Bone Broth

Bone Broth

I hadn’t originally intended to publish this photo, so please excuse the presentation.  It’s a great example of what a cooled bone broth should look like. 

Bone broth recipe

With beef bones, sprinkle a little salt on them and roast in the oven for half an hour prior to using in bone broth. For chicken broth, just throw them in the pot. I used a chicken carcass, some necks and feet (creeped me out, but they’re full of nourishing gelatin).

Place roasted bones in slow cooker on low and cover with filtered water.

2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Generous handful of sea salt or Himalayan salt –  should taste like the ocean (NOT table salt – throw that in the bin)

The rest can be altered according to what your preferences are.

1 heaped tablespoon of crushed garlic.

Handful of chopped continental parsley.

1 heaped teaspoon paprika.

1 heaped teaspoon turmeric.

You may add vegetables if desired, though I prefer to add the broth to what I’m cooking, not the other way around.

Add more water to slow cooker to ensure everything is covered and allow to simmer for 24 hours (you can do for only 12 hours if you have a glutamate issue).

You may need to add a little more water during the cooking time, but not too much, as you don’t want this to be diluted.

Once cooked, carefully remove bones from the broth (they may crumble).

Place broth in jars and allow to cool. You will notice a layer forms on top, this is fat and/gelatin (depending on the quality of your bones). DON’T THROW THIS AWAY! It’s excellent for cooking – packed full of flavour and nutrients.

This broth can be consumed as a soup or added to other foods as a stock.

NB. Please buy the best quality bones you can afford. I recommend organic, and crass fed for cattle is a must. This is especially important as you will be consuming everything that was stored in the animal’s bones. Most of us would prefer to avoid added hormones and antibiotics!

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