It's always handy to have broth in the house to use for your healthy recipes! I dont know about you, but I DO NOT like to use those cubes from the store... have you seen what's in them? I want to show you how you can make your own broth to freeze and use when needed.
2 pounds of bones from left overs or a local butcher
2 stalks of celery
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 tablespoon sea salt
Optional - own herbs or Vegeta**
This recipe calls for any type of bones. You can use chicken, beef, pork or fish! Different bones call for different cooking times. Beef and Pork are the longest, the longer the better flavour, a full day would be perfect! Chicken would be about half that time; half a day. And fish needs about 4-5 hours. My favorite is roasting the bones first for 30 minutes before placing into the pot to bring out a lot of flavour.
Once you have the bones in the pot add a gallon of water.
Add in chopped vegetables, salt, pepper and herbs (vegeta)
Bring to boil
Once boiling, lower to simmer for the remaining time.
Every so often you will have to check the broth so you can take the frothy stuff off the top (which is all the imperfections). Keep in mind that if you are using bones from grass-fed meat there will be less (this is what I always use!)
My Mom likes to add Vegeta in her chicken soup and I remember finding it delicious. So instead of going and buying it which is cheap but loaded with sodium, I found a recipe that is healthy and still delicious.
**This is an optional ingredient to add: Homemade Vegeta Spice: http://ninasrecipes4u.blogspot.ca/2010/03/how-to-make-your-own-no-sodium-vegeta.html
Recipe by Exercises for Women & Female Fitness by Flavia Del Monte - Flavia Del Monte's Female Fitness Blog at http://www.flaviliciousfitness.com/blog/2013/09/26/homemade-broth-recipe/