I saw a nutritionist through Inspire Health earlier this week and she reminded me of the multiple benefits of bone broth. So, feeling inspired at the prospect of being able to do something to help myself heal in a small way (I don't pretend that bone broth is the magical elixir of eternal life) I purchased a book called Nourishing Broths at the nearest Chapters, found a recipe, visited a local organic (cough) hipster butcher, and found myself at home with one big pork hock and much more than the called for six cups of chicken bones. Nine hours of simmering later and the broth or stock in this case was complete.
Given that the radius of foods that my healing gut will tolerate is about as big as one of those snack sized miniature carrots (so far I can tolerate white rice, store bought chicken broth, eggs, canned tuna, chicken, white bread, almond butter, cream of wheat, maple syrup, almond milk, Gatorade, mayonnaise, miso, water, and some protein powder) I was a bit curious if my gut could handle all this nutritional goodness... Maybe I shouldn't have made 3+ liters of the stuff... oh well... go big or go home.
So far cooking rice in the stock hasn't turned out so well for me. I'll give it a break for a couple of days and then try some of it in smaller proportions that has no fat in it. See if that works.
In the mean time if any of you in Vancouver would like some homemade Organic (cough) hipster chicken stock that has so much gelatin in it that it wiggles and shakes when you move it feel free to stop by my place and pick some up!
Okay now I feel like I am past the 2-3 week long departure from blogging....
It has now been over two months since my return from hospital and over all I find myself feeling more acceptance over the hurry up and wait to heal piece and the take it easy don't over do it advice that all of you remind me of (some of you bless your heart - daily - Tina, Dylan).
Highlights since I have last written that I will hopefully write more about later:
Hope all of you are well. Send me an email or drop me a comment on the blog. It's great to hear from you and helps me get over the cone of silence that one can get from blogging into the nether regions of the internet.
Dan and Company
We got this... This has been the mantra of Dan's friends and family as they help him navigates a difficult medical rodeo ride. This blog contains entries from Dan as well as his friends and family.