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Magic Mineral Broth

Please meet this deliciously nutritious answer to all those long lost and forgotten herbs and veggies in the back of your fridge! This rejuvenating liquid promotes healthy living and is a powerful base for soups and stews, or can simply be a sipping tea. Recipe below is from the Magic Mineral Queen herself, Rebecca Katz. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Broth
Cuisine: Californian
Servings: 8
Author: Daniela Gerson

Ingredients

  • 6 carrots unpeeled, cut into thirds
  • 2 yellow onions unpeeled, cut into chunks
  • 1 leek white & green parts, cut into thirds
  • 4 red potatoes unpeeled, quartered
  • 2 Japanese or regular sweet potatoes unpeeled, quartered
  • 1 garnet yam unpeeled, quartered
  • 5 cloves garlic unpeeled, halved
  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 (8-inch) strip kombu
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • 4 whole allspice or juniper berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 quarts cold, filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Rinse all of the vegetables well, including the kombu. 
  • In a 12-quart or larger stockpot, combine the carrots, onions, leek, celery, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, garlic, parsley, kombu, peppercorns, allspice berries, and bay leaves. 
  • Fill the pot with the water to 2 inches below the rim, cover, and bring to a boil.
  • Remove the lid, decrease the heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, for at least 2 hours. 
  • As the broth simmers, some of the water will evaporate; add more if the vegetables begin to peek out. Simmer until the full richness of the vegetables can be tasted.
  • Strain the broth through a large, coarse-mesh sieve (remember to use a heat-resistant container underneath), then add salt to taste.
  • Let cool to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing.

Notes

  • Use organic veggies, to ensure the cleanest, chemical/pesticide-free broth.
  • Use filtered water to make the cleanest broth, free of any toxins.
  • Kombu is dried giant sea kelp and can be found in most Asian markets, near the seaweed sheets used for sushi. Store in a cool dark area of your pantry.
  • Let broth cool to room temperature before refrigerating or freezing.
  • MMB can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
  • Broth can be enjoyed hot, cold or room temp.
  • To make Chicken Magic Mineral Broth: add 2 pounds of organic chicken bones; refrigerate and skim off any fat.