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Magic Mineral Broth - this is an organic vegetable broth that serves as the base for vegetarian/vegan soups ~ https://jeanetteshealthyliving.com

Rebecca Katz’s Magic Mineral Broth

Adapted from Rebecca Katz's One Bite at a Time. This broth can be enjoyed hot, cold or room temperature, and is a wonderful base for soups, chili and stews. I've made this numerous times for friends undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and it has always been well received.

Course Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 3 -4 quarts
Author Jeanette


  • 3 unpeeled organic carrots cut into thirds
  • 1 unpeeled medium organic yellow onion cut into chunks
  • 1 organic leek both white and green parts, rinsed well, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 bunch organic celery including the heart, cut into thirds
  • 3 cloves unpeeled organic garlic halved
  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat-leaf organic parsley
  • 2 medium organic red potatoes with skins on quartered
  • 2 organic sweet potatoes with skins on quartered
  • 8 inch strip kombu
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 3 whole allspice or juniper berries
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt


  1. Scrub and rinse carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes and yam well. Rinse the remaining vegetables well, including the kombu. Place all the ingredients, except the salt, in a large 6-8 quart stockpot. Fill with water to 2 inches below the rim of the pot. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce to low and simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 hours. Simmer until the full richness of the vegetables can be tasted. Add salt and stir.

  2. Strain stock; bring to room temperature and refrigerate or freeze.

Recipe Notes

I used a variety of potatoes and sweet potatoes that I found at the farmer's market. The idea is to use a diverse selection of fresh vegetables.
If you're on a no-iodine diet, do not include kombu, as sea vegetables contain iodine.
To make Chicken Magic Mineral Broth, simply add 2 pounds of organic chicken bones; refrigerate and skim off any fat.
This broth is especially good for people undergoing chemotherapy as it provides nourishment even when their appetite is low.