Supporting Our Clients with Immune-Boosting Meals
The Heimerdinger Foundation’s Meals for Health and Healing program educates the community about proper nutrition and healthy meal options, and provides immune-boosting, nutrient-dense meals to people fighting cancer, during a time when eating right can make all the difference in countering side effects, improving treatment outcomes, and healing. This program is free of charge and serves people living in Davidson and Williamson Counties who are currently in active cancer treatment. Since 2013, we have served and delivered over 100,000 meals to approximately 1,200 clients and their caregivers in 36 zip codes.
We nourish our community through meals made and delivered with love. Our meals are free of charge to residents of Davidson and Williamson Counties who are in cancer treatment – and to their caregivers in their home. Many are in a medical crisis. Up to 80% of cancer patients become malnourished, and we provide the nutrition critical to recovery. Meals 4 Health and Healing reduces stress and isolation and improves long-term health outcomes
Organic Homemade Mineral Broth Recipe
“More like an elixir – this simple, traditional veggie stock from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen is full of immune system supporting and super-hydrating minerals. Perfect for the ailing patient, this nutrient dense veggie broth has amazing health properties.” -Rebecca Katz, The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen
Yields 6 to 7 quarts
6 unpeeled organic carrots
2 unpeeled medium organic yellow onions
1 organic leek, both white and green parts
1 stalk organic celery
4 unpeeled organic cloves garlic, halved
½ bunch organic parsley
4 medium organic red potatoes, quartered with skins on
2 organic Japanese yams or organic sweet potatoes, quartered with skins on
1 organic Garnet yam, quartered with skin on
1 T sea salt
1 strip of kombu
2 organic bay leaves
12 organic peppercorns
4 organic whole allspice or juniper berries
Cut the above ingredients into large chunks and place in a 12 quart stockpot. Fill pot (two inches below rim) with filtered water, then cover and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook uncovered for 2 - 6 hours until vegetables are tender and stock is a medium caramel color. Strain broth and serve hot or refrigerate/freeze, then reheat as needed.
This magic mineral broth is great to drink on it’s own, seasoned to taste with salt and pepper. It also makes an excellent base for soups, stews, sauces, and as a cooking liquid for grains and braised dishes.