Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with it the blessed gravy boat.
But why should this beacon of gastronomic goodness be relegated to brief appearances at holidays? Why not make the gravy boat a staple of every meal?
Consider the expression “it’s all gravy.” Meaning “an abundance of good things in a given circumstance,” it’s a key pillar in the practice of SuperOptimism. We take it to mean embracing each and every circumstance as a fortunate occurrence — no matter how screwed up, off-putting, or painful — since the mere fact of being alive (as opposed to the reverse) is a miracle in itself!
None of us are promised another day, much less another government holiday, long weekend, or winter break. So why not celebrate the good fortune of being conscious and functioning today with a deep and abiding gratitude. And gravy!
You have our permission to pull that gravy boat back out of deep storage, place it in the center of your dining table, and fill it to the brim with the following recipe. And if you’re thinking we want you to soak up a high fat, high chemical concoction until your heart stops on a dime, take note: the following contains no gluten, grains, corn starch, flour, or filler of any kind. We invite you to pour generously at every meal. Breakfast included.*
- 1 quart organic low sodium chicken broth
- 2 large onions, roughly chopped
- 6-8 cloves peeled garlic
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoons ghee, unsalted butter, or coconut oil
Start by dumping the broth, onions, garlic, and thyme into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on high. Then lower the heat to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the onions and garlic are really soft. At this point, taste for seasonings and added salt, pepper, and coconut aminos.
Then pour everything into a blender, add 2 tablespoons of ghee, and blitz everything until it is uniform. Voila!
*But lay off the biscuits. Those things are like edible hand grenades for your body. Reach for some pineapple instead.