Super Easy Homemade Sauerkraut |

In the Kitchen: Homemade Sauerkraut

This post is part of a series in which I share recipe assignments from my culinary nutrition program. Each week, we have two to three recipes to make, photograph, and review. I’ll include links to the original recipes when they’re available or to similar recipes so you can follow along with me if you like. 


Super Easy Homemade Sauerkraut |

Super Easy Homemade Sauerkraut |

Super Easy Homemade Sauerkraut |

Super Easy Homemade Sauerkraut |

Notes: This was so much fun! I’d been hoping to make sauerkraut for way too long, but I had no idea it was this easy! I loved using red cabbage because it lent such a gorgeous color, and the flavor from the caraway seeds was a nice addition. I followed Meghan’s recipe, leaving out the optional carrots and ginger to keep the flavors simple this time. I wasn’t sure how it was all going to work out, but three days later, I opened the jar and heard that lovely hiss of carbonation being released (something that characterizes a good batch of homemade kombucha) and I knew it was a success! I can’t wait to let the cabbage continue fermenting in the fridge and strengthening in flavor and nutrition. I’m sold on homemade sauerkraut!

Have you made your own sauerkraut before? 

Similar to kombucha, this was ridiculously simple to do at home once I got over my initial nervousness about messing something up (it’s difficult to mess up). It also feels really awesome to make this sort of thing from scratch.

And that, sadly, is the last recipe I’ll be sharing from the CNE program! I finish up this week and I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around how fast this course flew by, but as I mentioned last week, I’m planning to share some final thoughts and takeaways in the coming month…just as soon as I’ve had a little time to process it all. In the meantime, let me know if you have specific questions about the program you’d like me to answer. Meghan Telpner and team have just launched the official Academy of Culinary Nutrition website, so you can also check that out if you’re interested in learning more. I’m personally excited for the advanced classes that I know they have in the works.


P.S. If you do end up signing up for the CNE program, I would love it if you mentioned my name as your referral. I’ve partnered with Meghan and the Academy of Culinary Nutrition as an affiliate because I really do believe in the work she’s doing. Thank you, in advance, to those of you who sign up for the full program or single workshop through me. You help to fund all the recipes and body/mind nourishing you see here.

Photography by Amanda’s iPhone.