Most of us with kids will have to do solo parenting while our partner is out of town or working late hours. I believe it doesn’t have to be stressful, exhausting and dreadful. My husband was gone this past week (6 days and 5 […]
Month: June 2017
There is just something so comforting about Chicken Soup. It doesn’t matter what time of year I have chicken soup, it is always comforting and I feel better after eating it. There is also science which proves traditionally made chicken soup has actual healing components […]
Bone Broth has gained a lot of popularity in the world of health food over the past few years and rightly so. It is an ancient, simple and versatile way to get, vitamins, minerals, collagen, protein, and easily digestible gut-health, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting nutrients. More and more evidence is proving that gut health is vital to overall health, including reproductive health. Having a healthy gut can help to balance hormones, fight inflammation (which helps with hormones), allow body to absorb necessary nutrients for optimal health, allow for detoxification, and can help fight disease. There are a number of ways to improve your gut health: taking probiotics; eating prebiotics (foods that feed the good bacteria in your gut) eating fermented foods; drinking fermented beverages: kombucha, kefir, kvaas; bone broth (chicken or beef). Two easy ways to make Bone Broth is by using organic, pastured chickens, or grass-fed beef marrow bones. If you want to learn how to make chicken broth click here. The following recipe is for Beef Marrow Bones. You can get Grass-fed marrow bones online (I like Butcher Box), at a local farmers market or sometimes at a local food co-op. I got my bones at my local farmers market. Bone broth can be used in soups, stews, gravy, sauces, or drank by itself sprinkled with a little Himalayan Pink salt. I even use the broth in place of water when making rice or quinoa. Bone broth is great for little ones once you have introduced solids and is a great natural way to boost immunity for the whole family.
2 lbs Grass-fed Beef Marrow Bones
2 tbsp organic tomato paste
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Optional add-ins: 1 onion, 2 carrots, 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Rub tomato paste over the bones and sprinkle oregano on the bones.
3. Roast bones in cookie sheet for 45 minutes
4. Transfer bones and pan drippings to crock pot.
5. Fill crock pot the rest of the way with water, vinegar and optional vegetables.
6. Simmer on low in Crock Pot for 36-48 hours.
7. Strain broth and transfer to Mason Jars for storing. Allow to cool before moving to fridge.
8. After 12 hours, you can move broth to freezer for longer storage.
*Broth will stay well in fridge for 4-6 days and freeze for up to 3 months, although we go through our broth much quicker than that.