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Does bone marrow soup sound a bit weird to you? I promise…it’s delicious!
As I wrote about in my recipe for Beef and Lamb Heart Soup, I have been working on getting more organ meats and nutrient dense foods in my diet. Most of the time, these are very frugal substitutes for meat, a win-win! With bones, it can be a harder leap to make. What are you really getting for the price?
With marrow bones, a lot! Bone marrow, prized by many tradition cultures, is packed with nutrients not found in other foods. It is a rich source of healthy fats and tissues that support gut healing and (as you would expect!) connective tissue and bone health. And when you are done with the marrow, you can use the bones for rich, gelatinous, healing bone broth. I pay just $2-3 per pound for these magical bones from local, grass fed cows. Quite the deal!
Many people like to roast the bones and eat the marrow straight or as a spread. But I have found that cooking it into a soup also makes a rich, healing soup that I can’t get enough of while on GAPS!
Beef and Bone Marrow Soup
I always throw in a package of grass-fed soup bones as well when I make my bone marrow soup. This provides protein and even more healing goodness in the form of connective tissue. Make sure you check the soup bones for marrow, too! Throw in a massive amount of vegetables and you have yourself a healing meal beyond compare.
I find that the easiest way to make sure that you are getting as much marrow out as you can is to use a chop stick. Run this along the inside of the bone to loosen anything in the crevices. If you don’t get everything out, no worries! It’ll come out when you make bone broth and you will still get the wonderful nutrients.
This bone marrow soup will be completely solid in the refrigerator – a great sign. It is also safe for AIP and Stage One of GAPS Intro. Enjoy until the cows come home.
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