Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sauerkraut Soup with Jerky Chews - 21DSD - Day 4

Day 4 of the sugar detox and I've noticed I am snacking less and less with each day. Before, I was having to eat periodically to keep my energy levels up.

Today, finally, I was able to satiate my hunger with a total of two big meals. One of the meals consisted of two servings of yesterday's wild salmon and veggie stir-fry. The other meal was a variation of Borscht - a soup from the Eastern European culinary tradition that incorporates fermented sour foods, specifically sour beets. But since beets are off limits on the sugar detox, I used the homemade fermented kraut I had at my fingertips in the fridge. Score! For protein, I added re-hydrated Jerky Chews for a change (soaked in broth for an hour prior to cooking). Since no preservatives are added in Jerky Chews, they were incredibly moist and flavorful. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!

  • 2 bags of Jerky Chews in 2oz, cut into 1 inch pieces 
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups, diced potatoes or brassicas of your choice
  • 2 cups, homemade sauerkraut
  • 5 cups broth or water
  • 2 Tbsp. grass-fed gelatin 
  • Real Salt or another unrefined sea salt of your choice. 
  • Black pepper
  1. For about an hour, soak Jerky Chews in broth prior to cooking. 
  2. Heat coconut oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent. 
  3. Add carrots, potatoes, sauerkraut and broth/water to the pot, and bring to a boil.
  4. After the soup comes to a boil, cover with a lid slightly cracked and bring to a simmer for 1/2 hour until the fresh veggies and potatoes are tender.
  5. Taste it and mix in the gelatin and seasoning. 
  6. The flavors will blend more throughly if you let the soup sit.
  7. Serve warm with a dollop of homemade mayo. Enjoy! 

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