Magazine article Sunset

Make Soup a Habit

Magazine article Sunset

Make Soup a Habit

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Stock the freezer with your own broth, and a healthy dinner is minutes away

GOOD FOR YOU

These homemade broths add lots of flavor without Lots of salt.

MAKING BROTH

1 SIMMER

Put all ingrethents (see options below) in a large pot and add 4 quarts water. Bring to a boil and spoon off any foam that forms on top. Reduce heat and simmer until broth is reduced by half, 2 ½ to 3 hours.

2 STRAIN

Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl and let broth cool; discard the stuff in the strainer.

3 PACKAGE

Ladle broth into quart-size freezer bags or containers (great for soup) and/or ice cube trays (handy for sauces), and freeze for up to 6 months; transfer the cubes to bags once they're solid.

Easy vegetable broth

MAKES ABOUT 2 QTS. | 4 HOURS

1 large onion, roughly chopped

3 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped

3 celery stalks, roughly chopped

2 large leeks, white and light green parts only, roughly chopped, rinsed well

8 oz. mushrooms

1 bunch parsley

PER CUP 14 CAL., 5% (0.7 CAL.) FROM FAT; 0.6 G PROTEIN; 0. …

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