Just like Kombucha, bone broth is the new black. It seems to be the new healthy thing to do. If you are thinking; ‘Since when was drinking beef stock a good idea?’
I would reply, probably always but its popularity has suddenly increased, much like NZ cricket…
Bone broth was actually used back in the olden days of the 1930s by Doctors, it has been successfully prescribed for digestive complaints due to the fact it is high in minerals, such as; calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur and phosphorus. It also helps intestinal healing and cartilage, joints, the immune system, and contributes to detoxification. Bone broth also helps our bones and skin health due to the above minerals and the gelatin. Gelatin is rich in the amino acid proline, hydroxyproline, and glycine. Gelatin can assist digestion by normalising stomach acid levels and promoting the flow of gastric juices. This explains why many people find meat cooked on the bone or in stews easier to digest. Gelatin is also soothing to the GI tract as it helps line the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract and guards against further injury (eg if people are intolerant to certain foods or celiac etc)
So there you go a super way of ticking all the health boxes in one meal.
Here is my recipe:
1 kg beef bones ( I got mine from the lovely Warkworth butcher)
3 big chunks of fresh ginger
Big handful of parsley and rosemary
3 chopped up carrots
1 chopped onion skin and all
Enough water to cover the bones
And ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
I put all of the above in my slow cooker for 24 hours. Strained the vegetables and bones out and bottled some and froze the rest. Just a quick note – the broth will separate and have a white layer on top when cool, so you can just mix it altogether and drink it or put in your cooking like I did. Its full of good stuff so don’t throw it out!
I used 2 cups of the bone broth in my rice for my dinner tonight. I was going for a Korean theme with hot sauce, sesame seeds, and nori sheets and fried eggs. Ignore the not so great photo I took it super quick…I was hungry.