I have been consuming bone broth slow cooked for at least 8 hours, daily for a while now. Being Cantonese, I have always drank homemade soup as my Mummy boils healthy soup almost everyday since young.
Having this skin allergies and eczema, I have upped my game in drinking soup and my Mummy now makes soup which are boiled longer in the slow cooker. Slow cooking and boiling bones for long hours extracts the nutrients from the bones, making the soup even better for the body. It contains a lot of collagen.
I have been drinking fish bones for the past few months, yesterday my Mummy boiled a fresh batch of pig bones broth instead and it was boiled for 12 hours. Boiled for so long, even the cartilages could be easily eaten like chewy jelly. The fish bones broth have been doing wonders in terms of healing my skin and make it more elastic. Previously it was so dried out that I always joked it resembled a 100-year old’s skin. Having eczema makes us look like we have wrinkly skin.
My bones broth contains no salt, no sugar, no colouring, no artificial flavouring and no preservatives. It’s all natural. My golden liquid of goodness. I noticed that fish bones broth is naturally sweet after boiling for long hours even without any flavouring added. As for pig bones broth, it gives out a stronger broth smell when boiling but when drank, it tastes bland. In terms of the health benefits towards my body when drinking the pig bones broth as compared to fish bones broth, I will need to observe and see.
I was removing the unwanted fats from the soup earlier on. The broth was left to cool overnight and some ants crawled in to the soup. Have to remove those too. I don’t fancy having any ants in my soup as they have crawled around other places and makes my food dirty. Having some unwanted pest problems like insects crawling at my place. Not cool. Here’s my video of the pig bones broth : https://youtu.be/2UYA_hT0OxI
My Mummy made wantan mee (translation : ‘mee’ means noodles in Chinese) with chicken soup for lunch (which is my brunch) today. I had 2 big bowls of wantan mee. Yes, I can eat a lot.
I love my Mummy’s cooking and she doesn’t cook lunch nowadays. She cooks dinner everyday so it’s a nice treat to get to have her food earlier on in the day. It’s healthy food.
Please excuse my voice in the video as I have stuffy nose from a cold for the past few days. I was sleeping for 12 hours (with some break in between) for 2 days. Much needed rest after working hard to finish off and deliver an order for event items customisation last week, then a bit of leisure time last Saturday to blog at the St. Paddy event.
If you want to see a bit about the event items I was customising, you can have a look at this link here. It is also Myle Enterprise’s 6th anniversary this month, so happy birthday to my lovely business, Myle Enterprise. If you need any events services, event planning, emcee or blogging about event matters, do keep in touch with me here or at email@example.com.
I’m glad in a way that I can catch a cold as it means my body knows when to break down and repair internally instead of just pushing it to my skin. Apparently, skin is the biggest part of our organ that can eliminate toxins from our body. My skin is always inflamed and itchy, so I’m in pain everyday. In a way, I’m always sick. So now if I fall sick like catch a cold, it lets my body repair internally and also it’s making the unwanted toxins out like through phlegm. It’s like being sick for a while then I feel better and no pain rather than to feel pain everyday but have unwanted toxins inside.
I mentioned in my previous blog post that I drank alcohol. I made sure I drank a lot of water that night which help to keep me hydrated and my eyes were alright. Usually if I’m dehydrated, it will draw water from my eyes and make it swell or shrunk. With the weather being so hot in Penang (sometimes up to 40 degrees according to the weather report in my phone’s widget), even if I drink a lot of water, I still feel dry. I just drank some rehydration salt and I feel better. I have also started using my body lotion again and I apply my natural oils after I put on my body lotion, so it’s hydration with protection. My skin is looking much better now. Make sure you drink more water especially if you’re in warm countries and keep yourself hydrated.