Sunday, March 29, 2015

My Bone Broth

Dr. Wahl's bone broth is such an important part of the protocol, in my opinion. The beneficial effects of this elixir are palpable and immediate. For me, I feel grounded, strong and peaceful when I drink it. I've made soups with bone broth before, but my favorite way to have it is warmed with coconut milk, turmeric and cinnamon. It's delicious -- a real treat akin to dessert, almost like a creamy chai tea.

I love using this large glass vessel to store the bone broth. It has a rubbery plastic lid and is the perfect size and shape to fit next to my water filter pitcher in the fridge. To fill it after the broth has cooled in the crock pot, I've found these tools to be helpful. I use a wide-mouthed canning funnel on top of the pitcher, topped with a fine-mesh strainer. After the large solids are discarded from the crock pot, I use a large ladle to feed the broth through the mesh. Sometimes a garlic clove or another small bit of veg will make it's way into the strainer. I use the back of a spoon to press these delicious, mushy tidbits through the mesh into the broth below.

Most folks grimace when I talk about my bone broth, but they don't know what they're missing. I'm going to warm a fresh mugful right now!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Buffalo Meatballs

Hello friends! Here's a recent, healthy Wahls' Protocol-worthy plateful. Meatballs from ground organic buffalo meat -- I chopped raw garlic and Italian parsley and mixed it with the meat which I formed into small balls and cooked in coconut oil. An organic marinara was poured over the browned meatballs and warmed over low heat. I served the meatballs and sauce along with crispy garlic broccoli and Ume plum vinegar-steamed baby bok choy. This kind of eating seriously makes me feel so good -- healthy and strong without the dull, slowness of gluten and dairy.

Recently I've been upping my veggies, even to the exclusion of organic meats sometimes. Whenever I can manage it, though, I chow on wildcaught salmon or sardines, or organic chicken, livers or ground beef or buffalo. Over time, I've realized unground steak is too tough on my system.

As much as I can handle it, I'll continue to treat myself to simple, delicious organic food like this.