September 20

Basic Technique: Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut

Basic Technique, Culinary Nutrition


Sauerkraut is a GREAT way to build up your gut microbiome, and it is SO SIMPLE to make at home!  It does require some squeezing, but that also helps build hand strength and keeps your joints flexible!! 

Once your kraut is ready, add it to salads, use as a side dish, or make Apple-Sauerkraut-Cheddar Quesadillas!  

I personally have been making sauerkraut regularly for the past 4 years, and try to have at least 1 tablespoon daily (usually added to my salad) for the probiotic and other health benefits!

Although you can use a cabbage leaf to cover your kraut while fermenting, for better results I recommend using glass weights and fermentation lids.*  
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Please review the video for the best way to shred your cabbage using a knife.  You may be tempted to use a food processor, but the time/effort you save in the cutting will be replaced with another gadget to wash.

Mrs. Dornberg

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Cheryl Dornberg, NBC-HWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert who is passionate about using the power of food to achieve optimal health and increase longevity. She specializes in motivating and empowering individuals to create sustainable & consistent dietary and lifestyle habits that support the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, increase longevity, and improve overall quality of life.


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