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Vegetable Stock

Categories: Low-calorie, Low-fat, Quick to fix
Type: Soups and Stews

Homemade vegetable stock is easier to make than you think with this quick and healthy recipe.

Serves: serves 4


  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 sticks celery, including tops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp each fresh thyme and marjoram, chopped
  • 5 cups water
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  1. Peel and slice the carrots, peel and chop the onion and garlic, and clean and chop the celery.
  2. Heat the oil in a big saucepan over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery, stir, and cook gently for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the herbs and water, bring to a boil, and simmer for about an hour, covered.
  4. Strain out the vegetables and discard; refrigerate stock until ready to use.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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