Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder

Soup doesn’t get enough love from me, ever.  I know.  So lame, says all the soup eaters out there.  On the one hand, I feel like eating soup is synonymous with healthy living.  I like healthy living.  On the other, it’s a comfort food.  I like comfort food too.  And yet, I’m over here in my corner, not eating it, wishing I did.  This alone calls for a push in a new direction.  Especially since those two times that I did eat soup and loved it, they were homemade, full of fresh produce and so yummy.  It looks like it is time to rock the pot. Summer is the perfect time for a broth based soup filled with fresh produce and fish.


One thing that is super important for me personally to maintain in a new recipe is that it is Whole30 friendly.  I did the Whole30 a few months ago and figured out that dairy, legumes, and wheat are my healthy living enemies.  It was the best that I felt in years – more energy, better sleep, stuffy nose and chronic cough actually disappeared for the first time in years!  Sometimes I feel like staying Whole30 is can be overly complicated.  This recipe is not that.  Plus it has Whole30 approved bacon.  Bacon makes everything delicious.


Fish Chowder, makes 3 servings

2 strips bacon, finely chopped
2 tablespoons ghee
¼ cup minced shallots
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 ½ cups mini potatoes
1 pint of BONED Chicken Broth, frozen
1 cup clam juice
1 tablespoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 ½ pounds skinless white fish like cod, bass or snapper cut into 1 ½ inch pieces

Cook bacon in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.  Stir in ghee until melted.  Add shallot, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes.  Add apple cider vinegar, stirring until almost no liquid remains, about 45 seconds.

Add potatoes, frozen BONED Broth, clam juice and thyme.  Season with salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.  Cook until potatoes are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Increase heat to medium-high.  Add fish and coconut milk.  Season with salt.  Heat until warmed through and fish is opaque.  About 2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

This soup was good for a meal plus seconds and another lunch all on its own.  Part of my aversion to soup is that I never feel full after.  This was absolutely not the case with this soup.  I was totally satisfied and full.  I could eat this soup all the time.  It was so delicious.  Soup convert?  Mission accomplished.

Credits // Author and Photography: Suzanne Serwatuk

Vegan by Boned broth at the Veg Expo 2017

Vegan by Boned broth at the Veg Expo 2017

Where will you be this May 28th 2017?

We will be at the Veg Expo 2017, showcasing our Vegan Broth.  For those looking to get crazy protein from plant sources, this is your broth!  With 20 grams of Hemp hearts and red lentil protein per container, you can’t help but feel satiated.  Vegan broth by Boned broth is 100% preservative-free, and delivers amazing levels of fibre, Iron, and even Vitamin A!

The Veg Expo is a day of celebration where we introduce new, innovative, inspiring products and services that you can implement into your lifestyle and meet others that share their passion. 

VEG EXPO is a day for the entire family to enjoy with an interactive kid zone, cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, explore innovative sustainable transportation options on the market, take a break in our ‘vegetation lounge’, enjoy free samples and giveaways plus get inspired by a natural vegan body builder showcase.

Learn more about Veg Expo here

Your Grandma Was a Genius with Dr. Christian Brix

Your Grandma Was a Genius with Dr. Christian Brix

Bone broth: The age old, super-nourishing food you need to be consuming!

The concept of bone broth may have just appeared on your radar in the very recent past… but, chances are your Grandparents have been familiar with their whole life! When it comes to nourishing foods, our Grandparents knew what was up!

Join us as we host Chiropractic Doctor and Co-founder of Boned Broth, Dr. Christian Brix for an informative and inspiring seminar on the benefits of perhaps one of the most nutrient dense and important super foods, that humans have been consuming for centuries! Learn why YOU should be consuming this delicious, satiating, collagen-rich superfood on the regular!


About Dr. Christian Brix:


Christian Brix is the owner and practicing Chiropractor of Brix Wellness Centre, in Kelowna, B.C and is a co-owner of the fantastic pre-made bone broth company, Boned Broth.  He is passionate about helping people reach optimal wellness, both in and out of a clinic setting. Dr. Christian’s mission is to educate people on tools that can be implemented to easily and effectively achieve optimum function and health!

Sip it or soup it: Bone Broth superfood

Sip it or soup it: Bone Broth superfood

For almost 2 million years, humans have been surviving and thriving by making the most of our environment. It has always been nature providing the best fuel on the planet to feed us and help us evolve, and for some reason so many have forgotten that. We live in a society that values food that is easy, fast and able to sit on a shelf for years. We have created a world of food that is full of preservatives, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, artificial sweeteners, processed ingredients, and often food that is a product of genetic modifications.

One of the stars in the all-natural, paleo super food movement is Bone Broth.  Bone broths, made from a variety of animal sources (beef, chicken, pork, fish, etc.) were, for our ancestors, a way of allowing them to use and benefit from all parts of the animals that provided them with sustenance. By boiling the parts of the animals that they couldn’t traditionally eat, they were able to extract an amazing amount of nutrition.  Broths are packed with collagen protein, amino acids, and minerals that are easily absorbed in our bodies.  Many broths contain nutrients like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, silicon, and phosphorus, and are able to help address some of North America’s top nutritional deficiencies.  Bone broth even contains Glucosamine, and Chondroitin Sulphate …something most of us have paid good money for at the supplement store!

Why do we care about Collagen?

  • Comprises 30% of all the protein in your body, and 70% of the protein in your skin
  • It is the “scaffolding” for cells, tissues and organs, and is responsible for the strength, flexibility, and elasticity of all tissues
  • As we age, collagen production decreases significantly leading to weaker and less elastic skin, blood vessels, ligaments, muscles and tendons. This leads to tearing injuries, wrinkles, hardened blood vessels, and digestive issues
  • When extracted naturally through simmering bones, the collagen (in the form of gelatin) is more pure, more potent, and more easily absorbed in our bodies.

Even though everyone’s grandma knows it’s a miracle elixir, researchers had a look at the components of bone broth and discovered that when collagen is broken down (into “gelatin”) by simmering in water for an extended period of time, the factors that are released can benefit our bodies in countless ways.  That gelatin and all the other nutrients cannot be found in the shelf stable “flavour” broths currently available in grocery stores.

Potential Benefits

  • Works in an anti-inflammatory capacity
  • Faster recovery from injury and sport
  • Decreases in food allergies and sensitivities (such as gluten and lactose)
  • Reduces symptoms of digestive disorders (such as leaky gut, IBS, Crohn’s, reflux)
  • Promotes proper probiotic balance in the digestive system
  • reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Promotes proper bone density and strength
  • Promotes healthy skin, hair and nails

So what’s the Catch?

For those who have tried to make their own broth, the answer to that question is obvious!  Making broth is extremely labor-intensive, time-consuming, and it can sure stink up the house pretty quickly!  Luckily the skilled “brothistas” at Boned, A Broth Company have taken all the hassle out of it.  Their broths are made with the highest quality grass-fed beef bones, free-range chicken bones, and both are free of antibiotics, hormones, GMO’s, and gluten.  Boasting the highest protein levels (57 grams in the 500ml beef broth!) in the entire functional beverage category, and using only the highest quality ingredients, Boned is blazing a trail across Canada with their delicious and craveable broths.  Made fresh in small batches, and flash frozen to maintain optimal freshness, you can warm it up and drink it out of your favorite mug, or you can make it part of an amazing recipe.  Sip it or soup it!


Join Us at CHFA East – Booth #235

Join Us at CHFA East – Booth #235

Visit Boned Broth (Booth #235) at CHFA East Trade Show: Eastern Canada’s largest natural health and organics trade event!

Conference: September 15 & 16, 2016
Trade Show: September 17 & 18, 2016
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Toronto, ON

Trade Show Hours

Saturday, September 17 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Onsite Attendee Registration Hours

Thursday, September 15 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 16 – 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Retailers and health practitioners know that staying up-to-date on the latest product offerings and industry advances is key to running a successful business.  Attend CHFA East and gain that competitive edge by attending the two-day conference, exploring hundreds of exhibits during the trade show and networking with other like-minded people – all dedicated to the natural health and organic products industry.


At CHFA East, retailers attend conference sessions, networking events and see products from over 800 exhibitors, including leading manufacturers, distributors and brokers. Bring your business cards!


A successful retail business depends on keeping up with innovative new products and trends. CHFA East is your chance to see, touch and taste thousands of new natural health and organic products, from vitamins and supplements, to foods and personal care and so much more.


Product education sessions provide you with a unique opportunity to meet developers, manufacturers and distributors and learn from their insights and knowledge. Consumers look to retailers and health practitioners for guidance on products and you will be able to speak confidently about the products you sell and that ensures your customers will return time and again.


The conference program is developed based on feedback from members of the Association.  Whether you are looking for practical business solutions or industry updates, the conference is sure to deliver practical solutions to everyday business challenges.


When the day is done, you’ll enjoy all the excitement Toronto has to offer, like world-class sports, renowned restaurants, theatre, comedy, shopping and more!


Members of CHFA always attend the trade show at no charge.  For non-members, discounted rates apply until the pre-registration deadline, restrictions apply.