Broth. Adriatic, Asian, Provencal. Ginger, Seafood, Vegan, Paleo, Coconut, Bison... This week I'm going to make some Sinigang, Philippine sour tamarind soup. My lifelong favorite, hands-down.
We're in the most intense cold and flu "season" I've seen - and I've never quite subscribed to the mass illness/germ theory. There's almost always an emotional component at play, confirmed by fifteen years of Compass Work and Calibration Sessions. My midwife, Rachel Fox-Tierney was just telling me stories about this from her own practice. And, as parents and teachers, when are we not holding some passion at bay? There's always some emotion, whether ours, theirs or both! Illness likes to set in just when we have a moment to have a "healing experience," yes? (Never mind that you had other plans...)
The Living Home has filled up with conscious community, many nursing loved ones at home, or taking sick days from the classroom. We've been absolutely delighted to see the sweetness that happens when we greet each other in truth, some exhausted, and others elated, but all with remedies for days. Several of us are making bone broths for the first time, and have been brewing them all week.
Having spent ten years meat-free, I added plenty of vegan, vegetarian, herbal and seafood-based sabaw (Tagalog for the life, essence, and juice of a stew), along with chicken, beef, pork and bison bone broths. It's full of the Asian flavors I grew up with, like miso, scallions, kafir, lemongrass, dashi and garlic. I'm hoping the rest of you round it out with your favorites.
Recipes are all on the board, RIGHT HERE.
Wishing you well, warm, and loved. xx, Maya
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