You may have already heard about bone broth and it's magical healing properties but it truly is one of my favourites and it's my go to super food. So what's the big hype about boiled bones?
Here's some of the incredible benefits;
Basically it's a miracle drink that has been used for thousands of years. We've all heard that Grandma's chicken soup is the best cure for a cold, turns out that Grandma knows what she's doing!
Aside from the numerous health benefits, bone broth is also extremely cost effective and ridiculously easy to make. Basically you add bones, water and a splash of vinegar to a slow cooker and cook it on low for 24 hours and TA DA, you've got a delicious, nutritious, gut-healing, immune boosting elixir ready to go! Don't worry, I've included my complete recipe below. I wouldn't leave ya hanging!
Storing your broth
Once cooled, you can store your broth in the fridge in glass jar for 3 - 4 days. It will keep in the freezer for up to a year, but my bet is that you'll use it up long before then! I like to freeze mine in these over sized ice cube trays.
In theory, I do this so that I can just pop it out, and heat it up on the stove whenever I want. In reality most of these cubes go to my dog, Rudy for a treat. He's actually obsessed with bone broth and why wouldn't I want to share all the magical goodness with him?!
Homemade Bone Broth
In a large pot (or slow cooker) add in the bones and vinegar. Fill the pot with water and add in any vegetables or herbs. Bring to boil and let simmer for 12 – 24 hours. If using a slow cooker, set to low and cook for 24 hours. Strain to remove bones, and vegetables.
If using raw bones, roasting them before boiling will give a richer flavour to the broth.
You can use the broth for soup and stews, adding to sauces and more. My favourite way to enjoy it is just sipping on a big ol' mug of it!
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