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Top 10 Must Haves for a Healthy Kitchen

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Here are my Top 10 for a healthy kitchen! I recommend having them on hand at all times to incorporate into your daily practices of nourishment! 

 

Lemons

I add lemon juice to hot water in the morning to flush my system.  Also great for dressings or whenever you need a little tang! Even though they seem acidic, lemon juice actually helps alkalize your body. 


Raw Hemp Seeds

One of the most easily digestible vegan proteins! I add it to smoothies, salads, rice bowls, popcorn- everything!

Coconut Oil

Great high heat cooking oil, good for your skin, brain, heart, tastes great! I also add it to my pup’s food for a shiny coat.

Garlic

Immune booster!

Ginger

Warming, anti-inflammatory.  I use finely chopped ginger with my lemon water, it makes a great soothing herbal tonic.

Real Salt

Don’t mess with processed salt. Get the kind that still has its natural minerals

Dark leafy Greens

Because, duh. (Chlorophyll. Fiber. Vitamin A.)

Nut Butter

Protein! I love almond butter.  If you are into the peanut variety, make sure it’s organic. Non-organic peanuts are known to have TONS of chemicals.

Chocolate

Dark Chocolate.  Antioxidants. Vitamins. Essential Fatty Acids.

 


Raw Honey

Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties!  Delicious.  I use raw honey in my herbal teas and with hot lemon ginger tonic!

 

Detoxifying Winter Root Broth: Burdock, Ginger + Dulse

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I don't want to make any ridiculous claims, like, "This broth will save your life!" but that's kinda how I feel about it. Rich in minerals, great for digestion, anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic, it's great on its own or as a base for soup.  Use the broth instead of water to make rice, it provides a very tasty base. Let me know how it works for you. 

Sometimes I will give exact amounts for ingredients- the traditional way to write a recipe. This broth is totally up for intuitive interpretation. If you really like garlic, add a whole head. Or a few cloves. I made 3 quarts of broth with the ingredients pictured above.  Get creative. 

Ingredients:

Garlic + coconut oil

Sautee chopped garlic in a few tablespoons of coconut oil. 

ADD WATER

Add a handful-ish of dulse (nori, kombu, or any other seaweed is great too)

Reishi - I got dried reishi from Rosemary's Garden in Sebastopol. Check your local health food store or the internet.

Turmeric

Ginger

Horseradish

Burdock

Chop the turmeric, ginger, horseradish and burdock and throw it in!

Mushrooms - I used a brown few handfuls of brown mushrooms, but any kind will do. 

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Simmer for hours!

The longer you simmer, the spicier, richer, and more bitter the broth will become. This is MEDICINE! 

Add Himalayan Salt, Braggs Aminos, or tamari for savory flavor.

Sprinkle Cayenne + Black Pepper for more spice.

 

To make a nutritious soup:

Add kale or arugula, an egg or two, nutritional yeast, go wild!

I hope you enjoy making this broth! Let me know if you have any special additions to this winter wonder broth :)

Keep Cozy!

xo,

Califa