Bone Broth

Reasons to Eat Bone Broth

There are many reasons for incorporating good-old-fashioned bone broth into your diet. The following health benefits attest to its status as "good medicine."

Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion.

Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses, etc.: A study published over a decade ago found that chicken soup indeed has medicinal qualities, significantly mitigating infection.

Reduces joint pain and inflammation, courtesy of chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage.

Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Arginine, for example, has been found to be particularly beneficial for the treatment of sepsis (whole-body inflammation). Glycine also has calming effects, which may help you sleep better.

Promotes strong, healthy bones: Bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation.

Promotes healthy hair and nail growth, thanks to the gelatin in the broth.

For more information on the benefits of bone broth, see link below:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/05/bone-broth-recipe.aspx

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Bone Broth Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones

  • 2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs

  • ½ cup raw apple cider vinegar

  • 4 quarts filtered water

  • 3 celery stalks, halved

  • 3 carrots, halved

  • 3 onions, quartered

  • Handful of fresh parsley

  • Sea salt


Method:
 

  1. Place bones in a pot or a crockpot, add apple cider vinegar and water, and let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the mineral out of the bones.

  2. Add more water if needed to cover the bones.

  3. Add the vegetables bring to a boil and skim the scum from the top and discard.

  4. Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 24-72 hours (if you're not comfortable leaving the pot to simmer overnight, turn off the heat and let it sit overnight, then turn it back on and let simmer all day the next day)

  5. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in a handful of fresh parsley for added flavor and minerals.

  6. Let the broth cool and strain it, making sure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth.

  7. Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is or store in fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.

 
  From the Heal Your Gut Cookbook, Boynton & Brackett

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Special Sauce

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon hot mustard

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • 1 -2 teaspoon garlic and red chile paste


Stir Fry Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar


Directions

  1. Make the special sauce by dissolving the honey in water in a small bowl.

  2. Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and sesame oil

  3. Mix well and refrigerate this sauce until you're ready to serve.

  4. Combine the hot water with the hot mustard and set this aside as well.

  5. Eventually add your desired measurement of mustard and garlic chili sauce to the special sauce mixture to pour over the wraps.

  6. Bring oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan.

  7. Saute chicken breasts for 4 to 5 minutes per side or done.

  8. Remove chicken from the pan and cool.

  9. Keep oil in the pan, keep hot.

  10. As chicken cools mince water chestnuts and mushrooms to about the size of small peas.

  11. Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, honey, and rice vinegar together in a small bowl.

  12. When chicken is cool, mince it as the mushrooms and water chestnuts are.

  13. With the pan still on high heat, add another Tbsp of vegetable oil.

  14. Add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms to the pan.

  15. Add the stir fry sauce to the pan and saute the mixture for a couple minutes then serve it in the lettuce"cups".

  16. Top with"Special Sauce".



Recipe credit: from Todd Wilbur and Top Secret Recipes