Sunday Recipe: Homemade Vegetable Stock

Hi Foxy People!

I hope you are having a blessed Sunday! I wanted to give you an essential recipe that I believe everyone should have in their fridge or freezer at all times. Stock! Vegetable Stock to be exact. It’s great for the fall time when you want to make soups, add flavor to rice or flavor to chili.

Take a look at this Vegan and Vegetarian recipe below. As always, feel free to like, share, or comment about this recipe. You can follow me on Instagram @foxyveggies.

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Ingredients for Mirepoux  (standard medley base of carrots, celery, and onions for all stocks)

  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • Cold Water that covers the vegetables

Ingredients for Sachet (cheesecloth spice packet)

  • A small bunch of Parsley Stems
  • 1 tsp of dried Thyme
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp of Black Peppercorns
  • Square of Cheesecloth
  • Twine to tie the sachet

Directions

  1. Take your onions and dice them and give your celery and carrots a rough chop. Feel free to add the onion peels as well. They add flavor to the stock. Please remove the skin that may appear to be molded.
  2. You should have more onions compared to the celery and carrots.
  3. Take out a big stock pot and add in your vegetables.
  4. Add the cold water to the pot so that it covers the vegetables.
  5. Then, take your cheesecloth square and put your Black peppercorns, Parsley stems, Thyme, and Bay leaves to the center of the square. Take all ends of the cheesecloth to make a bundle and twist. Secure it with the Twine leaving enough Twine length to tie to your stock pot handle.
  6. Drop your Sachet in the pot with the water and veggies and bring to a boil.
  7. Once at a boil, turn to low and simmer for an hour. Skim the top if foam rises to the top.
  8. Once done, strain out the veggies and cool the stock in an ice water bath.
  9. Portion out in quart bags and you have stock you can freeze and grab out when you need it.
  10. Enjoy!

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Sunday Post: What is Vegetarianism?

Hey Foxy People!

I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday. My post today will not be focused on a recipe, but it will pose as more of an educational post.

Every day I am asked about Vegetarianism and what it actually means. Sometimes it is confused with Veganism or Pescatarianism. Today, I wanted to explain the differences between each of them and show how the diets vary.

I have the breakdown and definitions below. A major perk of being in Culinary School is learning about all of these diets in a more in depth manor. Some of these definitions can be found in the book, “On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals” the 5th Edition by Sarah R. Labensky, Alan M. Hause, and Priscilla A Martel. Others may be from my general knowledge.

As always, please feel free to comment below. Let me know if these breakdowns were helpful.

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Vegetarian: a plant based diet which excludes the consumption of meat. There are three major levels of vegetarianism.

  1. Ovo-vegetarian– a vegetarian who eats eggs but not dairy products.
  2. Ovo-lacto vegetarian or lacto-ovo-vegetarian: a person who eats plants products as well as dairy products and eggs (although some may not eat cheeses made with animal-based enzymes such as rennet, or eggs produced by factory farms.) This is the diet that I follow 🙂
  3. Lacto-vegetarian: a vegetarian who eats dairy products but not eggs.

Vegan: a person who eats no meat, fish or poultry or any products derived from animals such as milk, cheese, eggs, honey or gelatin; also referred to as a “strict” or “pure vegetarian.”

Pescatarian: a person who follows a fish or seafood based diet. They typically stray away from meat and poultry.

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