Homemade sauerkraut

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation

Homemade sauerkraut
Overall Recipe: Benefits digestion, softens hardness, courses qi.

Cabbage: sweet, slightly bitter, cool or neutral. Strengthens stomach, improves digestion, courses qi and blood.
Salt: Softens hardness.
Caraway seed: warm, acrid. Courses qi.

Emily Hildebrand said:

Homemade Sauerkraut
Makes 1 quart1 medium cabbage, cored and shredded
1 Tbsp caraway seeds
1 Tbsp sea salt
4 Tbsp whey (or if unavailable/vegan, use 1 extra tablespoon of salt)
In a bowl, mix cabbage with caraway seeds, sea salt and whey. Pound with a wooden pounder, meat hammer or rolling pin for about 10 minutes to release juices. Place in a quart-sized, wide-mouth jar and press down firmly with the pounder until juices come out of the top of the cabbage. Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for about 3 days before moving into the fridge. It can be eaten immediately, and improves with age.
*Taken from Sally Fallon’s ‘Nourishing Traditions’