The stock tutorial is finally here!
I have finally managed to upload all the pictures to show you how easy it is to make your own stock for everything from soups to base sauces!
Here is what I made today,
Field green strawberry banana smoothie!!
2 big handfuls of field green salad mix
2 frozen banana's
2 Brazil nuts
2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
Throw everything in your blender, add 1 1/2 cups of water and 16 oz. ice and blend until smooth. It was really yummy. Chris did let me know it wasn't sweet enough, but I liked it just fine. I suppose you could add 1 tiny scoop of stevia if you like.
Well, shall we get onto the Stock project?
I make stock whenever my freezer container overflows with leftover veggies that I have tossed in there all month long. The vegetables can vary from just onions, celery and carrots to a whole menagerie of goodies like the following broth.
I clean out my fridge every week and decide what stays and what is getting to old to use. That way, I never find surprises in the back of the fridge. If a veggie is getting limp or past it's prime, but can still be used, it is destined for the stock bowl in the freezer. I place everything in there and then when I am down to only a few jars of broth I grab everything and make a new batch.Here is what I had.
(The potatoes, did not get used this time)
1-2 cups spinach that I froze last month
2 onions, cut in half
1 bunch of celery, getting a little limp
1 pound of cremini mushrooms that never made it to a stir fry
1lb. carrots, I have 7 lbs. in my fridge right now...
2 cups peas, frozen
1 lb haricot verts, frozen
organic garlic, if desired
Here is my secret to making super easy broth. USE YOUR CROCK POT!!!!
You heard me right, it is that simple.
Put everything in your crock pot, chop your onion, leaving the skin on, chop the mushrooms in half, chop the celery and carrots. Throw in a little garlic if you like. No need to peel anything, just wash them really good and toss in the pot.
Cover it with water and put on before you go to bed at night. When you wake up, your house will smell terrific and you will never have to adjust temperatures, turn it off if you go to town, or stir it.
This is so simple anyone can make it, even if you have never made a stock in your life and don't know your way around the kitchen, you can do this!
I promised you I would share my shopping items I planned to buy on Friday. Here they are.
A lime juicer
I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and it will inspire you to make your own stock soon.
Do you make your own stock?