So I am sure by now you've heard about the multitude of benefits consuming bone broth offers you. If you haven't seen your fave healthy Instagrammer's cleverly captioned post of her sipping bone broth out of her coffee- esque cup, courtesy of NYC bone broth joint Brodo, allow me to brief you. Bone broth is filled with healing ingredients. The collagen is amazing for your skin (read fountain of youth), the gelatin does wonders for your gut, and the glucosamine heals those achy joints. Now if you don't live near Brodo, I have great news. Bone broth is SO easy to make and a great on the go snack. Below is my easy bone broth method as well as a quick and easy lunch option.
Below is a really basic recipe, so adapt it to your liking. A lot of people use veggie scraps in their's too, I just don't always have those lying around.
1 3-4 lb chicken, roasted (I like to buy the pre cooked rotiserie chickens on Friday night, use the meat throughout the weekend, and then on Sunday use the remains for my broth. If you want to roast your own and use those leftovers go for it)
A big bunch of fresh thyme
A big bunch of fresh italian parsley
6 or more raw garlic cloves
T of sea salt
T black peppercorn
Enough water to cover the chicken
A big glug of raw apple cider vinegar (optional but said to extract more nutrients from chicken bones)
Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Turn down to low and cover and let simmer for 12-24 hours. When through, run mixture through a colander to avoid swallowing gross little bones. You can also use a slow cooker on high for 12 hours. All ingredients are roughly measured as you can always adjust the taste.
BONE BROTH EGG DROP SOUP
I've been eating this for lunch a lot lately mainly because it is so quick and easy and tasty to boot.
2 C bone broth
1- 2 eggs
2 T raw sauerkraut (I like Bubbie's brand)
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat up bone broth in a pot on the stove if not warm already. Bring to a simmer. Crack egg(s) into pot, off heat, and cover pot. Let sit for 3 minutes, or longer depending on how runny you like your egg. While you're waiting spoon a couple (or more) tablespoons of sauerkraut into a soup bowl. Pour hot broth and egg over sauerkraut and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. This meal is oh so easy and SO SO good for you.