This recipe and process can be used for making any meat, poultry or fish broth or you can collect vegetables and just make veggie stock. This recipe sets the tone for making bone broth or stock because it gives you an easy way to gather ingredients at your own pace, then when you are ready, making the broth is easy!
This broth can be used to sip, or used in recipes for more flavorful grains, soups, and more!
Take a large paper shopping bag; open and place it in one of the freezer drawers or shelves. Over the course of the week or several weeks, throw all bones and meat scraps in the bag in your freezer drawer. Keep adding vegetable scraps, meat scraps, and bones to your bag in the freezer until it’s full and you’re ready to make your broth. If you are ready to make a broth and you don’t have enough meat and bones to get started, you can go to the health-food store or farmer’s market and purchase the necks, feet, backs, and wings of a chicken (these are inexpensive parts of the chicken that have a tremendous amount of nutritional value). Vegetable or Seaweed Broth Option: To make a veggie broth, eliminate the meat and bones and use only vegetable scraps. Turn your burner to high heat, put a lid on the pot, and bring the water to a boil (set your crockpot to high). When your broth has finished simmering, strain the liquid out of the pot with a fine mesh strainer, making sure to ladle the broth in jars or a large bowl. You may now compost your vegetable scraps and save your bones for another use, if desired (they can be used up to 3 times for broth and more if you’ve only simmered for a shorter time for meat stock). Start a new bag of bones and vegetable scraps in your freezer for your next batch of bone broth and repeat the steps. As a coach, writer and recovered former executive, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle when over-scheduled.
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You are so welcome, Neha — thank you for stopping by, I’m so glad you are enjoying the information! 2 Medjool dates or 1 tsp raw honey (Dates become much easier to work with if you soak them in water first — see instructions below.
If you have a food processor, you can pit the dates and put them in your food processor with the S-blade (or high speed blender) and blend up until the dates are mushy, then add the rest of the ingredients and blend well. If you don’t have a food processor or blender, put all ingredients together and use a whisk to blend it up.


Store in the refrigerator if you want it to be firm like an ice cream type texture or if you are storing it for a week. Enjoy on its own – If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth right after making it, eat it as is! Layer with almond butter – put a thin layer of almond butter in a small bowl (about 2 teaspoons), add a tiny pinch of sea salt, then add 1 tsp of the vanilla dessert on the top. Use as vanilla Frosting – If you use this recipe as frosting, make sure you frost with it before it firms up too much. This fermented nut and seed dairy free cheesecake is so good that you won’t believe it’s not the real thing! 1 cup of your favorite probiotic liquid or you can open 4 – 6 probiotic capsules and mix them in 1 cup water.
1 cup organic erythritol or xylitol (made from birch, not corn) are great options that do not feed candida yeast. 1 cup natural sweetener (options to consider: organic medjool dates or raw organic honey are my favorite options for GAPS and SCD.
To make the cheesecake filling: Put the macadamia and Brazil nuts into a food processor (with the S-blade) or high speed blender (if you have a Vitamix, Blendtec or high speed blender, you can often get a more “whipped” consistency, which can be nice, but it all works!). Put almond butter and flax seeds into your food processor with the S-blade or blender and blend up smooth. Add cheesecake filling on top and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. If you want to make neutral broths, you can start a separate bag for vegetable scraps, vegetable peelings, and the odds and ends that you chop off of vegetables.
Other options for a gelatin-rich broth are lamb neck, pig’s feet, beef feet, marrow bones, or beef bones. If you have any meaty bones and want to make pate or add the meat to stews and soups, set it aside for future use. When it chills and you are ready to use the broth, remove the fat layer that will accumulate on the top (you can save this for cooking fat).
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They can be helpful to combat fatigue, anxiety and other negative effects that occur when you are under physical and emotional stress. Ascorbic acid can act as an antibiotic in the body, which is not good news for your good gut bacteria. We’ll learn easy tips from Chef Rob Ruiz, who has just won the prestigious international Ocean Award for bringing together scientists and the community for sustainable marine practices.
It’s typically sold in your health food store by the nut butters or you can buy it online. Leave this on your countertop until the dates soften up (make sure to take the pits out first). A way to make this much easier is to put the ingredients in a saucepan and put it on the lowest heat setting on your stove top. This makes a truly wonderful, grounding treat that has the deep satisfaction of the almond butter with the light sweetness of the vanilla healthy dessert treat.
If it was stored in your refrigerator, you can take it out and bring it to room temperature or put the container in a bowl of warm water to gently warm it up enough to frost whatever you are frosting!


Either put each nut and seed in its own separate glass bowl to soak or combine the macadamia and Brazil nuts in one bowl and the flax seeds and walnuts in another bowl (To soak, cover with water and leave out in a covered glass container. This is good because it helps everything stick together without having to use rasins or dates, which are often too sweet for people with candida yeast). Some fermented nut recipes use Rejuvelac, which can be problematic for people with candida yeast issues. Some examples are: onion peels, the peeled skins of carrots, garlic skins, salad scraps, artichoke tips, the tough ends of asparagus, kale stems, and pea pods. If you do this, you just need 1 to 3 (6-inch) strips of kombu, wakame, nori, or kelp to 4 cups of water.
Adaptogens have a regulatory effect on the body’s response to stress and I have found that they tend to be gentle and subtle in the body, which works especially well for highly sensitive people. On its own, it’s a fantastic treat and fast snack, so I love having it on hand in my kitchen! It’s a wonderful combination and this tiny amount can be just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fermenting nuts and seeds is easier than it sounds and you can get some delicious results that help your gut heal! Keep in mind that these sweeteners can be challenging on the small intestine for people with intestinal issues.
Instead, I like to use a high quality probiotic liquid or powder because it is fermented from organic, healthy grains and seeds that can help colonize your gut with good bacteria, which helps improve digestion. Taste and see if you need to add anything else (like natural sweetener, a pinch of sea salt, more ghee to give it a dairy-like flavor or more vanilla).
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You can also throw all the vegetable scraps and bones in one bag if you are planning to make a flavored broth. In particular, I love the lose leaf holy basil tea and schisandra berries from Mountain Rose Herbs. Look for wholefood vitamin C, like rose hips, camu camu and tablets from reputable supplement companies, like Innate Response Wholefood Vitamin C Tablets (2 per day is very helpful for supporting mineral balance, skin health, tissue repair and adrenal health) and Mega Food Wholefood Vitamin C.
Wilderness Family Naturals makes my favorite organic coconut butter and Artisana is another great brand). If you don’t have a food processor, the dates become soft enough that you can use a fork or whisk to mix them up with the water and then add them to the other ingredients and mix up. If you leave it in the refrigerator longer, it will firm up to more of an ice cream consistency. If you do this, transfer the blended up mixture to a glass storage container and allow it to cool before eating. I found that the unsweetened nibs gave a really nice contrast in taste that keeps your body satisfied and does not induce cravings for more.
When you put it in the refrigerator, it firms up and becomes ice cream-ish (just not as cold!). You will likely find that all you need is a small scoop for this rich healthy dessert, about 1 tablespoon of the vanilla dessert and 1 teaspoon of the cacao nibs.
If you do not have any probioitic liquids on hand, you can use the powder from some probiotic capsules (about 1 TBL or about 4 – 6 capsules). This is a process you use when you need to concentrate, sleep better or get some relief and quiet time.



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