Ham hock soup

Ingredients

  • Large ham hock
  • 3L of bone broth or 3 tablespoon of bone broth concentrate and 3L of water
  • 1 Onion
  • 6 celery stalks
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 turnip 
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • cumin and turmeric to taste
  • Cracked pepper
  • Himalayan salt

Method

  1. Dice vegetables. Brown onion in a fry pan
  2. Put the bone broth and ham hock into the slow cooker. Add the onion and vegetables
  3. Add the spices, salt and pepper. Leave on low for 6 - 8 hours or high for 6. 
  4. Take the hock out of the soup. Cut off the skin and the bone and discard.  Chop the flesh and mix it back in through the soup

How easy is that!?! I love this meal! You can throw it all in the pot and let the slow cooker do its magic. It is a real crowd pleaser and a beautifully nourishing winter warmer. As with all slow cooked meals I recommend you getting as much of the ingredients as possible organic. Because we are trying to essentially predigest the food by slow cooking it and allowing the nutrition to leach into the soup we don't want the pesticides and herbicides to leach into the soup as well and make them more digestible! We sourced our ham hock direct off the Tillari Trotters farm where they pride themselves on their happy, free range animals. 

So aside from the tap dancing taste buds what else does this meal do for you? The bone broth and slow cooked hock offer us with essential amino acids to heal and seal the gut and for joint health. The spices offer amazing antiinflammatory and detoxification support boosting our metabolic pathways and ensuring rich nutrition is circulating throughout the body for the cells to use. Pack in some extra polyphenols in our vegetables and this meal (especially if organic) is deeply restorative throughout the body improving the condition of the cardiovascular system, the brain, the immune system and the gut. 

This is a good staple meal for anyone doing gut work, wanting to improve their joint health and brain health, while still keeping the family happy with a delicious meal

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