Kidneys, Hearts and Kitchen Sink Soup

Real Food Wednesdays

Real Food Wednesdays

Bone Broth, Organ Meats–Old Fangled Foods for Healing Modern Man

An Amish Farmer at the Smart Markets in Oakton taught me how to use organ meats! He said, “I just chop ’em up and put them in soup, tastes real good!”

So, here is my recipe for:

Kidneys, Hearts, and Kitchen Sink Soup (everything but the…)

Kidneys and Hearts in a Colander

Kidneys and Hearts in a Colander

2 quarts turkey stock

5-6 chicken kidneys, 5-6 chicken hearts, cooked, then chopped finely

Everything but the kitchen sink: meaning any produce you have on hand, chopped up.

Chopped Veggies

Chopped Veggies

I used:

2 carrots

the remainder of a fennel bulb

cilantro (the green ones still left when others had turned slimy)

broccoli flowers from 1 head of broccoli

5 slices of ginger, chopped fine

2 red chard leaves, chopped into small pieces

onions, chopped

Simmer ingredients in stock.  Add seasonings to taste. I used Celtic sea salt, cracked black pepper and Tuscan Herb mix.

Steaming Turkey Stock on Stove

Steaming Turkey Stock on Stove

Why Organ Meats?

Listen to what Sally Fallon Morell of the Weston A. Price Foundation has to say, “Compared with muscle meats, organ meats are richer in just about every nutrient, including minerals like phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium and iodine, and in B vitamins including B1, B2, B6, folic acid and especially vitamin B12. Organ meats provide high levels of the all-important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, especially if the animals live outside in the sunlight and eat green grass. Organ meats are also rich in beneficial fatty acids such as arachidonic acid, EPA and DHA. Organ meats even contain vitamin C—liver is richer in vitamin C than apples or carrots! Even if you add only small amounts of organ meats to your ground meat dishes, you are providing your family with super nutrition. . . in ways that everyone likes and are easy to consume.”

Kitchen Sink Soup

Kitchen Sink Soup

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  1. Are gizzards considered kidneys bc your photo looks like a bunch of gizzards! I find liver a little too.. not sure what the word is.. too much. But, I love gizzards and heart mixed into dishes.

    • Kimberly Anne says:

      Yes Erica, these are what my mom used to call gizzards. Liver is too strong a taste and would overwhelm the soup.

  2. Oooh this looks great! I can get hearts from my farmer for preety cheap!!!


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