Healing mineral bone broth…and convalescence

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My Mom has recently had a series of health challenges and I am lucky to be with her in these next several weeks to help her.  She has told me many times on the phone that she just needs the space and time to truly heal so I am here to just make sure she rests as much as she needs to and is comfortable in this time of true convalescence (I recently read a beautiful post on convalescence of the body and soul here)

I am also here to make sure that my Mom gets the most nutritious food possible to help her body heal.  I really believe in “wisdom of the body” and when I asked her what she was craving to eat, she told me soup…

And it’s no wonder she craves soup.  When made in the traditional way of slow lengthy cooking, the mineral bone broth is rich in vital minerals and electrolytes in a form that is easily assimilated by the body.  The broth also contains a large amount of gelatin which is soothing and helpful in digestion.  I’m trying to give her nourishing mineral bone broth in some form every day.  Besides being deeply nutritious, the broth adds so much flavor to her sodium restricted diet.

I’ve been making mineral bone broth for years now first starting when my son was on the GAPS diet.  I basically follow the guidelines in the book, “Nourishing Traditions” and cook my chicken broth for 24 hours and my beef broth for 48 hours.

So the stock pot has been constantly going since I got here–two batches of rich chicken broth, one batch of beef.  I’m going to try fish stock tomorrow.  Even the smell of broth that fills the house is soothing…

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Nourishing mineral bone broth
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Made slowly and in a traditional way, this mineral bone broth is rich in mineral, electrolytes and gelatin that is easily assimilated into the body
Ingredients
  • CHICKEN MINERAL BONE BROTH:
  • * 1 whole free-range organic chicken or 3 pounds free-range organic chicken bones
  • * 4 quarts filtered water
  • * 2 tablespoons vinegar**
  • * 1 large onion chopped
  • * 2 carrots chopped
  • * 2 celery sticks chopped
  • **vinegar helps to draw out minerals
Instructions
  1. Cover chicken or chicken pieces with filtered water, stir in vinegar and slowly bring to a boil. (I use my crockpot)
  2. Skim any slum that comes to surface.
  3. Reduce heat to low and keep at low simmer for 6 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from pot and remove meat (save for use in other dishes like chicken salad, sandwiches, etc)
  5. Return chicken bones to pot adding more filtered water to equal 4 quarts.
  6. Continue to simmer on low for another 18 hours. (total 24 hours)
  7. Cool and strain broth. (I like to use cheesecloth to strain)
  8. Refrigerate broth until it congeals and fat rises to top. Remove fat.
  9. Refrigerate in jars or freeze.

 

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  1. Sending your mothering healing thoughts.
    Such a beautiful image of you cooking this nourishing broth for your mom.
    Love to both of you during this tender time.
    Thinking of you today.
    Sheila
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  2. colleen says:

    Hi, I just found your site via Real Food Forager and I really am enjoying your site. I too make bone broth for my family in the crock pot. Love it since is so easy to do. I just wanted to mention that your recipe doesn’t mention how you use the vinegar. You may want to add that. I use more than the 2 tbsp. you mentioned so I think I may have to try using your 2 tbsp. and see how it turns out. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Its so darn important to our bodies to use this broth to keep us healthy!

    • Hi Colleen,
      Thanks so much for letting me know about how I left out the vinegar instructions! I really appreciate it. Your method of adding more vinegar is great–I’m sure it will draw out more minerals, but my kids are pretty (actually TOO) sensitive to that vinegar taste and so I try to keep it to a minimum. Thanks for being here and please come back again. Much aloha, Lori

    • Colleen,
      Oh I forgot to ask you…How much vinegar do you add per quart?
      Thanks! Lori

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