We can never have enough gratitude in our lives. As this is a simple reality, I thought that creating a kraut with some delicious winter holiday flavors might add to, and remind us of, the many reasons around us to be grateful.
Gratitude Sauerkraut is a perfect addition to a holiday or every day table. It’s a little sweeter than our other flavors with festive red cabbage, Vermont apples, Vermont cranberries and ginger added to green cabbage to create balance. If you are new to sauerkraut, Gratitude Sauerkraut might be a perfect place for you to begin your fermentation adventures.
Regarding Gratitude Sauerkraut: Love it. Love the cranberries in this! As others have written, the beautiful color adds to any plate. This one is not too spicy either. Fantastic paired with the Farmers To You pierogies!
Servings in a pint jar: 15,
Servings in a quart jar: 31,
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp (29g),
Amount Per Serving: Calories 10, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 180mg (8% DV), Total Carbohydrates 2g (1% DV), Fiber <1g (2% DV), Total Sugars 1g (Includes 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 0g, Vitamin D (0% DV), Calcium (0% DV), Iron (2% DV), Potassium (2% DV).
Tested in early 2020 then brought into being that November, Gratitude Sauerkraut evolved out of my wonder at the year that was passing and gratitude for all of the blessings– the grace– amidst the profound loss, grief and suffering that so many of us were living through. For me, on the one hand, I was grateful to have a healthy family, satisfying work, and to live in a state committed to the health and safety of its residents and visitors. On the other hand, I grieved the very sudden death of my mom, the loss of connections to friends and family members because of the pandemic, and the hardship of our deadly political practices and discourse.
When life gives you cabbage, make sauerkraut. Into this cabbage I poured the resilience, the tartness, the sweetness, the zing and the salt of our existence and created something beautiful, alive and delicious. I hope you enjoy it too.