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Bone broth alternative?

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Created August 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I hear so many good things about bone broth, but my mother already makes soup for our family and she wouldn't like it if I need 8 hours of cooking to make my own. How can I replace bone broth in my diet?

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on September 01, 2011
at 09:25 PM

word .

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on September 01, 2011
at 05:24 PM

It's an electric slow-cooker, very safe and doesn't use a lot of electricity.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 01, 2011
at 01:39 PM

I'm from Belgium. Quite a horrible country for paleo fans. You gotta look far to find nature, and grass-fed beef is extremely hard to find.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 01, 2011
at 01:35 PM

What's a crock pot?

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Anyhow, my point is just that I don't think that it is safe to make the assumption that 100% of all beef exported from Argetina is grass-fed based on the info I mentioned above.

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

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on September 01, 2011
at 12:45 AM

I know looooots of argentines personally. Grass-fed is preffered in their country but the exported stuff isn't being eaten there. Also the ones I know in the US buy grain-fed here and they seem to enjoy it just fine.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on August 31, 2011
at 11:40 PM

yay korion !

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on August 31, 2011
at 11:38 PM

i dunno saikon, argentinians are reeeeaaly into beef. i saw lots of cows grazing in the countryside when i was there. i was vegetarian then, so i took no interest; but my hamburger-eating traveling companion thought the beef was gross and "gamey" - it seemed understood that it was grass-fed. i want to go back now! :9

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

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on August 31, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Argentina is one of the largest net exporters of soy and corn in the world... I find it hard to beleive that none of their cattle (and a lot gets exported) are ever fed grain.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 31, 2011
at 07:44 PM

I'm glad to hear they have both come around now! That's awesome!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on August 31, 2011
at 07:22 PM

Where are you in Europe? It's available in normal supermarkets in the UK, but it's expensive for what it is...

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on August 31, 2011
at 07:21 PM

We concentrate our broth into ice cubes. It takes up less room!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

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on August 31, 2011
at 07:20 PM

Argentinian cows are all grassfed - it's the only syten they use I looked it up as my iCal supermarket was stocking it for a while & it was cheaper than organic (UK).

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 31, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I <3 oak0y. I have no idea what he/she is saying most of the time, but it always makes me smile. LOL.

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

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on August 31, 2011
at 06:18 PM

I have done "stock cubes" before and they are *handy* to have around.

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

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on August 31, 2011
at 06:16 PM

That may be why stock recipes often call for tomato paste.

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on August 31, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Yup, an acidifying agent is actually necessary to extract a higher percentage of the organic compounds and minerals from the bones/connective tissue.

Medium avatar

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on August 31, 2011
at 06:10 PM

@korion, I think that "grass-fed" gelatin really only matters from an ethical, "vote with your dollars" perspective. Assuming no other additives, animal derived gelatin is gelatin.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on August 31, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Great idea! To meet minimum characters, I'll say again, great idea!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 31, 2011
at 05:20 PM

I tried looking for it, but I haven't seen it anywhere yet. I live in Europe, maybe that's why? I'd rather not eat dairy, but anchovies sounds like a great idea!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 31, 2011
at 05:19 PM

Thanks sherpamelissa! I've got a great mother, luckily. My father accepted my lifestyle when he saw how I improved my health. My mother was always supportive.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 31, 2011
at 05:18 PM

iHerb has a good one, does grass-fed really matter? http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Beef-Gelatin-Unflavored-Powder-1-lb-454-g/400?at=0

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on August 31, 2011
at 05:08 PM

This is a good one: http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/products.php No additives, comes from grass-fed cows from Argentina (supposedly). As opposed to the gelatin in my local bulk food store which I believe has artificial colours, flavours, and added MSG. @Korion - Mostly the minerals in bone broth that don't make it into the isolated gelatin supplement.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:51 PM

One suggestion I've heard is to freeze it in an ice cube tray so you can use it in little amounts for all kinds of things!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:50 PM

What kind of gelatin is considered high quality? Do you have any links?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 31, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Haha good idea!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 31, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Kind of an answer I was hoping for. What are the other benefits of bone broth?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 31, 2011
at 03:08 PM

I'm just protective. Korion has come a really long way in managing to eat Paleo while living with his parents. I applaud him for continuing despite their issues with the new eating habits.

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on August 31, 2011
at 02:40 PM

You can dig a hole in the ground, line it with a hide, stake the edges and fill with soup contents then bring to a rolling boil with heated stones. They also may have simply eaten small fish and game bones and all in addition to extracting marrow from large ungulates.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on August 31, 2011
at 02:19 PM

I've heard that as well, citrus juice works the same way :)

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on August 31, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Oh sorry, missed that part! My mom would have given me crap back then too for cooking in her kitchen, but I always thought that is because she is a tad nutso.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 31, 2011
at 01:52 PM

Korion actually stated that his mom wouldn't appreciate him cooking his own. He's not unwilling, but dealing with living with a non Paleo family.

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on August 31, 2011
at 01:46 PM

there are cultures who not have a pot either or just not used to it. still they are fit and healthy.or does every healthy culture uses pots? maybe?!the japanes use pots! the europeans use pots also to make their all kind of chemicals. What ever the huntergatherer cultures cooking thing at the fire and eating them from the fire direct.So there is a alternative to cooking in the pot. And so there is a alternative to bonebroth. maybe if you cook a whole animal at the fire the liquids intself take the nutrients from the bones? and the bone minerals goes in the fat or other liquids?

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on August 31, 2011
at 01:19 PM

I only cook the broth for a few hours. Works also.

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on August 31, 2011
at 01:56 PM

You could just make your own broth in a crock pot, you could leave it on all day and wouldn't get in anyone's way <

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 01, 2011
at 01:35 PM

What's a crock pot?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on September 01, 2011
at 05:24 PM

It's an electric slow-cooker, very safe and doesn't use a lot of electricity.

4
76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:24 PM

You can buy some high quality gelatin, which is quick and easy to whip up with some hot water. This would only provide one of the many benefits of bone broth (glycine), but it's definitely better than nothing.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 31, 2011
at 05:18 PM

iHerb has a good one, does grass-fed really matter? http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Beef-Gelatin-Unflavored-Powder-1-lb-454-g/400?at=0

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Kind of an answer I was hoping for. What are the other benefits of bone broth?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:50 PM

What kind of gelatin is considered high quality? Do you have any links?

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 31, 2011
at 11:38 PM

i dunno saikon, argentinians are reeeeaaly into beef. i saw lots of cows grazing in the countryside when i was there. i was vegetarian then, so i took no interest; but my hamburger-eating traveling companion thought the beef was gross and "gamey" - it seemed understood that it was grass-fed. i want to go back now! :9

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on August 31, 2011
at 07:20 PM

Argentinian cows are all grassfed - it's the only syten they use I looked it up as my iCal supermarket was stocking it for a while & it was cheaper than organic (UK).

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on August 31, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Argentina is one of the largest net exporters of soy and corn in the world... I find it hard to beleive that none of their cattle (and a lot gets exported) are ever fed grain.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on September 01, 2011
at 09:25 PM

word .

Medium avatar

(19479)

on August 31, 2011
at 06:10 PM

@korion, I think that "grass-fed" gelatin really only matters from an ethical, "vote with your dollars" perspective. Assuming no other additives, animal derived gelatin is gelatin.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on August 31, 2011
at 05:08 PM

This is a good one: http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/products.php No additives, comes from grass-fed cows from Argentina (supposedly). As opposed to the gelatin in my local bulk food store which I believe has artificial colours, flavours, and added MSG. @Korion - Mostly the minerals in bone broth that don't make it into the isolated gelatin supplement.

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on September 01, 2011
at 12:48 AM

Anyhow, my point is just that I don't think that it is safe to make the assumption that 100% of all beef exported from Argetina is grass-fed based on the info I mentioned above.

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on September 01, 2011
at 12:45 AM

I know looooots of argentines personally. Grass-fed is preffered in their country but the exported stuff isn't being eaten there. Also the ones I know in the US buy grain-fed here and they seem to enjoy it just fine.

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3f11b5fda91063846bba45daac3541bd

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on August 31, 2011
at 04:18 PM

Make a big batch on a day she's not around and freeze it in parcels

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:29 PM

Haha good idea!

3
100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on August 31, 2011
at 02:07 PM

I've read that if you add a spoon of vinegar to the broth, it disintegrates the bones more quickly. If that's right, it would help you get the good stuff out more efficiently.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on August 31, 2011
at 02:19 PM

I've heard that as well, citrus juice works the same way :)

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

(3499)

on August 31, 2011
at 06:16 PM

That may be why stock recipes often call for tomato paste.

Medium avatar

(19479)

on August 31, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Yup, an acidifying agent is actually necessary to extract a higher percentage of the organic compounds and minerals from the bones/connective tissue.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:30 PM

Like Rockgrrl said, I'd make a big batch and freeze portions; maybe cooking it in a crockpot will help you stay out of Mom's way!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on August 31, 2011
at 07:21 PM

We concentrate our broth into ice cubes. It takes up less room!

C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

(3499)

on August 31, 2011
at 06:18 PM

I have done "stock cubes" before and they are *handy* to have around.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on August 31, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Great idea! To meet minimum characters, I'll say again, great idea!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 31, 2011
at 04:51 PM

One suggestion I've heard is to freeze it in an ice cube tray so you can use it in little amounts for all kinds of things!

2
345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on August 31, 2011
at 01:54 PM

when I've roasted whole chickens in the oven I always use the liquids that come out in the bottom, also you can boil the bones and really 3-4 max is good! any good bones will do!

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E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

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on August 31, 2011
at 04:55 PM

You can buy good-quality frozen fish/beef/chicken/veal stock. You don't have to make it yourself from scratch (although doing so is always cool).

Otherwise, you can get many of the same benefits of bone broth by eating small, whole fish (e.g., anchovies), or by consuming raw, grass-fed dairy.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 31, 2011
at 05:20 PM

I tried looking for it, but I haven't seen it anywhere yet. I live in Europe, maybe that's why? I'd rather not eat dairy, but anchovies sounds like a great idea!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on August 31, 2011
at 07:22 PM

Where are you in Europe? It's available in normal supermarkets in the UK, but it's expensive for what it is...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 01, 2011
at 01:39 PM

I'm from Belgium. Quite a horrible country for paleo fans. You gotta look far to find nature, and grass-fed beef is extremely hard to find.

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6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on August 31, 2011
at 01:30 PM

Or you could cook your own bone broth. ;)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 31, 2011
at 01:52 PM

Korion actually stated that his mom wouldn't appreciate him cooking his own. He's not unwilling, but dealing with living with a non Paleo family.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 31, 2011
at 03:08 PM

I'm just protective. Korion has come a really long way in managing to eat Paleo while living with his parents. I applaud him for continuing despite their issues with the new eating habits.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on August 31, 2011
at 01:59 PM

Oh sorry, missed that part! My mom would have given me crap back then too for cooking in her kitchen, but I always thought that is because she is a tad nutso.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 31, 2011
at 11:40 PM

yay korion !

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 31, 2011
at 05:19 PM

Thanks sherpamelissa! I've got a great mother, luckily. My father accepted my lifestyle when he saw how I improved my health. My mother was always supportive.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 31, 2011
at 07:44 PM

I'm glad to hear they have both come around now! That's awesome!

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