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
- For about an hour, soak Jerky Chews in broth prior to cooking.
- Heat coconut oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
- Add carrots, potatoes, sauerkraut and broth/water to the pot, and bring to a boil.
- 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.
- Taste it and mix in the gelatin and seasoning.
- The flavors will blend more throughly if you let the soup sit.
- Serve warm with a dollop of homemade mayo. Enjoy!