No, it may not sound all that exciting, but I was positively jubilant when I made some seriously delicious gluten-free stuffing on Thanksving, thanks in no small part to some intensely flavorful vegetable broth.
For those of you who have tried my stuffing recipe before, or sampled it in one of my cooking classes, you’ll know that I encourage folks to make stuffing tailored to your own tastes and what you have on hand. You probably also know that I nudge people in the direction of making “vegetarian” stuffing, made with vegetable broth and cooked outside the turkey, in the event there is anyone in your crowd who cannot enjoy the dish simply because it has meat flavoring in it.
Particularly for those of us eating gluten free, going to all the trouble to make stuffing without gluten seems like it should be the hard part (shhhh: it isn’t!) but then to add another ingredient that renders the dish unavailable to the veggies in your midst, is just a darn shame. For meat eaters, they’ll tell you that vegetable broth lacks the full flavor of chicken broth. For some vegetable broths, I’d tend to agree, which is why I usually make my own! But not with this new concentrated broth I tried for Thanksgiving!
I used 3 envelopes of Savory ChoiceTM (reduced sodium) Concentrated Vegetable Broth to 3 cups of hot water and 8 cups of homemade bread cubes (plus my other sauteed vegetables, nuts, and cranberries – yum!) and ended up with seriously flavorful, delicious stuffing that made meat-loving gluten-ites come back for seconds and doggie bags!
If you still want that chicken, turkey or beef flavor though, you’re in luck! Savory Creations makes those concentrated broths too! Acronym-free (no MSGs; non-GMO) gluten and trans-fat-free, reduced sodium options, plus packed in space-saving pouches — 4 or 12 to a very small box, really, what’s not to like? They even have some shipping specials and coupons on their website where you can read more about their products and retail locations.
So, to sum up, I’m really excited to share this new product with you, and I can’t wait to start trying it in soups, marinades, gravies and other savory winter dishes!
(PS- To see another recent review of this product, check out my friend Kimberly Bouldin’s review on her blog, Gluten-Free is Life).