I absolutely love to make bone broth at home! Bone broths are taking the place of what we hitherto held as early morning basics – sipping our coffee or fruit juice. It seems as though everyone is realizing the health benefits of bone broth and there seems a great rush for it – from the models to athletes; from the busy men and women in marbled and skyscraper offices to muscular gymnasts.
Today, a lot of people are overwhelmed by the health benefit of bone broth that we all want to create that time amidst our busy schedules to give ourselves a good treatment of it. Whether we have all the time to spare in the kitchen or we’re constrained by our ever-busy schedules, we just want to relish this healthy meal. Our good health is what drives our visions
The steps towards making bone broth at home may differ from person to person. But whatever our individual preferences are, we are looking towards better health, stronger bones and firmer bodies by sipping from our mug of bone broth soup. I believe the suggestions here would be great for everyone! Here are my styles and preferences about bone broth I wish to share with you:
Try Organic when you make bone broth at home
The types of organic bones you can use when making bone broth are beef, lamb, pork, bison, venison, chicken and turkey. Each type of organic bone will provide different nutrients to your broth. For example, beef bones will provide a high amount of collagen and magnesium, while lamb bones will provide a high amount of zinc. Choose the bones that you think will best meet your needs.
Go for bones from animals and birds that feed mostly on grasses, grains, and nets. They are a lot healthier to consume; avoid flesh-eating animals if the desire is to enjoy the health benefits of bone broths. The number of bones you use is not as important as using quality bones. You can use as many or as few bones as you like, just make sure they are good quality bones!
Always blanch your bones before adding them to your pot. Blanching your bones before making bone broth is important for two reasons:
- It will remove any impurities that may be on the bones.
- It will help to release all of the nutrients from the bones into the broth.
To blanch your bones, simply place them in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the bones from the water and rinse them off with cold water.
Once you have rinsed your bones, add them to your pot along with any other ingredients you are using. Fill the pot with filtered water and bring it to a boil. Once the water has reached a boil, reduce the heat and allow the broth to simmer for 24-48 hours.
When the broth is finished simmering, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. Once it has cooled, strain the broth using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
One common mistake people make is to reduce heat instead of removing it altogether!
The final step is to store your bone broth. Bone broth can be stored in jars or containers in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to six months.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to make your very own homemade broth! Now sit back and enjoy the rich flavour and how delicious it is! Not to mention, you’ll be getting all of the amazing health benefits that come with drinking bone broth.
Be sure to wash up the bones
One major benefit when you do this at home is that you get to actually wash it! We should always wash the bone and every fresh vegetable we want to blend it with. I recommend using just water without adding any form of chemical(s). Clean water from a reliable source is almost always the best choice! Wash the bones and the vegetables thoroughly. I don’t subscribe to washing edibles with any substance. Don’t bother to try and convince me 🙂 I wholeheartedly believe they should be washed thoroughly though.
Washing the bones before cooking them is important because it helps to remove any impurities that may be on the bones. It also helps to release all of the nutrients from the bones into the broth.
You may wish to separate the bone marrow from the bone
Bone marrow can be separated from the bone before cooking it, but it is not necessary. Personally, I like the marrows separated from the bone before I make my broth. This way, it stays in one piece with all the nutrients intact. I only add the bone marrows after I have done thoroughly cooking the bones. This is to allow it to stay without melting to naught
To separate the bone marrow from the bone, simply use a sharp knife to cut into the bone and remove the marrow. Be sure to discard any bones that have no marrow. Once you have removed the marrow from the bones, add it to your pot along with any other ingredients you are using.
Are you going veggie with your bone broth?
Are you one of those in my circle that like your bone broth on veggies? If you are, then there is something so great and beautiful about your choice. Bone broth seems to taste great when boiled with carrots, onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower and many other organically grown vegetables.
Bone broth is a delicious and nutritious way to get your daily dose of vegetables. When you boil bone broth with vegetables, the nutrients from both the broth and the vegetables are absorbed into your bloodstream. This helps to keep your body healthy and functioning properly.
Some of the health benefits of consuming bone broth and vegetables include:
- improved joint health
- stronger bones and teeth
- better digestion
- reduced inflammation
- improved skin health
- reduced risk of cancer
So, if you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious way to get your daily dose of vegetables, try boiling them when you make bone broth! You’ll be glad you did! Go veggie and sip health to your life.
Remember to boil for hours before blending the veggies
Whether you are cooking beef bones or lamb bones, you should cook as long as six hours or more on the stove. Bones are bones and if you must get maximum satisfaction from its broth, you’d better cook long. Then you can add your carrots or other veggies. Some people may choose to add fresh carrots, but I like mine boiled because of what experts are saying about boiled carrots. There are so many benefits to consuming boiled carrots!
When you boil carrots with bone broth, the nutrients from both the broth and the vegetables are absorbed into your bloodstream. This helps to keep your body healthy and functioning properly, but honestly, the choice is yours 🙂
How to make bone broth on the stove
Making bone broth on the stove is simple. Start by heating a pot of water until it boils, then add the bones. Let the bones cook for at least an hour, then remove them and add any veggies you like. Let the veggies cook for a few minutes, then add the stock to a container and refrigerate overnight. The next day, skim off any fat that has risen to the top and enjoy!
And that’s it! We are ready to make some bone broth at home! Let me know how yours turns out or if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you!