This flavorful broth is made from the bones, feet and heads of pastured chickens from Burroughs Family Farms, which are fed organic, corn-free and soy-free feed, as well as a mix of organic and pastured bones from Mary's Chicken (Mary's pastured birds are fed conventional feed that is certified GMO-free), along with extra feet from Marin Sun Farms (which are pastured, not organic, with feed grown by Mennonite farmers in Northern California). A splash of Bernie's apple cider vinegar helps draw minerals out of the bones. We simmer it at just the right temperature for 12-16 hours to draw out the nutrients without damaging them by overcooking, and to bring out a lovely flavor.
According to Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions, "[Bone broth] contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons--stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain."
You can simply heat the broth with a little salt and pepper, tamari, fish sauce, coconut aminos, miso or any flavoring of your choice. Add it to soups and stews, cook your rice or any starches in it, or braise chicken parts and vegetables for dinner. Cook it down for an umami-rich demi-glace! TSH worker-owner Mud Hut loves making Egg Drop Soup, cooking the whites in the broth first with a little salt and pepper, then adding the yolk and turning the heat off after just a few seconds.
One ingenious way to incorporate broth into your life is to freeze it in ice cube trays, then store the cubes in a bag or container in the freezer. Heat a few anytime you want a cup of broth, add a few cubes when you cook rice or any starch, add to a soup or stew...you get the picture.
Ingredients: filtered water, roasted chicken carcasses, feet and heads, apple cider vinegar*
Recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.