The weather has cooled, and the food we look for changes. This is a favourite recipe Ryan and I make regularly during winter. It's hearty, easy to digest, full of nutrition, great for quick meals during the week when you're busy or need leftovers for lunch.
(If you have some on hand in the freezer or fridge, Use my broth recipe in the previous post for a quicker option)
Whole or half chicken uncooked (organic preferred)
1 onion quartered
2 cloves garlic whole
1 celery stalks cut in half
1 carrot cut into thirds
pinch of salt
5 bay leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 carrots cubed
2 celery stalks diced
1 turnip cubed
1 swede cubed
½ Chinese cabbage diced
Add all stock ingredients into big pot. Fill to brim with filtered water. Bring to boil then simmer for minimum 4 hours.
Remove chicken from pot, set aside to cool. Then strip the meat off the bone with fork and set aside.
Strain stock liquid and discard remaining contents keeping liquid.
Fry onion garlic in a little olive oil in a big pot.
Add cubed carrots, diced celery stalks, cubed turnip and swede, and diced ½ Chinese cabbage into the big pot.
Add shredded chicken to pot.
Add all stock into pot.
Fill pot with extra water if necessary to brim.
Bring to boil and simmer for an hour.
Add some fresh herbs to taste at the end.
Enjoy, I would love to know what you think! :)
Banana bread is one of those all time favourites! The only thing is all the traditional recipes use lots of brown sugar and white flour which your body will not love you for.
This is perfect for the weekend and cooler weather, straight from the oven and spread with organic grass-fed butter.
I have tried this recipe with some organic home dried sulfur free sultanas my Pop gave me instead of the banana and it's delish :)
You may have heard me mention to you in clinic, 'You have a leaky gut'.
Looking for a way to help food be your medicine? For a couple years now I've been chatting about Bone broth to my patients, winter comes around and I like to remind everyone about this beauty.
Bone Broth is a powerful food as it's easily digestible, helps heal the lining of your gut, and contains valuable nutrients, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that promote healing throughout your body. So If you're suffering from an autoimmune condition, bloating, stubborn belly fat, aches and pains, joint problems, IBS or food sensitivities or poor immunity this could be a great addition to your diet.
What You'll need
My Top Tip Often while cooking dinner or an hour or so before, I start to get hungry. Instead of Spoiling my dinner with snack options, I warm a cup and enjoy. It helps keep the hunger pangs at bay.
Use this as a base to soups, stirfry's and slow cooked meals.
Let me know how you promote gut health :)