Nourishing your body with real food is a beautiful form of self-love.
This past Wednesday evening, we had the pleasure of learning the ins and outs of making homemade bone broth from the expert herself, Jill Weaver, Founder of Stock Exchange in Waterloo. If you didn't get a chance to make it out, no need to fret because we will be holding another Stock Talk with Jill on September 23rd, 2015 @ 7:00pm. Additionally, check out this fabulous blog Little Letters for some pictures and a brief summary from the evening.
"Let Food Be Thy Medicine"
Bone broth dates back to Hippocrates and has traditionally been used as a functional and nourishing food. Besides teasing our taste buds, bone broth is considered a functional food insofar as it may be used therapeutically to compliment your healing regime for a laundry list of ailments such as leaky gut syndrome, arthritis, allergies, digestive diseases and high cholesterol (to name a small few). For more information on the healing benefits of bone broth, click here for a more comprehensive overview.
After learning more and more about the superfood properties of bone broth, it's safe to say that anyone and everyone can benefit from consuming a cup a day. As much as we would all love to make our own, it's always nice to have a little back up plan for those busy times in our life.
If it's important to you, you'll find a way.
Stock Exchange Bone Broth conveniently delivers Mindful Nourishment to the Waterloo Region and surrounding area.
Following a traditional approach, each artisanal batch of broth is slow simmered for 24 hours, using responsibly sourced ingredients direct from local ecological farmers - resulting in a delicious, rich concentration of nutrients that our bodies can easily assimilate. With each batch, we can trust that we're getting the equivalent high-quality nourishment that would otherwise come from our own stovetop (or perhaps even higher, coming from an expert!).
Bone Broth is the Original Comfort Food, consumed as a source of nourishment for humankind throughout the ages. It is a traditional remedy across cultures; a classic folk treatment for colds and flu, it has also been sipped historically for ailments that affect connective tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, the joints, the skin, the lungs, the muscles and blood.
Far from being old-fashioned, broth and stock continue to be a staple in professional and gourmet cuisine, due to its unsurpassed flavour and body. It serves as the base for many recipes including soup, sauces, gravy and can be substituted as a cooking liquid for rice, grains and pasta. Broth is a valuable food and a valuable medicine, much too valuable to be forgotten or discounted in our modern times with our busy lifestyles.
Jill Weaver, Founder of Stock Exchange Bone Broth, started making her own bone broth as a way to nourish her young family and over time saw the additional positive effects that bone broth was having on their health, from overcoming food intolerances to digestive support, postnatal replenishment to baby’s first food. After participating in local food swaps, ’dealing' broth on the school yard and sharing with family and friends, Jill took her passion to a new level (and out of her kitchen) and started her company, Stock Exchange Mindful Nourishment Inc. Now you can purchase Stock Exchange Bone Broth and bring slow food conveniently to your home, or spend some time with Jill at one of her ‘Stock Talks,’ where she teaches family cooks the ins and outs of making traditional bone broth at home.
In addition to empowering the family cook, Jill is passionate about building sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with local ecological farmers, supporting the ‘nose to tail’ philosophy and has become a liaise with health care practitioners who believe that ‘food is medicine’.
Stock Exchange Bone Broth is Mindful Nourishment - and contributes to a Mindful Lifestyle.
Resource: Traditional Bone Broth in Modern Health and Disease by Allison Siebecker