It is a soup and stew time of year here in Upstate New York with the single digit and below zero days and nights we’ve been having the past couple of weeks. For me, soup not only warms the body, but it has a way of warming my Soul. One of my favorite soups to make is bone broth. Basically, you slow simmer some bones in water with a little raw apple cider vinegar, and your favorite spices. The apple cider vinegar draws the micro-nutrients out of the bone and into the soup, so that your body can soak them up, and use them for energy. It is a true alchemy. Continue reading for a yummy bone broth soup recipe, and if you don’t eat meat, click on this link to my Soulful Soups article in this month’s Natural Awakenings Magazine for some vegetarian soups. You'll find the article on page 24.
You can make bone broth with fresh bones or you can use the bones that remain after eating a chicken, turkey, beef or even a ham, throw them into a crock pot (or slow simmer on the stove), cover with water and add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Next add your favorite spices like sage, rosemary, turmeric, oregano or basal, and toss in half of an onion. Put the lid on and set the heat to the auto setting. In 6-8 hours, when you’ve returned from your busy day, your bone broth will be ready. Transfer the liquid and any meat that has fallen off of the bones to a pot, and put it on the stove. Add in your favorite veggies, bring to a boil, and cook on medium heat for a few minutes until they are tender. If you like, you can also add rice or pasta. Or maybe try the my gluten free dumpling recipe from Gluten Free Alchemy now on Kindle.
I'm a nature loving, garden growing, foodie who loves to eat sweet treats, walk barefoot, snuggle with my dog, discover waterfalls, gaze at the stars,explore my dreams and co-create my own reality.