small handful fresh baby rocket
  • 4 heaped Tbs plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbs Tahini paste
  • GSK Ginger Kraut
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Ground sumac
  • Cracked black pepper

 

METHOD

To assemble this salad;

  • Grab a large mixing bowl, throw in quinoa, roasted broad beans, white beans, cauliflower, fresh herbs, and rocket.
  • Drizzle with virgin oil, lemon juice and sea salt then lightly mix through.
  • In a separate bowl combine yogurt, tahini paste a little lemon juice and salt, mix together and set aside.

TO SERVE

  • Grab your two serving bowls, place half the salad in each bowl.
  • Scatter your kraut (or chosen kimchi) on top.
  • Drizzle with virgin oil and spoon on some tahini yogurt dressing.
  • Finish with some ground sumac and cracked black pepper.

Gut Health & Cellular Energy

 
 

At Green St we love to work with influential & inspirational people; individuals & groups who are passionate about their work within the health, exercise & wellness space.

 Last week we sent some of our favourite fermented product to Michelle Drielsma from Sydney Strength Conditioning. Michelle is an Exercise Physiologist & strength coach who loves the ocean and is passionate about gut health.

"I recently tested out Australian-made Green Street Kitchen’s fermented kimchi, tonic and fermented hot sauce. What I love about these products are their taste and quality. Green St Kitchen products are fermented the wild way, meaning there is no starter culture used to initiate the fermentation process. The ingredients are exactly what is listed on the side of the jar – for example cabbage/vegetables, salt, flavoursome ingredients and time. Ferments aid digestion and only small amounts are desired with each meal. I would make a salad of grated carrot, beetroot, ginger, chopped cucumber, sheep cheese, pepitas, 2 soft boiled eggs, olive oil and sea salt, topping it off with a tablespoon of kimchi. Tasty and epic.

The below post "Gut Health & Cellular Energy" has been written by Michelle, to see Michelle's full post please head to her website, link below.

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Michelle Drielsma

Michelle Drielsma

 

 “All disease begins in the gut.” — Hippocrates.

Hippocrates was not 100% correct with regards to all diseases but is fairly accurate for most chronic metabolic diseases.

There exists an intimate connection between your gut health and your overall health and wellbeing, so intimate that the gut is now being referred to as the second brain. Your gut and brain are physically and emotionally connected.

Only about 10% of the cells in the human body are human. The other 90% of the cells in your body belong to other living creatures; these are single celled microbes living in the human gut. The human gut comprises about 34,000+ species of microbes and in a healthy person, the beneficial microbes outnumber the pathogenic microbes by 4:1.

Now to really add a can of helminths, there is a great deal of literature that supports a high sugar/high fat diet for cellular energy and nourishment. Nutrition is a funny one and many professionals will have alternative views depending on which side of the physiology coin they are looking from. There seems to be hundreds of symptoms relating to “gut issues”, but it is worth looking at the origin first – if the cells aren’t fueled properly then you can guarantee problems assimilating and digesting foods.

Without proper digestion, you can’t have good health, no matter what you are eating. Your health is the summation of the foods your body is capable of digesting, not “what you eat”. Anytime you eat food that exceeds your body’s ability to digest, those foods end up working against you.

 
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  • Good healthy gut bacteria:
  • Support the immune system
  • Help you create vitamins, absorb vitamins & minerals
  • Regulate hormones
  • Digest and metabolise your food
  • Get rid of toxins
  • Make you calm, happy and focussed
  • Support cellular energy and health
  • How to work towards having good healthy gut bacteria:
  • Include pre- and probiotic foods such as fermented foods and beverages.
  • Meditation & exercise
  • Drinking plenty of clean mineralised water
  • Remove highly processed, non-foods
  • Avoid foods that you are sensitive to; when you eat foods that you are allergic or sensitive to, they activate your stress response which reduces your digestive juices and lessens both your absorption and digestion of nutrients.

To continue reading please head to Michelle's blog page......

 
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GSK CIY Soft Poached Eggs & Kimchi

 
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This light & healthy recipe is quick and great for breakfast or a snack at any time of the day.

INGRIDIENTS

  • Free Range Eggs

  • We have used a sprouted seed bread by @katssnacks but you can use any bread you like (we suggest using a quality sourdough or making your own sprouted bread).

  • Your favourite GSK kimchi or kraut (we have used wakame + pickled radish)

  • Fresh flat leaf parsley and/or coriander

  • Sea salt & cracked black pepper

  • Extra virgin olive oil

We all know how to poach an egg, but just in case you have forgotten, here is a brief lesson;

METHOD: POACHING EGGS

  1. Bring some water to a simmer, add a table spoon of vinegar (white is best).

  2. Crack your eggs separately into small bowls ready for poaching.

  3. Once water is simmering (not vigorously boiling) grab a spoon and start to stir to create a gentle whirlpool.

  4. Add your eggs one at a time, let them move freely around the pot.

  5. Let your eggs poach for 4 minutes, then lift them out with a perforated spoon and place on absorbent paper.

NEXT STEPS

  • Lightly toast your chosen bread and place on serving plate, drizzle with some quality olive oil (or butter if you prefer) and sprinkle with sea salt.

TO SERVE UP

There are many ways to spruce up this simple dish but we have kept this one simple..

Grab your favourite GSK kimchi or kraut (we have used wakame + pickled radish) and place a good spoonful on top of toasted bread, place your soft poached eggs on top and drizzle with more virgin oil and cracked black pepper.

Finish with a sprinkle of  fresh herbs.

Tip:  Some kimchi mayo is a great addition to this dish.

 
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Gut Goodness Smoothies

These smoothie recipes have been created in conjunction with our current collaboration 'The Gut Goodness Detox', a cold pressed & fermented detox that we have created with Pressed Daily (@presseddaily).

Check out our Instagram for more information on this collaboration (@greenstkitchen).

Or just try one of these delicious smoothies for breakfast, lunch or as a gut healing snack!

 

 
Smoothie 1
 

The Sunshine Smoothie

Simply blend the following ingredients:

  • 100ml coconut kefir    
  • 200ml coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana        
  • The flesh of half an orange
  • 1 x tsp raw macadamias  
  • 2 x fresh dates
  • 1 x tsp white chia seeds  
  • 1/2 x tsp turmeric powder
 
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The Choc-nut Smoothie

Simply blend the following ingredients:

  • 100ml coconut kefir    
  • 200ml coconut water
  • 1 x frozen banana   
  • 2 x tsp pecan nuts or preferred nut
  • 1 x tsp white chia seeds
  • 2 x fresh dates
  • 1 x tsp flaxseeds
  • 1 x tsp dark cacao powder

Coconut Kefir + Blueberry Smoothie

 
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At Green St we believe that healthy eating should be a simple, fun and delicious part of everyone's everyday life.

We want remove the stigma and the stereotypes that have built up around 'clean eating', 'raw', 'vegetarian' and 'wholesome eating'.... You don't have to be a mad yogi, pilates instructor or food blogger to care about what goes into your body (we still love all you yogis out there, don't worry)! 

GSK "Cook It Yourselves' recipes are created by our chef to be simple, delicious and good for your gut!

Recipe 1. Coconut Kefir + Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

INGRIDIENTS

  • 100mls GSK Coconut Kefir
  • 200mls Coconut Water or Filtered Water
  • ¼ Cup activated Almonds or Walnuts (whichever you prefer)
  • ¼ Cup Blueberries
  • ½ Frozen Banana

*Pour smoothie back into your original Kefir bottle
*Add a tsp of rice malt syrup if you prefer a sweeter smoothie

METHOD

Simply blend the following ingredients for a complete meal replacing, probiotic rich breakfast smoothie.
 
NOTE: You can also add raw protein, Maca powder or Lacuma powder to your smoothie for some extra goodness. And try using our Coconut Kefir as a dairy replacement with your morning granola. Your gut will thank you!