Bone broth people!!
This trend is legit!
Humans have been consuming bone broth for thousands of years! It has SO many healing abilities as it's extremely good for gut health and contains so many vitamins and minerals in the most bioavailable form so our body can digest, assimilate, and absorb them easily and with less effort!
I usually make my own with chicken bones, but it never comes out as gelatinous as the broth I buy from @azgrassraisedbeef . I spoke to the owner of the company and it's due to that many of us don't use all parts of the animal.
For example, chicken feet are extremely gelatinous.
Beef stock when made with beef marrow and knuckle bones, feet, neck bones, also create more of a gelatinous broth.
I typically use a whole pasture-raised (local) chicken. If you can't source one then always opt for organic. I roast the chicken first or buy it already cooked, rotisserie-style.
I pull all the meat off the bones as it will feed us 2-3 meals at least. I use it for chicken fajitas, chicken salad, or chicken enchiladas! Then I use the bones for the broth.
- Animal Bones - Whole chicken, chicken feet, necks, backs, breastbones, wings, etc. Tip: Always source your animals from local farms (visit www.localharvest.org to find ones near you) or at least organic. The healthier the animal the better the broth! You can also use 4 lbs of beef marrow, knucklebones, or whole wild-caught fish such as sole, turbot, rockfish, or snapper.
- 4 quarts of water (16 cups)
- 2 tbsp. of vinegar, I use ACV
- 1 large onion (cut into quarters)
- 2 carrots
- 3 celery stalks
- Kombu or dulse (just a handful and optional) - adds extra minerals like iodine
- One bunch of parsley
- several sprigs of thyme
- 1-2 bay leaves
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- Put all ingredients in an Instapot (just fill to water level) or a large pot on the stove.
- Cover with water and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Bring to a boil.
- If using a large soup pot, you'll begin to notice that a "soapy scum" begins to rise up the first hour or so. Remove.
- If using an Instapot, cook on Soup/Broth setting for 30 minutes. Allow pressure to slowly release. Cook on Slow Cook setting for 6-24 hours.
- If using the stovetop, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 6-24 hours.
The longer you cook it the better and richer and nourishing the broth will be. BUT don't let the time deter you. If 6 hours work better for you do that!
I will make this in the morning and use the broth for dinner. Then add more water to the pot and let cook overnight.
Hippie tip: adding parsley 10 minutes before finishing the broth will add more minerals to the broth.
You can use broth for soups, stews, to cook your grains like quinoa or rice in (in lieu of water), use sauces, gravies, and anything else your imagination creates!
I love using it to make my Gut Healing Bone Broth Turmeric Latte or my Gut-Healing Miso Broth
If you want o to learn more about Broth, check out this AMAZING article by the Weston Price Foundation!
Do you make bone broth? What’s your trick? I'd LOVE to know!
In wellness & love,
NTP, Clean Living Educator & Advocate