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Nothing beats…homemade broth!

April 13, 2010
I have a feeling I may end up with entire category titled: Nothing beats…homemade _____! Drinking mineral-rich vegetable broth is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your health. It is one of the best ways of bringing the pH into balance. Chicken and bone broth will be saved for a future post. This post will be about vegetable broth. It’s a nice way to get some needed vitamins and minerals in your system and many recipes will often call for a veggie broth. After I first made my own broth, I just could not find the heart to purchase broth in a box ever again, whether organic or not.
I have never made the same broth twice, but love ones I have made. For me, making my own broth became a bit of life savor because I always seem to buy more than I can swallow and often end up throwing away veggies. It’s painful! Here is what you do:
Take all of your washed, wilting and limp vegetables and cut them into large chunks.  This includes the skins and stems. (I have even added potato and carrot skins from another meal)
-Chop up some garlic, onions and even ginger if you like.
-Add dry or fresh herbs or both!
-Add some salt, pepper and a little oil (any kind, I prefer olive oil).
-Place all of this in a large pot, add enough water to cover and simmer for at least an hour and strain at the end.
Voila!
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