Hi friends! I’m here to share a quick, easy and oh so convenient recipe with ya’ll.
I’m seeing more and more broth bowls these days. Basically, it’s a flavorful broth with other ingredients added, such as pretty much anything.
Bone broth in particular ( stock made with a base of bones) is actually really good for you! The collagen extracted from the marrow of a properly made stock is good for your skin, your hair, nails, joints.. The list goes on and on.
I saw a restaurant advertising their new bowls the other day and decided to take a crack at it myself.
( links to beef and chicken stock recipes below )
I usually have chicken stock in the freezer, so I defrosted and went at it
I started by layering ( in a ball jar )
2 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup baby spinach, chopped
2 lemon slices ( I love me some acid)
1/4 cup kelp noodles ( don’t be afraid… I’ll tell you more in a second )
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms ( I’m not crazy about raw mushrooms, so I sautéed mine in a bit of coconut oil. It’s your bowl, do what you want!
Splash of shiracha sauce ( omit if you don’t like heat )
Simply layer the ingredients in a ball jar.
Add hot stock and stir. You can feel your body getting healthier with every nourishing bite!
Have fun with this… You can add peas, sprouts, noodles, beef, chicken, tofu… Whatever you want. If you put the broth in a separate jar, and close both with a lid, they are great for on the go.. Just heat broth and pour over!
They are also uber easy to prep a whole bunch at the beginning of the week!
Now.., about those kelp noodles.. Don’t be scared. A friend of mine ( hi Suzette! ) ordered these at a restaurant a few months back. Reluctantly, I tried them
They actually have no flavor.. Just texture. Why add them you ask? Because a full cup of these are only 15 calories!
I contacted the restaurant to get the exact brand and found them on amazon. I’m trying to add the link but WordPress is being poopie… The brand I like is Sea Tangle.
While they are made of kelp, which is also healthy ( I take daily supplements). The outer part is stripped in these noodles, so the nutrition is not abundant. But if you are looking for a super low calorie ( free on ww) noodle, this is it.
If you just don’t want to go down this road ( although I do encourage you to try ) you could sub rice noodles, just prepare them first… You could added cooked pasta, rice… Whatever you want!
I haven’t made beef stock since culinary school, but I bought some bones today and will be making tomorrow .
I just finished my last prepped jar as I’m typing this, and I’m looking forward to trying a different spin on them this week… Red pepper, beef and onion, perhaps? Mushroom, beef with a splash of red wine for the beef burgundy flavor?
I’ll let you know what I chose.
If you try these, let me know what you think!
And if you want me to show you how to make chicken stock… I’m happy to share that as well!