Purrsuit of Flavors: Xena and Her Mom

Thanks to Shoko and Tyebe of the Canadian Cats and Nelly and Phenny of Easy Blog for hosting this yummy day.

Xena: Hiya friends. I get to post one of my favorites today, so I’m going to give you my favorite beverage recipe. I know it’s supposed to be fruits, but I already gave you my favorite fruit in a previous post: apples. I’m a rebel, a schnauzer without a cause, a..

Lucy: You’re off topic, Xe.

Oh, right. Beef bone broth. Can you believe it takes two whole days to make? Seriously! I promise I’m not egg-zagerating.

Lucy: She’s not.

I’m telling you how it is.

Xena: Like I woofed, my recipe is called Beef Bone Broth. I get it at lunch to help make my poopie softer.

Lucy: Please don’t talk about food and poopie in the same sentence.

Xena: I’m not! I’m talking about drinks and poopie. Sheesh!
So, do you know how good bone broth is for you? Here’s some of the things the recipe says about it:

Bone Broth

  • Builds and maintains the immune system
  • Is a great source of collagen , calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc
  • Provides chondroitin, which is good for joint pain, arthritis and increases the body’s shock-absorbing properties (like when we jump of the bed or even the kitchen table)
  • Is high in amino acids, which means it’s anti-inflamatory. It helps prevent chronic illness

Here’s what some of the raw beef bones look like. You can use other kinds of bones, as long as they have lots of marrow and gelatin. You can even make turkey or lamb or goat bone broth!

Dump the bones into a crockpot. Cover them with filtered water, so the water comes 1 to 2 inches over the bones. Add raw organic apple cider vinegar. For a small batch, use 2-4 Tbsp, and for a big bath (which I guarantee you’ll want!) add 1/4-1/2 cup. You can add extra goodies such as garlic (it’s ok, really!), ginger, kelp, mushrooms, fennel, carrots, or dog-safe herbs. Mom doesn’t add anything cause I love it just like it is.
Turn your crockpot on low or around 300F degrees (150C) and leave to cook for about 48 hours. The longer it cooks, the more nutrients will extract from the bones.

After a couple of days – see, I told you I wasn’t egg-zagerating – strain the bones out of the broth and throw them away.

The bones will look like this.
It’s very, very, very important that you throw the bones away *sigh*. Cooked bones can splinter and are very dangerous for us to eat. If there’s any meat left on them, it can be pulled off and we’ll happily eat it!

Let the broth cool and scrape the fat off the top. Mommy waits to scrape off the fat until it cools good in the fridge. She thinks it’s easier that way. The fat is where animals hold their toxins, so you don’t wanna dump those toxins into us, right? Now, if you use bones from grass-fed, pasture-raised animals, go ahead and eat the fat!

Here’s the finished product, all packaged and labeled neatly in 12 ounce jars. We got four jars this time.

Hey Mommy, you labeled the jars wrong. It should say bone broth not beef broth. Sheesh, you can’t get good help these days. She re-uses jars, so ignore the almond butter label on the side of the jar.

Be sure to leave a coupla inches headspace if you use glass jars or they will break in the freezer. (Mommy can attest to that.) You can also use silicone molds.
Mmmm. I can’t wait for lunchtime!

Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess

We’re joining Wordless Wednesday at Comedy Plus. Thanks, Sandee

Now that Xena’s happy, let me (the Mom) give you my favorite fruit recipe. Tuscan Apple Cake.

26 thoughts on “Purrsuit of Flavors: Xena and Her Mom

    1. If you kitties like the flavor of beef, then you might like it a lot. Your Mom could make a small batch to try it, and if you don’t like it, she and your dad could add some salt and other spices and drink it themselves!

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  1. my mother would drink up all your broth no matter what you call it. I don’t cook for people so what do you think? ha ha.. Beau gets glandex which is powdered liver, to make his poopie firmer. he has the opposite problem not firm enough, yours needs to firm. I wonder what wild dogs, like wolves and coyotes do in the wild? no mommy to cook for them

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  2. Oh that’s a good thing for you to eat. Mom is wonderful, but we already knew that.

    I did have that slice of apple cake. Yummy.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches all around and my best to your mom. ♥

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  3. That bone broth is yummy…for the peeps we add a bit of salt when its done…and guzzle it down. A nutritious snack for anyone!

    We made apple recipes, too…BOL!
    Yours is interesting and sounds yummy…but…well, we need to use a different kind of flour and no sugar either…that’s why we do not make the yummy cake that is the feature (first) recipe on our post…

    Can you use the oven floor with a gas oven??

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  4. that’s a super recipe!!! and we agree, the bones have (SADLY!!!!!!!!) to go… a friend had one of that bones around his lower jaw, no idea how he did that trick… the procedure at the vet was from outer space… and the worst was, the vet threw the bone away insted to give this trooper the halfed bone as a reward… scandalous, right?

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