GRASS FED bones
BONES have been nourishing people across the world for centuries. A wide variety of tasty healthy meals can be produced using bones from grass fed animals. Minerals found in bones make it one affordable top biohacker foods.
The benefits of eating this super biohacker food includes healthy joints from glucosamine, chondrotin and hyaluronic acid found in the broth of bones, the stuff which you pay for in health food supplements. Benefits also include a healthy gut from the gelatin in bones, and a healthy gut means better immunity and brain health. Provide liver support from glycine. Reduces the need for protein from other sources in the body, so saving you money. High collagen content makes it an anti aging biohack that makes your hair and skin look beautiful.
Choose bones from large healthy grass fed animals like lamb, goat or cow. Mix bones from different parts of the body because they have different flavours. Include marrow bones.
Using a large pot, add a splash of vinegar, good salt and lots of water to the bones and boil at a low to medium heat for about 8 to 12 hours or use slow cooker overnight. Serve and enjoy.
END RESULT OF CONSUMPTION
Connective tissue health, so bones , joints and muscles and all parts of the body repair quicker after injury.
Calming, improved memory and mental alertness as well as mood improvement and stress reduction.
Looking good from high doses of collagen, the stuff of the anti aging beauty industry.
CHILLI AND CORIANDER BROTH
Follow the simple broth recipe.
Amp up the benefits with Chilli and Coriander. An hour towards the end of your cooking add, 2 or more whole chillis depending on how spicy you like it, a bunch of coriander and keep simmering.
Serve broth with a sprinkle of fresh chopped coriander and chopped chilli.
Chilli and Coriander, a marriage in Vietnamese cuisine. Coriander is high in vitamin c, lowers LDL, the bad cholestorol, raises HDL the good one. Reduces blood pressure, reduces chances of heart attacks and stroke. It’s also anti-allergic, reduces allergic reactions.
Chilli is high in viamin c, relieves muscle, joint, nerve and migraine pain. Boosts weight loss. Lowers LDL cholestorol and many more.
When you cook bones it doesn’t have to end with the broth. You can take it a step further with good meal planning so you have other meals based on the same bones instead of just broth.
Remove bones from the left over broth. These bones will be so infused with chilli and coriander and salt flavour. Go ahead gnaw and suckle. Depending on which part of the animal they came from, some bones have these little holes that lead you to surprisingly tasty spots. Some have bone marrow that you can enjoy or scrape back the marrow into leftover broth if it’s too rich for you. Go ahead and try it.
Drain some broth into a container to make some gelatin. Cool down and leave in the fridge overnight or till you’re ready to use it. It can keep for long.
Save the left over broth in the fridge or prepare it for the next meal like I did. I already knew that the next meal from the broth would have sweet potato in it, because that’s what I had in the vegetable basket, so I cooked one sweet potato in the broth before cooling it down and refrigerating. Sweet potato cooked in bone broth is a ‘must try for yourself’ eating experience. Very tasty.
This is the left over broth after two days in the fridge. It contains the chilli, coriander and sweet potato. It looks a bit more gelatinous. It may not look pretty but it’s full of goodness and flavour. So don’t throw it out.
I’ll change it up a bit and make some soup. You can make any soup you like with this and it will be tasty. It’s all in the flavour of the original bone.I’ll just add tumeric spice and a bit more potato to mine.
HAWAIIN SWEET POTATO AND TUMERIC SOUP
Leftover broth, half a teaspoon tumeric – less or more depending on quantity of leftovers and preference, choice of sweet potato type and quantity, chilli, a good salt, butter.
Boil sweet potato seperately. Warm up the broth and add tumeric. Taste to see if flavour is to your liking. Tweak things till you like. Blend or not if you like chunky soup. Serve with sweet potato, chilli and salt. Drizzle with melted butter and enjoy.
WHAT YOU WILL REAP
Besides the taste and satisfaction you’ll get from this soup Tumeric is a powerful spice with many benefits.
It’s anti inflammatory, improves insulin activity, aids digestion and weightloss, reduces risks of heart attacks and stroke. Combined with broth from bones, chilli and coriander , this Soup is a sure nutritional biohack. You can serve it to any unsuspecting sceptic who thinks your diet is strange and they would not wise up to the fact that they’ve just had a nutritional upgrade.
This is the stuff that makes supple joints, makes everything about you look and feel good. Some people eat it as is, ‘gelatin shots’ I call it. How you have it is up to you biohahacker. I use it in cooking mainly vegetables, instead of using water. Kale cooked in gelatin is tasty.
GELATIN COOKED KALE
Wash and chop up kale.
Add about a tablespoon or more of gelatin, good fat of your choice and a good salt of your choice to your cooking pot. Add vegetables and cook for about 5 mins at medium heat. Cooking time will vary depending on how you like your vegetables.
Toss and serve the way you like.
Cooking with gelatin works well with most vegetables. Spinach and cabbage work very well with the gelatin flavour. The less time they need to cook the less you use.
Root vegetables will need more gelatin so you have enough to cook for a longer period of time.
Happy experimenting with gelatin.
All the meals came from the one pot of bones and I still have plenty of leftover gelatin to use on more kitchen escapades. If you plan well you can live off a bone for days, with other things added on of course. Even if the cooking of bones takes a long time it’s an effort that keeps rewarding you when you add gelatin to make your food tastier and more importantly nutritionally rich. Remember the benefits from eating this part of the animal which is mineral rich. Connective tissue health, so muscles and bones improve, they have a calming effect, so that makes bones the best meal in the evening for a good night’s sleep, healing the gut and improving immunity and better brain heath. To top it all off they beautify from the inside out. Go on and read some more about benefits from bones, broth and gelatin. This humble food’s benefits will amaze you. Health and wellness doesn’t really come with a high price tag if we know what to do. Eat bones on a regular basis and start healing.
Always remember to try and get grass fed bones.
Remember to season your food with a good salt. I’m partial to himalayan salt myself. The right amount of salt just brings out the flavour of food.
You can make your own broth and gelatin. It’s easy.
Experiment, enjoy and share the goodness.