Food trends come and go. But a food that is less of a trend and more of a revival is bone broth.
Linked to the diet of our ancestors, bone broth has a centuries-old history. It's a cultural and familial tradition and a chef's staple. The nourishing aspects of bone broth have caught on in the mainstream, and more people are finding ways to enjoy it everyday.
Since 2011, Michele "Shelly" Vie of Scottsdale, Arizona--trained in culinary arts and an Arizona State University graduate--has been supplying residents of Arizona and beyond, with bone broths, tallow and artisanal ghee, a lactose-friendly food with many health benefits. Owner, founder and chief innovator at Nourished Foods, she aims to elevate your home cooking and provide you with clean and nutrient rich food.
Meeting Shelly for the first time, you'll be drawn into her warm, charismatic and caring persona. These are the attributes you would want from someone making a food that feeds your wellbeing. She has a transparent exuberance for eating from the land, family and cooking food at home. A pastry chef early in her career, Nourished Foods' broths and ghee embody a love for real food and the creativity she brings to her company.
If you're new to the trend element of bone broth that hit New York City big time in 2014, where Treatmo was founded, you'll see it popping up in the cold storage section of some grocery stores, in cafes, in K-Cups and even in the form of popsicles. A bone broth company was also a contender this past March at Natural Products ExpoWest's pitch slam for reviving this category.
Aiding with everything from sleep, leaky-gut syndrome, improved memory, weight-loss and beauty, it's also a key food for some who suffer from such debilitating food allergies that it's one of the few things they are able to consume.
Shelly creates a product that truly supports the local food ecosystem and is transparent from start to finish. Partnering with JH Grass Fed, a grass-fed and finished farm where livestock is pasture-raised and free of antibiotics and hormones, makes for a happier animal and more pure and nutrient rich bone broth. Notably, grass-finished means that the animals at JH Grass Fed eat grass their entire lives. The result is their beef, in contrast to grain-finished, offers more good fats, more Vitamin E and more conjugated linoleic acid--linked to reducing inflammation in the body. The same goes for her clarified butter, or ghee, and the other Nourished Foods products. When you consider that you eat what your food ate, knowing the source of bone broth and butter is perhaps the weightiest factor in the potential health benefit.
Bone broth consists of bones, bone marrow and cartilage from the animal boiled on low for 24-72 hours with herbs and vegetables. A proponent of nose to tail, Shelly's deep respect for the animals--letting nothing go to waste--means eating and using every part. You can even find tallow lip balm amongst her products.
Sourcing from local Arizona farms like JH Grass Fed, ensures careful quality control of her ingredients, premium product and customer experience. Her food stands apart because of the attention to these details and passion for crafting food that her family also eats.
Try it out for yourself! Making lamb, beef, bison, chicken, turkey and wild fish broths, discover this delicious bone broth that is also so concentrated and gelatinous at room temp that if you put a spoon in it, it stands on its own. Nourished Foods is a bright and innovative business, bringing the local Arizona community together. You'll find Shelly at many local events sharing the wisdom of ancestral foods.
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