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How to drink bone broth at work?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I really need to incorporate more bone broth into my diet, and I'd like to do so by sipping some in the office. Does anyone do this? Do you microwave the broth? If not, how do you heat it up? Do you just bring it warm with you to work in the morning?

I have a mini crock pot that I used to bring and heat up some bone broth but the smell was pretty strong - didn't want to be "that girl" on my floor with over 100+ people around!

Ideas are greatly appreciated. :)

724ac8ed9ddc603e87adf6cfb901a8d8

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:52 AM

this is awesome, I did not even know such a thing existed.

45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:14 AM

The mini crock pot I use does not have an odor at all while warming. Maybe it's a different style.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:27 AM

#4 on the thermos.

724ac8ed9ddc603e87adf6cfb901a8d8

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:16 AM

yep, #3 on the thermos...microwaving it still leads to quite the aroma, as my teenage son likes to remind me :P

F850d793ff83a8deac524a459e520bf3

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on August 28, 2012
at 11:16 PM

ditto Thermos seems the obvious answer staring you in the face!

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Love the concentrate idea

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Great idea about reducing it. Thanks!

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:57 PM

Get a thermos. No need to reheat. Keeps my coffee warm for about 10 hours.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:12 PM

It has got to smell better than Cup o' Noodle, or Top Ramen, which seemed to be what my coworkers lived on when I had an office job.

I've looked into it over and over again, and even with my paranoid mind, I have not found any non-woo woo reasons to not microwave the stuff, as long as you don't boil the shit out of it in there and start messing with proteins. So throw it in a coffee cup, and nuke it lightly, no problemo.

Another thing you could do is reduce it at home until you have a more concentrated version, and then just add hot tea water (which I recall most office coffee pots have a spigot for on the side), to dilute it back to normal strength and heat it simultaneously.

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Love the concentrate idea

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Great idea about reducing it. Thanks!

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:12 AM

The thermos idea is great, but if you want to be able to reheat it at work, consider the mini warming crock pot. It holds 20 ounces and warms but does not cook. They were designed for people working in cubicles and have virtually no odor while warming. It's especially nice because it's steaming and ready to go when you have lunch or a break. Amazon carries them as does Target.

724ac8ed9ddc603e87adf6cfb901a8d8

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:52 AM

this is awesome, I did not even know such a thing existed.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Bone broth bouillon! http://nourishedkitchen.com/homemade-bouillon-portable-soup/ They can be stored at room temperature, and then when you are ready to have some broth, you can nuke your water alone or use the hot water out of the cooler, if your office has one, and just drop a cube or two in and stir to bone broth bliss.

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0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

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on August 28, 2012
at 10:57 PM

When I make bone broth, I pour some into ice cube trays and freeze. The frozen broth cubes are very portable and easily melted into a mug of hot water from the office water cooler. Works for me!

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D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:43 PM

I made my first batch of homemade bouillon following the steps here: http://nourishedkitchen.com/homemade-bouillon-portable-soup/

I didn't add gelatin since my broth was super-coagulated already (I had a nice knuckle bone). I keep mine in the fridge since my room temp is currently in the 80s for most of the day. I'm not sure what temp gelatin melts at, but if I leave a piece out for a few minutes, it basically turns to jelly. So in my experience it does require refrigeration.

Lately I've just been eating a cubes of it, letting it melt in my mouth.

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A3a4696c919e916ec971691559e9c942

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:34 PM

I bring it in an old glass coconut manna container and reheat it in the microwave.

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:31 PM

I drink bone broth at the office, but I don't nuke it. I have one of those little "coffee warmer" things, and keep my mug of broth on there, where it stays nice and toasty.

Oh, and BTW -- I've had a couple of folks mention the "yummy" smell -- especially during the winter when it's doggone chilly out. I've converted a couple of the folks on my floor to home-made bone broth (if not a replacement for their coffee, then a high-quality adjunct, right?)

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6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:08 AM

I bought a really good thermos and this kept it hot all day.

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7b9b5de13a30c823dae64a971cb14add

on August 28, 2012
at 08:47 PM

I bring it in a travel mug and reheat in a ceramic mug in the microwave as I want it. My coworkers think it smells great! I used to use a hot pot, but those probably aren't much better given that they seem plastic.

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:24 PM

I would agree that the Contiki vacuum sealed to go cups are awesome! Here in Canada you can get the 2 pack for 20 dollars at Costco.

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:58 PM

Keep it in a thermos? And there's no reason why you can't drink it cold or at room temp. Put it in a refrigerator and eat it as gelatin.

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:44 PM

I use this for my coffee -- http://www.gocontigo.com/autoseal-aria-stainless-steel-travel-mug.html

I swear the coffee stays warm for 4-5 hours. I am sure it would work for the broth.

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599feb9ad716266e8eb5030cd82d5dcd

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on August 28, 2012
at 07:25 PM

I heat it up at home and take it in a thermo flask. This avoids funny looks and annoying diet questions, because people just assume that it's tea.

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