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Perpetual Bone Broth

What is Perpetual Bone Broth?

One thing that I always have simmering in my slow cooker is broth.

Bone broth, to be exact.

What is bone broth?

It is very similar to regular broth except that, when cooked this way, all of the nutrients from the bones are put into the broth to be absorbed by you!
Some of these nutrients are:
– Calcium
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus

Another great benefit is that you get a significant amount of collagen from these bones.

Why do we need collagen?

Oh, let me count the ways!

One reason is that it helps our bones break less.

Huh? Isn’t that what calcium is for?

Nope. Calcium helps make our bones stronger.

Collagen helps keep them flexible. Without collagen, our bones would snap under direct pressure.

But – naturally, bone broth contains calcium too!

One more benefit that you should know for now – the yellow fat that chickens have contains a ton of immune boosting properties! I can usually dodge illnesses as they come into our house because I get this each day. Others in my house are not as diligent. They get sick, I keep drinking. 🙂

So – if you aren’t yet convinced that you should be drinking some of this goodness everyday, let me explain how easy it is to make.


Here’s MY Story

Today, I am getting super real. Some of you may have heard my story before and some of you haven’t.
If you have – there is more here than you know.
If not – read on.

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a mom. That was my ultimate goal. My second choice was to be a teacher.
(My third was a cashier… lucky for me, I was able to fulfill that desire as a teenager.)

Now, about those other two…


Clean-Out-the-Fridge Stir-Fry

This is what we had for dinner tonight. I have seen similar meals called Farmers Market Stir-fry and while this was pretty close to that, it wasn’t all from the Market.

My fridge had been screaming at me to clean it out for a little while now so I finally granted its wish.

I love the idea of doing a once a week clean out the fridge meal. This is especially helpful if you buy a lot of produce (I hope you do!) because sometimes things get overlooked and end up in the back of the fridge. By the time you discover them, they are rotten. Not so yum.