B-Daddy’s Chipotle Slaw [RECIPE]

B-Daddy's Chipotle Slaw

There’s something altogether crave worthy about the spicy flavors in B-Daddy’s Chipotle Slaw. (Photo by Alison Miksch)

B.R. and his son Kyle have perfected this creamy, spicy slaw to serve not only as a topping for a sandwich or taco, but also as a formidable side. If you can’t find chipotle salsa, simply blend up canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce until smooth. If you have time, it’s best to put this together a few hours before serving to really let the flavors meld. Read more of this post

Braised Cabbage with Apple and Onion [RECIPE]

Braised Cabbage with Apples and Onions

Fresh cabbage is sweetened with sliced apples and a touch of sugar. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

I’m not someone who usually craves cabbage on his plate, but this dish is so delicious, even I went back for seconds. The apples and cider vinegar give this side a slightly sweet flavor and make this one vegetable you’ll want to make time and again. It especially pairs well with pork dishes like my Apricot-Glazed Pork Tenderloin or a plate of Hoppin’ JohnRead more of this post

Simple Sauerkraut

Simple Sauerkraut

A staple in German cuisine, our Simple Sauerkraut puts a quick and delicious spin on a cultural classic.

When I lived in Dallas, I used to frequent a little German restaurant called Henk’s European Deli and Black Forest Bakery, because I loved their sauerkraut and sausages. When I moved to Ohio, I quickly discovered that the buckeye state’s culture and geography resemble certain places in Germany. Communities like MainStrasse Village in Covington and German Village in Columbus are steeped in a rich Germanic heritage and still hold many ties to the Rhineland. Here in Porkopolis, aka Cincinnati, German cuisine is easily accessible, and numerous festivals celebrate Germanic culture, like Oktoberfest downtown, the GoettaFest in Newport, Kentucky and the Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville, Ohio. But you don’t have to wait for a festival or even go out to eat at one of our German restaurants to satisfy your sauerkraut cravings. It is quite simple to prepare at home, and it delivers health benefits like vitamins A and C, is high in phytonutrient antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which some studies indicate may help combat some cancers.

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider or apple juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add onions and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and translucent, 5 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage, apple cider vinegar, apple cider, and 1/2 cup water to a saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until cabbage is tender, 30 – 35 minutes.

TIPS: Serve over hot dogs, on Reuben sandwiches, or with bratwurst and mashed potatoes for a German-inspired meal.

YIELDS: About 4 cups

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