Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of Bone Broth (aka Bone-Building Broth), Ghee made from the fat skimmed from the milk of pasture-raised cows, and Compound Butter, but do you have the time to make them? If not, there’s an easy solution if you live in the Phoenix metro area! Shelly Vie of Nourished Foods.com has done the word for you.
Shelly’s Nourished Bone Broths
For the Bone Broth, she uses bones from locally sourced, 100% grass-fed cattle. In case you didn’t know, Bone Broth is like extra-strength Jewish Chicken Soup or “Grandmas Penicillin” ––without the side effects of taking antibiotics! Bone Broth is also a great non-dairy source of calcium and other nutrients (phosphorous, magnesium and potassium). “Broths can fortify your immune system, enhance digestion, assist in collagen production in joints, tendons, ligaments, skin, and mucus membranes, supports your adrenals, bones, and teeth,” explains Shelly.
Shelly makes chicken, beef, and lamb broth. She adds organic vegetables, herbs, and organic apple cider vinegar. Her broths are unsalted and skimmed of fat. You can store them in the freezer (for up to 6 months) or in the refrigerator (for up to 1 week). The chicken broth is the most mild. This is far better than any broth you can buy in a health food store. She also makes and sells a classic veal demi glace (I haven’t tried this yet). These recipes are Weston A. Price, Paleo, Primal, & Gaps Diet-approved! You can use them to cook rice, quinoa, or millet (if you eat grain), to cook vegetables, to make sauces (including gravy), soups and stews, or just season and drink them with or between meals.
Shelly’s Nourished Seasonal Compound Butters
Compound butters are popular in restaurants and with gourmet chefs and cooks. They’re made from a mixture of butter (Shelly uses only 100% pastured, beyond-organic, butter) mixed with other ingredients to add interesting flavors and fragrances, from savory to sweet and everything in between. They’re designed to add pizzazz to foods after they’ve finished cooking (by the chef or cook) or at the table.
Shelly and her staff have crafted artisanal, grass-fed, vat-cultured (live active cultures), organic, European-style, compound butters to elevate your home cooking to a new level. Very few companies use the quality of butter and other ingredients she uses.
Shelly enticing beyond-organic compound butters that vary throughout the year:
Note: Some of the butters contain small amounts of honey but most do not. Shelly can customize new flavors for restaurants.
Of the ones I’ve tried, so far, my favorite Nourished Compound Butters include the Goat Cheese Caramelized Shallot Herb and White Truffle Chive. There are so many delicious ways to use them. I’ll list some here. You can find out more about Shelly’s products from her Facebook page (link above) or by visiting the places in Phoenix that sell them (see list below).
You can use these uniquely flavored butters as finishing butters, toppings,spreads, in dips, sauces or to pan sear & sauté your meats, vegetables, and starches. She also makes a grass-fed, organic ghee (or clarified butter) and tallow-based lip balm.
Here’s how you can use these Compound Butters.
Nourished compound butters make great hostess, housewarming, and holiday gifts. They’re great for everyday meals and special occasions. They will keep for several months in the freezer if stored in airtight packaging. You can slice through the parchment and frozen butter to remove what you need. Use them up more quickly if you keep them in the fridge.
Nourished Schedule/Retail Locations
You can buy Shelly Vie’s products All year you can find our products in the freezer section of
October to June Farmers’ Markets
October to April Farmer’s Markets
Shelly also makes grassfed tallow-based lip balms and sells 100% cotton men’s and women’s V-neck t-shirts (with the word Nourished on them), along with other great gifts, including baby clothes.
Note: The guy doesn’t come with the shirt!
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