At the farmers’ market, people often ask me which of our spice blends is my favorite, and I tell them that that is like asking someone to pick their favorite child! Well, confession time… I have a new favorite child: Zelda & Bramble’s new Magic Bouillon Powder!
Kevin developed this amazingly savory blend as a soup base, and it is a great shortcut to flavorful vegetable stock for any recipe (if you didn’t get a chance to make your own stock). Most bouillon cubes and soup bases contain lots of salt and fillers, but who wants that? Zelda & Bramble’s version is made entirely of real ingredients you’d actually want in your soup, starting with dried herbs and vegetables, plus miso and mushrooms for savory depth. A mug of this delicious broth even makes a great treat on its own; simply whisk a tablespoon of Z&B Magic Bouillon Powder into a cup of hot water and curl up with a book!
The blend’s comforting and almost Thanksgiving-y flavors of sage, rosemary, onions, celery, mushrooms, and more lend themselves to lots of non-soup uses, too. Since I love to experiment, that’s how I love to use Z&B Magic Bouillon Powder the most. Toss diced potatoes in Magic before roasting! Use it in place of Garam Masala when you make Crunchy Chickpeas! Season your Savory Multigrain Porridge or grits with it! Or make this Magic Bean Dip for your next party!
When one of our dedicated customers told us she had mixed Magic into her hummus, I was inspired to make this white bean dip, and I’m so glad I did—the flavor is outrageous and complex, and the dip is about the easiest thing in the world to make! Seriously: put a handful of ingredients—mostly pantry staples—in your food processor, add Magic, and give it a whirl. Instant deliciousness you may very well devour before your guests arrive!
Magic Bean Dip
Makes about 3 cups.
Here’s all I did:
I put the following ingredients in a food processor and processed until smooth.