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Making Vegetable Broth

Making Vegetable Broth

Composting our vegetable scraps is a great idea. Remember to save some of them for making stock or broth. There is a difference between vegetable stock and vegetable broth.  A broth is a seasoned ingredient or stand-alone dish. A broth is eaten on its own or used to build soups or sauces. A stock is and ingredient, still in need of seasoning. A stock is used as a building block for soups or sauces.  We eat a lot of vegetables in our house so I am always saving bits and pieces in my freezer for later.  I save trimmed, peeled...

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When Life Hands You the Pits… Make Soup!

When Life Hands You the Pits… Make Soup!

When Life Hands You the Pits… Make Soup! Guest Blogger, - Young Chang February 22, 2021 We asked our friend Young to tell us about her experience making Roasted Avocado Pit soup. If ever there is a time to be frugal, it is in the middle of a pandemic winter. Home cooks know making soup is a fantastic way to stretch out a buck. Saving vegetable scraps to build a stock is common practice. Have you ever wished to create a bone broth from scratch yet keep it vegetarian? Well my friend, while going Vegan for a month, found that...

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An "Absolutely Smashing Product"

An "Absolutely Smashing Product"

   Oomph is On The Menu.   Michael and I were honored to be interviewed by Ann and Peter Haigh from On The Menu.  We created Oomph Cooking Blends in an effort to heal illness through the power of food. Now, Oomph has grown into an emerging brand and new natural food category but our mission to empower and inspire people to cook more and healthier meals at home is the reason we get up in the morning.    During this interview we give a great overview of how Oomph can boost yumminess and nutrition in everyday life.  We believe in the...

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Why Mushrooms Matter

Why Mushrooms Matter

Mushrooms for Cooking and Health We love mushrooms. Mushrooms provide an earthy, umami-ness that adds depth and complexity to any dish you are cooking. There are numerous varieties of the fabulous fungi, some are poisonous, but the ones that are not are amazing! At Oomph we currently use two mushrooms in our No.1 Duxelles and our No.6 Shiitake Umami blends; shiitake mushrooms and white button mushrooms.  The versatile mushroom can be a fantastic culinary addition to main courses, like risotto or casseroles or they can be used to boost the richness of side dishes like sautéed or roasted vegetables, stuffed mushrooms or simple garlic butter mushrooms.  For vegetarian...

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