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3/26/15

Nourishing Bone Broth Recipe

 
  POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH

* Fortifies your immune system!

* Chock full of minerals suck as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals.

* Nourishing gelatin-rich, collagen-building substances heal bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, skin, and mucus membranes like the gut.

* Enhances digestion and aids in helping anemia, ulcers, IBS, colitis, Chrohns,  and GERD.

* Aids arthritis, osteoporosis, gastritis, food allergies, leaky gut,  liver health, detoxification, helps with flu viruses, malnutrition, Celiac disease, diabetes, insomnia, heart attack and so much more.




My tweaked recipe:


Ingredients:
*1 whole chicken (rinsed, cleaned with organs removed)
*2 chicken feet (I omit this. After seeing my chickens feet glopped in poo, I just can't deal with adding them)
*onions, carrots, celery, fresh parsley, rosemary (no set amount, just a big bowlful, this is giving you a flavorful broth) 
*2-3 dried bay leaves
*1 tbsp whole peppercorns (or cracked pepper, to taste)
*1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
*Salt (to your own taste)
*filtered water (to cover) 

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Instructions:
Add the whole chicken to a crock-pot, cover with vegetables, bay leaf, rosemary, sea salt and peppercorns. Cover with cold filtered water, add apple cider vinegar.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours (I cook overnight) remove cooked chicken to serve and then replace bones and carcass back into slow cooker. Adding more water if needed.

Cook for 12-24 more hours, until the bone crumbles when I pinch it in my fingers.
Remove the slow cooker from heating unit and strain broth through a fine mesh sieve or a colander lined with 100% cotton cheesecloth into jars or bowls to store.

Cool and refrigerate. The broth should set into a firm gel.  This recipe generally makes a half gallon.  You can easily use a half gallon of this within a week or two in different recipes, or you can freeze it in freezer bags and pull it out as you need it.

I use this broth in so many different ways.  It's good in soups, casseroles or just to sip on it in a cup or even add some crackers and make a meal. Once you taste this broth, you will never want the stuff from the grocery store again! :)



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