If you want to do something wonderful for your health I would strongly recommend including bone broth into your diet.
You will glow from the inside out!
Bone broths are extremely rich in nutrients, predominantly minerals & amino acids such as arginine, glycine and proline.
1-2 chicken carcases or bones of choice.
1 bulb garlic
3 celery stalks
1 onion sliced
2 Tbs of apple cider vinegar
Start by roasting the bones in a very hot oven for 30 mins, this will increase the flavour.
In a large pot or slow cooker add the bones and cover with filtered water.
Add the apple cider vinegar and allow to sit in the cool water for 20-30 minutes.
This helps draw the minerals and nutrients out of the bones and makes them more available.
Add all other ingredients and simmer on low heat for 8-24hrs. The longer the better. (I pop my slow cooker in the laundry as the smell and be a little over powering after a few hours)
Add more water if you find it evaporates.
During the first few hours of simmering, impurities and a frothy layer may rise to the surface and it can be easily scooped off with a big spoon.
Remove from heat and let the broth cool.
Strain using a fine metal strainer to remove all the bits of bone and vegetable.
Let it cool in fridge, and discard layer of fat that sits on the surface
When cool store in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
(lamb and beef bones take longer to cook and should be left simmering for 48 hours)
If you use lamb or beef bones ask your butcher to cut them into small pieces.
How to enjoy:
Drink a warm cup of broth (like a cup of soup) with or between meals – season naturally with salt, pepper, seaweed, crushed garlic, miso, Goji berries, fresh or dried herbs.
Use it to braise, sautee or stir-fry vegetables and meats.
Add broth to curries or in soups, stews and casseroles
Use broth to poach chicken or use instead of water to cook rice, quinoa or couscous by absorption method.
For baby: mix plain broth into pureed vegetables or other mashed food. Give lukewarm as a drink. Freeze broth in an ice cube tray to portion.
To make Chicken Noodle soup add diced vegetables - leek, carrot, celery, cauliflower, potato, diced chicken & simmer till cooked through. Add rice or egg noodles and cook as per cooking instructions.