Photo and text by Elisa Franco.
Bouillon is French for stock. A good cook knows a delicious meal starts with a great stock. Nearly every culture implements the use of stock as a base for their recipes. Here at the Bushwick Food Coop we carry Better Than Bouillon, which we have found provides exceptional flavor intensity because each variety is made with real meats, seafood or vegetables and natural seasonings.
Better than Bouillon’s Vegetarian bouillon is a perfect base to prepare delectable meals at home. Vegan certified, with 1/3 less sodium than other bouillons, fat free, non-irradiated, dairy free-lactose / whey / and caseinate free, this bouillon is a convenient option to kickstart your vegan meals.
Bouillon is a staple pantry item, we’ve made a list of other pantry staples to make sure your kitchen is fully stocked:
Oils: olive, sesame oil, coconut
Vinegars: red wine, rice vinegar, balsamic
Asian sauces: soy, hoisin sauce
Wines: rice, white and red cooking wine, dry sherry
Bitters: black and green olives, capers
Sweeteners: raw sugar, raw honey, pure maple syrup
Grains: white, brown, and wild rice, quinoa, couscous
Legumes: black, kidney, lentil, chickpeas
Nuts: pine, walnuts, almonds, pecans
Spices: basil, bay leaves, black pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, himalayan salt, parsley
For a few recipe ideas, check out Better Than Bouillon’s recipes page.