I’ve always been slightly obsessed with efficiency, but now that I have a newborn it’s safe to say I’ve taken it next level.
I’m the person pumping while I meditate in the morning, listening to audiobooks or podcasts en route to meetings, and batching calls or similar tasks together in one time-chunk to boost overall productivity.
And then there’s food. I seriously never cook a meal without making sure there’s enough for leftovers (make once/eat twice), and if I have to whip up a sauce or roast veggies for a particular dish I typically double the recipe to re-purpose and re-use throughout the week.
But perhaps most importantly — I’m super efficient with the ingredients in the recipes I create — meaning I find ways to sneak or swap in more nutrients that work harder for my body, so that I, in turn, have to do less.
Think simple upgrades like blending MCT oil with your coffee for sustained energy and stabilized blood sugar levels, or surrounding yourself with others who lift and light you up (and saying goodbye to those who drain you or tear you down). Or, in this case, adding some bone broth to your soup/stew/dish for amazing results, both in the bowl and with your body.
Most of these benefits are tied in part to the rich amount of gelatin, collagen and amino acids (such as glutathione) found in bone broth. If you want to learn more about how bone broth is made and why exactly it’s so health promoting, I suggest you start with this post. Or leave a comment below and I’m happy to write more on the topic!
Suffice it to say, I’m a huge fan, especially since it’s extra beneficial to consume when nursing (the rich source of minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus help you to produce even more nutrient-rich milk that helps your baby build strong healthy bones).
My favorite brand to cook with is Bonafide Provisions, as they only use organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised bones for optimal nutrient-density (and flavor). And NO, this is not sponsored, it’s just a product I genuinely use consistently in my day to day life.
Long story short, adding it to this Chicken Korma recipe sneaks in some amazing health benefits. I’ve also elevated this recipe in particular by swapping the butter for grass-fed ghee and cream for nutpods dairy-free coconut creamer. This is because most of us lack enzymes to properly break down either the casein (protein) or lactose (sugar) in most dairy, which means our bodies have to divert extra attention towards digestion instead of using it towards other important functions like brain repair, strengthening of muscles and joints, etc (i.e. it’s VERY inefficient).
You also better believe this recipe includes tons of anti-inflammatory spices like garlic, turmeric, coriander and garam masala, which work to fight free radicals in the body that cause oxidation (i.e. stress) and age our cells.
Pair this creamy, comforting and hearty dish with some cauliflower rice (which both soaks up the rich sauce and supports the liver’s detoxification process) and you’ve got yourself the ultimate efficient/delicious dish. It also makes great leftovers that will last you all week long, because duh 🙂
Happy Elevated Cooking My Friend!
This creamy, comforting and hearty Chicken Korma sneaks in amazing health benefits with the addition of gut-healing bone broth and anti-inflammatory spices. The substitution of grass-fed ghee and coconut milk make it dairy-free and easy on digestion (without sacrificing richness or flavor) and the cauliflower rice soaks up the sauce while also helping to detox your liver. The ultimate efficient and delicious dish.
Author: Lauren Chambers
Recipe Type: entree
Cuisine: Indian, Comfort Food
For The Chicken Marinade:
For The Sauce:
For The Cauliflower Rice:
Toppings: fresh cilantro, coconut yogurt
I’m honored to support you on your journey to optimal hormone health + happiness. Thanks for being here babe.