BONE BROTH SOUP
One of the most nutritious foods on the planet has to be Bone Broth Soup!!
Not the kind you buy at the store, but real, homemade goodness.
Don't panic! It is really not that difficult at all. It is a staple in our home and I hope it will become one in your home as well!!
Here is my easy recipe. You can adjust as needed!! After you have your base broth, you can turn it into deliscious soups and meals in a jiffy.
1 to 2 chicken carcass skin, fat, drippings extra meat and all (left over from meals) Remember to use organic, pasture raised chicken whenever possible. This allows you to get vitamins and minerals that you will not find in conventionally raised meat that lacks sunshine and is laden with chemicals, antibiotics and soy feed. If you do not have left over carcass, just roast a chicken, pull off meat and set aside in fridge and add to soup at end.
2 to 4 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar or organic red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic
1 onion chopped into large chunks, red or yellow
Water - enough to cover bones
Sea Salt to taste
Put chicken carcass or bones in a crockpot or stock pot with remaining ingredients. Scrape all the drippings fat and skin into pot too!!
Fill the pot full of water to cover bones.
Cook on low for at least 15 hours (add water as needed). I often cook ours for 2 days, adding water as needed. Skim off scum as necessary.
When the broth is ready, use a slotted spoon to scoop out all the large bones. Then pour broth through a mesh strainer to separate the fat and smaller parts.
Refrigerate in large mouth mason jars until ready to use or put in a stock pot and make bone broth soup.
Use this as your base for soups or just drink as is!
Tips to make soup
In a cast iron or stainless-steel soup pot, heat grass fed butter and coconut oil.
Toss in chopped veggies like celery, carrots, and onions with some sea salt and a dash of cayenne pepper.
Saute till fragrant and add chopped garlic for 1 to 2 more minutes.
Add Broth to deglaze pan.
Then add your broth and other veggies, meat, seasonings etc.
We like our soup hearty and full of veggies!
Mix it up. Soup doesn't have to be boring. Here are some add in ideas.
Remember, we always do our best to use local farm fresh veggies or organic to avoid harmful pesticides and other GMO's.
lentils, red, white or black beans, garbanzo beans
Sprouted, organic Quinoa or rice
Coconut milk and curry
mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, diced or stewed tomatoes. kale, spinach etc!
organic corn, organic black beans, green chili's, cumin and chili powder
try adding sliced avocado to your bowl or shredded raw cheese!!
You can add any veggie you like and spice it up with a variety of seasonings so you have a different flavor every time!