Hi Rachel, Would one half lemon peel leave a bitter taste??? We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for such a great post! Love it! Yay! I’ve been doing the same for 40 years and have been known for my amazing soups. However, you may be able to put small amounts of the leafy base in. Perfection! Store in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 1 month (sometimes longer). Hi Cyndi! I just finished making this recipe and it’s delicious. What I had left after straining was a thick fabulous stock. If I weren’t putting it in my shepherd’s pie, I would drink it straight! Had a cup before dinner last night and did a little happy dance. Glad you are loving this recipe! This is a brilliant idear — we are total freezer people and hate wasting food. I’ve enjoyed reading All comments and replies. Cooking under pressure for *Three* minutes kills the spores. This recipe is very forgiving. Make in an instant pot, slow cooker, or regular pot to make. But you can use the broth for minestrone! The nutritional yeast really adds a lot so add some if you can! Until then, I have a huge batch of the best soup EVER that I get to nosh on in our cold, rainy, Seattle weather :). Sweet Potatoes don’t add much flavor to stock or broth and some variety are too starchy for good stock or broth. Thanks! Also, some starchy vegetables like potatoes and turnips will make for a cloudy vegetable … At first, homemade vegetable broth can seem like an unnecessary burden. Though we find it provides a nice richness. Hope that helps! Xo. My husband and I are huge fans of your recipes. We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Elaine! Okay in small quantities (no more than 1/10 of the stock ingredients), but I tend to avoid using peppers as I don’t like the taste they impart. This looks good and I plan on trying it. I also put leftover broth in ice cubes trays freeze then put in Ziploc bags. Hi Karen. While the outer leaves can make the stock bitter, a small amount of the inner leaves can be used with good results. I recently cooked with a winter squash and saved the skin, seeds, and rind with my other scraps. That was my first thought to put anything in it, that is why I am here looking Thanks for the heads up. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! but it was so delish! we travelled from Canada to canton, mumbai to mombasa, and ate at every place we followed our noses to…, I made this and then used the vegetables (I used fresh & new) to make a soup by just blending them together! Can I toss them in my freezer bag or just throw away and not use for broth? I made this in my slow cooker so I would not have to tend to it… turned out great! Can I put this in a hot water bath and preserve it for much longer? Each 14-ounce can of broth or stock contains 1 3/4 cups of liquid. I’m not really sure. 3. because if not, using that ends up in a chemical soup. This is fantastic! I don’t know if they would work or not … but I’m sort of, maybe, leaning toward no. OMGosh… perfect timing for this! Stir to combine and loosely cover (with the lid cracked). So I recommend you leave them out. Hi Ela, This recipe is very forgiving. Sounds like there’s some leeway possible. Hope that helps! I think all the veggies used ARE the scraps…, I am also confused about this. Lightly crushed … This was amazing! I do use rutabaga and turnip but not the greens. Will definitely share with friends!! Freezing works well! I made it and it tastes delicious. When my gallon size bag of veggie scraps is full, I put in my IP and fill with water to the fill line, add my spices and cook on manual for 30 minutes. I also wonder if some of these might be milder or stronger than the fruit/vegetable counterpart. Thank you for that! . I loved this recipe! I also used unami dust (dried shiitake mushroom, dried kombu & bonito flakes) instead of nutritional yeast. Foods from the brassica family, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, rutabagas, and turnips give a strong – somewhat bitter – flavor and can overpower vegetable stock or broth. Vegetable stock (or broth) is really very simple to make, and it's great to have on hand for soups or stews. Really gave the broth extra flavor! I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what to do with the strained vegetables once removed from the stock? or should I just purchase carrots for the broth and compost the butternut peelings? Good in small quantities (no more than 1/10 of the stock ingredients). I fear I have a hodgepodge of too many things…. Thank you so much for sharing this! Here is my rating! Vegetable broth has a lot going for it, nutritionally speaking. and was rewarded with a strong, flavorful, delicious broth. How about orange skin/peel? One of the main reasons I wanted to make my own broth is because I have to cook extremely with no salt for my husband and all broth contain lots of Sodium. and all the veg. I haven’t thought about saving the veggie scrapes though. Ball jars can be used in the freezer, but only up to the pint size, and only straight sided jars. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until softened and slightly browned, stirring frequently. Making your broth each week is transforming me into a better cook! Is blanching required? But you could puree, freeze, and add small amounts to soups. Then divide between storage vessels (I prefer glass mason jars). Excellent for making stock/broth. Thanks for the list! Hi Shari, you could leave them out and it would still be tasty, just not quite as flavorful. After they cook I run them thru the blender then cheese cloth. Bring to a boil. ALL of your recipes are simple and amazing! This can also cause a metallic taste. I don’t salt my vegetable stock things like fresh-ground black pepper, turmeric & ginger add plenty of flavor on their own ! It’s such a blessing to be able to get fresh produce straight from your own back yard . Thanks for sharing! I am thinking Not citrus, banana, melon rinds. There are plenty of websites and blogs out there that just say “whatever vegetable scrap you put in there makes a good broth”. Thanks so much for the lovely review! Oh my gosh. Thanks! You have become my Alton Brown of vegan recipes. The broth also makes an excellent cooking liquid for rice or risotto, grits, polenta, barley, lentils, or quinoa. So glad you enjoyed it, Christine! Add 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper (amount as recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and stir to coat. We’re so glad you enjoy our recipes, Roquette! I use it whenever I am debating what vegetable scraps to save for my broths. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sheila! I don’t use black pepper in my stock at all. I think I may leave out some of the carrot peels next time as I understand they can make a broth bitter. Steps to Making Vegetable Broth… Mushrooms add rich flavor to vegetable stock. Versatile and delicious! Xo. I’ve used this as the base for so many soups and even just to sip on! Required fields are marked *. It will be great in a crockpot. The recipe is just kind of a guide for what to do with all the scraps you have saved up. To thaw, I’d recommend taking it out of the freezer a day or two before use and store in the fridge to thaw. Hi Seema, we think the lime rind is probably causing the bitterness. I’m going to use it for this recipe. I changed it up slightly – I omitted the tomatoes, obviously – but it makes an excellent jumping off point and is easy to alter for taste. Let me know if you give it a try! Your reason for not eating mushrooms is INSANELY FUNNY. How long does homemade veggie broth last in the fridge? Rather I use herbs for flavor. This is the best veggie broth recipe ever! Homemade Vegetable Broth : I usually wait to make broth until I have two gallon bags full of frozen vegetable trimmings , which I dump into my huge stock pot and cover with 8 quarts of water . What about including fruit peels,i.e. I am prepping to make this wonderful-sounding recipe but I would like to share two concerns: 1. I use jalapeño, anaheim, chipotle, thai, chinese, peppers, stems, seeds, leftover bits… fresh or dried herbs incl. What we call “bone broth” tends to be a hybrid of stock and broth. Could I omit? We are so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks! Xo. This works great for some soups, like a chicken-noodle-type soup, but not so great in other dishes that you wouldn’t want a fennel flavor in. What Not to Put in Vegetable Broth. That’s a really good question, Carole. I did add the tomato paste and nutritional yeast. Hi Ellie, the sodium comes primarily from the added sea salt. Maybe just lessen the amount slightly? Where in the recipe do you use the freezer bag of veggie scraps? It was always really good, but your recipe took it to another level. 1. This was so delicious. Thank you for your time and great vegan stock know how!, How about the stalks for artichokes? I just keep a gallon-size freezer bag that I fill with veggie scraps. If desired, add salt, peppercorns and bay leaves to taste (I use about 2 tablespoons of salt, about 10 whole peppercorns and 2 bay leaves). as soon as they’re collected to keep fresh. Forgot and added tomato sauce(didn’t have paste, still used 2 T) and nutritional yeast midway through and was still fantastic. C. botulinum spores can be killed by heating to extreme temperature (120 degrees Celsius) under pressure using an autoclave or a pressure cooker for at least 30 minutes. We’re so glad you enjoy it, Lisa! I just went through MRT testing, and your site has been so valuable in finding food I can eat. 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