“I love, love, love the food I’ve been making and eating!”
When I was graduating with my Master’s I was full of excitement about eating well and whole food nutrition, and came up with a few yummy recipes you might also enjoy. They will keep you warm and nourished in body and brain. There’s also some cooling foods to balance hormonal changes that come with mid-life.
One of the winter recipes I came up with is this wonderful and fabulous Bone Broth Cauliflower Soup, enhanced with turmeric. Original recipe from Andrew Weil’s site. I’m very organic and creative when cooking and rarely follow the exact recipe.
It’s out of this world delicious! “
What makes it so delicious is the richness of the bone broth, which I had in the freezer, pre-prepared months before. It was made with a mixture of meaty beef marrow bones and lamb rib or shank bone(s). The more diversity of bones the better.
Brown the meat/bones in coconut oil, and cool for 5 minutes. Then add tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar and cover with pure water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 24 hours–very easy to do in a crock pot. After, freeze broth either in glass bowls, or in donut or cupcakes pans or whatever allows for easy way to store in freezer.
The next day start with vegetable ingredients, or once bone broth is ready.
Cauliflower is really good for you, especially when cooked. Raw cauliflower, broccoli, kale in consistent amounts are not good for those with thyroid conditions, especially raw.
And cooked food is superb for the spleen-stomach function.
It helps us build blood and feel nourished.
The next step is to sauté chopped onion in coconut oil, or olive oil, add Himalayan Sea Salt, pepper, then chopped cauliflower once onion has started to soften. Cook for a good ten to fifteen minutes until browned. I also added celery to this batch.
Next add five large cups of bone broth, or enough to cover all veggies, in large pot with one tablespoon turmeric and a dash of cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer. After another fifteen minutes, add 1/2 can coconut milk (sugar free). Allow to melt into the broth for 5 minutes. Soup is ready to eat.
The main supplements I take throughout the winter are:
NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) excellent for drying up excess mucus,
I take 2-3 600mg per day as needed, and feeds the brain!
Wellness Formula great to have on hand when coming down with a cold, it’s loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-viral and healthful herbal tonics, plus vitamins.
Meriva-SR (Curcumin and Phosphatidylserine)
Great for inflammation.
My lungs are loving this stuff!
TIP: eliminating dairy from your diet, especially in winter curbs reduces the risk of catching colds, etc. Diary feeds mucus!
This winter season we can give thanks and hold much gratitude to all the organic farmers, making healthy clean nutritious foods available.
Disclaimer: Everything shared on this blog is my own experience, not a licensed recommendation.