“You’re a rotter, Mr. Grinch, You’re the king of sinful sots, Your heart’s a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch, You’re a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!” ― The Grinch’s Theme Song, by Dr. Seuss
Okay, so maybe Dr. Seuss didn’t care much for sauerkraut, but we love it! Not only is it delicious, it is also extremely high in vitamins C, B, and K, and the lactobacilli created when fermenting cabbage into sauerkraut aids digestion, raises vitamin levels, produces beneficial enzymes, and promotes the growth of healthy flora within the digestive tract.
This soup and the muffins made a great lunch combination this week. The soup was tart and tangy, and the muffins were like a spicy, moist, rustic brown bread.
Both of these recipes are from Terry Hope Romero’s fabulous new cookbook, Vegan Eats World. The Sauerkraut Mushroom Soup is on page 130, and the Coriander Rye Muffins are on page 202. We topped the soup with some delicious Sour Dressing from Vegan Deli page 123, and fresh parsley.