Aug 31, 2020

making savory broth mix

Welcome to Making Mondays, dear Readers! 

Today's Making Monday recipe is this meatless, vegetarian, and vegan Savory Broth Mix. This is a chicken-style broth mix that I've adapted from Everyday Vegan Eats; it is faster to make and uses less ingredients. 

This is a broth mix that you can use to rehydrate Soy Curlz , Dixie Diner strips, make Savory Tofu, use as soup base or make Easy Simple Seitan. I will be linking recipes to this mix.

It will keep for months, stored in an air-tight container (think mason jar) and away from light (in a cabinet), to keep the B12 as viable as possible.

This version uses half the amount of nutritional yeast, so if you think you would like some more, either (1) make it with twice the nutritional yeast or (2) add an equal amount of nutritional yeast to your recipe (for instance, if using 1 tablespoon of the mix, add 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast to the recipe, as well).

If I think the extra nutritional yeast is needed in a particular recipe, I will add it as an ingredient, so no guesswork needed when using my recipes.

If you have a flat blade to blend the ingredients, use that because it does a faster and more efficient job. If you have the regular blade, make sure all the ingredients are well ground - no pieces of thyme and such visible.

This doubles easily (even quadruples), so make it, taste it, cook with it. Then make plenty for future use. Other Making Monday recipes that will be using this are: Savory Tofu, Easy Seitan Loaf, Seitan Cutlet, Holiday Roast and whenever you need a vegetable/chicken-style broth mix in a soup. 

UPDATE: I want to bring your attention to the nutritional yeast. Nowadays they can be bought as flakes, mini flakes and powder. This recipe calls for flakes (the larger style). The photo below uses mini flakes BUT CALLS FOR LARGE FLAKES in the recipe. If you have mini flakes, reduce the amount needed to 6 tablespoons, if you have powder, reduce to 1/4 cup. Let me know if you have any questions.

Below is the step by step.


Making Vegan Savory Broth Mix

Makes 1/2 cup; doubles easily

1. Blend: Add the ingredients to a blender. Use the flat blade, if possible:

1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes

3 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons dried sage

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

2. Blend well into a powder. Transfer to an air-tight container and store away from light.

3. Use: Add 1 teaspoon to 1 cup of water. Mix well. 

4. Optional: add an equal amount of nutritional yeast to the recipe. For instance, if making a cup of broth, add 1 teaspoon of Savory Broth Mix to 1 cup water PLUS 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast. 

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  1. Oh yum! I have some of the EVE broth mix in a jar in my cupboard at the moment, when I use it up I will try this one.

    1. I usually lug out all the spices and make jars of the stuff. I got tired of doing that so I came up with this :) Hope it's as good!


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