Buttery Coconut-Cashew Cream Sauce Featuring Bone Broth + Ghee
A few months ago, I had a fun little collaboration with Salt, Fire and Time, a bone broth and health company located in Portland, OR who's also the world's first bone broth bar. Talk about a great little company. They. are. everything. From their design aesthetic to an even better mission and product that is seriously so. good. + nutritious, made with top sourced ingredients and traditional slow method. Check them out and pay them a visit the next time you're in P-town! They're good people ;).
A QUICK BONE BROTH RUNDOWN:
Bone Broth has been a huge trend in 2017 and doesn't seem to be stopping in 2018! Bone broth is super nutritious but what I love most is that it's contributing to less food waste. Instead of throwing out animal by-products like bones, we're making this health food out of it This is especially true for household use, the number one source of food waste in the United States. Bone broth is an easy-to-absorb (meaning, your body doesn't have to work to obtain the nutrients like other sources can) source of vitamins, minerals, protein and it's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and metabolism boosting! I cook with it in soups, chilis, stews, marinades and bake my chicken, quinoa, rice, etc. in it. I also try to drink it in fun ways like my Bloody Mary (recipe coming next week!). A quick google search will give you plenty of bone broth recipes to try at home, like this one from Wellness Mama. I normally just throw what I have on hand with some spices, sea salt and apple cider vinegar in my instant pot, set it on slow cooker for like ten hours and call it a day. But, you can also find bone broth in most stores now or order online with fast delivery, (like here).
RECIPE: BUTTERY COCONUT-CASHEW CREAM SAUCE
TIPS + SUBSTITUTIONS: Make this your go-to 20 minute weeknight dinner by pouring this cream sauce over spiralized zucchini, carrots, summer squash, sweet potato and anything else you can think of to spiralize. Alternatively, if you don’t have a spiralizer you can opt to thinly slice + chop your veggies as a base for this cream sauce. Think of this sauce and veggie base as a complete meal, as it contains protein, healthy fat, complex carbohydrates, and fiber along with a multitude of micronutrients, fiber, minerals and amino acids.
If you don’t have coconut cream, you can use full fat coconut milk, however this will create a slightly thinner consistency but if you're willing to wait, it will thicken a bit as it sets in the fridge. You can also use grass fed butter or butter flavored coconut oil or any oil of choice like avocado or olive in place of the ghee.
This is a great base for getting creative in the kitchen. Try your favorite herbs and spices, add things like basil, curry powder, chipotle, or SFT’s very own Mushroom Blend. Using an array of different herbs and spices adds even more nutrients to this sauce and therefore your overall meal. Think about adding things like collagen peptides to for even more nutrient and protein density.
VARIATIONS: You can get really creative here by utilizing many different broth flavors, halibut gives an incredible seafood flair, the flavor is simply unbeatable, add a bit more lemon juice and some fresh dill if you use it, to really bring out the halibut flavor. Use pork bone broth with chipotle seasonings and pair with zucchini + shredded chicken or a fried egg or two. Add in SFT’s Rosemary Salt or Gomashio + sliced mushrooms for added protein and minerals! Another endless variation dish - the only way I like to do things. Let's just say I like options.