naturopaths and bone broth.
I recently returned from my visit to the naturopath with Florence. She said to give Flo homemade chicken broth everyday because the gelatin and marrow and all that goodness was essential to healthy growth and would be beneficial to her muscles. I cooked my first chicken in the crockpot and have recently purchased another.
Last year I was a vegetarian, this year I’m sucking the marrow from the bones (not really, but I hear it’s good).
I was reading an article about gelatin as a protein source, and how beneficial it is to our bodies.
You have to understand, this is coming from an organic tofu ingesting, vegetarian who wouldn’t touch a chicken with a ten foot pole.
It’s amazing what a little perspective and one’s gut will tell you. Not that vegetarianism is bad, by any means. But, I think the Nourishing Traditions philosophy is a bit radical for our lean, green society. It’s radical to me (I mean brain omelette? NO WAY). But I’ve been researching the fermented foods movements for months now, and have always known the goodness of meat, meat broths and good fats, like coconut oil, olive oil, and yes, even butter and ghee from my wise and wonderful mama.
Dr. Samantha Gray, my naturopath has already given me a wealth of information and wisdom. She highly recommends Nourishing Traditions, specifically for children and the childbearing years.
It’s really, really beneficial to have another perspective for Florence, a natural, non invasive holistic approach.
My first round of bone broth turned out wonderfully, after it simmered in the slow cooker for 15 hours. Florence loves it. She also loves veggie water (from steaming broccoli or spinach) and cumin spiced carrots and black currant pear puree spiked with cinnamon and egg yolk.
I’m reading: The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. It’s set in Iran in the 1600’s, and so far a fascinating, lyrical read. And I’ve been devouring The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears. Although it’s from a pro vaccine standpoint, he is also a fan of alternative scheduling, spacing vaccines out and postponing. He gives great recommendation on what brands are best and how to prepare for possible side effects (ie: cod liver oil…Florence also just started taking this as Dr. Gray recommended it).
I’m watching: The Forsyte Saga. I finished the saga, and it was SO good! It’s from 2002, or so, but the acting is just impeccable and the story really is a saga spanning across generations from a well to do English family in the late 1880’s to the 1920’s. I found it on Netflix.
I’m listening to: Dave Fitzgerald: We are an ark. I love, love this song. It’s one of my meditation songs. You make your home in me.
Pin of the week: It’s whey! I am looking into making cheese and yogurt, and have noticed that whey is really beneficial to one’s body. You can find it floating on top of good quality yogurt. The Prairie Homestead recommends 16 ways to use whey (not protein powder whey), including baking it into breads and making whey lemonade. Click the picture for the goods!