Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian cooking’

Finally! A Vegetable Stock That Tastes Great



Making your own homemade stock is just about the easiest thing you can do in the kitchen, and it is so good, once you get into the habit of making your own it is doubtful you will purchase a pre-made, name brand variety. Prepared vegetarian stocks are also often very high in sodium, to make up for a lack of true flavor. Making your own, flavourful broth will greatly cut down on the amount of salt needed.

We love soup, and whenever we make up a batch we use our own stock; chicken for chicken soup, of course, and beef stock for Scotch broth and French onion soup, and whenever possible we like to use a fragrant, hearty vegetable stock. It is incredibly healthy, economical, it allows us to satisfy our vegetarian and vegan friends, and reduces our dependence on the animal kingdom for at least a meal or two. Furthermore veggie stock is chock full of  water soluble vitamins like vitamin C and thiamine, and is devoid of animal fats that are typically high in calories.

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Are You Still Meat Free on Mondays?


Paul with a hot chick

Paul with a hot chick


It has been awhile since the McCartney’s Meat Free Mondays movement began and, while we remind you of it with a meatless recipe every week on twitter, I wanted to check in with a reminder about why it is such a good thing to do – for your health, for the environment and most of all, for the animals. Taking a stand, even one as small as this, can make a difference and it shows those around us, our family, our co-workers, our kids and our friends an example of something they will hopefully want to emulate. Continue »