Red Cabbage and Sour Apple Sauerkraut

Another probiotic goodness recipe!! Easy to make, even easier to eat! There actually was another 16oz jar filled with this recipe but we ate it before I remembered to take the picture.  Oops 😉

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Ingredients:

  • 1 small head red cabbage
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1TBS salt (or to taste)
  • 1 cup water ( or more if needed, just make sure the cabbage is submerged)

Steps:

  • slice everything real thin and follow the same set up and steps as my garlic and onion sauerkraut
  • Always taste your mix before getting it to ferment and adjust the salt accordingly. A too salty kraut is a real bummer.

Homemade Almond Milk and Pulp

I really love the taste of freshly made almond milk. Here is the most basic recipe to make your own at home. It’s cheaper than buying it in a box, and you are guaranteed freshness and premium quality of nutrients. Although it does take some thinking ahead for the soaking process. But once that is done, the whole process takes less than 10 minutes.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw organic almonds, soaked overnight
  • 3 cups water

Steps

  • blend together in a high speed blender
  • over a bowl, pour mixture through a nut milk bag (a colander lined with cheese cloth will work fine)
  • extract all the liquid by massaging the bag or squeezing the cloth
  • you will be left with delicious almond milk in the bowl and almond pulp in the bag or cloth

This will give you about 3 cups of milk. The milk will stay good for a couple days in the fridge. You can add dates or cacao powder or anything you like to the milk to make it a delicious treat. The pulp can be dehydrated to become almond flour, or used to make some tasty raw deserts or spreads. 

Homemade Playdough

My friend is getting married this weekend. And she is doing the most awesome thing a childless woman can do for her child-full friends: she is hiring babysitters to be at the wedding so us parents, can enjoy adult conversations without being interrupted with “I have to go potty”, “i want a snack”, “I’m bored”, or many of the other reasons why we would get interrupted. I love having my kids with me, and we usually choose to bring them with us everywhere we go. And if my friend didn’t have sitters at the wedding, I would be totally happy with having them with me the whole time. That said, it will be really  nice to get breaks throughout the day where both my husband and I can enjoy a conversation together. To make sure our kids will have plenty to do, I have offered to make play dough. I am not a fan of the commercial toxic stuff (especially that I have an 11 month old putting everything in his mouth) so as for most things, making it myself is a guaranteed way to know what is going in the dough (and eventually in my sons mouth). I wish I could say I created this myself, but I am just as happy to have found an amazing recipe that I am sure you will love too. Homemade Playdough