Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cannabis Medicinal Properties: Website link

This is a great and very informative website I have used for my assignment B Critical Enquiry traditional medicine paper.  I truly think Cannabis should be de-criminalized around the world and is really the plant that can do anything!  Check out this website link to learn more and get informed:  http://hashmuseum.com/medicinal-cannabis <— click the link

Thanks for reading!

Be aware and eat with care 🙂

 

SCBB (Simple Chicken Bone Broth)

chicken broth

 

Simple Bone Broth: **organic or free range chickens if possible!

-3 chicken carcases (as little meat left on as possible, can be uncooked or from previously roasted chickens)

-6 large brown onions, skins on, cut in quarters

-3 whole garlic bulbs, skins on, cut in half through all cloves (width of bulb)

-6 large carrots, untrimmed at the ends and peel on, cut in chunks

-4 bay leaves

Chicken carcass prep:

Roast chicken bones, raw or cooked previously, under an oven broiler (about 250 degrees Celcius) until golden brown in colour (all-over without burning, watch this to make sure it only browns!!!).  Take the carcases out of the oven and carefully, using heat resistant gloves or a sharp knife, break the chicken bones as much as possible. This releases the bone marrow which makes for an extremely healthy and rich tasting broth.

Stove top prep:

On high heat using a large pot or stock pot, if you have one, add the onions, garlic bulbs, carrots and bay leaves.  Now transfer the chicken bones to the pot and squash down on top of veggies.  Add cold water to just about an inch over the top of the chicken bones.  Add a lid to the pot and let it come to a boil. When it has reached a boil lower temperature to a simmer with lid slightly off, as to let some water evaporate.  Simmer for minimum 4 hours, or until liquid is reduced by half.

Finish broth:

Let the broth stand with no heat for an hour if possible to cool.  Pour liquid and solids through a colander, catching the liquid in a bowl underneath.  Use a smaller-holed colander or cheese cloth to strain liquid again for a clearer broth (add salt to desired taste or keep unsalted).  Keep in the broth in a bowl in the fridge over night and skim off the fat layer that separates when cold. Transfer to small batches  and put into the freezer for later use, freeze in an ice-cube tray, or keep in the fridge and make soup of any kind by just adding you favourite veggies and meat!

Chicken bone broth is high in nutrients and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and many more.  Its great for helping clear a cold and to maintain immune strength! I like to add whatever veggies I have laying around, cut in small pieces, simmered in broth, and then adding a touch of lime or lemon to make a light and zesty snack.  Hope you enjoy this recipe! Be aware and eat with care 🙂

chicken veg soup bone broth

 

 

 

Week.10: Going to start feeling the pressure

Hello again, so this week, still, was not the most stressful, nor hectic as I thought it would be. I had ANZAC day off from school, so I had a 4 day weekend, this is the third one in a row.  Not that I’m complaining, but I don’t have a job, so pretty much have lots and lots of time for school work, which seems to be being pushed back and back with all this spare time.  I must admit though, I had a moment of panic today because I realized that I have about 4 hours of lecture on history of healing that I should have started at the beginning of the weekend, but unfortunately left until tonight…. Not the best choice.  Now I have to sit at my computer all day tomorrow and watch slides of notes being read off in a monotone voice, not the most intellectually simulating of things.  Also, I realized I have a pretty massive microbiology quiz coming up that I think is going to be very specific and hard.  The questions in my microbiology course are literally about anything in the notes and tutorials, so I’m going to have to study EVERYTHING! bah!  What else can I say about this week….. I think I will start officially feeling the pressure as of this week coming up because I will be back to school on Fridays.  Have a lot of quizzes and assignments coming to their due dates, and finals in the horizon.  I might be posted some frazzled posts in the next 4 weeks, so try not to take on my stress!  Thanks for reading, be aware and eat with care 🙂