Why Bone broth? It’s actually stock – and cooked for 24hours or more (usually) with the addition of vegetables and spices, from clean and healthy animals, is an incredibly rich and dense stock filled with vitamins and minerals that are both delicious and healing.
Instead of giving you a lecture on bone broth, here, I’m going to direct you over to Wellness Mama’s website where she gives an incredibly thorough explanation of the what’s and why’s on bone broth.
Below is my recipe for bone broth that I traditionally make. As for myself, I typically enjoy a cup of hot bone broth before breakfast, with added sea salt and sometimes turmeric, or right before bed. And if sick, this is often times all that I eat/drink. It’s gentle on the stomach, hydrates, nourishes and heals.
Bone broth isn’t just something that health nuts drink, we’re practical too. Use your broth for soups, sauces and stews. Anything you add it to increases in nutritional value. [my recipe is using chicken bones. refer to Wellness Mama’s site for instructions on beef, fish or lamb broth.]
- 2 organic whole chickens
- 2 onions
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 carrots
- 3 stalks of celery
- sea salt
- roast whole chickens
- once cooked, remove all meat, skin and remaining organs from chicken
- place chicken bones in large crockpot or stock pot
- cover bones completely with water - usually 1-2 gallons of water
- season with spices
- cook on low/simmer for 24+ hours
- for the last hour of cooking, add all vegetables (no need to chop them)
- remove bones, vegetables and pour cooled broth, through a sifter, into air tight containers