Recipes

Make Your Own Collagen-Rich Chicken Bone Broth in an Instant Pot in 2 Hours Hands-off Cooking Time

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Yield: 8 to 10 cups of bone broth (64 to 80 ounces)
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Total time, including prep and storage:
 3 hours

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Ingredients

  • 1 chicken carcass, rinsed (organic, grass fed). Thank you chicken!
  • 12 chicken feet, rinsed (organic, grass fed). This is what makes it collagen-rich!
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon organic turmeric or curry powder
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste (just a dash — you can add more later)
  • About 8 cups of filtered water (fill until water covers chicken and is about 1 inch below Instant Pot max line) 

Cooking Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into the Instant Pot and close the lid.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook setting, and cook on high for 2 hours.
  3. After 2 hours, let the Instant Pot cool down naturally (45 minutes).
  4. Strain the broth.
  5. Refrigerate the broth.  (Perfect bone broth gels like jelly.)
  6. Skim off and discard fat before use.
  7. Store for use for up to 3 to 5 days.  It can be frozen also to be used within a year.

FAQs

Chicken feet?! Gah! For real???  Yes.  Chicken feet is what makes this broth rich in collagen and super gelatinous.  They can be purchased from a butcher.  Burgundy’s Local is great!  They offer organic, grass-fed chicken.

How in the world do I get a chicken carcass?  I buy a whole chicken and then use the meat for meals.  I save the bones from the chicken as the carcass in this recipe.  Chicken carcasses without the meat can also be purchased from a butcher.  Once again, Burgundy’s Local is a good one for healthy and happy chicken carcasses without the meat.

Can I just buy the boxes of bone broth from the grocery store?  Yes, but it is not nearly as collagen-rich as what this recipe makes.  Those pre-packaged grocery store bone broths are about $5 per box.  This recipe will save you so much money for a much better broth.

Should I buy spices in jars or in bulk?  BULK!  It is so much cheaper! Links above take you straight to the spices I get from Amazon.

How long does bone broth take to make?  This recipe will take about 3 hours including prep, cook, and storage (hands-off cooking time is 2 hours).  Traditional bone broth can take 8 to 12 hours on the stove or in a slow cooker, but save yourself time and consistently get high-quality results by using an Instant Pot.  With the Instant Pot, the time is significantly cut down.

Notes

I learned how to make Instant Pot bone broth from Amy + Jacky.  They did an amazing job testing and trying what worked best to make the most gelatinous bone broth.  Well done!

After making many batches of broth, the recipe has evolved into my own, and that is what I am sharing here.  Try this recipe and let me know how it turns out for you.

Please share your experience with me and let me know if you have any questions.

Namaste,

Diana

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Recipes

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

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So, I stumbled upon a neat recipe for chocolate peanut butter fat bombs.  I made the original, then I made up my own, putting my own spin on Lee’s recipe.  Everyone loved them! Here’s my version of Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fat Bombs.

Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 24 regular cupcake-size (about half way filled) / 48 mini cupcake-size

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line the cupcake pans with liners
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter and coconut oil with a hand-held mixer or Kitchenaid mixer on low speed until uniform in consistency and color.
  3. Gently stir in the cocoa powder to the peanut butter-coconut oil blend.  Don’t use the mixer.  Use a spoon, or cocoa powder might go everywhere (like it did in my kitchen).
  4. Mix in the maple syrup or preferred sweetener to taste.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake pans evenly.  Fill the regular cupcake pan with a little less than half way — this is about 2 to 3 tablespoons.  If making mini-cupcake size, you can fill each one about with about 2 tablespoons — they will be a little more than 2/3 of the way full (not quite to the top of the liner).
  6. Sprinkle with just a bit of coconut macaroon.
  7. Place the cupcake pans in the freezer.  After about an hour or 2, the fat bombs will be ready. Note: Be sure to keep them stored in the freezer. They will melt at room temperature.  

Keto Friendly?  Yes! This recipe can be made keto friendly by using a maple syrup substitute, like Lakanto Sugar Free Maple Syrup.  I haven’t made the sugar free version yet so I don’t know exactly how much would be needed.  When I do make it, I will let you know how much of the Lakanto sugar free syrup to use. If you want to give it a shot, try to put in only 3 tablespoons then taste the mixture.  If it is not sweet enough, add a bit more until it tastes amazing!

If you try this recipe, please let me know how it turned out for you. 

Namaste, 

Diana

Recipes

Summer Pitta Salad (Keto-friendly)

Summer Pitta Keto SaladThis is a great Ayurvedic recipe for a summer party!  A great side dish!

 

Summer Pitta Pasta is the original recipe, which I highly recommend.  But I also love to put my own spin on recipes.  So, I tried my creativity out on this one, and it turned out super yummy!

 

I started with the original Summer Pitta Pasta recipe, but then made it keto-friendly.

 

My mom recently started the keto diet, and we just celebrated the 4th of July holiday where I made this keto version for her.  I also made the original — they were both delish!

 

In the keto version, I subbed riced-cauliflower for the pasta and skipped the breadcrumbs. I also added freshly-squeezed lime.  It was YUMMY!  My mom even used her version as filler for lettuce wraps and that was delicious, too!

 

I LOVE COOKING and putting my own spin on recipes.

 

This is my keto-friendly version recipe:

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups riced cauliflower (cauliflower finely chopped, nearly minced)
  • 3 tbsp of ghee
  • Pinch of hing (optional)  (also known as asofetida and can be purchased on Amazon)
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups zucchini or yellow squash, diced
  • Himalayan pink salt (to taste)
  • ½ cup finely-chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup  finely-chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup minced fresh mint
  • Black pepper
  • ½ of a lime

Directions

  1. Over low-medium heat, add ghee to a skillet and a pinch of hing (not much — it can be strong).
  2. Turn the heat up to medium.  Then add the green beans, cover, and sauté 3 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add the zucchini or squash to the skillet.  Salt to taste.  Cover and cook on medium-low heat until the squash becomes tender (about 8 minutes).  Keep covered and stir the mixture occasionally. When it is tender, remove from heat and allow to rest.
  4. Steam the cauliflower.  There are several ways you can steam — this is just one way.  Add about a cup of water in a pan and place over high heat.  Place the cauliflower in a steamer pot.  When the water begins to boil, place the steamer pot over the pan of water.  Allow the cauliflower to steam about 5 to 7 minutes or until it begins to become tender.
  5. In your large serving bowl, add all ingredients:  Cauliflower, green beans, squash, basil, parsley, mint, and black pepper (to taste).  Squeeze the lime.  Add salt to taste.  Stir and serve.  Can be enjoyed fresh and warm, or chill and serve — your choice!

If you have any questions or feedback about this recipe, please ask.  Let me know how this tasted!

This is the Original recipe next to My Version and they are both good!

Summer Pitta PastaSummer Pitta Keto Salad

Namaste,

Diana