For years I have sworn by College Inn broths. I make a lot of soups and stews and other random dishes that require either chicken, beef or vegetable broth and I have always preferred the taste of that brand. Recently though, I tried this Better Than Bouillon brand food base. Let me tell you, I will never use anything else as long as I cook! Click on that link and you can take a look at all of the products they have, I was amazed at the options they have available.
I have been following Karen’s blog over at Our Life In The Kitchen for almost two years now. (If you’ve never been by there, you should check it out. She has amazing recipes and unbelievable pictures!) She is always talking about this stuff, she uses it in any recipe that requires this type of ingredient.
For some reason I have just never tried it. It probably has to do with the fact that I am a real creature of habit and I stick with what I know. Until one day I try something new and then can’t believe I never did it before. I mean, it is kind of ridiculous, I park in the same aisle and nearly the same parking spot every time I go anywhere. When I don’t get to park in my usual spot, I get lost for a second when I come out of the store and nearly panic. Just kidding. Kind of.
It seems a little expensive when you look at the size of the jar, I paid about $5.60 at Publix for each one of these. However, when I compared this to the fact that I pay roughly $3.60 for a 48 oz. package of the College Inn broth, it is actually saving me money. I figure I generally use about two of the CI broth containers per recipe which is over $7.00. I have already used the BTB twice and still have about 3/4 of the jar left. Honestly, I would pay even more for this stuff anyway, because it is absolutely amazing. I see now why this is the only stuff Karen uses in her recipes.
I have been on a quest to find gluten free recipes for my friend Jenny who has Celiac Disease. When I did a search for GF broth, this stuff came up. This is what gave me the extra push to step out and finally try it. I am so glad I did.
When you use it to make broth, you just add in about 1 tsp of this to 8 oz. of water and stir to dissolve. I hope that you will give it a try, you won’t be sorry.
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