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The Best of the Broths Breakfast Soup

The Best of the Broths Breakfast Soup

We often get asked which of our broths is better.  Our answers are always chicken or beef which is completely dependent on why someone is interested in broth but naturally we think both our grassfed beef and chicken broths are the best!  But seriously, chicken and beef broth are great for different reasons.

For one, beef bone broth gives you more energy.  That’s not to say that chicken broth doesn’t but when you compare the two people definitely report a bigger boost from beef broth vs chicken.  Beef broth is also higher in minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sulfur.  Chicken on the other hand, is easier to digest.  This is always our recommendation when people are experiencing problems along the lines of Crohns, leaky gut or acid reflux.

Depending on the brand of broth you use or the bones you use to make your own, chicken tends to be the higher protein content when it includes the chicken feet which are super rich in collagen.  That being said, if you are looking for protein our Beef Boned Broth is 5 times the amount of protein in one pint in spite of the fact that we use chicken feet for our chicken broth.  Of course, that means that chicken and beef are both great bets for skin, hair, nail and collagen deficiency.

Finally, chicken broth is a magic bullet when it comes to immunity and respiratory illness.  Your grandma wasn’t messing around when she fed you chicken broth for your flu or cold.  Chicken broth can break through the mucous membrane and help fix an illness of that type quicker.

As you can see, there is no picking the healthier of the two.  Both have amazing benefits and it’s basically impossible not to improve your immunity, skin, joint and bone health by adding this superfood to your diet.

That leads us to today’s soup recipe.  Sometimes we cannot for the life of us decide which broth we are in the mood for especially when we feel optimal and we are not looking for a beef or chicken exclusive benefit.  So we make a soup with one of each!

The Best of the Broths Breakfast Soup, makes 6 servings

 

  • 1 pint of BONED Chicken Broth, frozen or defrosted
  • 1 pint of BONED Beef Broth, frozen or defrosted
  • 1 lb potatoes, cubed
  • 4 or more eggs
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 or 2 scallions, sliced into small discs

 

Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat, add onions and cook for 5 minutes.  Add garlic, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Add turmeric, salt and freshly ground pepper.

Add chicken and beef broth to pan.  If frozen, crank the heat till defrosted and then reduce heat to medium low and add potatoes to cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes.  If not continue to adding potatoes and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes.  Reduce heat to a slight simmer, break eggs gently adding them into soup, cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until eggs are desired level or cooked.

Ladle into a bowl and add scallions on ready to serve soup.  Enjoy!

When it comes time to add the eggs we sometimes only use 1-2 for one meal, scoop out what we want and save the rest of the soup for next day’s breakfast or snack.  We reheat and add the eggs then cause it’s just so much more delicious when they are freshly cooked.

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.  We couldn’t resist making some and posting this week since we returned from a visit to a friend’s farm and returned with farm fresh eggs.  YUM!

 


Credits // Author and Photography: Suzanne Serwatuk

Broth Lovers Gift Guide

Broth Lovers Gift Guide

In case you are starting your holiday shopping this year and have a big time broth lover on your list or maybe it’s just our way of sending out our own personal wish list to the universe, we have a fantastic little list of things that will make the brothista in your life sip and smile more.

  1. Got Broth?  We love inserting broth into any phrase that coffee or other popular drinks dominate.  This cozy long sleeve is perfect to toss on after a workout, after a long evening swim or just to cuddle up in front of the fire with some flannels and a cup of broth.  (Personal favourite is chicken broth with lemon honey.)  It comes in a selection of colours too!
  2. Speaking of cups, we have two that will be your new favourite for sips of broth and of course, for instagramming your cups of broth!  Hot Cup of Awesome couldn’t describe a hot cup of broth better.  Besides a cup that says this is a hot cup of broth (see #8).
  3. For all our soupers out there, there is nothing more complimentary to a hot bowl of soup than a Bone Broth Babe personalized spoon, and the of course, being called a Bone Broth Babe.  Customize your own spoon even, tell your special persona they are Souper Douper or Souper Star!
  4. Love this old school style poster for Stocks and Broths.  The true foodie/brothista will appreciate it.
  5. The Seven Kingdoms were not built on a diet of kale and coconut milk!  Check out the newest broth cookbook to hit shelves this year.  We are stoked to check it out.  (Make sure you click our link to the book.  You don’t want to be googling Game of Bones on its own, we promise).  
  6. We are always looking to up our broth vessel game.  Which doesn’t leak?  Which keeps it hot longest?  We think we’ve found the answer with the Corkcicle Waterman Canteen plus it’s dazzling array of colours to pick from.  
  7. If you didn’t see our post on Instagram in September at the CHFA of the Bull Shot Cocktail, you may be confused as to why we are posting a bottle of Bourbon.  We’ll be posting that recipe again on our blog soon, but all you need to know for now is quality bourbon and beef broth and you are practically set.
  8. A sipper can never have too many cool mugs!  This one has bone broth all over it (literally).  
  9. And rounding up our list, this card is less festive and just priceless!  We had to share.  It is a chemical structure for an amino acid in chicken soup and is, of course, a get well soon card.  We hope that if you send it, you have the decency to send some quality chicken bone broth with it!

We hope you enjoy this list as much as we enjoyed shopping for it!  Happy shopping and brothing!  

 

 

 


Credits // Author and Photography: Suzanne Serwatuk

Chicken Broth for the Soup Soul

Chicken Broth for the Soup Soul

Soup’s on!  Soup season is here and we could not be more excited about it!  Here are a few of our favourite soup recipes straight from our kitchen to yours.

Chicken Voodle Soup

It’s not just an old wives’ tale.  Research supports the proposition that chicken soup provides health benefits – supporting the immune system and decreasing the duration and intensity of colds and flu by inhibiting migration of white blood cells across the mucous membrane to reduce congestion and ease cold symptoms.  Chicken soup contains vitamins A and C, magnesium, phosphorus, gelatin and antioxidants which are known to build strong immune systems and fight off viruses.  Fall and winter are gently approaching.  Start prepping!  This recipe for Chicken Voodle Soup by Martha Stewart is a classic with a delicious twist that will make all our Whole30, Keto, Gluten-Free and Paleo fans happy!  Make it with our free range chicken broth and it is the perfect immunity blast!

 

Paleo Cream of Mushroom Soup

There is a saying that says, only the pure in heart can make a good soup.  Well this soup recipe makes us feel like the Mother Theresa of soup chefs.  There is something inherently delicious about a mushroom soup.  Perhaps it’s a missing nutrient in the diet found only in mushrooms that makes us want to devour the entire bowl or just the earthy tones that only come to life in a creamy, salty base.  Regardless, this recipe is insanely good.  You probably want to double up the batch and freeze some for a rainy day.  

2 pints Boned Chicken Broth

¼ cup ghee

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 ½ pounds cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 onion diced

salt and ground pepper to taste

1 cup coconut milk

½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 tablespoons coconut flour

 

  1. Melt ghee in a large stockpot over medium heat.  Add garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 5-6 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Stir in onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.  
  2. Stir in chicken broth, coconut milk and thyme and cook for 5 minutes.  (We put the frozen broth right in and let it melt in first, then added coconut milk and thyme and cooked for 5 minutes.  You can also let the broth sit overnight in your fridge to defrost if you plan to make the soup the next day).  
  3. Pour all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour back into pot.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut flour and ¼ cup water.   Stir mixture into the soup until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper to taste.  
  5. Serve immediately

 

Miso Egg Drop Soup

Worries go down better with soup.  In this case, your worries don’t stand a chance!  You’ll be too busy enjoying a delicious soup!  This recipe is super simple and makes a great breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Do not underestimate the power of soup for breakfast!  

1 pint Boned Chicken Broth

2 tablespoons Shiro Miso

½ cup baby spinach

½ cup baby arugula

Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

2 large eggs

¼ cup chopped green onion

 

  1. Bring frozen pint of chicken broth to a simmer in a stockpot.  Whisk in miso until it dissolves completely.  Gently crack egg into a small bowl, then gently slide it into the simmering broth.  Cook until the white is just set and the yolk is still runny, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add spinach and arugula until wilted, about 1 minute.  Sprinkle with scallions and season with salt and pepper, to taste.  
  3. Serve immediately.

 

Salmon and Corn Chowder

Rounding out our chicken broth inspired soups is a Salmon and Corn Chowder that has us hanging onto summer for another few weeks yet is hearty and satisfying enough for the chilliest of fall days.  To make your soup a little more seafood-y you can always cut the chicken in broth in half and use one bottle of clam juice in its place or even substitute the cup of water with a bottle of clam juice.  We liked that the seafood flavor was all salmon and nothing was competing with it.  This soup is perfect for Whole30 enthusiasts and anyone else that is on a see-food diet.

1 pint Boned Chicken Broth

3 tablespoons ghee

1 small onion, diced

1 tablespoon coconut flour

3 yellow potatoes cut into ½ inch cubes

1 pound skinless salmon fillet cut in 1 inch cubes

1 corn cob, cut into ½ circles

¼ cup coconut milk

¼ cup basil, thinly sliced

Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

 

  1. Melt ghee in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add onion; season with salt and pepper and cook, until translucent, about 2 minutes.  Add coconut flour; cook 30 seconds.  Add broth and 1 cup of water and potatoes.  (We added the broth frozen with the water and let it melt and heat before we added the potatoes).  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, covered until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.  
  2. Add salmon and corn to pot.  Cook covered until salmon is opaque and corn is tender, about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in coconut milk and basil.  
  3. Serve immediately, season with salt and pepper to taste.  

 

Enjoy these recipes and let us know how you liked them.  We hope our chicken broth fills your soups and souls all fall and winter long.


Credits // Author and Photography: Suzanne Serwatuk

CHFA East 2017

CHFA East 2017

We are extremely excited to be returning to the CHFA East on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th 2017, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“The path to retail excellence begins at CHFA East.  Discover the latest trends and new product offerings from 850 exhibiting companies.  Enjoy big savings on show specials, sample product to your heart’s content and make new business connections.  Whether you are sourcing natural health products or specialty foods like organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher or halal – it’s all here at CHFA East!”.

If you are looking to see our products on the retail shelf near you in Eastern Canada, send a note to the local grocery buyers at your favourite grocery stores and let them know by including a link to this post!  We’ll be in Booth #1100.  We can’t wait to meet and greet all the fabulous health-preneurs and foodies representing the best in grocery and independent retail in your neck of the woods.  We’ll be showing all our new and current retail suppliers how we sip it and soup it with some fun recipes featuring our Boned Broths.

Can’t wait?  Check out our Store Locator here to see all the stores that are currently carrying Boned Broth products.  You can also sign up for our Newsletter below for any updates, recipes, informative product write ups or new store location announcements!

See you soon Toronto!

Ironman Canada 2017

Ironman Canada 2017

We had been to Whistler before but we had never seen Whistler like this.  The small ski town that is always buzzing with tourists and travelers not only transforms into the IRONMAN hive when the race comes to town, but an epicenter of inspiration and spirit.  It was as if every single resident of every age was on a sideline cheering if they weren’t volunteering at transition stations or passing out water, energy drinks and when the time came, our Boned Broth at the aide stations.

We came to Whistler in July 2017 for our first partnership with IRONMAN hoping to educate the athletes but mostly to provide a quality bone broth on the course that was so much more than the usual basic stock or bouillon that they receive.  Our BC based business came and did what we set out to do, but the boost to our spirit that we received from participating has been the nutrient dense supplement boost that we needed.

SWIM

We were up at the crack of dawn and rode the athletes and VIP bus over to the lake.  The rising sun could not have been more beautiful and a little hot broth on the dock as the rolling starts to the Pro Women’s, IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 all began.  The amazing head start from BC Pro Athlete Rachel McBride on the swim had us reeling with excitement and the array of athletes showed no boundaries.  The mood was fuel in itself.

BIKE

The transition from swim to bike was the first stop to where the organization and the amount of volunteers to run the IRONMAN really started to show its true efficiency.  If we could have predicted the beautiful moments that we would capture with our eyes we may never have put our camera down.  From the mom that stopped to kiss her husband and baby to the pure energy of the athletes’ entourages that were there every step of the way.  We were absolutely in the midst of awesomeness.

RUN

The above pic of the little girl volunteer passing the cup of water to the female athlete has to be one of our absolute faves!  This is where the hardcore volunteers came to play!  The kids that were at our tent handing out cool drinks for the first half and our broth later on were phenomenal bundles of energy and enthusiasm.  They proudly scooped up cup after cup from the table and clearly shouted out the contents of each cup to ensure each runner was fueled with the exact right drink.  They were relentless and fierce and didn’t let down for one second   fearing one athlete might pass them by.  It was pure magic to see such passion and commitment from all the volunteers.

In the end, it was Linsey Corbin that took the lead and was the Ironman Champion in Whistler with Rachel McBride following close up in 3rd place.  YAY BC!   The place to be is definitely the finish line!  The expressions, the support, the triumph!  Here’s what Linsey Corbin posted recently on her blog about the race (also check out the little video on her website here):

 

“We put ourselves in a vulnerable position when we start a race, putting it all on the line after so much work goes into a single day.  You have to not be afraid to fail and that takes courage.  I have failed many times over my career, and to put it bluntly:  it sucks.  Those are the days that build character, thicken your skin, and show what you are made of.  Those are also the days that make Sunday all the more special for me.  I encourage everyone to find something you are passionate about that gets you out of bed everyday, chase that dream and don’t stop until you get there.  If you fail short of your goals, don’t let that stop you.  Keep working hard, keep chasing, stay the course, if you fail – dust yourself off to get back up again and have some fun along the way.  The spirit of Ironman is “Anything is Possible” and I truly believe that if you put your mind to it, anything IS possible.”

We won’t even both saying that we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.  We can’t.  We’re not IRONMANS… yet!

 

LOVE

What an incredible experience it has been to attend and sponsor an IRONMAN event in beautiful Whistler BC in the summer of 2017.  We absolutely want to say a big thank you to the coordinators, especially Sean and Morgan on site and Brett behind the scenes.

It was a fantastic experience connecting with all you amazing athletes, vendors (check out our inspiring neighbours in the IRONMAN Village Naak Bars and 1st Endurance Canada) and volunteers and we would absolutely love to return again.  Thanks also to Olives Community Market in Function Junction for being the go-to place in Whistler that currently carries Boned and one final thank you to The Green Moustache for keeping us full of delicious smoothie bowls and other goodies between cups of broth and connection.  A definite place to go if you are in the village!

 

Broth on!


Credits // Author and Photography: Suzanne Serwatuk