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RECIPE FOR BONE-VEGETABLE BROTH
Bones, preferably from organic, free range and/or grass fed animals.*
7 carrots, cut fine
1 small bunch of celery, cut fine
1/3 bunch of parsley, cut fine
Large handful of spinach, cut fine
1 large Vidalia onion, chopped
2 T Apple cider vinegar
salt/pepper, to taste
Cumin and/or Turmeric, to taste
Ginger: great for healing the digestive tract (ex. Diverticulitis, etc…)
Fill a big crock pot or stock pot ½ full of bones (chicken, turkey, beef and/or fish bones). If using beef bones, roast beforehand for 25 or 30 minutes at about 375 F and then use them to make a stock.
Add vegetables. Cover bones/vegetables with reverse osmosis OR Berkey water. Add a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with the cold water to help draw out the nutrients from the bones. Put it on high heat to bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat so it doesn’t do much more than simmer. Add spices.
Skim off the “froth” as it arises. Continue to add water as it evaporates.
Allow around 4 hours for chicken stock and a minimum of 6 hours for other, tougher bones. If you have time, let it boil for as much as 24 hours for chicken and 48 hrs for beef bones. This time allows the bones to turn to Gelatin which has amazing curative properties as well as makes it easier to digest. The more it cooks the more minerals you’ll leach from the bones and vegetables. Store in refrigerator to use as needed. Drink it warm.
*Ask your local butcher for a carcass of chicken or beef bones (many call them “dog bones” or “soup bones”). Many local grocery stores sell “soup bones”. You can also keep all the bones from the meat you eat during the week in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.