Beet Kvass Pickled Eggs

Beet Kvass Pickled Eggs on RealFoodwithKids.com

The majority of what I do in the kitchen is a necessity. I need whey to ferment. I need beet kvass to support Andrew’s liver. I need fermented veggies to increase the good bacteria in my family’s guts. I need kombucha to detox Andrew’s liver, and so on and so on and so on. But sometimes I want to do things just because it sounds fun.  Purple eggs, anyone?

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filling the pot to boil the eggs

I kept seeing these floating around Instagram and was dying to give them a try. After we made our first batch of beet kvass, I reserved some just for this. I used the recipe from RealFoodForager.com and it turned out great! I feel like a lazy blogger that needs to come up with my own recipes, but lets be real. Moms have a lot going on in their lives and we have to pick our priorities. If someone else has a perfectly good recipe out there, I don’t feel the need to recreate something new. I’m sure I’ll experiment with other ingredients in the future, but for now, I just want to pass along this yummy recipe and share how I kept my kids involved in the process ;-)

Directions:

At 3 years old, Emery helped:

  • helped make the Kvass
  • gently fill the pot with eggs to boil
  • peeled the eggs
  • filled the fido jar with all spice berries, eggs, and kvass [I did the onions]
  • poured in the Kvass
  • Clamped the jar shut

Aren’t these gorgeous?? They were mild in flavor but I thought they were delicious! I’ll definitely be making them again. Because the eggs only last a week, I only keep the left over Beet Kvass for that long as well. Next time I plan to pickle a second batch of eggs in the leftover Kvass and then drink it quickly or pitch it.

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Cooper loved eating these at our picnic at the park!

 

Need another idea for beet kvass, besides drinking it straight? Try this Smoothie recipe!

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What about you – what do you do with your beet kvass?