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Bone Broth

Bone broth!  An elixir of savory goodness!  We’ve taken to drinking it like tea sometimes.  It feels almost like a meal because it’s so filling and good for you. 

I read a few articles before my first attempt at making it.  It turned out to be so much easier than I thought it would be!  I use bone broth now in anything I might have used store bought broth in before.  And I also use it to reheat leftover meats since simmering in broth for a bit makes them nice and tender. 

This stuff is truly a wonder. 

Recipes at the links: Dana Carpender’s is easiest I think. 

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You have, no doubt, heard of the legendary healing powers of chicken soup. They’re for real. Why is Jewish Penicillin* good for nearly anything that ails you? Bone broth.

* Or WASPy Penicillin. Or Asian Penicillin. Or Latino Penicillin. Whatever. Bone broth is an Equal Opportunity Healer.

Clipped from Dana Carpender’s Bone Broth Recipe, aka Liquid Gold

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In short broth is one of the best foods you can feed your family. It is a multivitamin, a medicine for all kinds of sicknesses, and a delicious food wrapped up in one. It keeps you healthy, gets you even more healthy and helps you recover when sick. Since you control all of what is in your broth you don’t have to worry about allergies to hidden ingredients or cheap fillers.

Broth is economical and good for the earth. It uses foods that you would be throwing away anyhow and makes more food out of it.

via GAPS Basics: Basic Bone Broth Tutorial: Why and How. | Loving Our Guts.

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These are my beef bones after stewing for a couple days.

 

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This is how the broth turned out, after a double straining.

 

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All my little 1 cup containers, filled with brothy goodness and ready to be frozen for use at a moments notice.

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This batch I portioned out with some leftover meat and veggies, so I had ready made meals for those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking.  I’ve found a dry erase marker works great on the plastic containers.

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