"Good broth will resurrect the dead," South American proverb.
Rich, nourishing, bone broth based, simmering all day soups are a weekly must at my house in the wintertime. The freezer is always full with jars of healing bone broths ready to be turned into soups or drank with the first sign of a slight runny nose or tickle in the throat. This is one of the many reasons we don't get sick in the winter. Bone broths are loaded with minerals, gelatin, healthy fats, collagen and vitamins to support your gut health and immune system. When everyone else around you is getting sick, just warm up some stock or make soup with it. Your body will be much more prepared to fight back.
How Bone Broths Support Your Adrenals, Bones and Teeth
Broth Is Beautiful
- 4 Tbl Butter, Ghee or Coconut Oil
- 1 Onion
- 2 Carrots
- 2 Celery Stalks
- 2 Smoked Ham Hocks
- 2 Cups Split Peas
- 6 Cups Homemade Chicken Stock(or a combination of water and stock, boxed is fine)
- Leftover Ham. 1-2 Cups Cut Into Pieces (You could also buy a nice thick piece of ham from the deli and chop into pieces)
- Bay Leaf
- Salt & Pepper
Chop the onion, carrots and celery into small pieces. Sauté vegetables in a large pot or dutch one with butter for 5 minutes until they begin to soften. Add split peas, smoked ham hocks, chicken stock and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer. Cover and let cook for at least 3 hours. The longer the ham hocks simmer and release their smoky flavor, the better. Sometimes I let it cook for 5+ hours on very low. About 30 min to 1 hour before you serve add the chopped pieces of ham. Enjoy with a fresh gluten free Onion Dill Biscuits or bread.