Mr Incredible and I have been reading Dr Michael Moseley’s “The Clever Guts Diet” and finding some great ways to implement a better diet for our gut health (and reasons to do so). One of the best things about the book is really easy to follow recipes that are easy to do. One of them is the recipe for “Gut Soothing Bone Broth” – I’ve made bone broths before but using the carcass of a chicken and then cooking that overnight. What I LOVE about this recipe is that it basically poaches a whole chicken, which you then strip of its meat for when you want chicken throughout the week – salads, omelettes, sandwiches, a quick dinner etc. It’s perfect for our lifestyle and is a way we can waste less but use more.
We utilise organic chickens for this – but a note for those looking to save a penny or two, check when your supermarket’s organic chickens are going to expire and pop in the day before this happens – this is how we get our ethically sourced, organic meat at 30-70% off. I base my shopping around the discount routines of the grocers I go to and utilise my deep freezer to its full!
Gut-soothing Bone Broth from Dr Michael Mosley’s The Clever Guts Diet
- 1 medium organic chicken
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves – crushed
- 3 chopped carrots
- 2 chopped celery sticks
- 3 sliced zucchinis (or one big one!)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp of live (raw) apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2-3 slices of root ginger
- 1 tsp of ground turmeric (or sliced fresh)
- sea salt and black peppercorns
- Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan with just enough water to cover them. Bring the pan to the boil, then lower the heat, put the lid on and let it simmer, ideally for 6-8 hours but for at least 2-3 hours, topping up the liquid with water as required
- Take the chicken out and place it on a platter to cool. Remove all the meat from the carcass and place it in the fridge for use throughout the week.
- This broth will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days or can be frozen for up to 1 month. Aside from using in recipes, it can be sipped as a warm drink and works well with a squeeze of lemon and a little salt.