Friday, November 5, 2010
Vegan MoFo Day 5: Soup 'n Stock
Stock is very easy to make, and very quick as well. Even chasing around a toddler and nursing a 5 month old all day, I can find the time to squeeze this into our food prep. The added bonus is, once cooked it will hang around on the stove for an hour or so until you are ready to put it away. Homemade stock will taste so much better than anything you can buy at the store! If you absolutely must purchase your stock, we have had great luck trying the Trader Joe's brand low sodium veg broth.
To start with, you need the trinity of onion, carrot, and celery. We are big believers in the benefits of organic produce, so we frequent our local co-op and support our farms in our veg purchases. Excitingly enough, shallots have arrived-I threw some in with the onions when I started this stock.