16June2015_1e_Pho-Nouveau_Beef-PhoIt’s really not difficult. And you use all the “leftovers”. Don’t throw those carrot ends or tops out. Use the cut onion ends and skins. Use any bones you may have – chicken, fish, lamb, pork, beef, etc. They all work. But most common are beef bones and you can get them really inexpensively. My source for this information is PaleoLeap, although I am not a Paleo eater. There is some great information here. “Homemade bone stock or broth should become a staple for anyone who’s starting a journey into” a culinary adventure. “If you’ve never had it, you’ll discover that you can use it regularly for soups, sauces, stews, curries and just about any dish that requires cooking a piece of meat or vegetable in a liquid.”

Bone stock or broth might be about the last nutrition powerhouse that a lot of Paleo dieters aren’t making use of. Bones should be a main constituent of your diet along with fresh meat and fat from animals, organ meats and nutrients from fruits and vegetables. They’re also dirt cheap, literally, coming in pound for pound at a lower cost than topsoil. If you utilize all the bones from the meat you eat, you’ll be getting them free. This reason alone is enough for you to consider choosing bone-in meats when you can. If you don’t, you can still ask your butcher for bones and he’ll be happy to sell you some for a very low price…You can make stock or broth from virtually any kind of bones including those from chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and fish. If you’re fortunate enough to have access to game meat, wild animals have some of the healthiest bones because they eat a diet that’s evolutionarily correct for their digestive systems. Their bones contain all the nutrients they need, and game makes delicious stock.

And so far as the nutritional value of this stock, we can get such nutrients as collagen, gelatin and glucosamine. Great for joint health and it may help with arthritis. If you are interested in learning more and to get some recipes and instructions for making the broth – it’s not difficult – then check out This Link from PaleoLeap. Some really great information can be found at the link.

Making beef stock. Beef bones from Ed Wilsey, Dessert Farms, Idaho

Making beef stock in the CrockPot. It will take 6-8 hours. Beef bones from local Idaho producer Ed and Debbie Wilsey (they are at the Boise Farmers Market every Saturday), Desert Mountain Grass Fed Beef LLC, Idaho. [Desert Mountain Grass Fed Beef]

So in closing and from TheKitchn, “You might also know bone broth by another name: beef broth. Yup, that’s right — bone broth has become quite the trendy beverage recently (thanks, Paleo friends!), but at its heart, bone broth is the same thing that home cooks and chefs have kept simmering on back burners for centuries.”