Homemade Veggie Stock

Posted by: Quinn

My faaavorite feeling in the world is when I finally do something that I’ve been super scared of/ intimidated by and realize that it was super easy and fun!

That’s what happened when I made Vegetable Stock.  Ok, maybe “fun” is taking it a little too far, but it was super easy and now I have every intention of making it all the time.  For example, I’m moving next week into my own big girl apartment (YAY!) and veggie stock will be the first thing I throw on my stove to infuse my space with the smell of HOME.

Here’s the recipe.  I’m going to give to you to grandma style with no formal measurements because I think that’s the best way…  Just know, no matter what, you will create a flavorful base for any soup.

There is no right way, or wrong way to make veggie stock.

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Vegetable Stock
Servings: depends what you’re using it for.  probably around 6-10
Time: 2 + hours

  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 2-3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 yellow onions, large dice
  • A BIG soup pot filled 3/4 of the way with water
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (optional)
  • 2-3 bay leaves (optional)
  • Some fresh herbs, like thyme or rosemary (optional)

Directions

Put everything in your large soup pot and bring to a boil.  Then, reduce to a simmer and allow it to cook for 2 hours.  Strain out all of the veggies and herbs.  Cool and store in an airtight container or jar.  That’s all, folks.

Resolutions: We’ll Tell You Ours If You Tell Us Yours

Oh hey, what’s up, 2013?  We have a good feeling about you… but let’s start this thing right with some legit, realistic resolutions.

Here’s the thing, every year people make impossible-to-keep New Year’s Resolutions.  The problem?  They come up with super vague, long term goals but leave out the whole actionable-steps part of the equation.  In other words, they have a “what” but leave out the “how”.  Rookie mistake :)

At HCC we are ALLL about the how.  Like, in our online cooking program, we don’t just tell you what to cook, we truly teach you how to cook.

Even though we both cook constantly we are always on the quest to learn more about food, make better meals and try new things.  So this year, we came up with a couple (just a couple!) little things that we want to accomplish in the kitchen.

Most of all, we want to hear from you!!!  What are YOUR New Year’s {Cooking} Resolutions?  What do you want to try?  What recipes have you been wanting to make?  What cooking goals do you have for yourself?

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