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Salmon Head Stock for Strong Bones

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Salmon heads are packed with tender meat and fat along the jawbone. They are especially prized for making fish stock as a base for soup of all kinds and contain vitamin A, Omega-3, iron, zinc, and calcium.

I was apprehensive to make salmon head stock. Though I had experience with chicken and other meat stocks, I’d never made fish stock and imagined the whole house smelling ‘fishy’.

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Chicken Stock Story & Recipe

Chicken stock, like any meat stock, is rich in minerals, gelatin, and collagen. This elixir keeps bones and teeth strong, joints supple, and hair soft. I have experience with the last one as my hair used to be dry with grey coming …. I started drinking stock and within weeks, my hair softened with much less grey; likely the collagen had a play in that.

As a kid, I remember that there always seemed to be a pot of meat soup on the stove. As I grew up and became vegan in my early 20’s, cooking chicken just wasn’t

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Parsley Power: Green Vegetable Smoothie 💚

I love watching a person when I tell them what I put in my smoothies. This is good stuff! Had I not tried it, I’d have stuck my nose up at the idea of adding parsley, lettuce, or zucchini for that matter. I’m telling you the blend works and tastes good too. 

Parsley is an herb rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, antioxidants, and essential oil. Health benefits include inhibiting cancer, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, immune booster, building bone, and removing gallstones (contains oxalic acid/kidney cleanser). Traditionally, parsley has been used to remedy anemia, bad breath, and menstrual pain.    

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Short-Term Traditional Pickles 🥒🥒

In Vermont, pickling cucumbers drip from their vines straight through July into about mid-September. This rush of cucumbers is what inspired me to seek out a traditionally made pickle. A tried ‘n true recipe that stood the test of time and was proclaimed good enough to get passed from generation to generation. I wanted a recipe that did not use vinegar or canning methods/pasteurization to keep the cucumber’s integrity alive and crisp.  

After playing with recipes I found online and in cookbooks, my sister-in-law nonchalantly pulled a pickle from her crock one hot summer day. This pickle had the classic deli pickle firmness with a refreshing taste all its own and it was raw without vinegar involved.

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Soaking Nuts & Seeds (Traditional Method)

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Nuts and seeds are nutrient-dense and easy to munch; they also contain enzyme inhibitors and plant toxins, like phytic acid. This is why it’s best to soak them in warm, salty water.

When this soaking step is skipped, the inhibitors inside nuts and seeds can prevent your gut from absorbing nutrients in an otherwise nutrient-rich food. These inhibitors weaken digestion, steal nutrients from you, and cause food sensitivities. If you already struggle with poor digestion or a health condition like osteoporosis then you want to do all you can to keep your gut strong.

The most efficient way to minimize these harmful enzyme inhibitors and toxins is to make your own nuts and seeds with the recipe below.

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Healing Foods The Body Ecology Diet

Bones Worth Chewing: Benefits of Bone Marrow

Bone marrow is fatty, nourishing, and a remedy for healing the digestive/immune system. It is a primal super-food that was once considered ‘brain food’ by our ancestors whom relied on it for healthy fats plus protein and minerals.

What is bone marrow?

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside of bones. Think, an animal’s leg, hip, or thigh bones. Marrow contains a variety of valuable bone-building cells that can help to revitalize your body and promote good bone growth among many other things.

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How To Soak Whole Grains ~ Traditional Recipe

food-grain-soaking-millet-hblWhole grains have been a principal food for thousands of years and are dang close to being a nutritionally complete food. Rich in amino acids, carbs, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and fat this ancient food strengthens us body with a warm, slow burning kind of energy and grain tastes pretty good too! We top ours with cultured butter, pesto, and hemp seeds! 

Unfortunately, grains also contain enzyme inhibitors and toxins – such as phytates, tannins, and goitrogens – that harm the body, especially the lining of the digestive tract; extending from mouth to the anus.