The Jade Institute | Bone Broth for Health Building: Nourishing the Liver and Kidneys
I have always loved making soup and soupy meals such as a good hearty lamb or beef stew. Only in the past 10 months or so have I specifically made “bone” broth even though I frequently use bones in my soups. Beef is my favourite and I do include some leftover pork bones in it if I have them. I have a fresh batch of chicken broth on the stove while I finish up my last cup of beef broth as I write this. I just grated some fresh tumeric into it and a tsp of coconut manna. Delicate, warming and yummy! I spiced this beef batch with cardamom seeds, brown mustard seed, cumin seed, fenugreek, afer the initial garlic and sautéed onion addition. Then on day 2 I threw in some leftover veg of asparagus, broccoli and mushroom.
Other than garlic I have not added other things to the chicken batch yet, as I want a bit of plain gelatin for the dogs. For the dogs I do skim off much of the fat as it is a bit rich for them in cooked form . (Yes they do eat raw food too.)
This is a great page on bone broth and its nutrients and has 4 bone broth recipes at the end.
Bone Broth for Health Building: Nourishing the Liver and kidneys by Cindy Micleu, MTCM, LAc.
Winter is the ideal time for nourishing the Kidneys, and soup is the perfect winter food. Bone broth is prepared in cultures around the world as both a tasty, healthful soup and an easily digested medicinal food. The prolonged cooking of bones in water results in a broth rich in nutritional constituents that promote strength, tonify blood, nourish in times of sickness and rehabilitation, and help to prevent bone and connective tissue disorders.