Magic Mineral Broth
- Yield: servings
- 6 unpeeled carrots, cut into thirds
- 2 unpeeled yellow onions, cut into chunks
- 1 leek, white and green parts, cut into thirds
- 1bunch celery, including the heart, cut into thirds
- 4 unpeeled red potatoes, quartered
- 2 unpeeled Japanese or regular sweet potatoes, quartered
- 1 unpeeled garnet yam, quartered
- 5 unpeeled cloves garlic, halved
- 1/2bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 8-inch strip of kombu (available in the Asian section of most grocery stores)
- 12 black peppercorns
- 4whole allspice or juniper berries
- 2 bay leaves
- 8quarts cold, unfiltered water
- 1teaspoon sea salt
- Rinse all vegetables well, including kombu. In a 12-quart or larger stockpot, combine the carrots, onions, leek, celery, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, garlic parsley, kombu, peppercorns, allspice and bay leaves. Fill the pot with 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.
- Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days or in the freezer for 4 months.
Recipe from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery by Rebecca Katz