You know how when you got sick as a kid your mom or grandma always used to tell you to eat some chicken soup? Well that’s because as they say “Chicken Soup Heals the Soul”. This is true… However, it has nothing to do with the canned soups you buy at the store.
Way back in the day before you had so much processed and unnatural garbage foods readily available to us people used to make their own broth. How; you ask… Well from bones!!! YES bones, feet, carcasses you name it! Bone Broth is technically stock. It is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. Most high end restaurants make and use their own bone broth for is amazing rich flavor. Not only does it taste great but it has amazing health and immune boosting power. This nutrient advanced broth doesn’t just stop with healing illness, it’s high calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Making it great for bone and tooth health. Bone broth also supports joints, hair, skin, and nails due to its high collagen content. In fact, some even suggest that it helps eliminate cellulite as it supports smooth connective tissue…. Hey I’m not gonna argue that! 🙂
Bone broth is easy to make and can be made from virtually any animal. It can be made from the bones of beef, bison, lamb, poultry, or fish, and vegetables and spices are often added. Making the broth can be fairly inexpensive. You can use leftover carcasses from rotisserie chicken, or you can ask a local butcher for leftover bones from animals. I often just go to BJs and buy pig feet and make mine from that.
::: Try to make sure the meat you’re buying is wholesome and as natural as possible. Free range grass fed is best :::
Please note: I make my bone broth stock as is… I do not add veggies or seasoning because I usually freeze mine and use as needed.
Bone Broth Directions
2 pounds (or more) of bones from a healthy source
2 chicken feet for extra gelatin (optional)
2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
I also add a bunch cloves of garlic for the last 30 minutes of cooking.
You’ll also need a large stock pot to cook the broth in and a strainer to remove the pieces when it is done.
1. Put bones in large stock pot and fill with distilled water- Fill about 2 inches higher than the bones.
2. Boil for one hour then strain bones pouring out the water… by doing this you are discarding all the junk and muck off the bones… you dont want to eat that.
3. Rinse out pot- replace bones back into the pot and fill back up with distilled water about 2 inches higher than the bones.
4. Bring it back to a boil
5. Turn it down and let simmer for 24 hours
6. Once done strain the broth from the feet into another pot or large bowl
7. Let broth cool and skim fat from the top
8. Jar/Store the broth in the fridge or freezer.
When I go to use my broth I defrost it and put it in a pot adding some water and herbs, vegetables, and seasoning. Once you start making your own broth and you reap the health benefits you will never go back. Don’t you deserve the quality?