"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates
Below are some of our absolute favorite recipes. Many of which are now regular highlights at our family mealtimes. We invite you to explore them and hope that you will find much delight in bringing nourishing meals into your homes.
By far one of our favorites, click on the name for the recipe. We substitute honey for the sugar called for in the recipe.
Pork Bone Stock
A friend and food genius created this recipe below for pork bone stock which she then uses in the Red Bean & Ham Stew below. Thank you Tiffany Chinn!
Broil bones, flipping until all sides are browned. Meanwhile, in a large stockpot (12qt) add the following:
Water – 8qts
Onions – 2 medium chopped
Fresh ginger root – 5 inches chopped into one inch pieces (scrape skins off with spoon)
Mushrooms – optional 1-2 cups
Fresh thyme – 5 sprigs
Fresh Cilantro – handful
Lemons – juice of 2
Garlic – 5 cloves peeled and smashed
Salt & pepper
Bring to a boil then turn down and simmer all day or overnight. If you simmer over night, make sure your water level starts at 10 quarts or so to allow for some evaporation.
Red Bean & Ham Stew
Red beans – 2 cups
Ham hocks – 2 or leftover ham bones
Olive oil – 1 TB
White onion – 1
Anaheim green chili’s – 2 diced
Poblano pepper – 1 diced
Salt & pepper to taste
Garlic – 3 cloves chopped
White wine or beer – 1 cup
Pork broth – enough to fill pot two inches past beans
Fresh thyme – 3 sprigs
Bay leaf – 1
For best results make the above pork bone broth a day in advance for use in this recipe.
In a dutch oven, heat olive oil and add the white onion, anaheim chili’s. poblano peppers, salt & pepper and allow to sweat for afew minutes. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add white wine or beer and let cook for one minute. Then add strained beans, ham hocks, 2 cups water, and pork broth. Fill with enough pork broth to cover past the beans by two inches. Add fresh thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour and a half. Check for salt & pepper during cooking and adjust as desired. Serve over rice with hot sauce and fresh chopped cilantro.