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Stuffed Cabbage

Another of my mother’s recipes that should not be lost.

12 cabbage leaves, approximately
1 pound meat loaf mix (a third veal, beef, and pork)
1/4 cup rice, uncooked
1 egg
1  8 ounce can tomato sauce
1  8 ounce can sauerkraut, rinsed
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
water or stock
oil for sautéing

Meat mixture
Mix meat, egg, rice, a splash of tomato sauce, salt and pepper, until well combined
set aside

Prepare cabbage
remove spine from leaves
put a scant 1/4 of meat mixture onto each leaf
roll egg-roll style
set aside
(depending on the thickness of the cabbage leaves, they may have to be par boiled to soften, for ease of rolling)

In a large pot brown onion, garlic, and some leftover chopped cabbage
add sauerkraut and tomato sauce
salt and pepper
cook down for a few minutes
remove half from pot

Layer stuffed cabbages over sauerkraut/onion mixture
top stuffed cabbage with sauerkraut/onion mixture that was set aside
cook for approximately 1 1/2 hours on stove top, or 45 minutes in a pressure cooker
add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water to avoid scorching

Makes approximately 12

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July 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Goddess Dressing

1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 large clove garlic, grated or crushed
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon parsley, minced
1 tablespoon (or more) water – add water last to achieve desired thickness, you may have to omit it completely, depending on the thickness of the tahini, and your taste

July 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Fruit Sorbet

Papaya banana

No ice cream-making device needed.

2 cups fruit (any kind, even frozen)
1 banana
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey, maple syrup, or simple syrup

Put all ingredients in a blender
blend until smooth (add a splash of water for ease of blending if necessary)
pour into freezer-friendly container
chill until firm, more than a few hours at least

Scoop and serve!

I’m pretty sure watermelon will not work with this method, but green apple or cantaloupe, sounds delicious.

July 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm Leave a comment

Simple Syrup

Equal parts water and sugar, heated on the stove top or in a microwave, until sugar is completely dissolved.

July 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment


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