Thursday, March 24, 2011

Homemade Sauerkraut and Papaya Sorbet

Chris made homemade sauerkraut two weeks ago, and this past weekend it was ready for tasting!  It was a little mild, so we are going to let it ferment awhile longer, but boy was it good!  So we celebrated by buying hot dogs (a real treat for us, as we only buy Nature's Promise ones with no nitrates or nitrites) to eat with our sauerkraut!  It was so delicious!

Also I have a quick new recipe to share that I made up because my kids did not want to eat the last half of the papaya we had and it was going to go bad!

Papaya Sorbet
Half of a papaya, cut into chunks
1/2 cup or so of almond milk (any milk will do!)
2 TBS maple syrup (or honey, agave)
1 TBS hemp seeds (optional)
1/4 tsp almond extract (or vanilla)

Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more milk if you want it thinner.  Now, you could pour it in a glass and enjoy!  Or, I filled my muffin pan up with the smoothie and put it into the freezer.  When they are frozen, I will pop them out of the pan and put them in a bag, waiting for some day when I want to pull a quick, delicious snack out of the freezer. For my kids. Or myself!


  1. When I first read this, I thought it was a saur kraut made with papayas, lol, will read more carefully next time!!!!