Slow-Cooked Bone Broths & Sauces
Slow-cooked bone broths, made from pasture-raised and grassfed animals, rich in gelatin and collagen, are a cornerstone of traditional diets and have always been a staple on our menu. We use only the highest quality bones, reverse-osmosis filtered water and a splash of apple cider vinegar to increase mineral absorption. Broth-based sauces are also a traditional accompaniment to support digestion, not to mention enhance flavor!
This flavorful broth is made from the bones, feet and heads of pastured chickens from Burroughs Family Farms, which are fed organic, corn-free and soy-free feed, as well as a mix of organic and pastured bones from Mary's Chicken (Mary's pastured birds are fed conventional feed that is certified GMO-free), along with extra feet from Marin Sun Farms (which are pastured, not organic, with feed grown by Mennonite farmers in Northern California). A splash of Bernie's apple cider vinegar helps draw minerals out of the bones. We simmer it at just the right temperature for 12-16 hours to draw out the nutrients without damaging them by overcooking, and to bring out a lovely flavor.
According to Sally Fallon, "[Bone broth] contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons--stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain."
You can simply heat the broth with a little salt and pepper, tamari, fish sauce, coconut aminos, miso or any flavoring of your choice. Add it to soups and stews, cook your rice or any starches in it, or braise chicken parts and vegetables for dinner. Cook it down for an umami-rich demi-glace! TSH worker-owner Mud Hut (yours truly!) loves making Egg Drop Soup, cooking the whites in the broth first with a little salt, then adding the yolk and turning the heat off after just a few seconds.
One ingenious way to incorporate broth into your life is to freeze it in ice cube trays, then store the cubes in a bag or container in the freezer. Heat a few anytime you want a cup of broth, add a few cubes when you cook rice or any starch, add to a soup or stew...you get the picture.
Ingredients: filtered water, roasted chicken carcasses, feet and heads, apple cider vinegar*
Recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
This flavorful gelatin-rich broth is made from Marin Sun Farms, SunFed Meats, or True Grass Farms grassfed beef bones and browned meat, filtered water, and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Our beef broth is cooked for approximately 48 hours before being jarred, lidded and cooled. According to Dr. Thomas Cowan, "In healthy, traditional cultures, when an animal was slaughtered, all the parts were put to use, including the bones, to make mineral-rich broth. Our modern diet, having largely forgotten the use of broth as the basis of our cooking, is estimated to have less than half the mineral content of more traditional diets. This rich mineral content and the fact that soup broths greatly aid digestion are just two of the many reasons why everyone should make soup broth a part of their daily diet."
We do not recommend that you freeze the beef broth in these jars. Although the jars are meant to be freezer-safe, we have found that the beef broth can still crack the jar when frozen. You can transfer the broth to a different container to freeze it. We find that, unopened, the broth lasts for four weeks or more in the fridge.
Ingredients: Reverse-osmosis filtered water, grassfed beef bones and pan-seared beef, apple cider vinegar
Recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
This delicious chicken and coconut milk-based broth, much less spicy than what you will find in Thailand or even at Thai restaurants, satisfies with a harmonious interplay of lemongrass, galangal, makrut lime leaf, cilantro and fish sauce. Heat and drink on its own, or use to make the traditional Thai soup, Tom Kha, with meat, seafood and/or vegetables. Try it this week with our Thai Style Ground Pork, inspired by the traditional dish Larb Moo.
Ingredients: chicken bone broth,* Native Forest coconut milk (guar gum-free),* shallots, lemongrass,* galangal, cilantro,* lime juice and zest,* Red Boat Fish Sauce (anchovies, sea salt), unfiltered honey, Celtic sea salt, makrut lime leaves, Thai chiles (*=organic)
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
*Our chicken broth is made with bones that are all organic, some of which are pastured and some are not.
THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH BULK SALES TO BERKELEY AND EL CERRITO NATURAL GROCERY.
Beets are sliced and cultured in water with yogurt whey and Celtic sea salt to make this traditional tonic drink. Sally Fallon Morell describes this drink as being "valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are just loaded with nutrients. One 4-ounce glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments..." (Nourishing Traditions, page 608)
Ingredients: beets, yogurt whey, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.