Saturday, September 4, 2010

Homemade Sauerkraut

Beth is in the Eat 2 Live Yahoo! group to which I belong.  A couple of weeks ago, Beth posted a simple recipe for homemade sauerkraut.  It called for 4 cups of shredded cabbage.  So, of course, I bought a head of cabbage not knowing that one head of cabbage will produce at least 16 cups of shredded cabbage.  Each quarter of the cabbage was slightly more than 4 cups.  Who on earth knew?!?!?!  Obviously, I have never bought a head of cabbage and shredded it before.  OK, if I'm honest, I've never bought a head of cabbage before ever.  
So, I made the sauerkraut and will leave it on the counter for 3 days to do whatever it's supposed to.  I've never made it before, so I'm hoping that I actually like it.  I'm going to make stir-fry rice with 1 cup of the cabbage from the Vegan Fire and Spice cookbook.  Now, I just need to figure out what I'm doing with the other 7 cups.  Sheesh!  I found a recipe for a soup that I think looks good on 101 Cookbooks, it's a Simple Farro Bean Stew, although I have no clue if I'll be able to find farro, so I may have to substitute pearled barley for it.  Those are both going to be projects for tomorrow since it's nearly 8PM now.  I'll post pictures of them tomorrow.


  1. That looks good! I love sauerkraut, but never tried to make it. Love your blog!

  2. Thanks, Shannon! I'll let you know how the sauerkraut turns out.