It turns out that a lot of us weren’t aware of this cheap and simple healing “elixir” and I’m so happy that you’re all willing to give to give this traditional healing remedy a whirl. Since the post went live, I’ve been getting a number of questions regarding the best way to use bone broth, as well as the best way to store it. I thought it would be best to answer all of those questions in a public forum so we could all benefit from it. So here goes!
How To Use Bone Broth
- Drink it straight up. This is how I consumed Bone Broth and I love it. All you need to do is add a little himalayan or celtic sea salt to a warm cup of broth (you can also add garlic, but I like my friends too much) and you’re away.
- Soups & Stews. Whenever recipes call for a stock, I opt to use nourishing bone broth instead. The flavour is SO much better and you’re increasing the nutritional value of your meal by doing so.
- Stir-Frys. Mix 1/2 cup broth into your stir-fry sauces. OH EM GEE. Flavour explosion. Not sure how? Try this sauce on for size: 1 cup chicken stock, 2 tbsp. honey, 1/4 cup gluten free Tamari, 1/2 Tbsp grated ginger, 2 cloves garlic crushed and 2 tsp sesame oil (if using) and stir until smooth. Add it to the stir-fry once all chicken and vegetables are cooked.
- Use it to cook your rice or quinoa in it using the absorption method for again, some incredible flavours.
- Bubble & Squeak – If, like me you’re still a fan of mashed roast vegetables (or as adult’s like to call it, bubble and squeak), add some bone broth to this dish for great flavour.
- Use it in Mashed Potato instead of milk. If you’re not a fan of mashed potato, you can check out these amazing potato mash substitutes (which all pair well with broth).
- Add it to your Smoothies – Wow, bet you didn’t think I was going there did you? Freeze it in Ice-cube trays and add it to your smoothies on the days it’s too hot to sip broth. If you start small, you won’t be able to taste it.
- Add to a Quiche – Instead of adding milk to your quiche, add bone broth instead. It’s a wonderful way to incorporate the nourishing benefits of bone broth into your diet (and everyone else’s, without them knowing).
How To Store Bone Broth
I use the smallest (purple) containers of the Decor Glass Match-Ups range to store our broth in the fridge or 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.
According to the Nourished Kitchen
“Bone broth can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than a week. You can also freeze it in ice cube trays, and transfer the frozen cubes of broth to a resealable freezer bag where they will keep for 6 months”.
But personally, ours never lasts that long.