Tuesday, January 12, 2016
It is super easy to make and SUPER POWERFUL for our bodies!
I forget how much I love it sometimes. Then when I do a nutritional or spiritual fast, it becomes my mainstay, I am reminded just how nourishing and revitalizing it is!!
There are so many recipes out there...so many ways to do it....and some of it gets complicated. I honestly think that is what holds a lot of people back from just trying it.
I will hear things like "Am I doing it right? It didn't gel!" blah blah blah.....and I think it holds people back.
So here is my rule of thumb.....It doesn't matter if it gels or not I learned that from Nom Nom Paleo. (Here is a link to her Pressure cooker recipe!)
What is important is the bones getting soft, being able to crush in your fingers....because that lets you know you are getting the minerals and all the greatness from the bones!
How do I make my bone broth? I keep it simple.
Especially if I am in a hurry.
Oval crock pot
bones (chicken, beef, venison....a cleanly fed, no hormone animal)
apple cider vinegar
cook on high for 24-36 hours.
Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites and 21 Day Sugar Detox keeps her's simple too...(recipe here!)
But there are times when I have a bit more time and I add more seasonings or bits of veggies from having chopped up stuff. Wellness Mama gives a basic recipe but with veggies here!
My thoughts are to not make it complicated. But the more seasonings do add fullness and a savoriness!
I have done a batch before with lots of Asian seasonings especially with turmeric to get all that amazing benefit. I have done a rosemary flare. I have done a Mexican flare. I've done some really great batches and not so great batches. But they never go to waste!
I personally just sip on it. I love a mug of bone broth right after a workout. It is refreshing and revitalizing. Yet I understand and respect not everyone is up for a cup of BB instead of Joe! Other ways I use bone broth is I cook eggs in it.....I saute veggies.....I then use it to make soup.....I use it to cook rice or beans.....pretty much anywhere I may need to use water to cook I use bone broth instead. Therefore my family is reaping the benefits of this powerhouse liquid without having to sip on it like I do!
Dr. Axe gives further info on all the great benefits (here).
If you aren't convinced then check out this simple search I did for bone broth and you will see all the amazing people who write about it and all the amazing benefits! (Search here!)
So that's what I woke up thinking about this morning was BONE BROTH....lol.....thus that is why my Tuesday is about this TASTY powerhouse!
Have a beautifully blessed day!
Hugs and prayers always,
PS.....today's book picture is one of my very first real/whole food/paleo cook books. I actually purchased it when it was still only in an e-version. I was super excited when it was released in a paper form. I have purchased it for many friends....I love love love how simple her recipes are!
I ESPECIALLY LOVE HOW SHE HAS PROTOCOLS AND RECIPES FOR EVERY POSSIBLE NEED: brain health, heart health, autoimmunity, thyroid, adrenals, about nightshades, candida, sibo....etc.....it is truly a wealth of info!