I love a bowl of hot broth while curled up on the couch watching a movie on a cold winter night! You can make your own vegetable broth in these simple and easy steps to enjoy now or freeze the broth in containers for later use. This vegetable broth is delicious and is ideal for making soups, just add your favorite ingredients such as noodles, pasta, beans, potatoes, or tofu to name a few.
You will need:
- 1 large onion chopped into large chunks
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 carrots peeled and chopped into large chunks
- 4 celery stocks chopped into large chunks
- 1 cup broccoli
- left over celery tops
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1 pinch salt
- Wash trim and chop vegetables
- Put all ingredients into a large pot of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours while stirring occasionally
- Remove from heat and strain the broth through a mesh strainer into quart size containers. Freeze up to 6 months.
Here is a quick and easy dish to make when you are in a hurry to make dinner
Made with tofu, and broccoli with a hint of garlic.
Tofu Veggie Stir Fry
In a pan or wok lightly stir fry 2 cloves of garlic chopped
with tofu strips in olive oil until lightly browned
Add 2 cups broccoli cover and steam
Turn off burner and let sit for a few minutes
lightly season with salt and pepper.
Enjoy with your favorite beverage. Red wine goes great with this dish.
Here is my version for Vegetarian Stroganoff that I came up with after seeing a picture of Beef Stroganoff in a magazine. I replaced the beef with Seitan because it has a meaty texture that can mimick beef and I added broccoli and carrots to make it more healthy. You can find Seitan and the Vegetarian Gravy at Whole Food’s Market and most Food Stores. Trader Joe’s sells Beefless Strips which can also be used in this dish. You can also find Vegetarian Gravy at your local supermarket, look for mushroom gravy in a can, read the ingredients to make sure no animal products are used. If you can’t find the gravy you can always make your own. I will post a recipe real soon.
- One package of Seitan
- 1 cup of broccoli
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- packaged vegetarian gravy
- Oil to stir fry
Cook Noodles according to package directions
Stir Fry Seitan in lightly oiled large pan with onions, broccoli and carrots
prepare gravy according to package directions
Drain and rinse noodles
Add noodles to Seitan Mixture and mix.
Add gravy to noodles
Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen