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Improving veggie stock

mejohnst | Jan 24, 2012 04:34 PM

Alright, it's potato-leek soup for dinner. I have a box of Trader Joe's veggie stock I need to use. I hate this stock because it is violently orange. (Why??) A review of my recipe suggests "dressing up" prepackaged stock by "simmering with carrots, celery, onion, leek, bay leaf, parsley and thyme for 30 minutes." Umm, okay, but carrots, celery, onion, and leek are the main ingredients of the stock, and it smells pretty good, so I'm not sure it needs a further vegetable infusion...

I'm going to simmer some herbs into it, but any other suggestions? Any ideas on how to tone down the hideous color?

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