Oh, stock is easy.
Just go down to the supermarket / butcher and ask for some chicken frames (that's the skeleton that's left once they take the breasts, drumsticks, etc etc off). I find that three or four is a good number.
Put frames in saucepan. Add water - maybe enough to cover half or 3/4 of the bones. Gently boil for a few hours until the residual meat has turned white and the frames are starting to disintegrate.
Strain. Put broth in fridge to settle overnight. In the morning, skim off the fat and dispose of it. Divide the stock into portions and refrigerate / freeze, then enjoy. You can drink this straight when flaring / doing bowel prep, or add a few noodles or mashed root veg or rice when you're starting to recuperate, or use it as the basis for making soups / casseroles.
I choose chicken frames because I like to take the meat off the bones once it's cooked and use it for sandwiches, or for soup. You can boil up chicken necks too, and necks will make a richer stock, but I find that the meat off the necks is too fatty for sandwiches, so I use them less often.
You can do this with most types of bones, but I tend do make chicken stock most of the time, as lamb and beef bones are very fatty and the stock pans are horrid to wash up afterwards.
You can be very posh and add carrots, celery etc to your chicken as you're making the stock, but I prefer to boil it straight.
I also save any water from when I microwave veg and freeze it, and that becomes veg stock. It's not the traditional way of making it, but it's easy and it suffices.
Hope this helps and that you feel better soon.
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