How To Make Bone Broth

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Homemade bone broth is a traditional food that is super healing and nourishing for the human body. Bone broth is a fantastic source of nutrients. It can be made from the bones of any animal including beef, fish, lamb or chicken. It is very rich in gelatin which helps the body with digestion and supports skin, nail, teeth and hair health.

Bone broth is super cheap to make. Most butchers will probably give you the bones for free! Incorporate it into a stew, bolognese, curry, soup or even cook rice with it to ensure your child gets some in their diet!

Ingredients:

  • 2 kg of bones – (beef or lamb marrow bones, chicken necks, feet and carcass or fish)
  • 6-8 litres of filtered water
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped in half
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped in half
  • 1 carrot, chopped in half
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring the boil.
  2. Once boiling reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Allow the broth to simmer for a minimum of 6 to 24 hours (beef: 24 hours, chicken: 12 hours, fish: 6 hours). Top up the water as required.
  4. After it has cooked for the appropriate time – strain the broth through a fine mesh metal strainer and discard the bones and debris caught in the strainer. You can keep and eat the vegetables.
  5. Place the broth on the bench and allow it to cool for about an hour.
  6. Once it has cooled, place the pot into the fridge. After a few hours you will find that the tallow rises to the top and forms a hard white layer. Scoop this out with a spoon and keep it in a container to use for cooking (as an alternative to coconut oil or butter). The liquid beneath the tallow should have turned into what looks like jelly. It will have a gelatinous consistency – which is great news! This means your broth is rich in gelatin. Don’t stress if it isn’t very jelly-like, it will still have loads of nutrients in it!
  7. Place the broth into big glass jars for storage in the fridge or pour it into containers and store in the freezer.

Enjoy your gut-loving broth!

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Hi I'm Rhiannon Crispe. I'm an Occupational Therapist, Personal Trainer and GAPS Practitioner. I created Homebase Hope - a place of positivity and possibility for people caring for a child on the spectrum. I'm here to guide you every step of your autism journey with a whole child approach.