So, I have upped the antics from the veggie noodly broth which I included a couple of weeks ago, check out the super simple recipe here. It is fast approaching Sustainable Seafood Day (31st March) which I believe is so important for the future sustainability of our oceans, I thought I would include a few good seafood recipes where I use sustainably sourced seafood by either asking my local fishmongers, checking my FREE sustainable seafood app or seeing this blue label (MSC Approved) on the package.
I am a passionate advocate and luckily an ambassador in promoting sustainably sourced seafood. Our beautiful oceans are getting drained of our most valuable resource. We need to be more aware about the damaging results of over-fishing and what impact it is having not just on our environment but also on ourselves. We can start by making sustainable seafood choices. The MSC supports fisheries who are using sustainable methods of catching fish rather than dredging our oceans, blowing up coral reefs, which unnecessarily damages a lot more marine life in the process. By you picking and choosing the seafood with the blue label (or by looking in your app) you are helping the MSC create more of a sustainable approach to eating fish.
Back to this delicious nourishing bone broth with a good dose of fresh veggies (carrots, onions an kale), lots of chilli, thin rice noodles and topped with a nutrient rich sustainably sourced prawns (and more chilli!).
So good for you…
Bone broth; did you know that boiling your bones releases gelatin which is a gentle way of helping restore connective tissue within your gut. This gelatin will literally heal and seal your gut aiding with inflammation, allergies and unwanted foods being absorbed into your system. When the carcass is cooked for a long time, the bones, tendons and cartilage breaks down to release glucosamine and other sulphate compounds, which are actually the same compounds in expensive tablets used to treat arthritis and joint pain. This broth is also a great aid to boost your immunity.
Prawns are a great source of good quality protein that contain all essential amino acids, ideal to help your body replenish, nourish and heal your skin, tissues and muscles. They are low in fat so good for people who suffer from high cholesterol. Good source of vitamin B12 and iron (which can help with anaemic symptoms) Rich in iodine to help with the health of your thyroid (when you suffer from hypothyroidism).
Red onion and spring onions are a great source of sulphur as well as similar properties to garlic, it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, it can help increase our immune function. They are also good for your blood and circulatory system. A nurturing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory on the body, their antioxidant (quercatin) helps mop up the oxidation of fatty acids.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene too and also vitamin A (good for your eye health) and an antioxidant which helps mop up oxidising free radicals in the body.
Kale is a great source of fibre for digestion and beta carotene, the precursor to help make vitamin A, C and calcium.
Enjoy this all-in-one nutrient dense bowl of goodness