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Bring back the Stock!

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Broth is Beautiful – Weston Price Foundation Article by Sally Fallon

A cure-all in traditional households and the magic ingredient in classic gourmet cuisine, stock or broth made from bones of chicken, fish and beef builds strong bones, assuages sore throats, nurtures the sick, puts vigor in the step and sparkle in love life–so say grandmothers, midwives and healers. For chefs, stock is the magic elixir for making soul-warming soups and matchless sauces…..organic_boneless__skinless_chicken_breast1

…Today we buy individual filets and boneless chicken breasts, or grab fast food on the run, and stock has disappeared from the American tradition……

 

Chicken Stock Recipe:

1 whole free-range chicken or 2 to 3 pounds of bony chicken parts, such as necks, backs, breastbones and wings*
gizzards from one chicken (optional)
2-4 chicken feet (optional)
4 quarts cold filtered water
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
1 bunch parsley

Full article here: http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/broth-is-beautiful

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 Food for Thought: Health and Nutrition of Traditional Homemade chicken Broth/Stock

Click her for full article: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/03/26/food-for-thought-health-and-nutrition-of-traditional-homemade-chicken-brothstock/

“The health benefits are incredible, really.  Here are just some of the advantages to preparing homemade stock:
1. Boosts immune system 2. Aids digestion 3. Increases efficiency of protein use 4. Provides easily digestible minerals, including calcium
5. Can improve symptoms of: joint pain, common cold, peptic ulcers, tuberculosis, diabetes, muscle diseases, infectious diseases, jaundice, cancer, food allergies, colic, maldigestion, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoporosis, pain and inflammation, cramps, muscle spasms, delusions, depression, insomnia, irritability, hyperactivity, anxiety, palpitations, hypertension, high cholesterol, allergies….” – Article from Kitchen Stewardship

Nutrition found in bone stocks:
Calcium
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Other trace minerals
Gelatin
Collagen
Glycine

****Featured Broth Company: I love learning about companies and brands that are making good quality foods. If you live in the New York area you are going to enjoy this! http://brooklynbouillon.com/

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Brooklyn Bouillon partners with New York farms to deliver sustainably produced stocks to the healthy home cook. Our mission is to add value to the work of responsible farmers by using the entire harvest and to educate the aware consumer about the merits of a fundamental culinary building block. Our stocks tell a sContentImage-7345-117629-chicken_toplabeltory, and we promise that your final dish will reveal superior results!

Brooklyn Bouillon is proud to deliver a product line that contains no hydrogenated oil, no grain, no gluten and only enough sea salt to balance flavor. Our products are concentrated to bring you the fullest flavor. This means that you need less to get more.

************* I have really enjoyed learning more about stocks. Its a traditional food that has slowly disappeared in our homes. The purpose of eating chicken soup during a cold or in the winter time was because of the stock not the chicken itself. A lot of the canned chicken soups in the supermarkets have been overly processed, contain MSG and probably a lot of other artificial flavoring. So the next time you have a cold or crave chicken soup remember its the stock that counts. I would love to encourage you to use this recipe and bring back this nutritious and delicious soup.

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One comment on “Bring back the Stock!

  1. Daniel
    January 4, 2013

    You make amazing stock! I love your blog too!

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