A True Food Kitchen restaurant exclusive! This mushroom stock is a pleasant and flavorful twist on your standard vegetable version. It’s a tasty broth on its own, or it works exceptionally well as the base of a delicious vegetarian stew. It only has a shelf life of 3-5 days, but once you’ve tasted this stock, using it quickly will not be a problem!
Food as Medicine
Shiitake mushrooms contain an active compound called lentinan, a polysaccharide that has been shown to strengthen immune-system response.
2 gallons of water
1 ounce dry shiitake mushrooms
4 stalks of fennel
4 tablespoons tamari
Clean and chop all vegetables.
Cover with water/tamari mixture and simmer 1.5 hours.
Strain mushrooms and discard.
This recipe is courtesy of Dr. Weil’s True Food Kitchen restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona.