Save your self some money!


It is so easy to go to the store and buy a can of broth… why would I ever make it. Well there are a few good reasons!

1. Sodium content of most canned broths is outrageous.

2. A lot of canned broth is not gluten-free and the ones that are tend to be very expensive

3. No msg

4. Save yourself some money!!! most gluten-free broths for less than 4 cups you pay a whooping 5 dollars for!!!!

When you make a roast chicken save the carcus. This is what you make your broth out of, the great thing about this is you are making the most out of your food! I decided to make chicken soup, I still roasted the chicken and picked off all the meat. I put the meat in a separate container and placed in the fridge for later. You can just make stock from a carcus you put in the freezer as well and use it for all sorts of things. After you make this you can freeze it and take it out when you need to.

So the cost… 9$ for the chicken that you can eat as a separate meal, ((so really carkus doesn’t cost you much if you already roasting a chicken). I put onions, garlic, a few baby carrots (though any kind will do) a stick of celery and seasonings. this all in my estimate comes to maybe 2 $ for the whole pot if not less for 6 quarts! that is roughly 25-30$ of canned broth!!!

This isnt labour intensive at all but it does take time. Great if you are home just throw everything in and strain it a few hours later! done!

so my recipe (you can change how ever you like!)

1 carkus

1 stick of celery

6 baby carrots

1/4 large onion

2-4 bay leaves

salt and pepper

a little ginger

5 cloves of garlic

5 quarts of water in a 6-7 quart pot (I top up the water in the end to make more stock)

no need to chop up small  just so it fits ,  toss it all in the pot and bring to a boil. reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for a few hours  (longer is better).Then strain it so all you have it stock. Use how ever you like.

I made chicken soup with garlic bread made with the french bread from yesterday.

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