Two New Things

Hello!  I hope this post finds you well!

I was so excited to make this Bone Marrow Soup because I heard of all the great health benefits.  However, I was not excited to take hours to do it.

I remembered that my daughters dad had this:

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I borrowed it.  BRAND NEW never used digital Pressure Cooker.  I hope I get to keep it.  He never uses it.   Can you imagine the time saving meals not to mention the cheap cuts of meat that you can cook in so little time and have them come out tasting like the most expensive cuts?  Heart pounding stuff, I tell ya!  Winking smile

I’ve never used a pressure cooker before so it was kind of fun to try and a little scary!  You hear stories.  But this is not your Grandmothers cooker!  So easy!

Those are the two new things I am super excited about.  Pressure Cooker and Bone Marrow Soup.

Here’s the way I made the soup!

I bought these bones, um not cheap!  The butcher cut them especially for me.  I probably won’t do that again.

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I roasted them first because it brings out flavor and I heard it helps them smell better while  you cook them.  They stink?  Awesome.

350 for an hour.

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These are the rest of the ingredients I used because I modified it slightly.

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When finished roasting, I put all the ingredients in the pressure cooker pot and covered with water.

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It was done about 60 minutes later as opposed to 12 hours!

Then I strained it and put it in the fridge.

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This picture was taken right after I strained it, it’s set a little more than this, but still not enough.

This morning I was supposed to wake up to gelatin.  That did not happen.  I’ve gotten more gelatin from regular carcass soup broth.  Next time I make my regular soup I will toss in a couple of marrow bones for good measure.   Or I might try it again when bones are on sale.

I’m having some of the soup today but I think most of it will get used to make rice or added to other soup bases.  It will go in the freezer.

The health benefits are supposed to be great for your skin because of the collagen and great for your digestion as well.  Both of which I need help with!

source:

The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

As the featured article states, there are many reasons for incorporating good-old-fashioned bone broth into your diet. The following health benefits attest to its status as “good medicine.”

Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion
Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses, etc.: A study4 published over a decade ago found that chicken soup indeed has medicinal qualities, significantly mitigating infection

Reduces joint pain and inflammation, courtesy of chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage
Fights inflammation: Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Arginine, for example, has been found to be particularly beneficial for the treatment of sepsis5 (whole-body inflammation).
Glycine also has calming effects, which may help you sleep better

Promotes strong, healthy bones: As mentioned above, bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation
Promotes healthy hair and nail growth, thanks to the gelatin in the broth

Making your own bone broth is extremely cost effective, as you can make use of left over carcass bones that would otherwise be thrown away. And while the thought of making your own broth may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually quite easy. It can also save you money by reducing your need for dietary supplements. As mentioned above, bone broth provides you with a variety of important nutrients—such as calcium, magnesium, chondroitin, glucosamine, and arginine—that you may otherwise be spending a good deal of money on in the form of supplements.

The source above has a good recipe for chicken marrow soup and here’s the pressure cooker recipe that I used and modified a bit.  I could not find fish sauce.

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I can’t wait to use the pressure cooker for roasts.  This specific cooker doubles as a crock pot as well, that will be good to try.  My crock pot small and old but I am not willing to give it up yet and this isn’t mine…yet.

Not sure how I’m feeling.  I’m at work and trying to be productive and trying to make it through each day as successfully as I can.  I have to keep telling myself that I only started my new meds on Tuesday!  Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Have a great day friends and if you have any experience with this soup, let me know!

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8 thoughts on “Two New Things

    • Lol! I just had a cup and its really light! I sure hope it has all the bennies its supposed to! Fingers crossed!
      Honest its not bad!

  1. I mentioned this post to my husband this morning and he was so excited about both the bone marrow soup and the pressure cooker. He has wanted one FOREVER and I cannot recall ever seeing an electronic one. Sorry the soup did not turn out as you expected.

    • It still tastes really good! Go check these cookers out online, its so cool. I emailed the lady at the website and asked her to tske a look and see where i went wrong. I think too much water. But it still has so much goodness!!! I think I am rather pleased with it!!! I hope you get one too!

      • Christmas is coming, and while we do not routinely exchange gifts, I’m teetering on the edge about updating to an iPad air (at his insistence; I think he feels guilty his iPhone 6Plus has arrived and mine has not) and would love to get him a pressure cooker. Now that I “know” someone who has one and has used it successfully, I’ll start my hunt on Amazon this evening.

  2. This one belonged to my daughters grandma who passed ladt year. She bought it on QVC who i think have expensive prices. But google pressure cooking videos and you can see how easy! I hope you get the gift you wish for!

    • It was fun! And i have had two cups today. I plan on making it again but with chicken bones and slow cook 24 hours! I think i am addicted. Xoxo

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