Ellie is going crazy this morning because Karen is in the kitchen making my favorite “miracle elixir”…
As soon as Karen pulls out all the bones and chicken necks, Ellie darts right into the kitchen with her tail wagging, just waiting for something to fall off the counter.
Anyway…Here’s the deal with bone broth, and why I’m such a big fan of it.
If you had a mother or grandmother who loved to cook back in the 50’s or 60’s, chances are they made a LOT of broth.
I know when I went over to Grandma Reagan’s house, there was almost always a pot on the stove with a delicious broth simmering.
And for good reason…
First, it’s a cheap way to make a delicious meal.
And second, it’s one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
All of the nutrients from the bones seep out into the broth, and give your body an avalanche of vitamins and minerals that you can’t get anywhere else.
It’s one the reasons people started eating broth when they got sick.
But here’s the rub…
Now-a-days when most people get sick they go to the store, grab a can of Campbell’s soup and think it will help with their sickness.
Not so fast.
A store-bought soup is nothing like a homemade broth.
Most store-bought soups are nothing more than water, chicken flavor and some MSG.
Not exactly a “health food” if you ask me.
The good thing about homemade broth is that it’s incredibly simple to make if you have a crockpot.
We let ours simmer in the crockpot for about 24 hours, and we wind up with 2 large mason jars worth of broth.
Also it’s pretty hard to screw up a good broth.
So if you’re not a great cook, no need to worry…
You can use meat bones, chicken necks, or even just old bones you have in the freezer from something else you cooked.
Toss in some carrots, celery, onion, garlic and salt and you’re good to go.
For me a hot cup of broth is perfect for cold mornings when I need a little pick me up.
If you want to give it a try, here’s the recipe Karen used when we first started making bone broth -> Bone broth recipe
Adding a little homemade broth to your weekly meals will really help with your digestion and it can also help relieve aches and pains.
Plus it’s downright delicious and comforting.
Alright, thats all from me today.
– Jeff Reagan
Founder, Patriot Health Alliance