Bone broth is “a thing” now, it costs a bomb to buy in the shops (and my clients say it’s rubbish compared to mine) so I thought I’d share my recipe with you.
I started making large quantities of bone broth for one of my clients in order to help heal his digestive system and so lead to reduced food reactions, improve his nutrients status and therefore energy levels. It worked I am happy to say and now I am teaching him to create my modified GAPS diet at home so he will be self sustainable in caring for his own health. The minerals and collagen from the broth are quickly up taken by the epithelial cells within the intestines without having to work hard to cleave them out of a meal in the stomach and duodenum, so reducing the effort needed to obtain the nutrients. The GAPS protocol is excellent for resetting digestive health and supporting the body whilst it heals, of course its not ideal for vegetarians although there are fish stocks that are great too so for a pescatarian it is possible too.
Ingredients – makes 1.5 – 2L
3 organic chicken carcasses
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 onion halved, you can leave the skin on
3 bay leaves
4-6 sprigs of thyme
2 carrots, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
juice of ½ lemon
In a large pot place the carcasses and arrange the remaining ingredients, except the lemon around them. Cover with filtered water and cover with a lid and leave to simmer for 3-4 hours. You can also use a slow cooker for this, simply leave it on a medium heat for 8-12 hours. Once cooled the fat will solidify on the top, remove with a spoon and set aside for cooking. Strain through a fine sieve and portion into jars/pots adding a squeeze of lemon to each.
Tip: If you have the patience to pick the bone you will have a good 300g at least of delicious slow cooked meat to use for making my delicious Chicken and courgette fritters. Sooooo yummy!