My old buddy David Hamilton, knowing of my recent foray into healing broths, gave me a large grocery sack of collard greens from his garden. Why it took so long to seek out these old remedies I do not know, as throughout the ages broths have been used to heal what ails us. I got out the big soup pot, and cleaned out the fridge, throwing in some old celery, onions, and carrots.
Boiled in three gallons of water for a few hours, I got a couple gallons of terrific broth, which I drink in the evenings instead of wine, beer, tea or coffee. Surprisingly delicious and satisfying. Another one is to take 6 artichokes and boil three hours. Very nice and a great way to spend an evening sipping hot broth with friends that you care about.
Additionally, you have on hand an excellent broth for the making of soup. Guests confirm that this is the best tortilla soup they have eaten!!
World’s Best Tortilla Soup
Take three cups of rich vegetable broth in a pot. Add a sliced tomato or two, and a couple tablespoons of miso, for depth, and for the microbes that we need for proper food digestion. Heat.
In each of two bowls put:
Two tablespoons hummus (mashed garbanzo beans, sesame tahine, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil)
Chopped green onions and cilantro
Sliced corn tortillas (cooked rice also quite delicious!)