Month: June 2017
We are really living through an exciting time in the world, technology has opened us to a whole range of possibilities. You think now about ordering your lamb online from the farmer to be home delivered and it’s really a pretty awesome concept.
We have apps for this and that and everyday there is a new “uber or air bnb” trying to disrupt the world! We have also seen some amazing advances in the medical world and people are now predicted to live a lot longer…
That sounds exciting to me as we still have a young family but are very quickly approaching 40!!
One thing though is if we are going to live a lot longer, I want to make sure I am in the best possible condition so I can enjoy my life as much as possible.
So where is she going with all of this you may ask, and what does it have to with lamb!?
Well let me explain…
Bone Broth, it’s a natural super food that you can easily prepare at home and conveniently freeze to use in your cooking, drink with a meal and have some delicious preservative free flavor.
It improves gut health, digestion and aids joint recovery. Its full of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Another side benefit to bone broth is reduced wastage, you can use up your bones and vegies that might normally just get thrown out.
Ok this all sounds good you say, but how do I make this bone broth?
That easy, here’s what to do:
- 0.5- 1kg Benview Farms Lamb bones
- Enough water to cover the bones completely
- 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (this helps extract the calcium)
- a pinch of salt
- Combine all the ingredients in a large pot or slow cooker
- Bring to the boil on the stove top before simmering for 24-48 hours (this is where the slow cooker might be the best option)
- Allow to cool, then strain the broth and retain only the liquid. There will be fat to skim off and some left over bones if they haven’t dissolved.
- Serve warm or reheat on the stove and aim to drink 1 small cup a day.
- Keep what you will use in the next few days in a glass jar in the fridge
- Freeze the rest in single serves and to drink with a meal or use in soups and recipes requiring stock.
- After 24 hours add vegetables like, celery, carrot, garlic, zucchini and onion to add flavor.
- You can save the top layer and use as cooking fat as well, a great way to reduce wastage!
So there you have it, just set up the slow cooker throw it all in and you have some nutritious bone broth that’s going to help you live a longer, healthier life!
We’d love to hear from you if you are cooking bone broth or want to and have any suggestions or ideas on what else you can do or alternative recipes.
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