Coconut-Ginger Chicken Soup

I am posting this recipe at the request of my dear friend Walter. Earlier this week he had a knee surgery and I made him this soup the night he came back from the hospital. I decided on a chicken-based broth soup vs a vegetable-based broth soup because I wanted the collagen and minerals in the broth to work their wonders on his knee. This recipe is one of my all times favorites. The coconut milk is full of potassium and calcium and the ginger with the lemon aids digestion. It is nourishing, delicious, and surprisingly filling. It is from Sally Fallon's Nourishing Tradition's Cookbook, page 199. I have made some slight alterations in order to adjust the taste to our needs, but feel free to experiment with it and add the ingredients according to your preferences. The measurements are simply suggestions to get you started. I did not take any photos of the [...]

Roasted Chicken with Gluten Free Gravy

  I love roasted chicken but I love gravy with roasted chicken even more. This is a simple recipe we enjoy making on a regular basis because it tastes delicious, it has healthy saturated fats, it is great for left overs, and the gravy is gluten free. Roasted Chicken 2-3 pounds of farm raised chicken 1/2 cup of unsalted Kerrygold butter or olive oil 2-3 tsp dried or fresh Rosemary 1 tsp paprika 1/2 lemon 2 tsp freshly ground pepper 1 tsp Celtic sea salt 1/2 onion Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. Rinse the chicken with filtered water if available and then pat it dry with a paper towel. While it dries out completely, heat the butter, if you are using olive oil you do not need to heat it up. Once the butter is heated add the ground pepper, sea salt, paprika, rosemary, and squeeze the lemon into [...]

March 1st, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Q & A – Almond Meal Muffins

After I posted the gluten free recipe I received quite a bit of feedback so this is a response to the questions some of you had and a further explanation of certain items I used in the recipe. Are almond flour and almond meal the same? Technically yes, they are both made out of ground almonds, but in almond flour the almonds are blanched, while in almond meal they are not. Another difference is consistency- almond flour is more fine while the almond meal is a little coarser. Do you prefer to cook with almond flour or almond meal? I am not too picky. Some stores have one and others have another so I am just thankful when they carry at least one of them. When I can choose - even though some people swear by the almond flour - I like the almond meal. I like that it is not [...]

February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |7 Comments

Magic Mineral Broth

This recipe is from the book "The  Cancer Fighting Kitchen" by Rebecca Katz. I highly recommend her book and her website especially if you have a dear one diagnosed with cancer or if you are interested in learning what foods have cancer fighting agents. Her recipes are deeply nourishing, easily digestible, and very versatile. I was very skeptical about making this particular broth, I always thought a good hearty broth ought to have some chicken or beef in it. But  this recipe took me by surprise. The sweetness of the yams, sweet potatoes, and carrots in combination with the kombu, a seaweed full of minerals and fiber, make this broth extremely delicious. In fact I prefer drinking it while I am at work rather than a regular chicken broth because it is tasty even when it gets cold. I made quite a bit of it last time and shared it with at least six different people who all [...]

February 19th, 2012|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |4 Comments
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