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The autumn rains here are kickin’ in the growth of humanity’s favorite vegetable: the cabbage. It’s time to take this staple and ferment the heaven out of it. Eat this Epic Holiday Sauerkraut with your Thanksgiving dinner or leave it for Santa, and you and your family will surely be jolly because this ferment imparts a heavenly amount of nutrition into your body.

The research by gastronaut Donna Gates shows that consuming at least one live fermented food a day dramatically improves one’s immune system and helps knock out the fungal overgrowth.

Sauerkraut – makes for an immunity boosting, bliss inducing probiotic concoction. Repeat after me: My digestion is heavenly.

A note about buying sauerkraut: I recommend you buy only organic and unpasturized sauerkraut. I love all the companies that make these. We buy 1-4 jars of live sauerkraut a week. But the flavors do get boring (ginger, beet, kimchi, ginger beet, kimchi, ginger, beet, kimchi, ZOINKS!) so it is boldly imperative you make your own, starting NOW in time for Thanksgiving and all those holidays occurring within range of your New Year’s health resolutions. šŸ˜‰

The flavor tonight ladies and gentlemen is: Rich green cabbage with a zesty burst of cranberry, lemon, sage and rosemary in a way you’ve never experienced before!

The way the friendly bacteria produce their snappy lactic acid on your tongue while breaking down the cell walls of these fine ingredients will have you asking for 2…no…4 servings at least during dinner, give or take.

Epic Holiday Sauerkraut Recipe

Makes about 1/2 – 1 gallon.

You’ll need a food processor with the slicingĀ disc or just a lot of time with a cutting board and a chef’s knife. Remember to curl the tips of your fingers back to avoid cutting yourself please.

 

Place in a large bowl:

2 large organic green cabbages. Peel and compost the dirty outer leaves. Peel a couple more leaves, set aside. Chop rest to be able to fit through your food processor shoot.

1/2 large onion. Peel outer skin and largely chop.

10 cloves organic garlic. Peel.

big handful washed medium multi-color heirloom carrots. Or any organic carrots.

2 handfuls organic cranberries. Avoid the soft, yucky over-ripe berries. Just use firm washed ones.

OPTIONAL: 3 stalks of celery. Chopped.

 

Push entier bowl contents into food processor with slicing disc. Empty the food processor every time it gets full into another large bowl.

 

Place the following into a blender:

3/4 cup spring water

1 very large chopped organic lemon cucumber

juice of 2 lemons

small handful of garden sage. Fresh or dried, either way.

small handful of rosemary. Fresh is best.

2 tablespoons sea salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

a fermenting starter. Either juice of a well-done batch of sauerkraut, kefir grains, or an emptied-our capsule of high quality probiotic powders.

OPTIONAL: handful of dulse. For added immunity boosting, high mineral, and stuffing-flavored abundance.

 

Blend for about 10 seconds, liquidized but not smooth. Pour into bowl of grated vegetables. Massage with clean hands for a couple minutes and get things juicy.

 

Pour into a non-metal large bowl. Press down and get the juices almost rising to the top. If the juices don’t go that high yet, it doesn’t matter, they will during fermentation. Cover with the clean peeled cabbage leaves set aside earlier. Cover that with upside plates, a few stacked for added weight to press the veggies down so the juices rise up. Don’t use really nice plates as they may become stained by the phyco-pigments (antioxidants!) in theĀ sauerkraut. Covere with a very clean towel. Keep cool (not warm, not cold) for about a week. After a week, transplant into glass jars and store in fridge. Serve to loved ones.

 

BONUS Recipe: Use this sauerkraut to make The Goddess MashĀ (a quick’n’easy recipe that’s divinely rich and satisfying)!

 

 

Happy Holidays!

Christian

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