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How to Make a Tasty Low-Salt Chicken or Turkey Broth

21 Aug

Time for another reblog to tide you over until we move and settle in! I wanted to share some additional information for this recipe. I now try to simmer the broth at least 2 to 4 hours, as you get a really nice golden broth that way. I add a little additional water through the process if needed. Also, I’ve started using fresh garlic. Just smash the garlic with the flat side of the knife so that the skins will peel off in the cooking process. Last thing is to strain the broth through a cheese cloth after getting all the veggies out. This makes a nice, clear, golden broth without all the cloudiness from the spices and herbs. 🙂

Note: Do NOT feed your doggie any of the cooked onion or garlic if you save the veggies for treat, only the celery and carrots. Onion and garlic can make your dog sick.


As promised, I’ll share my secrets to making a soup base from chicken or turkey, that is both low salt and also deliciously rich and eye-pleasing. Well, there aren’t really that many secrets to it, but a few extra “ingredients” can go a long way in stocking your freezer with plenty of tasty soup stock in the months ahead.

When my husband was told quite a few years ago he had to take high-blood pressure medicine and go on a low-salt diet, I knew it was time to get serious about not using pre-processed canned or packaged items, including any form of chicken bullion. That went right out of the cupboard. Many years before that, though, I did make homemade chicken broth, but on a very irregular basis, and half the time I would forget about those containers in the freezer until they were so ice-crystal laden and freezer burnt…

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Stocking the Freezer for Fall/Winter…

14 Oct
Stocked Freezer

Stocked Freezer

The fruits….er…soups of my labors this past week!

I now have about 4 quarts of homemade beef broth, one large container of leftover soup, and two packages of oil herb cubes in the freezer! Next on my list is to cook up some chicken and/or turkey broth.

Here are some recipes to help you stock up for this fall and winter:

Preserving Fresh Herbs

Homemade Beef Broth

Homemade Turkey/Chicken Broth

Lentil, Barley, and Ham Bone Soup

Italian Ground Turkey and Spinach Soup

Rosemary White Bean Soup with Veggies and Ham

Black-eyed Pea Soup

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