Homemade Veggie Broth

I’m going to be making lots of soups this coming season because they’re so cozy and warming🥰 But guess what, WE NEED A FREAKING AWESOME BROTH FIRST! Prior to this I’ve never made homemade broth and I was shocked at how easy it is and how good it turns out😋

You could go to the store and buy some broth from there, but this homemade one is so darn good, and you can make as much as you want of it. And unless you’re buying organic broth (which I’m going to guess is pretty dang expensive), there can be all sorts of unwanted ingredients in there. If you’re wanting a broth that is all natural and super flavourful, make your own. Using this recipe, preferably😂

Broth is one of the simplest things you can make, so I’m not sure why most people don’t. Basically you just roughly chop a bunch of veg, then simmer it all in some water for a couple of hours, and you’re good. No fancy techniques or whatever. I made a nice veggie soup with this after👌 You could also use it in curries, casseroles, stews, quinoa dishes, or whatever you need broth for!

Hope you enjoy this simple and easy recipe that’s so versatile and delish!

Homemade Veggie Broth

Serves: Makes about 14 cups of broth

Total Time: 180 minutes (3 hours)

Ingredients:

  • 14 cups of water
  • 2 small yellow onions, chopped into wedges with the skins removed
  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped into large pieces
  • 1 small portobello mushroom, thickly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring the water to boil in a large pot. Add in all of the veggies, then lower the heat and reduce to a simmer.
  2. Simmer the veggies in the water for about two and a half hours, until the stock is a nice golden colour and has great veggie flavour.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat. Pour the stock through a fine strainer into a large bowl to remove the veggies and any smaller veggie pieces.
  4. Now your stock is ready for use! Place back in the pot and immediately make soup, or use in any other dish that calls for stock. This can also be frozen or kept in the fridge.

Can’t wait to see what awesome recipes you guys use this broth in! Have a great week:)

Yours Truly,

Olivia:))

Creamy Tahini and Sweet Potato Soup

I’ve been on a roll with the fall recipes lately! I’ve been loving all of the warm spices and fall flavours. Today I made a delicious Creamy Tahini and Sweet Potato Soup that is PERFECT for fall and super easy to make.

I’ve started experimenting with Tahini a bit more, and I love its nutty sesameness😂 I added it into my Carrot and Date Breakfast Cookies, and they were great!! In this soup, tahini adds such a depth of flavour and a nice richness. It pairs really nicely with the sweetness of the sweet potato.

To make this liquid gold, start by caramelized some onions😍😍 The smell of frying onions is the best! Then add your potatoes, some black beans, garlic, tahini, apple cider vinegar, paprika, cinnamon, and chicken broth. If you want to go vegan you can definitely use veggie broth. After all of your ingredients are in the pot (I think there’s only like 7 or 8) then season well with salt and pepper and let the soup simmer till the sweet potatoes are nice and soft❤️ Everything gets tossed in the blender and you’ve got a nice, luscious, creamy soup!

I love blender soups because they’re so simple and not particular at all. Chop your onions too big? Who cares it’s going in a blender. Basically, you cannot go wrong with this awesome fall soup. The flavour from the tahini and the cinnamon and paprika is insannnneeee. I know you may not like the sound of cinnamon in soup, but trust me it works. Make sure you try out this recipe because it’s definitely a winner!!

Creamy Tahini and Sweet Potato Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sized sweet potato, chopped into 1 centimetre cubes
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 4 cups chicken or veggie broth
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onions and cook until caramelized, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary so that they don’t burn.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, black beans, tahini, garlic and apple cider vinegar to the pot and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Dump the broth, cinnamon, and paprika into the pot and season liberally with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and let cook until the sweet potatoes are soft, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. Use a ladle to scoop all of the soup into a large blender, and blend until smooth. If you need to you can blend the soup in a few batches.
  6. Return the soup to the pot and season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Hope you love this soup recipe!! Have a great weekend:)

Your Truly,

MyDayIsBooked:)

Cauliflower Soup

Hello there! Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables, and this super easy to make soup highlights it perfectly. It’s a medley of onion, celery, roasted garlic and of course, cauliflower, that is blended until smooth and delicious. This soup is freezable and makes a great lunch or light dinner. Enjoy;)

Cauliflower Soup

Serves: 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, left in the skins
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • Pinch of rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the chopped cauliflower on a sheet pan lined with parchment. Toss it with 1 tbsp of the olive oil.
  3. Wrap the garlic cloves in some tinfoil and place the little packet on the sheet pan with the cauliflower. Place the pan in the oven and roast for 30 minutes.
  4. While the veggies are roasting, heat the other tbsp of olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add in the onion and celery, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in the water, Rosemary, parsley, and chilli flakes, then bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat so that the mixture comes down to a simmer, then cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Once the veggies are done roasting and the broth is done simmering, add the cauliflower into a blender along with the contents of the pot. When the garlic packet has cooled, remove the cloves from their skins and add them to the blender as well. Season the soup generously with salt and pepper, then blend until smooth.
  7. Enjoy!!

Hope you like this soup! It’s definitely one of my new favourites;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Roasted Tomato Soup

Hi there! Nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of soup. Ok I guess a scoop of peanut butter hits the spot too, but in the winter I could eat soup all day, and tomato soup is one of my favourites. This recipe uses roasted tomatoes, garlic and onions to pack in the flavour, and blending everything at the end creates a smooth texture that is to die for! There’s no broth in this soup either- just tomato upon tomato upon tomato, which is the way it should be. Hope you enjoy this delicious classic!😊😊

Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sized tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 a white or yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves of garlic, left in the skins
  • 2 tbs + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the halved tomatoes and wedges of onions on a parchment lined baking sheet and toss in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Place the garlic cloves on a small section of tin foil, toss in the tsp of olive oil and wrap up tightly, placing the package on the pan. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft and the onions are slightly charred.
  3. In a large pot, combine the roasted tomatoes, onions, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, and more salt and pepper. Wait until the tinfoil has cooled off before removing the garlic cloves from the packet and their skins to add them to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for ten minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and scoop the contents of the pot into a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Hope that the last week leading up to Christmas is a great one! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Hey there! Soup is one of the best parts of winter- after spending an afternoon sledding or making snowmen, coming inside to a warm bowl of deliciousness is heaven! This Golden Lentil and Coconut soup is full of onion, garlic, coconut milk and ginger, packing it full of flavour and richness. Turmeric lends it’s signature golden colour, and carrots and sweet potatoes offer a slight bit of sweetness to round out the savoury notes. Only 45 minutes are needed to whip up this divine soup. And those 45 minutes are DEFINITELY worth it! Enjoy;)

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic into the pot and cook for 2 more minutes. Next, measure out the ginger, coriander and red pepper flakes, then dump them into the pot as well, cooking for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour the veggie stock and coconut milk into the pot and stir well. Add in the carrots, lentils, sweet potato and turmeric and mix until combined. Bring soup to a boil then let simmer for 30-35 minutes, until the sweet potato is soft.
  4. Serve with some sprouted grain bread and enjoy!!

I actually think that I’m in love with this soup…. it’s so rich and satisfying, yet fresh tasting because of the ginger and aromatics. Make sure to check my blog again on Friday for another post!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))