Hellllooooo comfort food! I have a confession to make, I used to eat an entire box of mac and cheese after soccer practice every day when I was in high school. An entire box! It was the only food that I would allow babysitters to make when I was a kid. To say I was obsessed with it would be an understatement! [Read more…]
Bone broth might not sound very appetizing, but it is oh, so healthy for the whole family! Bone broth provides minerals, amino acids and vitamins we all need, but don’t get enough of. The nutrients in bone broth aid in protein digestion, heal the gut, eradicate wrinkles and cellulite and provide joints with glucosamine and chondroitin to keep you movin’ and groovin’. [Read more…]
Bone broth has become a sensation amongst the real food and paleo communities in the past few years. Sally Fallon even wrote an entire book about it! Everyone is making it and recommending if for everything from pain recovery to gut healing. But, is it really the magical elixir that everyone is making it out to be? Well, we think it is pretty amazing and have noticed some pretty dramatic health improvements after we started drinking it regularly! The best part is that it’s FOOD, which means you will have many positive benefits from it without side effects!
My husband and I drink a warm mug of bone broth every single night before bed. Recently, we started adding in some turmeric (following my Turmeric Milk recipe) to help with inflammation. After this addition to our routine, my knees no longer hurt from running and my husband doesn’t need to wear wraps on his knees when he plays softball during the week! I’m convinced! [Read more…]
When I was pregnant with my son I ate Vietnamese Pho Chicken Soup from a local restaurant every Saturday night, without fail. They knew me there, all I had to do was call in a take-out order for Kate and they knew the rest! Yeah, that’s embarassing! But it seriously is mind-numbingly delicious! We are not much for eating out at restaurants because you never know what’s in your food (although this restaurant has some high-quality stuff!) [Read more…]
I have been very lucky in that I rarely ever get really sick. When I come down with something it usually manifests as a sore throat and maybe a few aches and pains. The sore thorat is a bother though so I have been experimenting with different remedies to soothe the scratchiness. Of course my mind immediately went to nourishing bone broth! Here is the sore throat remedy that I came up with that not only helps heal your throat, but also helps heal your gut! [Read more…]
The first time I made this my husband though I had become certifiably insane! My grocer even looked at me a little funny when I ordered up some chicken feet with my usual bone and liver order. Well, maybe I am a little crazy….crazy like a fox! Chicken feet make an awesome broth!!! These little buggers are full of nutrients and make a great gelatinous, gut healing, body warming broth. Plus, they are so inexpensive! Chicken feet bone broth is just too easy and healthy not to make it. [Read more…]
I happen to love BBQ. I also love bacon. I have been experimenting with recipes trying to find the perfect match of bacon and BBQ sauce, when I decided to add in my homemade bone broth as the liquid in the recipe. Wow did it turn out amazing…..and good for your gut! Bone Broth is very healing for our digestive tract, read about it in a post I wrote: “The Health Benefits of Bone Broth“. So if you love to cook up some BBQ and you love to preserve the integrity of your gut, then Bacon & Bone Broth BBQ Sauce recipe for you! [Read more…]
We try to get bone broth in some form every day, either via a cup of broth or a scoop of the broth gelatin straight from a jar in the fridge. The health benefits of bone broth are numerous!It is made by slow cooking the bones, skin, cartilage, tendons, and even feet from an animal in water for 24 hours or longer.
Typically made from the bones of chicken or beef, it can also be made from lamb or fish. An acidic medium (vinegar or lemon juice) is added to the cooking liquid to pull the minerals out of the bones while they cook, depositing the minerals into the broth. After the broth is cooled in the refrigerator overnight it congeals into a gelatin. The longer the bones cook in the broth, the more gelatinous it becomes. The end result is a rich healthy source of nutrients that is a key component to a healthy diet. [Read more…]
I make a weekly batch of bone broth in our house, but I still find myself buying the box broth at the co-op when I make my favorite Vietnamese Pho soup because I don’t have enough! I had heard of people making broth over the course of a week so I decided to cook my homemade bone broth for a few extra days and make a huge batch that I can freeze to have on hand for future use. So now I frequently make 7-day Bone Broth. [Read more…]