Serve these as canapes. Seriously enjoyable healing-protocol friendly appetizers for the fanciest party.
Or it can be just you, a bowl of warm Leek & Wild Boar Belly Jam and a lovely crispy pile of Daikon Slices, snuggled in on the couch with your favourite movie. For a truly restorative comfort food session.
Pork Belly works perfectly, too, but I use Boar because they stock it in the freezer at my favourite butcher.
The night before I want to make this recipe, I defrost the Boar Belly in the fridge. In the morning I chop it up, slice the leeks, add the salt and my food prep is done.
Diversity & Nutrient Density
The key to health, and to stick-to-itiveness, on a healing protocol is diversity.
A variety of nutrient-dense foods ensures you cover your nutritional basis to promote healing, and it also prevents boredom.
Dr. Terry Wahls is an advocate of ensuring a diversity of vegetables make into the rotation each day. To ensure the brain and body get the micronutrients they need.
I've also found that planning a range of meat offerings (different animals, varied cuts & assorted preparations) really helps to avert the feelings of deprivation that can sometimes emerge on a restricted diet.
But that doesn't mean it has to time-consuming.
So. Put this one in your rotation!
Leek & Wild Boar Belly Jam on Daikon Crackers
- 1 pound Wild Boar Belly or Pork Belly
- 3 Leeks
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan Salt (or similar)
- 1 good-sized peice of Daikon Radish Root
- Microgreens or cilantro, to garnish
In the morning, slice the Boar Belly into cubes and lay in the bottom of a Slow Cooker. Sprinkle with Salt.
Slice the leek into coins, reserving the dark green leaves for another use (stock pot!) and scatter these on top of the Boar Belly.
Turn the slow cooker to low if you’ll be gone all day (medium if you have a little less time and will be home to give it a stir now and again).
Stir gently at least once before the cooking is complete.
When the cooking is complete, pour off the fat into a glass container and refrigerate for future use.
Using a sharp knife, or a mandolin on a sturdy setting, slice the Daikon into ‘crackers’.
Pile a piece of Boar Belly and a slice of Leek onto each Cracker and garnish with the Microgreens or Cilantro.
For comfort food, serve immediately.
For party presentation, refrigerate the cooked Boar Belly & Leeks. Once chilled, assemble the most aesthetic bits with microgreens on slices of Daikon. Use the less pretty canapes as pre-party fuel~.