bone brothWe’re often extolling the praises of real bone broth in our office. We recommend it year round, but who doesn’t love a nice cup of soup in the winter time, especially if you’re not feeling well? As nourishing food goes, bone broth is incredibly affordable for the sheer density of nutrition value! It’s easy to make at home, but these days some of the good stuff can be found in health food stores or online. I’m not going to get into the detail of why bone broth is so spectacularly healthy and why you should eat it (you should, though, really), but here’s a great piece from Weston A Price with a lot of that information for your reading pleasure.  Stick with it; there’s an easy recipe for making your own bone broth at the end!

Once you’ve got your wonderfully warming, delicious, and nutrient dense broth made in waiting for you to use it in your fridge, start thinking about how you can work it into your daily routine. Starting the day with a warmed cup of broth is always a good option. You can use it as the liquid if you’re cooking grains, and of course as a base in other soups and stews.

bone broth soup Need a good protein, fat, gelatin, collagen, and chondroitin kick but don’t have a lot of time? How about a quick egg drop soup? Just warm up a cup of your broth along with about 1/2 a teaspoon of tamari or coconut aminos, 1/2 a teaspoon of sesame oil, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Once it’s simmering, drop in a whisked egg. Throw in some herbs if you so desire! Chives are nice on there. The whole thing takes maybe 5 minutes. Bone appetite!