RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Reprinted and translated with permission from:
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Messenger Newsletter.
Bone broth is made by simmering the bones and connective tissue of animals. You can make bone broth from just about any animal: moose, venison, goose, ham, fish, turkey, pork, or beef. The most nutritious bones come from healthy animals (i.e. local subsistence foods). Using a variety of bones (marrow bones, knuckles, feet) increases the nutritional value. All you need is a large pot, water, vinegar, and bones. The vinegar is essential, it helps pull all of the valuable nutrients out of the bones. You can also add herbs, spices, or vegetables. Bone broth helps repair the gastrointestinal lining, aids digestion, fights inflammation, improves joint health, and may improve sleep and brain function.
This holiday season let’s aim to not let these nutrition-packed bones go to waste!
1. Place all ingredients in a large pot
2. Bring to boil
3. Reduce and simmer for 12-24 hours (the longer the better)
4. Allow broth to cool and strain out the solids.