Thanksgiving is days away and i’m starting to get things ready for our annual family gathering. One of my must – haves for preparing meals like this is a huge batch of bone or veggie broth. It adds moisture to our stuffing and provides so much flavor to so many holiday staples. I will forever love homemade bone broths and veggie stocks in place of store bought, they are better for you and the flavor is so much richer friends, I promise you. Its a one pot deal that is so simple you’ll be kicking yourself for buying the canned stuff all these years! I love getting in the kitchen with my kids to prepare a fresh, slow cooked batch to keep us stocked up. It’s become a lovely tradition that we’ve woven into the rhythm of our week. There are so many different recipes and ways that you can whip up your own broths and stocks but I find that simple is always best. We keep things to just a few ingredients and let it do its thing for a few hours before straining and canning.
For vegetable stock, I like to save veggie scraps all week long and freeze them in a mason jar, adding the peels and skins in every time I cook instead of tossing them in the trash. I love that this reduces food waste and the amount of trash we are producing and turns into something so nutritious and nourishing in return!
When i’m making bone broth, I simply add the bones of a roasted chicken into the pot with a dash of apple cider vinegar to help extract all of the minerals and healing compounds that are amazing for joint health and leaky gut like collagen and proline. If you haven’t read into the benefits of bone broth and why we love it for our overall wellness click HERE to learn more!
In The Kitchen
Nothing smells better than when the house is filled with the smell of fresh stock simmering on the stove. I hope this inspires you to get in the kitchen and make a batch of your own. Enjoy!
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