“You Can Do This” Chicken Bone Broth

“You Can Do This” Chicken Bone Broth

I want to start with this simple (and true) statement: YOU can do THIS! Practically with your eyes closed. Not even kidding. You just need a few ingredients, a big pot, a stove and time. That’s it. First, let’s start with the Why: Bone broth is extremely healing, especially for those who have gut issues, joint pain, allergies or brain related issues like ADHD and Autism. The primary benefit of bone broth is its ability to rebuild the gut lining and connective tissues in the body; collagen and various minerals being released from the bones and connective tissues are responsible for these regenerating qualities. Check out this post by Paleo Mom to read more about the specifics of why it is so healing. And if you want a little more in general on the topic, check out this post by Wellness Mama. I’ll just say that I have had digestive issues for most of my life and have found that just one day of consuming bone broth significantly calms my symptoms. It’s really that powerful. There are many recipes out there, but I’m going to give you one for a chicken bone broth that you could do in your sleep (in fact, it does most of its cooking while you do just that — sleep!). You can also make a bone broth from beef bones or fish bones and shells. With beef bones you will want to roast them in the oven for a bit before you boil/simmer them with veggies and herbs and spices, and then you’ll want to simmer it for up to 48 hours. Yes, 48 hours. Chicken...
Tasty Rubs for Steak, Chicken or Fish

Tasty Rubs for Steak, Chicken or Fish

Over the years I’ve collected and perfected a number of different rubs that we use on steak, chicken or fish. Since we’ve gone Whole30(ish) this past month, these rub recipes have become super important! Here are our favorites . . . Blackening Rub (covers 2 lbs. steak, chicken or fish) 1 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. onion powder Chili Rub (makes about 12 Tbl of rub) 2 Tbl. chili powder 2 Tbl. ground cumin 2 Tbl. paprika 1 Tbl. oregano 1 Tbl. dried coriander 1 Tbl. garlic powder 1 Tbl. onion powder 1 Tbl. sea salt 1 tsp. cayenne (adjusted for heat) 1 tsp. crushed red pepper (adjusted for heat) 1 tsp. ground black pepper Outback Rub (covers 2 lbs. steak, chicken or fish) 4 tsp. sea salt 4 tsp. paprika 2 tsp. ground black pepper 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (adjusted for heat) 1/2 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric Ribeye Rub (covers 2 lbs. steak) 2 Tbl. chili powder 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper London Broil Rub (covers 3lbs. steak) 2 Tbl. chili powder 1 Tbl. oregano 1 Tbl. paprika 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. ground black...
Chicken Stir Fry & the Whole30

Chicken Stir Fry & the Whole30

  We’re kicking off a Whole30 tomorrow in our family and this is another recipe we can’t live without regardless of what our diet goals are. Thankfully, it’s a pretty easy one to adjust for various diet needs. The original recipe calls for corn starch (we use arrowroot powder here) and soy sauce (we’ll do coconut aminos) and serving over rice (a definite NO on the Whole 30, but you can try cauli-rice). We’re amping up the amount of chicken and chopping the veggies a little bigger to make it a more hearty dish. Let me know how you like it! Chicken Stir Fry 2015-02-10 19:04:29 Serves 6 Soy and grain free chicken stir fry Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 50 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 50 min Ingredients 1 1/2 lemons, juiced 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbl coconut aminos, divided 1 Tbl arrowroot powder 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 inch ginger, grated 2 Tbl of peanut or olive oil, divided 1 pinch, crushed red pepper 1 bunch scallions, chopped with white and green separated 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped 2 cups snow peas, trimmed 2 cups broccoli, florets 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained To make the sauce Juice the lemons into a bowl. Add chicken stock, 1/4 cup of coconut aminos and arrowroot powder and whisk until combined. Set aside. To prepare the chicken In a separate bowl whisk together 1 Tbl...