Bone Broth

I really enjoy a bowl of bone broth for breakfast, which might seem like a strange meal to start the day with but it is a surprisingly satiating and delicious way to break an overnight fast. And it takes much less preparation than you might think!

At least twelve hours before you plan to eat you’ll need to roast some stock bones. These might be purpose bought chicken or beef bones from an organic, pastured meat supplier or they could just be the bones from a chicken you’ve just roasted for meat. Pack as many roasted bones as you can into a crock pot and cover with cold water. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar and around half a tablespoon of sea salt per litre of water.

Sometimes I will add some or all of the following as well: 1tbsp turmeric, a few cloves of garlic, 1tbsp chaga root, a few peppercorns, 1tbsp dried seaweed.

Switch your crockpot/slow cooker to low and leave on overnight.

In the morning flash fry some chopped, seasonal and organic veggies in either beef dripping/tallow or pork lard (always from pastured animals) and scrape them into a bowl. Then sieve a couple of ladles of broth directly over your veggies. Savoury goodness ready in minutes! If you are really pushed for time you can just fill a mug with broth and drink that instead of your morning coffee.

I tend to keep adding extra left over bones, water and salt to the crock pot as and when necessary over the next day or so. The flavour will intensify beautifully. After three or four days I strain the last bit into a saucepan to add to stews, curries or chillies and start a new batch from scratch.

If this kind of nourishing, easy to prepare and delicious meal appeals to you then you might like to consider signing up for coaching with me. Bone broth is amazing for gut health, skin health and for helping to heal many inflammatory conditions; using it as part of a programme uniquely designed to suit your genetics, historical health influences and current conditions can improve your health and wellbeing more than you think is possible…