Anytime I have a recipe that calls for Vegetable Broth these days, I make this (or hopefully already have it made and on hand.) I used it when I made this, (Curry Coconut Soup) which is from Thug Kitchen - a hilarious website (and series of cookbooks) with delicious vegan recipes.
We also make bone broth on occasions when we roast a chicken. Although my meat intake is at an all-time low these days, I do have some sips from this awesome nutritious broth when it's around and it is great as a base for soups and stews.
We make our bone broth by simply throwing the carcass of a roasted chicken in a crockpot with: carrots, onion, celery, garlic, fresh herbs and a little turmeric root AND the juice of half a lemon. It sits over night. We strain it in the morning and it goes in mason jars in the fridge or freezer - and always some goes to my parents as well. : )
We use rice noodles instead of wheat, by the way.
Also, a little bit of sweet news....my younger daughter (8) landed herself a little tiny wee spot in the upcoming documentary Heal. This feature length documentary film explores the science and spirituality behind the body's remarkable ability to heal and will feature some amazing people such as: Anthony William, Deepak Choprah and many more. The film was seeking very short clips of people saying what they have healed from, and how they did it. I sent a clip of my 8-year-old who has healed her chronic sinus issues. Western medicine could not heal her with meds, so she began a plant-based diet with me. We have seen such incredible improvements, that I was inspired to film a 15 second clip of my girl sharing her story. The producer told me a few days ago that they are using her clip in the film! While I'll believe it when I see it, either way I am looking forward to seeing this film and touched to somehow be part of it, as you know that Anthony William has been a huge inspiration to my families health. Website for the documentary is here, (you have to scroll down to read about the movie.)
That is her little hand holding the tangerine and grabbing kale chips in the photos. She has been so amazing about following her new diet and truly feels such a deep difference herself. What we have done with her is take out gluten, table sugar, dairy, canola oil, anything with natural or artificial flavors and added a TON of fresh fruit and veggies. Her diet, like mine, is mostly fruit, veggies, some whole (non-gluten) grains, nuts, nut butters,and a little bit of meat. Amazing, when you think that a TOP allergist in our town told me (when I asked) that diet would make no difference (as he wrote out another prescription for antibiotics.) Oh boy. I could write a whole other post on that. And believe me...I WILL!
No yoga pose today, folks. It's a huge week for me, as usual, and I just only have so much time to devote to each thing. I wish I could work on this blog post for another hour, believe me!
If you are looking for a yoga pose, search the YOGA category in my sidebar. More yoga next post.