Leentje’s Bone Broth

For years we have eaten bone soup every day-now in our 80s we still enjoy a healthy active life without the use of any medications or hospital interventions etc. Its only now that dieticians have scientific proof of all the health benefits of bone broth-and advise bone soup for the cure of many common ailments – But for truly healthy bone soup you need bones from healthy, young grass fed stock.


Leentje’s Bone Broth

For years we have eaten bone soup every day –  now in our 80s we still enjoy a healthy active life without the use of any medications or hospital interventions etc.
Its only now that dieticians have scientific proof of all the health benefits of bone broth- and advise bone soup for the cure of many common ailments –  But for truly healthy bone soup you need bones from healthy and young grass fed stock. Younger bones have more collagen.

Ingredients

  • Beef or Lamb Bones Marrow bones are best
  • 1 Tbsp Cider vinegar or Wine vinegar
  • Salt and Peppercorns to taste
  • 1 Onion
  • Celery or other vegetables whatever is available

Instructions

  • Place enough bones in large pot so you can easily cover them with water.
  • Add Table spoon of cider or wine vinegar and some peppercorns and salt to taste.
  • Heat slowly on low heat – leave several hours on low heat just simmering or even below boiling point – good on the back of the wood stove!
  • Remove from heat and leave overnight to cool
  • Leave layer of fat undisturbed,until you want to reheat the broth . Skim off most of the fat, but leave some for flavour as this bone fat also contains special healing properties especially for healing leaky gut and soothing damaged intestines
  • Heat, adding chopped onion, celery and any other spare veges on hand –  even left overs from the day before will enrich your soup
  • The bones and any leftover broth can be kept for the next day. Add more vegetables and a little water if required for another delicious soup!

Notes

Some health benefits of bone soup:
 
  1. Soothes lining of digestive tract like in Crohn disease, healing to leaky gut syndrome.
  2. Promotes healthy probiotic balance.
  3. Contains healing collagen, glutamines etc for joint health
  4. Boosts the immune system,
  5. maintains healthy pliable skin.
  6. contains easily digestible substances to aid sleep and memory
  7. boosts detoxification
  8. provides all the bone and muscle building minerals in digestable form.
Bone soup extracts easy absorbable amino acids and minerals in a delicious meal for the health of our hungry body.
What more could you want?

Shin on the Bone – Osso Buco

Osso Buco is the shin bone. Strong muscles full of tendons. It requires a long slow cooking to soften the tendons and release the rich flavour. This traditional recipe uses herbs and tomato to bring out and enhance the rich beef flavour.


 

Shin on the Bone - Osso Buco

A deliciously rich and tender beef dish - slow-cooked for maximum flavour
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Resting Time12 hrs
Total Time17 hrs
Author: Georgie Moleta

Ingredients

  • 500 g Osso Buco
  • 750 ml Red wine
  • 2-3 l beef or chicken stock
  • 1 bunch Rosemary
  • 1 bunch Thyme
  • 3 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup Carrots, diced
  • 6 Tbsp Tomatos, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato paste

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix rosemary, thyme, garlic, and 2 Tbsp olive oil.
  • Rub herb mixture all over osso buck and leave to marinate overnight

Next Day...

  • Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees
  • In pot on high heat add olive oil then osso buco, brown evenly. Then remove and place to one side.
  • In the same pot, add onion, celery, carrot, and remaining marinade. Cook until tender and caramelised, then add red wine and cook until almost dry.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste and then put into oven proof dish with osso buco and add stock to cover bone.
  • Place in oven for 4 hours until osso buco is falling off the bone.
  • Remove meat, strain liquid and reduce.