Make your own Bone Broth (Recipe Inside)

What?? You don’t make your own bone broth? That needs to change!

There’s nothing a good broth cannot fix, and here’s why should you be boiling some right now.Forgive me if I start talking history, but back to the basics is what we are aiming at anyways.

In the early days before civilization, every part of a hunted animal was put to use to avoid wastage. That’s how bone broth became a household staple and a favourite for hundreds of years. Bone broth is still healthy today as it was centuries ago, although not as popular, thanks lots of information and competition from processed foods/supplements.

Bone broth, also known as stock, is made by boiling and simmering bone tissue and cartilage (plus other preferred organs) of an animal in water over heat for a few hours. It can be made from chicken bones, beef knuckles, pork neck and shoulders, chicken feet and more. The simmering action allows the bones to release important nutrients into the water, creating a simple, but tasty golden soup.

If you’re skeptical about bone broth and its advantages, hear me out here: bone broth has a benefit for every part of the body, right from the brain to the metatarsals in the feet. Plus, you can always add it to food, use it in recipes rather than drinking it directly. As for my family including me, we all sip a cup every other morning instead of coffee, and trust me, the energy it renders puts caffeine to shame. 

Nutrition wise, bone broth comes packed with, chondroitin, gelatin, collagen, proline and amino acids such as cysteine, L-glutamine, histidine and glycine.

It also contains notable amounts of glucosamine and glutamine, in addition to copper, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and other minerals. This wide variety of nutrients is what makes bone broth the super soup that it is.

Bone broth has a wealth of benefits for your body. Read them in another blog post HERE.

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This was my bone broth 45 minutes ago. I added some whole English breakfast radishes and a few cherry tomatoes as they were  just sitting in my fridge with no plans. The soup bones delivered by Sunday Farms were chunky and meaty and the broth made the meal by itself.

There’s no harm in drinking bone broth or using it as part of your meals. Its healthy, safe and ready to change your health should you dare to try it. Selva and I sometimes start the day with home made bone broth and sometimes we start one of our meals with it. 

You can always reuse the bones a second time if you used large bones. Don’t throw away the jelly like substance that it turns into once it cools, that’s the good stuff. Gelatin has a lot of collagen that will keep you young should you drink bone broth 3-4 times a week. Why get a botox when you have delicious and cheap ways to stay young!

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It is also a good idea to minimize waste and add all you leftover bits of vegetables into the broth. I throw in cabbage stump, last sticks of celery, the last dozen cherry tomatoes that nobody wants, okra heads, the last one carrot… well, you get it.

A fridge clearing nutritious broth!

Homemade Bone Broth

Recipe by Summer


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Stuff You Need

  • 4-6 Beef or pork neck bones or a dozen chicken feet

  • A medium sized onion chopped

  • 6-8 segments of garlic crushed

  • 1 tbsp grated ginger

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2-4 celery sticks cut into bite sized pieces

  • Daikon radishes cut into bite size pieces

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 2 litres of water

  • Herbs of your choice, preferably fresh, if not, dried.

How to Make

  • Gather everything from the list and put them into your instant pot.
  • Cook on pressure with manual settings for 60 minutes.
  • Wait for pressure to release naturally. Then open the pot, add chopped herbs, stir, taste the broth to adjust salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Now, ladle into a cup or bowl and enjoy.


  • It is best to use one kind of protein. I play between beef neck or marrow bones, or chicken feet or carcass or pork hock or neck bones.
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