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Bone Broth

bone broth bones Jan 01, 2016
Stock, brew, concoction, elixir…what ever you want to call it, the benefits of bone broth are extraordinary!
“Imagine a natural food used by our ancestors that reduces inflammation. It boosts immunity, improves digestion, heals leaky gut, and promotes healthy skin. It also enhances weight loss and helps with anti-aging. This magic elixir may sound too good to be true. But, studies suggest bone broth can prevent and treat a wide variety of ailments.”
This is my BONE BROTH Recipe
I typically use beef bones from my local shop; you can buy a variety of soup bones from your butcher & usually for a good price.
*If using poultry: It helps to have a day to cook a bird and use the bone afterwards. However, you can also save bones in the freezer until you have enough to make broth. Poultry broth is a great addition to the diet for superior joint health.
**As always, I urge you to look for pasture-raised animals that have been fed organically.
I like to use my slow cooker for this 
  1. Cover bones with filtered water and add roughly 1/4 cup of a good quality wine or organic apple cider vinegar. Bring to boil.
  2. Turn down heat to a slow simmer, cover and leave it overnight (12-48 hours depending on the origin of the bones).
  3. Once the bones are soft, the marrow is mostly gone (or whatever other sign you need to say that the bones have had enough), in the final hour you could add:
    sea vegetables, vegetable trimmings & rejects, herbs and spices.
  4. Allow broth to cool completely. Any fat will separate and sit on top.
  5. Strain your broth from the solids and store in air-tight containers in the refrigerator; I prefer glass jars.
Note: It is normal for a hearty, nutritious bone broth to turn gelatinous in cold temperatures.
Also, if you’re making bone broth for your dog(s) (they’ll love you for it btw) please do NOT put onions or garlic in your broth.
Having bone broth on hand in the refrigerator is an excellent way to prepare quick, nutritious meals, any day of the week.
Simply add soup ingredients (i.e. veggies and chicken) to a pot, pour bone broth in (can dilute with water if you want) and allow to simmer/steam until tender.
Done. Simple. Quick. Delicious & Nutritious 

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