Handy Homemade Stock

I make a batch of either chicken or vegetable stock almost every second day. It’s a great staple to have on hand for recipes! It’s also a great way of transforming vegetables that have gone a little bit sad!


For the vegetable stock you will need:

1 small onion

1 parsnip

2 carrots

2 celery stalks

Handful of fresh parsley

2 bay leaves broken in half

2 cups of water


  1. Roughly chop all of the vegetables and place in a large pot with the parsley and bay leaves.
  2. Add the water and bring to the boil.
  3. Once boiled, add a lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool full before straining the mixture and removing the vegetables and herbs.IMG_3820

*Don’t let anything go to waste remove the herbs from the veg and you have a delicious bowl of boiled veg for lunch!

*If you want to make the flavor more intense power boil for 20 minutes after you remove the solids.

*To make this recipe into chicken stock all you have to do is add some chicken bones, some thighs you have lying around, a left over carcass from a roast or wing tips you were going to throw out they will all taste delicious in a stock! The same instructions apply, just ensure if using raw chicken that it is full cooked and remove when removing the veg.

7 Comments on “Handy Homemade Stock

  1. Pingback: Vegan Bolognese | The Wonky Spatula

  2. Pingback: Hearty Irish Stew | The Wonky Spatula

  3. Pingback: Vegan Chili Con Carne | The Wonky Spatula

  4. Pingback: Lemon & Thyme Chicken Thighs | The Wonky Spatula

  5. Pingback: One Pot Chili Con Carne | The Wonky Spatula

  6. Pingback: Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef | The Wonky Spatula

  7. Pingback: Hearty Veg Soup | The Wonky Spatula

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: