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
heal disorders like allergies, asthma and arthritis
increase bone strength
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
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
Bone Broth Recipe
3-4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones
2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs
1/2 cup raw Braggs apple cider vinegar
4 quarts water, filtered if possible
3 celery stalks, halved
3 carrots, halved
3 onions, quartered
Handful of fresh parsley for final ten minutes
Serving Size: 3 Quarts
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
To YOUR health!