I have been asked how I consume bone broth. There was a time when I drank it like a supplement by adding some salt and pepper to it.
The best way to consume bone broth is as soup with the addition of meat and vegetables. That's how I take it most of the time. Or it can be used as a base for porridge.
This is how bone broth looks like after spending some time in the fridge or defrosted, all gloopy and gelatinous, as it should be. Just heat it up and it will liquify. Then add on vegetables and meat or whatever that you want in your soup.
I also make porridge with bone broth and the way I cook porridge might freak you out.
I use cooked rice heh..heh...heh... It's a lot faster. I grate and then chop up the grated carrots, throw them into the boiling broth. Then I add seasoned minced pork. Simmer the broth and then add in cooked rice and my not-so-secret-ingredient - Knorr chicken stock cubes.
Let the whole thing come to a boil and then cover the pot and off the fire. Let the porridge cook further on residual heat. Kautim!
Then of course my fave way of using bone broth is to cook soup. You know what veggie I love these days? Brazilian spinach. I have been eating loads of it.
Very simple nia. Bone broth, sliced carrots, chopped cabbage, a few cloves of garlic (because I love it) and meatballs. And yes, my not-so-secret-ingredient again, Knorr chicken stock cubes for extra oomph.
I bring the pot to a boil for 5 minutes and then cover it, off the fire and leave to cook on residual heat for an hour or so. The Dutch Oven that I use retains heat very well.
Once the soup is cool enough, I scoop them into glasslock containers for storage in the fridge or freezer.
I can eat the soup over several days with addition of ingredients like my favorite Brazilian spinach.
And of course I also use bone broth to cook Kimchi Jigae.
So like that lah. Have I experienced any benefits from consuming bone broth? Oh yes. My skin is smoother and clearer and there is a natural glow. Trust me your skin, inside and out, benefits from the collagen.
I no longer consume (very expensive) over the counter collagen supplements as I feel that collagen from natural source is better absorbed by our body.
Sorry lah, I can't show you my face. Maybe I will one day when I am no longer in public practice. Or on my 60th birthday. Whichever is the earlier. Hah!