Discovering Joy in Homemade Vegetable Broth: A Path to Inner Well-Being

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In my pursuit to navigate both my emotional and physical well-being, I invite you on a delightful exploration of finding ways to feel good, with a special focus on this diary entry on the transformative powers of homemade vegetable broth.  This is a journey that celebrates the art of self-care and well-being.

You will need:

List of vegetables I used but you can make your own list:

1 large bulb fennel
1 onion, 
1 shallot
2 large scrubbed carrots
4 stalks celery
2 leeks
2 cloves garlic
½ bunch flat leaf parsley
Knob of ginger
Knob turmeric or 1 tsp turmeric powder
2 bay leaves
Sprinkle of black peppercorns,c
ardamom seeds organic mixed herbs, fresh thyme, a sprig of fresh rosemary, 5 slices of dried astragalus (optional), a knob of ginger 
3 Tbsp. reishi, or cordyceps powder (optional)
Himalayan Salt
Fresh lemon juice

1. A Symphony of Freshness:

Begin this delightful endeavor by gathering an assortment of vibrant, fresh vegetables. From earthy carrots to aromatic onions, from luscious celery to leafy greens, let the colour and flavours awaken your senses. Each vegetable contributes its unique essence to the broth, creating a symphony of freshness that will delight your palate.

2. Mindful Preparation:

Take a moment to appreciate the simple act of preparing the vegetables.  Wash and chop them with care. Enjoy interacting with fresh, living produce.

3. The Gentle Simmer:

As the vegetables find their place in a large pot, fill it with filtered water until they are fully submerged. Allow the pot to embrace a gentle simmer over medium heat, awakening the flavors and aromas that lie within. Feel the serenity and tranquility that envelops your kitchen, as you become one with the transformative alchemy taking place.

4. A Symphony of Flavours:

To enhance the depth and complexity of your vegetable broth, add a selection of herbs, spices, and seasonings. Fresh parsley, rosemary, sea salt, black pepper, turmeric—the choice is yours. Embrace your inner artist as you paint with flavors, creating a broth that resonates harmoniously with your taste buds and brings a sense of joy to your soul.

5. Time as the Secret Ingredient:

Patience becomes a virtue as you allow the broth to simmer and develop its full potential. Give the broth at least 1 to 2 hours to extract the essence of each ingredient, infusing it with richness and vitality.

6. Capturing Liquid Gold:

Once the broth has reached its peak of flavors, gently strain it through a fine-mesh sieve, separating the liquid gold from the remnants of vegetables. Take a moment to marvel at the radiant, jewel-like broth that awaits you—a testament to your dedication and the magic that lies within everyday moments.

7. Endless Possibilities:

With its versatility and adaptability, vegetable broth becomes the heart and soul of countless culinary creations. Use it as a nourishing base for soups, stews, risottos, and a multitude of other dishes. Allow your imagination to soar as you explore the endless possibilities this golden elixir presents.

As we conclude this journey of self-care and well-being through the creation of homemade vegetable broth, may you carry the essence of its warmth and nourishment in your heart.

That’s it!

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The benefits of eating vegetable broth

This nourishing elixir not only warms the body and soul but also bestows a multitude of health benefits.

* It's vitamin- and mineral-rich.

* It's good for the gut.

* It may help in losing weight. 

* It's good for the eyes and skin.

* It aids in detox. 

* It has anti-ageing properties.

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