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Chicken Stock Recipe

Chicken Stock Recipe

Written by Tara Carpenter, NC.

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Chicken stock, like any other meat stock, is rich in minerals, gelatin, and collagen. All of which keep bones/teeth strong; joints supple; and hair soft. I personally experienced my hair improving tenfold when I started drinking a quart of stock each day. In a matter of weeks, my hair softened and with much less grey! Thank God for collagen ….

As a kid, I fondly remember the soup going on the back burner of our stove; my mother always simmering bones after the supper roast had the night before. The scent of onion and bay leaves would permeate into the wooden floorboards of my bedroom above perking my nose and want to wander down and have a bowl. As I got older and became a vegan, meat became a distant memory

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Salmon Head Stock for Strong Bones

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Salmon heads are packed with tender meat and abundant fat along the jawbone. They are especially prized for making fish stock as a base for soup of all kinds and contain vitamin A, Omega-3, iron, zinc, and calcium.

I was apprehensive to make salmon head stock. Though I had experience with chicken and other meat stocks, I’d never made fish stock and imagined the whole house smelling ‘fishy’.

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Parsley Power: Green Smoothie Recipe

Parsley Power: Green Smoothie Recipe

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Traditionally, parsley is used as a remedy for anemia, bad breath, menstrual pain, and more; enjoy all the benefits in one glass 🙂 I will go as far as to say that within a week of drinking this green smoothie each morning, you may be hooked! The blend works and tastes great. 

Parsley is an herb and is rich in A + K vitamins, folate, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, antioxidants, and essential oil. Some health benefits include: cancer inhibitor, liver detoxifier, anti-inflammatory, immune booster, bone builder, and gallstone dissolver (contains oxalic acid/kidney cleanser).   

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Short-Term Traditional Pickles ??

In Vermont, pickling cucumbers drip from their vines straight through July into about mid-September. This rush of cucumbers is what inspired me to seek out a traditionally made pickle. A tried ‘n true recipe that stood the test of time and was proclaimed good enough to get passed from generation to generation. I wanted a recipe that did not use vinegar or canning methods/pasteurization to keep the cucumber’s integrity alive and crisp.  

After playing with recipes I found online and in cookbooks, my sister-in-law nonchalantly pulled a pickle from her crock one hot summer day. This pickle had the classic deli pickle firmness with a refreshing taste all its own and it was raw without vinegar involved.

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Soaking Nuts & Seeds (Traditional Method)

A Variety of Nuts & Seeds SoakingNuts and seeds are nutrient-dense and easy to munch; they also contain enzyme inhibitors and plant toxins, like phytic acid. This is why it’s best to soak them in warm, salty water.

When this soaking step is skipped, then inhibitors inside the nuts and seeds can prevent your gut from absorbing nutrients in this otherwise nutrient-rich food. These inhibitors can weaken digestion, steal nutrients from you, and cause food sensitivities. If you already struggle with poor digestion or a health condition like osteoporosis then you’ll want to do all you can to keep your gut strong.

The most efficient way to minimize these harmful enzyme inhibitors and toxins is to make your own nuts and seeds with the recipe below.

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Bones Worth Chewing: Benefits of Bone Marrow

Bone marrow is fatty, nourishing, and a remedy for healing the digestive/immune system. It is a primal super-food that was once considered ‘brain food’ by our ancestors whom relied on it for healthy fats plus protein and minerals.

What is bone marrow?

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside of bones. Think, an animal’s leg, hip, or thigh bones. Marrow contains a variety of valuable bone-building cells that can help to revitalize your body and promote good bone growth among many other things.

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Soaking Whole Grains: A Traditional Recipe

Soaking Whole Grains: A Traditional Recipe

Written by Tara Carpenter, NC.

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Whole grains have been a principal food for thousands of years and are close to being a nutritionally complete food as they are rich in amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and fat.

This ancient food strengthens the body with a warm, slow burning kind of energy and grain tastes pretty good too! We top ours with cultured butter, pesto, and sprinkling of hemp seeds. 

Unfortunately, grains also contain enzyme inhibitors and toxins – such as phytates, tannins, and goitrogens – that can harm the body, especially the lining of the digestive tract; extending from mouth to the anus.

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