These 3 calcium rich recipes will only work with small bones such as chicken backs, chicken feet feet, chicken necks, chicken wings, pork ribs.
The best part about using parts from smaller animals is that it requires less cooking time to extract nutrients. So for example, chicken should be cooked for at least 24 hours to produce a quality stock but beef bones should be cooked for at least 48 hours.
Animal joints such as chicken feet and wings are also a great joint supplement for your broth. They are rich in collagen and have heaps of cartilaginous material and snappy ligaments that will break down in the water.
Below are recipes for
1. Bone sauce
2. Bone pate
3. Bone cookies and treats
Sieve bones through a fine strainer to separate broth and bone. You want the mixture as dry as possible. Blend in powerful blender until it resembles a thick paste. Stir your fingers through the paste to make sure that there are no small bone fragments left.
Note: I often add 2 tablespoons of himalayan sea salt to the mixture for added minerals and taste but this is not necessary.
If it is sauce you are after, add a bit of broth to give it a more watery consistency. Use this sauce as a yummy food topper.
Refrigerate the bone paste in a glass container for 24 hours.
Runny poos? The sauce and bone pate is a great binding agent for loose stools. If your dog is suffering from diarrhoea, and your veterinarian has ruled out a serious medical condition, the bone sauce and pate may help relieve the symptoms. Just be sure to introduce it slowly and feed in moderation. You don’t want to bind them up too much and cause constipation!
Bone cookies and treats
Refrigerate the bone paste in a square glass container for 24 hours.It will harden in the fridge and assists with cutting.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Use a knife to score the edge of the pate container. Then turn the container upside down onto a cutting board and encourage the pate out with a blunt knife.
For cookies, slice into square shapes.
For treats, cut up into smaller squares.
Place on baking paper on a cookie sheet. IMPORTANT: leave at least a 2 cm gap between each cookie and 1 cm gap between each treat. They will spread and stick together if placed too close together.
Bake until golden brown (approximately one hour. This is dependent on your oven so keep an eye out). Then turn off oven and leave cookies/treats in the oven for a few hours to harden.