BONE BROTH BLENDS
Following up on our previous article, Bone Broths: Nature’s Magic Elixir, where we covered all the amazing benefits of bone broth (see last post), we thought we would show you how to use them as the perfect blank canvas for an almost endless number of broth-based soups. Whether you make your own bone broths at home or buy our broths at Soupure, starting with a simple delicious broth and laying in additional flavors and add-ins is pretty much the easiest (and healthiest) way to create a fulfilling, hearty meal. We’ve given you some of our favorite combinations and additions, but we highly encourage you to create your own.
Spring Green Broth: Sauté 1 garlic clove (minced) and 1/4 cup finely chopped onions in 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add fresh or 1/2 cup frozen peas, 1/2 cup asparagus (tough bottoms trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces on the diagonal), 1/4 cup leeks (white and green parts, thinly sliced), and cook until just beginning to get tender, simmer in 3-4 cups broth until the vegetables have softened, add a big handful of baby spinach leaves just before serving, season with sea salt to taste.
Freshly Fennel Broth: Sauté thinly sliced 1/4 cup fennel and 1garlic clove (minced) in 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil until tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Add 1 cup thickly sliced carrots and cook until they’re just beginning to get tender, simmer in 3-4 cups of broth until the vegetables have softened, season with sea salt to taste.
Clean and Classic Broth: Simmer 1/4 cup finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup thickly sliced carrots, and 1/2 cup thickly sliced celery in 3-4 cups of broth until tender, season with sea salt to taste.
· Cooked, shredded chicken
·Roasted sweet potatoes; root vegetables like beets, parsnips, or celery root; or
·Grains like cooked quinoa, farro, or gluten-free noodles
·Legumes like cooked lentils, white beans, or black beans
·Herbs like parsley, thyme, basil, mint, cilantro, dill, or rosemary
·Organic tomato Paste
·Fermented beet juice
·Freshly grated turmeric
·Finely chopped chipotle peppers
·Thai red chili paste
·Calabrian Chili oil
·Toasted pine nuts
·Crumbled gluten-free crackers (we love Mary’s Gone Crackers)
·Crumbled vegetable chips
·Dried fava beans