Osso Good Gumbo

Osso Good Bone Broth Gumbo Recipe

Craving a classic cajun gumbo dish?  This Osso Good Bone Broth Gumbo recipe is thick, nourishing, and flavorful.  Perfect for entertaining or having leftovers throughout the week.  Making the roux is time consuming, but goes quickly when you’re listening to your favorite tunes.  I have to say, this was one of my favorites to make.  I was really happy with the flavor and it really is a great meal to share with friends and family.

Osso Good Gumbo Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup Ghee

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups chopped onions

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup green/red bell pepper, chopped

1 lb andouille sausage

2.5 lb chicken thighs, bone-in

2 bay leaves

1/2 tsp cayenne

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp cajun seasoning

2 pouches Osso Good bone broth, chicken and/or beef

1/4 c parsley, chopped

1/2 c green onions, chopped

Rice (2 Tbsp ghee, 1 pouch Osso Good bone broth, 2 cups white rice; throw it all into the rice cooker)

Method:
  1. In a cast iron skillet, add 1 Tbsp ghee and cook andouille sausage until browned on each side, about 8 minutes.  Set aside.  Once cooled, slice lengthwise and then in 1/2 ” slices.  In the same skillet, add 1 Tbsp ghee and cook chicken thighs until cooked through, about 6 minutes.  Set aside.
  2. Add remaining ghee and flour and stir slowly and constantly over medium heat, about 15 minutes until it turns a dark brown color, like chocolate.
  3. Add onions, celery, and peppers; stirring for 8 minutes.   Add sausage, bay leaves, salt, and cayenne.  Add the Osso Good bone broth and stir well.  Bring to a boil and then simmer over medium low heat for 1 hour; stir occasionally.  Add chicken thighs.  Simmer for 1 hour; stir occasionally.
  4. Remove chicken thighs, and shred with 2 forks.  Discard bones and skin.  Simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  Add parsley and green onions.
  5. Serve over rice.
What is Bone Broth and How does it work?

What is Bone Broth and How does it Work?

A nutrient dense diet is key in a healthy lifestyle.  Bone Broth is nutrient dense and heals your body from the inside out.  Recent research has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health.  If the gut is unhealthy, it can contribute to a wide range of diseases including: diabetes, obesity, autism, depression, arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Read more to find the answer to your question, “What is Bone Broth and How Does it Work?”

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paleo sesame pork and eggplant stirfry

Paleo Recipe: Sesame Pork and Eggplant Stir Fry

Packed full of flavor and nourishing goodness, this recipe is a must try!  Eggplant has been proven to lower cholesterol and reduce free radicals in the joints, which is great for those suffering from arthritis.  Another source of arthritis relief is from the enormous amount of copper found in sesame seeds.  Read all about these health benefits and more here.  The tapioca flour keeps the pork moist, while remaining gluten free.  This dish has depth of flavor that will leave your tastebuds satisfied.  Check out this paleo recipe below!

Paleo Recipe: Sesame Pork and Eggplant Stir Fry

Sauce:

1 cup Osso Good Bone Broth Chicken

6 Tbsp coconut aminos

3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

2 Tbsp fish sauce

2 tsp tapioca flour

Stir-Fry:

3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

2 tsp coconut aminos

2 tsp tapioca flour

1 lb pastured pork tenderloin, trimmed, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/4 inch thick

2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger

5 garlic cloves, minced

2 scallions, minced

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1 lb eggplant, cut into 3/4 inch pieces

1 small red onion, sliced 1/2 inch thick

1 c coarsely chopped fresh basil

2 tsp sesame seeds

Preparation:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together for the sauce. Set to the side.
  2. Whisk 2 Tbsp sesame oil, coconut aminos, and flour in medium bowl until smooth, then stir in pork.  In separate bowl, combine ginger, garlic, scallions, and remaining 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  3. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in skillet over medium high heat until melted.  Add pork, cooking until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.  Transfer to a clean bowl.
  4. Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in now empty skillet until melted.  Add eggplant and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.  Transfer to a clean bowl.
  5. Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in now empty skillet until melted.  Add red onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.  Return eggplant to skillet and cook vegetables for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Push vegetables to sides of skillet.  Add ginger mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Stir mixture into vegetables.
  7. Whisk sauce to recombine.  Add to skillet.  Cook, stirring constantly until sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.  Stir in pork.  Off heat, stir in basil.  Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Serves 4.  Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen.

Cook a fresh paleo recipe for dinner tonight!  What are you waiting for?

 

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5 Filling Foods to Boost Weight Loss

It never fails.  You start to eat healthy, and by day 2, you’re fantasizing about ice cream sundaes, pizza, and mac’n cheese.  All the things you can’t have!  There is an easier way!  One of the keys to successful weight loss is to fuel your body with foods that not only support your slim down efforts but also help you feel satisfied.  So, say sionara to binge eating that will completely sabotage your success! Here’s a list of a few you can count on to help you feel slim and satisfied.

  1. EGGS. These protein packed morsels contain all essential and non essential amino acids.  A study from the Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana found that eating eggs at breakfast helped people feel less hungry while also stabilizing blood sugars and helped them eat fewer calories throughout the day.  An easy way to incorporate this complete protein into breakfast is to poach it in 10 ounces of Osso Good Bone Broth with a fresh herb of choice.  Our favorite: cilantro and avocado.

  2. NUTS. Most nuts are high in Omega 3’s which have been shown to provide a boost to metabolism, immunity, and inflammation.  We’re nuts for these bite sized munchies when trying to lose weight, eat healthy, and curb hunger.  Best part, they’re loaded with protein and fiber for a quick snack.  They’re super high in calories, so just a few will give you the benefits you’re looking for.  Perfect for a snack.

  3. GRAPEFRUIT.  8 ounces of grapefruit juice or half a grapefruit every day can boost weight loss significantly. According to Scripps Clinic, after a 12 week study, participants noticed an average loss of 4 lbs.  Grapefruit contain high amounts of pectin, a soluble fiber known to slow digestion, and suppress appetite to leave you feeling fuller longer and reduce fat storage overall.  Make sure to eat the pulp!

  4. PROTEIN. It takes your body longer to break down protein than simple carbs, leaving you feeling full and satisfied for longer.  Help curb your cravings by having high quality protein with every meal.  By increasing your satiety in the short term, protein helps you lose weight in the long term.  Osso Good Bone Broth contains 12 g protein/8 oz serving!

  5. BONE BROTH-BASED SOUP.  According to the CDC, broth based soups will fill you up for a minimal caloric cost.  That’s a great way to feel both slim and satisfied!  Whether you make you own sans salt, or purchase from a quality source you’re able to reap the benefits of a warm and nourishing meal.  Check out this recipe for a scrumptious sweet potato soup!
Spicy Taco Night Recipe

Spicy Taco Night

Looking for the perfect amount of heat to “spice” up your taco night?  Adding the spicy pork bone broth to your beef as it simmers is the easiest way to add a little kick that will leave your mouth drooling for more.  I don’t want to exaggerate here, so I’ll say it straight…it is one of the best meals I’ve made in a while and it was super easy!  I decided to add a few sweet peppers to the mix for the vitamin C and to balance out the spice.  Yummy!

Spicy Taco Night Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb grass fed and finished ground beef

1 medium yellow onion

4-5 sweet peppers (I mixed yellow, orange, and red)

1 jalapeno (seeded for less heat)

1/2 c spicy pork Osso Good Bone Broth

tortillas (can be made of wheat, cassava, or sweet potatoes)

avocado, radish, and salsa as garnish (optional)

Method

  1. Chop the onion, jalapenos, and peppers.  Sautee them over medium heat with a little olive oil until softened.  Add the ground beef and cook until browned.
  2. Add the spicy pork Osso Good Bone Broth and add salt to taste.
  3. Heat tortillas in skillet until soft.  Top with meat and garnishes as desired.

Voila!  Dinner is served!

Like I said, it’s incredibly easy and super delicious!  Your tastebuds will thank you!

Osso Good Bone Broth Ramen

Caramelized Pork Ramen with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

The Caramelized Pork Ramen with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash is fabulous with Osso Good chicken bone broth.  It has a depth of flavor that will make you crave it every week.  This meal can be made in the slow cooker while you’re away and you can enjoy it with freshly cut vegetables and soft boiled eggs.  It’s warm and nourishing, just the way we like it!

The recipe utilizes Chinese five spice and chili paste to add an aroma to your home that will make you drool.  The hardest part of this recipe is saving enough for leftovers.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

You’re busy.  We get it!  Let’s make dinner simple and leave the hard part for the dishwasher 😉  This recipe for Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup is one of our favorites, and slowly cooks while you’re away.  It is both savory and sweet, naturally.  The best part, there’s plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow!  Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup is perfect during the week when you are looking for a warm nourishing meal, without the hassle.

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how to make bone broth sweet and savory

How to Make Bone Broth Sweet and Savory

How to make bone broth sweet and savory.

Osso Good Bone Broth is already savory.  With only a pinch of sea salt and a touch of sweet honey, you can exhilarate your taste buds.  It is the perfect afternoon snack.  Bone Broth is great for improving your digestion while giving you a natural energy.  Instead of reaching for your pillow after lunch, try sipping a mug of this sweet and savory bone broth.  You’ll be thrilled with how much better you feel.  Your skin will glow, your hair will shine, and your gut health will be better than ever.

The simple recipe for how to make bone broth sweet and savory:

10 ounces beef or chicken bone broth

a pinch of celtic sea salt to taste

1 tsp honey (local and unrefined is best)

1 tsp coconut oil

Just mix all the ingredients together and Enjoy!

This afternoon snack is the perfect bridge between breakfast and lunch!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Recipes and an Osso Good Giveaway!

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday out of the entire year!  Friends and family join together for just one reason…FOOD!  The turkey, stuffing, and roasted vegetables are mouthwatering.  Pumpkin Pie with homemade whipped cream to top it all off…yummy!  Share these Thanksgiving recipes with those who mean the most to you this year!

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