If you haven’t already made bone broth a staple in your diet, you can start with this tasty chicken stock with miso. Use of chicken stock may help promote joint health and decrease inflammation. Miso is an ancient superfood you’ll want to indulge in often for its potential benefits in relieving fatigue, aiding digestion, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, and preventing cancer.
Tip: Adding miso paste after heating helps retain its flavour and nutritional benefits. Do not boil.
Miso is a Japanese condiment produced by the fermentation of soybeans, and sometimes barley and rice with salt and culture. You’ll find it kept in the refrigerator section at your health food store.
Place organic chicken bones and carcasses in stockpot and cover with water. Add 2 Tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar and cover with lid. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Let stock simmer over low heat for 12 to 24 hours. Strain and refrigerate.
In small saucepan, heat chicken stock until hot. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Place miso paste in separate bowl and add 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot stock, stirring to combine. Add this miso paste to saucepan with the rest of the stock, and stir. Stir in mugs with diced tofu if you wish.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.