This month's SOS Kitchen Challenge features none other than the trusty apple, a harbinger of autumn. For my first apple recipe of the month, I wanted to make something that walked the line between sweet and savory. I decided on a mix of apples, turnips, and cabbage, spiked with onion and caraway seeds. It is very much inspired by Scandanavian and German food; what can I say, I'm influenced by my cultural heritage. It is aromatic and full of flavor, and I am convinced that caraway, apples, and cabbage were absolutely made for each other. Despite the fact that this combination makes vegetables almost sinfully delicious, you needn't worry - no sinning here.
If you want to participate in this month's SOS Kitchen Challenge, it's easy! Just check out the kick-off post for all the rules, and submit your apple recipe to the Linky at the bottom of this post. You can submit recipes until the end of the month, when Ricki (my challenge co-host) and I will post a round-up highlighting our favorites. Awesome.
Apple, Turnip & Cabbage Hash
yield 4 side servings
2 organic apples, cored and diced
2 large turnips, peeled and diced
1 medium sweet onion, diced
2 cups finely chopped purple cabbage
2 Tbsp olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, or butter
2 tsp caraway seeds
umeboshi plum vinegar, to taste
Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat, then add onion and stir. Saute 2-3 minutes, then add turnips, stir to coat with oil, and saute for for 5-8 minutes, until turnips just start to turn slightly golden. Then add apple, cabbage, allspice, and caraway seeds. Saute until apple and cabbage are softened, stirring often. Then crank up the heat and saute for about 5 minutes to give everything a nice little brown edge. Season to taste with umeboshi plum vinegar, and serve.
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Oh, hey, wait a minute! I have an unrelated announcement!
I'm excited to present you with My Little Ideas, my very own shop on Etsy! Etsy is a an amazing site that provides virtual storefronts to artisans and crafters, and is the source of amazingly unique handmade goods on the internet. I've been meaning to start a site for years to sell the various things I make - embroidered items, jewelry, crocheted and knitted items, the list goes on. However, my recent crocheting solution to a problem finally kicked me into gear. I use mason jars for everything, and generally have one bouncing around in my purse to use as an eating or drinking vessel. After one too many broken jars, I finally decided to start crocheting jar cozies, and it turned into nothing short of an obsession! So, I now present you with my very own shop, my place to sell whatever I make, including my beloved cozies.
My hope is to focus on items that help support a natural, non-toxic, sustainable lifestyle, but with a touch of style and flair. The shop only has mason jar cozies right now, but keep checking back often for updates - I have all sorts of little ideas up my sleeve, including a pretty awesome recipe-packed item that will be available come October (I mean it! I'm not giving you empty recipe promises, I swear!!!). Happy shopping! ;)
And one final apple-related note - be sure to check out all the great SOS Kitchen Challenge recipes for this month featuring apples. If you have one of your own, enter it below!
September SOS Kitchen Challenge: APPLES!