If you’re wondering whether or not bone broth is for you, you can read all about the benefits of this incredible food here. Whilst the recipe for chicken bone broth is oh so delicious, beef (or lamb) broth is also a wonderful option (and just as simple).
Kitchen Utensils Required:
A large pot to set on the stove top for 24 hours OR a slow cooker (this is what I use)
A sharp knife
FYI: One of my friends have used a pressure cooker before however, I’m yet to give it a whirl, so unfortunately I can’t help you there (yet).
A few tips before you get started:
I can’t stress how important it is to ensure your bones are at least grass-fed (and organic where possible). You can read all about the types of bones required here.
Place the bones into your slow cooker or pot on the stove top with the vinegar and cover with water. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Add vegetables and bring the broth to boil. Remove scum that rises to the top. Reduce heat, cover and simmer on stove top for at least 8-24 hours or longer. The longer you cook the stock, the richer and more flavoursome it will become.
Strain the stock into a large bowl; add salt and place in your refrigerator until fat rises to the top and sets. Skim off this fat (I use it for cooking). Divide remaining stock into containers to freeze or eat (serve hot)
How to Use Bone Broth
There are so many incredible ways to incorporate bone broth into your everyday life. To help you get started, I’ve written a full blog post on it here.
How to Store Bone Broth
I use the smallest (purple) containers of the Decor Glass Match-Ups range to store our broth in the freezer. We pull one out as required. I use these glass storage containers (freezer safe) to avoid exposure to BPA, BPS and other dangerous chemicals, you can read about these here.
I’m a qualified Nutritionist who believes an evidence-based approach to modern nutrition is severely under-rated. Patients are so often left in the dark when it comes to health-care and as a firm believer in the old saying “knowledge is power”, my ultimate goal is to provide my readers, students and patients with clear and actionable advice that ultimately helps you reach your full potential.