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May 5, 2014

Without fail I give these recipes to all expectant mothers and patients going into surgery due to the loss of blood and the energy exerted during these traumatic events.  Preparing foods that can be made ahead of time and frozen will help out immensely during recovery, especially if you are getting used to being a mother!  There is nothing more nutritious and nurturing that can quickly rebuild blood and bones.  In Chinese Medicine we call these substances essence...

May 4, 2014

 

From Nourishing Traditions By Sally Fallon
6 servings

 

  • 2 quarts Beef stock (see previous post)

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 cups cooked kidney beans (please cook from scratch and soak overnight to cut down on gas producing effects)

  • 1 cup buckwheat or brown rice pasta

  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

  • 1 cup fresh spinach or chard finely chopped

  • sea salt

  • grated Parmesan for a garnish

 

Bring stock...

May 4, 2014

Beef Stock  
from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

 

  • About 4 lbs of marrow and knuckle bones

  • 3 lbs meaty rib or neck bones

  • 4 quarts (or more) of filtered water

  • 1/2 cup of vinegar

  • 3 onions coarsely chopped

  • 3 carrots coarsely chopped

  • 3 celery sticks coarsely chopped

  • several thyme sprigs tied together

  • 1 tsp dried green peppercorns (crushed)

  • 1 bunch of parsley


Having different types of bones is what makes the bro...

May 4, 2014

Chicken Stock  
From Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

 

  • 1 whole free range chicken- or 2-3 lbs of bony chicken parts, such as necks, backs, breastbones, and wings

  • gizzards from one chicken

  • chicken feet (if possible - they are full of gelatin)

  • 4 quarts of cold filtered water

  • 2 tbls vinegar

  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped

  • 2 carrots peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 3 celery sticks, coarsely chopped

  • 1 bunch parsley


If using...

May 4, 2014

 

From The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
8-10 servings

 

1 lb french green lentils

4 cups chopped yellow onion (about 3 large onions)

4 cups chopped leeks, white parts (about 3 large leeks)

1 tbls minced garlic (3 cloves)

1/4 cup large olive oil

1 tbls salt

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper

1 tbls fresh minced thyme, or 1 tsp dried

1 tsp ground cumin

3 cups medium diced celery

3 cups medium diced carrots

3 quarts chicken stock

1/4 cup tomato paste

2 tbls red wine vi...

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