What’s So Special About Bone Broth?

Jennifer Gawne of Wild Peach Preserves is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist, and she takes pride in making nourishing food medicine. She makes bone broths with local and organic beef or chicken bones, fortified with goji berries and astragalus root, and flavoured with organic leeks, carrots, and salt.

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What’s so special about bone broth?

Bone broth has long been prized for its nutritional value and healing properties.

The long cooking time helps to break down animal bones and connective tissue, resulting in a collagen- and mineral-rich broth.
Collagen fortifies immune the system during times of stress and illness.

  • Improves digestion, aiding in weight loss and detox
  • In Chinese medicine, bone broth strengthens the kidneys, support the digestive system, and builds blood
  • Chicken broth is now proven to inhibit cell inflammation and therefore mitigate cold symptoms

 

Try Jennifer’s broth is her tasty Autumn Borsht recipe!

Autumn Borscht (AKA 5-Minute Borscht)

On these fall evenings when time is tight after work & school, you can throw together this delicious soup in a flash. Full of veggies & fibre with the added elixir of bone broth, you can feel assured your family is having a hearty, healthy meal in minutes.
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Butter or oil
  • 1 small cabbage, shredded
  • Leftover potato or other veggies (peppers, corn, or squash work well)
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped (or
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 package Wild Peach Preserves bone broth
  • Fresh or dried dill
  • Cream or non-dairy milk

Method

Put a large dollop of butter or oil into a pot.
Once the butter is foaming and lightly browned, add cabbage. Sautée until soft.

Season with a bit of salt and pepper.

Toss in tomatoes, carrot and any other veggies you wish.

Add dill (lots because it’s the best part!). If you still have dill in the garden, add a big piece of dill stalk and treat it just like a bay leaf: toss it in while the soup simmers and then remove once you are ready to eat

Add the bone broth and bring to a simmer.

Cook for a few minutes – until veggies are soft or simmer for as long as you wish.

Just before you are ready to eat, add a shot of cream or non-dairy milk. Bring back up to temperature and serve with hearty bread or seed crackers for a complete meal.

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