Only Best Next to Homemade: Bone Broth + Bonus Spicy Braised Kale Recipe!


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I love bone broth.  I sip it, I cook with it, and I stay in good health!  I contribute my great health to my consuming a lot of healthy bone broth sourced from local grass-fed and pasture raised animals.


I love making it myself, because I know where the bones come from, and I can vary the taste and spiciness.  I love spicy bone broth!  Interested in why bone broth is good for you, and a recipe?  Here is my go-to Instant Pot recipe!

Thing is, I don’t always have bones.


Yesterday I found myself in a spot.  I had only a bit of my homemade bone broth left, I didn’t have enough bones to make a pot, and I wanted spicy braised kale and quinoa cooked in bone broth.

What is a fit mama to do?




Kettle & Fire is what I use and trust.  Yes, I believe that homemade is always best.  But if you don’t have a good source of local meat/bones, or you run out like I did, Kettle & Fire is like homemade, but store-bought!

They understand the importance of organic, only sourcing from the best bones – always grass-fed cows and always pasture raised chicken, and always organic vegetables –  so that you can put the best on your table.

Not having enough homemade broth for my meal, I got my Kettle & Fire beef broth, used it and loved it!  Even my husband loves it, who jokes that all he sees is bones when he comes home from work.

I never recommend anything I do not believe in.  While I would first suggest that you make your own, second, I would suggest that you get a few boxes of Kettle & Fire, for those times that you need it.


Bonus Spicy Braised Kale Recipe


This is dinner last night!  It was braised kale in bone broth with blackened tilapia and quinoa (cooked in bone broth).  Sorry, I took the picture sans quinoa. 

What can I say?  I’m imperfect!


I wanted this meal, and didn’t have enough homemade stuff.  Boo!

Luckily, I have a few boxes of Kettle & Fire that I can source!  YAY!

I made this for both hubby and I, and because I weigh and measure EVERYTHING, I weighed and measured the kale.  I like to know exactly what I’m putting in so that I can calculate macros.




Sickening right?  Well, my thought is that even vegetables have carbs, fat and protein.  I have a number to stay within and I want to be accurate. 


I make sure to separate the greens from the center vein.  I throw out the center vein. 

I try to get 120g of kale per person.

While I weigh, I saute 60g onion, 2 spicy peppers (chopped), and 1 garlic clove.




Now, I usually saute in 1 Tbsp. avocado oil or ghee, but I messed up on my fast break and had wayyy too much almond butter.  Then I had a bit too much of my homemade granola, then decided to put more almond butter on some homemade “sort of” paleo sourdough bread. 

<Inhale, exhale.>

Needless to say, I burned my fat for the entire day (practically), or at least a good part of it :).  Therefore, I sprayed the pan with coconut oil spray, grinned and bared it!

After sautéing for 2 minutes, I poured in 1 cup bone broth.

I then added my kale, covered the pan, and turned down the heat.

It’s important to keep an eye on it so that the liquid doesn’t evaporate and your greens burn.

Depending upon the greens you use, It will take between 20-45 minutes.  Kale takes 25 minutes.  Swiss chard, 30 minutes, and collard greens 45 minutes.

You will have to add up to 1/2 cup more bone broth while cooking.




Spicy Braised Kale
Serves 2
A healthy and delicious cooked kale/collard greens/swiss chard recipe!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 2 bunches Kale/Swiss chard/Collard or Mustard greens/Beet Greens, whatever...
  2. 1-1/2 cups Kettle & Fire chicken or beef broth
  3. 1/2 small yellow onion
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 2 spicy Thai/habanero/Serrano/jalapeno peppers - chopped
  6. 1 Tbsp Ghee or Avocado Oil
  1. Chop onions, garlic, peppers and set aside.
  2. Weigh out/separate kale from center vein.
  3. Sautee onion mixture in 1 Tbsp. Ghee/Avocado oil/or coat the pan with coconut oil cooking spray.
  4. Add 1 cup Kettle & Fire beef or chicken bone broth
  5. Add kale and cover pan.
  6. Turn down heat to medium and cook for 25-30 minutes - stirring and adding up to 1/2 cup bone broth as necessary.
  7. Serve warm.
  8. Enjoy!
  1. Make sure to watch while it cooks and add more bone broth as necessary.
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