Coconut Chicken Soup made with real bone broth; garnish with cilantro if desired.
Making Nutrient Dense Stock to Boost your Health and Energy.
Maria Hodkins recently taught a class on making bone broth and is happy to share some information and her recipe. She is a Certified Traditional Foods Cook and Instructor from Paonia. She teaches classes in cultured dairy, vegetable fermentation, cheesemaking, nourishing broth, sourdough baking and more. Here are some of her thoughts on nourishing broth and some of her favorite, very easy recipes.
According to a South American proverb: “Good broth will resurrect the dead”. Escoffier said: “Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.”
Maria writes: “Nourishing broth has been prized for centuries for health and healing. Homemade bone broth is food for the body and soul-it offers nutritional benefits that are difficult to obtain from any other source, and in such a deliciously digestible form.
Properly prepared, it’s full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, collagen, and gelatin With these nutrients, bone broth is a health boon to many tissues of the body including cartilage, bones, and joints, and also the skin, digestive tract, and muscles–even the heart. With the majority of our immune system located in our gut, the gelatin in bone broth also boosts immunity as it has been demonstrated to soothe and heal the gastrointestinal lining.”
For much more information about the benefits of bone broth and other ways to use real bone broth stock check this link at Nourished Kitchen.
It’s time to put the stockpot back on our stoves! Enjoy these easy, nourishing recipes.
Maria is a member of the Weston A Price foundation and specializes in Traditional (real) Food Cooking with nutrient-dense ingredients. She may be reached at: email@example.com or call her at 970-527-8928.
Coconut Chicken Soup
4 cups nourishing chicken stock
1 can organic whole coconut milk
3″ piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tsp. sea salt
Juice of 1 lemon or 2 limes
1 cup cooked chicken
Pinch of crushed dried red chile, optional, but gives a nice zing
Place all ingredients in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Stir and simmer until flavors are blended, about 5-10 minutes. Ed note: This recipe is super easy and delicious!
Hot and Sour Soup for Breakfast
1 cup meat stock or bone broth (any)
2 large shitake mushrooms, chopped
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger root
1 Tbsp. tamari
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
Dash toasted sesame oil
Dash chili oil or crumbled dried hot pepper
*Optional: chopped fresh spinach, bok choy, or cabbage
1 egg, beaten
Heat bone broth in small saucepan, and add all ingredients except egg. Simmer until mushrooms are cooked. Pour beaten egg in a very thin stream while stirring it into broth and watch it spin around and feather. Pour into a large mug, let cool slightly, and top with kraut or kimchi and crème fraiche. Enjoy a soothing and fortifying breakfast!