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Fasting broth alternatives

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Caeseji, Mar 9, 2019.

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  1. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all!

    After my previous fast I was pondering the things I perhaps should have in the fasting period. I know one of such things is broth but I don’t readily have access to making my own bone broth. Is there any alternatives at all or should I stick to water/tea/coffee and keep up with salt intake with those?

    Thanks!
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its possible to make your own bone broth but time consuming. What is stopping you from making it yourself?
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just never really had the time but I feel like stopping by the butchers in my area and seeing if they have any bones so I can one night.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Just get a chicken.. roast it then use the bones. Or even better cook the chicken in the broth .. eat the chicken pre fast.. then drink the broth on the fast. Maybe add some butter to the broth when drinking it for a bit of extra satiety. you could also buy some consomme type soups which are almost zero carb if you don't have time or facilities for making broth. Probably not quite so nutritious but not awful either.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It does take a few hours. I have to put in an order at my butchers, but I was using an 11 ltd pan, I simmered it overnight.
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I may have to invest in that at some point so I can make my own.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Depends on your budget. I have ordered an instant pot, but pressure cookers are cheaper. I need speed at the moment :)
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Before I went the pressure cooker route (pressure cookers scared me!), I had a large stock pot for doing broth. It wasn't an expensive one, and was only used for broth and soups.

    It's very easy to do, but in the meantime, you could try Bovril (a big yuck for me), or a chicken stock cube.

    There's no real reason to make things laborious for yourself. (For the record, I'm not a big faster, so have no skin in the game)
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You know I hadn't thought of that? Might be an idea as we do have some beef stock cubes here. Mainly just for something to keep up the salt levels when I am around the office, thanks!
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    This is also quite nice (various flavours), but as usual, once open, it doesn't last forever. http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/tesc...y/Knorr_Chicken_Concentrated_Stock_150ml.html

    I can no longer have that as it contaons barley, and I have to be gluten free these days. Of course all of these prepared things will have ingredients you wouldn't bother with if you were making your own stoick, but sometimes a quick fix trumps a 12 or 24 hour wait.
     
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    Usually cook bones I have over from chicken/pheasant in a slow cooker. Break up just cover with water switch on and leave 6 hours+. Can be left over night.
     
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    I've noticed that Ocado is now selling bone broth, but it's blooming pricey, so if you're filthy rich it might be worth a look at them online or check in Waitrose.

    I just save all my chicken (generally thigh) bones in the freezer and simmer them for several hours in an ordinary pan with lid on when I have enough. I end up with jelly rather than broth which I'll use in other cooking or soups, or sometimes make into a drink with a dollop of coconut oil and maybe a stock cube..... but I never fast long or regularly enough to warrant making it specially.

    (I discovered recently that if I can leave it going overnight the bones end up all soft and crumbly, and I scrunch these up so the dogs get them with any meaty scraps remaining. They love it when I cook bones!:hungry:)

    Robbity
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @DCUKMod @becca59 @Robbity

    Those are some fantastic tips, may have to keep the chicken bones from the meal tonight and get it in a pot and make sure to stock up on stuff that I can use for some other time. Thanks for the tip on the stock pots too, I'll have to have a look for them in Tesco's when I am there.
     
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    My original stock pot was this mucho cheap from Wilko, originally bought for making something completely different. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/style-works-stainless-steel-stock-pot/p/0218337

    One comment would be make sure you have somewhere to put it, as whichever one you got for, they tend to be big. That's only is only 5ltr, but it has a decent footprint and volume, if you're trying to hide it away when not in use.

    It went when I went to the electric pressure cooker. It lives on the work bench full time, as it is used so often.
     
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