Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bone Broth- Basics

Did you know making your own broth is really easy?
You can make vegetable broth using just the veggies, or if you want something super healthy, make broth using bones - chicken, beef, pork.  

Bone broth helps heal the gut and contains super-charge nutrients that promote health and healing throughout the entire body. Don't let the lengthy simmer time scare you.  It takes only minutes to throw all the ingredients into a pot.  Then you're done.  

I like to store my broth in 2 cup increments poured into canning jars in the freezer.


2-3 lbs of bones (chicken, beef, etc)
3 celery stalks, halved
3 carrots halved
3 onions, peeled and quartered
Handful of fresh parsley (optional)
filtered water

Place bones, celery, carrots, and onion,  into a large stock pot.  Fill pot with water until everything is covered and water is about an inch above the bones and vegetables.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and allow to simmer 24-72 hours.*  The longer the better.   The last 10 minutes of cooking, add parsley.  Remove from heat, and cool.  Once broth has cooled, strain the broth, removing all bones, veggies, and any little pieces of meat that might be floating around. 
Store in the fridge 5-7 days or in the freezer up to 6 months.

*You can also make this in a slow cooker on low heat.  If you do this on the stove top, turn off the heat before you go to bed and turn it back on in the morning -Safety first.

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