Living Nutrition's Guide to Holiday Ferments
Living Nutrition's Cranberry Ginger Shrub
Pomegranate and Avocado Salad with Shrub Vinaigrette
1 bag arugula or local greens
1/4 to 1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pecans
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Living Nutrition's Cranberry Ginger Shrub
pinch black pepper freshly ground
pinch sea salt
2 fresh pomegranates or 1 bag of pomegranate arils
1 pint fresh blackberries optional
Wash and dry the greens. Set aside. Pan-toast the nuts:Heat a cast-iron skillet to medium hot and Add the nuts and toast until golden (about 5 minutes), stirring to prevent burning. Scoop nuts onto paper towel to cool.
Make the vinaigrette:Mix the olive oil, black peppercorns, and cranberry ginger shrub until well emulsified.
Cut a cone-shaped chunk out of the top of the pomegranate and set aside. Cut a small slice from the bottom of the pomegrante to create a base that will prevent the fruit from wobbling. Cone-side up, use a sharp paring knife to score the pomegranate skin following the ridges that run north-to-south all around the fruit. Then, using both hands, pull the fruit apart and separate the arils by gently scooping them into a bowl.
Peel the avocados and cut into thin slices.
Plating: Place the salad greens on a decorative serving platter and arrange the sliced avocados on top. Scatter fresh blackberries on top, followed by the nuts, and pomegranate arils. Spoon the vinaigrette over all and provide a cellar of flake sea salt at table-side for individual seasoning to taste. Use an additional splash of shrub for an extra pop of flavor.
Cranberry Ginger Lime Sparkler
2 oz vodka (optional)
1 oz oz. Living Nutrition's Cranberry Ginger Shrub
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3-4 oz. sparkling apple cider (or sparkling water)
Combine the vodka, shrub syrup and lime juice in shaker and shake to combine. Pour over ice in a tall glass and top with sparkling cider. Stir and enjoy.
Garnish with fresh cranberries or apple slices if desired.
Living Nutrition's Fermented Cranberry Jalapeno Relish
This relish is a no-brainer for the thanksgiving buffet, but is also delicious on the traditional after-Thanksgiving dinner-roll sandwiches with leftover turkey, along with some mayo and greens! Haven't had one? Better Try it!!
It's also delicious served alongside some flaky white fish!
Living Nutrition's Italian Giardinera
By far one of my favorite ferments of the year! Whole Fermented Vegetables in a salt brine with garden picked herbs. PERFECT for the Thanksgiving Relish Tray, Holiday Cheese Board or Even just chopped up and thrown into a green salad!!