Anytime I see a dish with fermented foods incorporated into the recipe I am immediately intrigued due to the incredible gut health benefits. Unfortunately, often times either the recipe doesn’t seem that appetizing, or there are just too many “unfriendly” Crohn’s elements to make it worth trying. However, when I stumbled upon this Kimchi Potato Hash by Bon Appétit I definitely wanted to check it out for a few reasons.
First of all, (if you tolerate potatoes,) hash is a great savory and gluten-free breakfast or Sunday brunch. With endless variations, you can easily customize hash to meet your personal tolerances. Simple changes, like removing potato skins, can make the dish easier to digest.
Secondly, the unique aspect of adding Kimchi to hash is not only good for your gut, it packs a ton of flavor into the dish. If you find yourself needing to pass on ingredients in your hash such as bacon or corned beef, Radish Kimchi provides a salty crunch that your hash may be lacking. There are many types of kimchi. Using specifically Radish Kimchi as opposed to Cabbage Kimchi not only uses less liquid, (making for a crispier hash,) but may be easier for some individuals to digest. While cabbage has a reputation for causing flatulence, Asian radishes on the other hand, can have a calming effect on the digestive system for some individuals and can help relieve bloating. Clearly, everyone with Crohn’s handles food differently, and radishes may cause as many problems for you as cabbage. However, for some, radish kimchi may be an option that works better than traditional kimchi. You can buy radish kimchi at most grocery stores, or you can make it yourself to guarantee it only has the ingredients that you can tolerate.
So check out this Kimchi Potato Hash recipe by Bon Appétit, and see if this hash is for you.
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* PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS MERELY AN OPINION BLOG. THE RESEARCH AND INFORMATION COVERED IN THIS BLOG IS OPEN TO PUBLIC DOMAIN FOR DISCUSSION. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY FORMAL MEDICAL BACKGROUND. WE SIMPLY WANT TO SHARE AND DISCUSS FOODS FOR THOSE WITH CROHN’S DISEASE. BECAUSE PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM CROHN’S DISEASE TOLERATE A VARIETY OF FOODS DIFFERENTLY, RECIPES OFTEN NEED SPECIFIC ALTERATIONS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL. GET CREATIVE! LEAVE OUT THE FOODS THAT DON’T WORK FOR YOU AND USE THE FOODS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD. HAPPY COOKING!!