How to make Bone Broth
Good news is how cheap it is to make your own bone broth. To make a really good stock you want bones, meat on the bones and joints as they provide the substances that will heal. Beef bones, chicken and its giblets, duck and fish bones are all good.
Bone Broth Recipe
Chicken carcass, chicken feet and giblets
2 KG Organic Beef bones (roasted for 30 min in oven)
2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
Veggies – eg brown onion, celery and carrots
2 -4 litres of filtered water depending on how much you are making
If you're using chicken, simply place the entire chicken raw or cooked carcass, into a pot and cover with water.
Add a small amount of vinegar to help leach the minerals out of the bones.
Alternatively, you can use the carcass bones from a roasted chicken after the meat has been removed. You can also add vegetables of your choice into the pot. Don't be afraid to add chicken feet and the chicken's head, as they're great sources of collagen.
Pig's feet are another good addition.
If using raw organic beef bones, bake them in the oven for 30 minutes first then add to the pot with a little apple cider vinegar.
Bring it all to a boil, making sure to skim off the frothy bubbles that rise to the top as the broth begins to boil.
Pay careful attention to this stage, as once the broth begins to boil the scum is rolled right back into the broth. The scum are the impurities that you want to remove.
Turn down the heat and let it simmer overnight. (If you’re not comfortable with that, turn off the heat and let it sit overnight; then turn it back on and let simmer all day the next day.) All in all, it needs to simmer for 12-48 hours.
A slow cooker is great as it is safer than leaving a stove top overnight. You will need to boil it on the stove first before putting into the slow cooker so you can remove any scum.
You can freeze portions which keep for 7 days in the fridge. When trying to heal the gut. Drink bone both regularly. If you are familiar with GAPS, this a GAPS friendly recipe.