Nutritious soup stock

There is nothing more comforting and delicious than a bowl of homemade chicken soup. There are many traditions about the health benefits of soup stock, now we know there is science to back it up! “Properly prepared, meat stocks are extremely nutritious, containing the minerals of bone, cartilage, marrow and vegetables as electrolytes, a form that is easy to assimilate. Acidic wine or vinegar added during cooking helps to draw minerals, particularly calcium, magnesium and potassium, into the broth. Dr. Francis Pottenger, author of the famous cat studies as well as articles on the benefits of gelatin in broth, taught that the stockpot was the most important piece of equipment to have in one’s kitchen”. Sally Fallon- Nourishing Traditions In addition, the gelatin produced by the bones in the broth (gelatin makes the broth thick when it is cooled) aid in digestion, are extremely healing for the intestinal tract, help in healing colitis, Crone’s disease, arthritis and joint related problems. The rich minerals in the broth help to build our bones and teeth and boost the immune system. “Bone broth” so called because the main ingredient, other than water, is bones, is easy and economical to make and preserve. You can use it for soups, gravies and sauces.

Nutritious soup stock



  • 1 organic roasted chicken deboned
  • 1 large onion
  • 2-3 whole unpeeled carrots
  • 4-5 ribs celery with leaves
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • cover with filtered water


  • Bring to a simmer but do not boil.
  • Cover with a lid and simmer up to four hours.
  • After four hours, strain the broth by pouring through a strainer into a clean pan.
  • Discard the veggies and chicken bones.
  • Fill the sink with water and ice, place pan of broth into sink to cool quickly.
  • If you are going to store the broth pour into clean freezer proof containers in no more than 2 cup increments (to make it easy to thaw).
  • Create a warm, nutritious and satisfying soup or gravy with this homemade soup stock.

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