Posts in staples
Simplest Sauerkraut

This really is the simplest sauerkraut recipe I have ever seen. I adapted it from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions cookbook and all you need are two ingredients. Once you try it and see how easy it is, the process of fermentation seems much less intimidating. You can make this in about 15 minutes and it is ready to eat in as little as three days (though the longer it ages the better). All you need is cabbage, sea salt, a mixing bowl and a mason jar and you can create and witness the process of fermentation.

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Vegetable Scrap Mineral Broth

This is a great and easy way to make a mineral-rich broth with scraps from your vegetables that would normally end up in the compost or trash can. The taste of your broth will depend on what kinds of scraps you throw in the pot, and I've never made one I didn't like. The one note of caution is to avoid too many bits of kale, cabbage, onion skins, or other more bitter vegetables, which will result in a bitter broth. The one pictured above has the tops of carrots, cauliflower and broccoli stalks and leaves, Swiss Chard stems, a couple of onion ends, a chunk of ginger, and some sea salt and kelp granules. I like to keep a bag or glass jar in the freezer, and as I'm cooking I throw the scraps in and store them until I'm ready to make a broth.

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