Food is a form of medicine from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Similar to herbs, each type of food has their own special function to help balance the yin and yang of the body. I have highlighted Bok Choy in my latest video. Bok choy is translated from Chinese as white cabbage or white vegetable. It is cool in nature, meaning that it supports the yin (water) aspect of the body. For more information about yin and yang please check out my previous blog / video on Yin and Yang. Here is the link to Bok Choy, would happily answer any questions about this special vegetable.
Bone Broth is highly healthy, nutritious and rich in micro minerals, collagen and flavor. Many traditions use bone broth as a base for many of their soups as well as part of their daily meals. It hydrating, nourishing and affordable for the whole family. If possible, use organic ingredients and grass fed bones for best taste and quality.
This is one recipe of many different types of bone broths you can make. For cleaner and clearer broth (not shown in video), blanch bones a couple times to get rid of grit. Then replace with clean filter water for boil.
Prep Time: 20 min Cook time: Approx 2hrs - 8.5hrs
Ingredients: 2 lbs of beef marrow bones or femor bones (can replace with pork bones or chicken backs/feet) 2 pieces of Ginger (see my video ) its great for eliminating toxins and balance out the broth. 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (replace with any vinegar) 2 tablespoons of Chickpea Miso (Optional Soy Free version of miso) 1 chopped whole onion 2 chopped whole carrots 2 garlic 1 bay leaf 1 Celery stock (optional, not used in this recipe)
Quickie overview of Chinese Herbal Medicine and highlighting Ginger as one of them! I talk about what ginger is good for, why it is used in combination with certain foods and more! Check it out!