Food for Thought – Leftovers and Bone Broth
I hate throwing food out. Food is money, especially the organic, farm raised stuff. If I cook a whole chicken, when I’m finished eating, I take the meat off the bones and save it for meals later in the week. If I’m feeling industrious, I take the bones and make bone broth by simmering them with carrots, onion and celery. A little dash of apple cider vinegar in the broth as its cooking helps extract the minerals out of the bones. You can then eat the resultant broth on days when you fast! When I do this I take my supplements because I hate taking pills on an empty stomach. You can do this with any kind of bones from beef and chicken to duck and lamb, even fish! My favorite is making oxtail soup and cooking them down so they fall apart. The leftover broth will be loaded with collagen and after you refrigerate it, it looks like beef jello! This is chicken bone broth. When you strain the solids out of the broth be sure to press down on the solids while they’re in the strainer to get the juice out of the solids. It will make your broth a little cloudy, but it will have lots more flavor!