Thanks for tuning in again folks! This week has been a bit rougher for me. The usual suspects (my symptoms) have managed to make an appearance every day.
Apropos, since I’m not as pizazz-y in this week’s episode. The reason? My health was flagging. Energy was low. I feel so passionate and urgent about the benefits of bone broth (it’s ESP good if you have CFS, this I know) that I hope I didn’t blow it with my lack of bounce-to-the-ounce in sharing this with you.
Imagine old-school video games that show the “life energy bar” in the corner at the top. If you’re a healthy person already (god bless you!) you’ll be like Mario after the mushroom/flower combo that makes him bigger, faster, and adds a free life. If you’re not a healthy person, you’ll be on your way to rejuvenating that meter with every sip.
It took me a relatively long time to brave the making of bone broth. The idea of using chicken feet and heads freaked me out, as it will you. Because I knew my body needed it, I started with buying it. At $12 for a 32 oz jar, I knew I could not maintain this throughout the winter months–the time that it’s most crucial to eat bone broth. After my last bought-jar was finished, I took a deep breath and marched to the butcher. I asked for the necessary chicken parts. Once they were in my posession, I marveled at how similar they were to the other chicken parts I had readily purchased throughout my years eating meat. So that’s what a chicken head looked like! Friggin’ love the mohawk.
I felt closer to the animal in seeing the heads and feet in my take-home basket. My repetoire was complete. Breasts? Check. Wings? Check. Thighs? Check. Heads, feet? Check!
The benefits it brings to your health, and your gourmet-game, will hopefully win out over your fear or aversion. Bone broth is basic, simple, and crucial. It’s alchemy in action: bones turn into nutrient dense stock and health tonic for humans.
Plus, you can use the finger-pinchin-soft remains to feed your pets. No part gone to waste. What more can you ask for?