Bone Broth

Chicken Soup for the Soul, by motivational speakers Jack Canfield

and Mark Victor Hansen is a compilation of inspirational, true

stories they had heard from their audience members. The book

became a major best-seller and something of a social phenomenon

but was first rejected by major publishers in New York but accepted

by a small, self-help publisher in Florida and today, 2018, some

23 years later, it has spawned numerous titles in the series for

specific demographics eg Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

 

Real chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul: there are numerous

reasons why it’s prescribed by doctors, grandmothers, and mothers

alike when you’re feeling under the weather. All bone broths —

beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more — have been staples in the

traditional diets of every culture for thousands of years. And a

vegan bone broth recipe? You’re probably wondering how that’s

even possible. There are no vegan bones, of course (and using the

bones of a vegan would be cannibalism). But vegetables are mega

nourishing and good for your health; that’s because broths are nutrient-

dense, easy to digest, rich in flavour and they boost healing.

 

Some specific benefits include helping you to:-

 

boost your immune system

fight inflammation

heal disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis

increase bone strength

inhibit infection

look younger – I have noticed the ageing crinkle wrinkles smooth away and skin looks clearer

overcome food intolerances and allergies

promote nail and hair health

protect and improve your joints and helps reduce pain

reduce cellulite

sleep better - glycine, found in bone broth, may help improve sleep and ward off fatigue

treat leaky gut syndrome and good too for protecting non-leaky guts

 

 

It comes as a concentrate,  in pouches, and of course it is easy to make (especially if you have a slow cooker) and much cheaper too.

 

Bone Broth Recipe

 

You'll need

 

Slow cooker

 

  1. 3-4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones

  2. 2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs

  3. 1/2 cup raw Braggs apple cider vinegar

  4. 4 quarts water,  filtered if possible

  5. 3 celery stalks, halved

  6. 3 carrots, halved

  7. 3 onions, quartered

  8. Handful of fresh parsley for final ten minutes

  9. Sea salt

 

Serving Size: 3 Quarts

 

Method

 

Place bones in a slow cooker

Add apple cider vinegar and water

Let the mixture sit for 1 hour – this enables vinegar to leach the mineral out of the bones.

Add more water if needed to cover the bones.

Add the vegetables bring to a boil

Skim any scum from the top and discard.

Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook overnight for up to 24

 

During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in a handful of fresh parsley for added flavour and minerals.

 

Cool and strain

Ensure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth.

 

Add sea salt to taste

 

How to use Bone Broth

Drink it straight up.

Pour it into a thermos and take it on your commute.

Use it when cooking quinoa or farro, use bone broth instead of water.

 

Freeze for later use

Freeze in cubes for easier use in soups and stews +  you'll have individually portioned broth at the ready.

 

Make soup, stews, casseroles

Eat within 5 days. Will freeze for up to 6 months

Healthy

Bone Broth

To YOUR health!

© 2017,2018,2019  by Andrew Hunter

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