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On St. Patrick's Day, I told you I was making two things for supper. Here's the main dish I made for the day:

Reuben Soup

In my large crockpot, I placed:

  • 1 tablespoon dried, minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon driec, minced garlic (feel free to use more!)
  • 1 small bunch celery chopped
  • 8-12 tablespoons butter

Turn the crockpot on to high and stir as the butter melts and cooks the vegetables. (I wasn't so refined and just moved on...)

Add to the crock pot

  • 1 package of corned beef (turned out to be about 4 pounds), chopped
  • (any spices/liquid included with the corned beef)
  • 4 cups sauerkraut
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

Fill the crockpot with beef stock.

Cover and cook on high about 4.5 hours.

Add and stir:

  • 1-2 quarts heavy cream (I used crème fraiche and water)
  • 6-8 cups shredded swiss cheese

Cover and cook another hour.

Serve with Irish Soda Bread (recipe coming)
Will serve a large (and hungry) Irish family! (Or plenty of leftovers to put in the freezer or can.)



Oh wow. I had my doubts because sauerkraut is such a strong flavor to add to the strong flavor of the corned beef, but I believe they met each other's match in this hearty, slightly sour, but great soup! Note that I used homemade sauerkraut that I'd made about four days before, so it didn't get too strong, but still.

I could taste the sauerkraut without trouble, but it simply worked! Definitely a winner - even though the kids didn't like it... they don't like any soup... oh well... one day.

Note: All photos are mine - Samsung NX11. Crossposted on Hive.

Two of my kitchen witches. One hung in my grandmother's kitchen as long as I can remember, so I have mine - adding a certain magickal spice to my cooking, presumably...
My grandmother's now lives in my mother's kitchen.

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Previous recipes in Lori's Cookbook

Holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.)

Cranana-Chumpkin Bread
Cranberry-Berry Sauce (canning too)
Cranberry Juice Drink
Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Drop Sugar Cookies - Christmas, Valentines, whatever you like!
Gravlax (Swedish Marinated Salmon)
Chinese BBQ Ribs & Chicken - Lunar New Year


Basic French Toast
Buttermilk Pancakes - including low-carb and grain-free options.


Gravlax (Swedish Marinated Salmon)
Marinated Olives & Nuts

Quick & Easy Suppers

Dirty Mac & Cheese
Italian Meatballs
Simple Cheeseburgers
Sloppy Joes
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spanish Rice

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Baked Garlic Lemon Shrimp
Battered & Fried Prawns & Zukes
Chinese BBQ Ribs & Chicken
Fathead Stromboli
Garlic Curry Baked Drumsticks
Keto Fried Seafood
Keto Lasagna
Low-Carb Baked Catfish Nuggets
Sassy Fish and Shrimp


Cranberry Juice Drink
Crème de Muir (alcoholic)

Side Dishes

Lactofermented Sauerkraut
Turmeric Rice
Garlic-Herb Bread


Baking Powder Biscuits
Cranana-Chumpkin Bread
Nearly No Carb Keto Bread - demo only, follow the link to the recipe. (grain free)
No-Knead Bread
Fathead Dough - a grain free substitute for many bread situations!

Sweet Snacks

Almond Flour Snickerdoodles
Brownies with Chocolate Ganache - made into a great birthday cake!
Drop Sugar Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Spaghetti Sauce
Basic Salsa
Garlic-Herb Butter
Guacamole Salsa
Creamy Guacamole
Avocado Salsa
Tartar Sauce

Food as Medicine

Egg Drop Soup


Cheesecake Brownies - grain/flour free
Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Dobos Torte
Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake - grain free
Peach Cornmeal Cobbler
Peach Crisp
Tapioca Pudding

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Cranberry-Berry Sauce
Cranberry Juice Drink
Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce
Rice Pudding

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