A steaming bowl provides deep nourishment, and a warm, soothing sense of well-being.
Nearly every evening simple soups and stews are a standby for my family meal.
Make broth about once a week (it freezes beautifully) and then add whatever you like: spices, veggies, pasta, beans, rice, meat or tofu, to make endless variations of nourishing and soothing evening meals. Add some crusty bread, or cornbread or crackers, and you have a delicious and easy dinner; everyone gets to feel the love.
Here’s the recipe I use: Brodo, From The Splendid Table, by Lynne Rossetto Casper
8-9 lbs of chicken or turkey bones (you can use turkey wings)
2-3 pounds of meaty beef shank or soup bones trimmed of fat. (Leave these out if you’re not a beef fan.)
3 stalks of celery with leaves
3 large carrots chopped
4 very large onions, unpeeled (trim root ends) chopped
2 large bay leaves
3 or more sprigs Italian parsley
2 large cloves garlic, unpeeled and crushed