I have to admit that until I began my own food revolution a few months ago, whenever I saw "chicken broth" as an ingredient in a recipe, I dissolved 1 tsp. of chicken bouillon in 1 cup of warm water. There's surely something better.
So I've done a little research. I bought Certified Organic free-range chicken broth at the store. Still a long list of ingredients, though everything's of the organic variety. Better than bouillon, anyway. Then I found this website about making your own chicken broth. Very interesting. It sounds like a lot of work, but if my goal is better, perhaps it's worth it? I also read this article (linked at lessmeat.blogspot.com) which suggests forgetting the chicken all together - an idea that's in line with "eat meat sparingly." For those of us trying to cut back on meat, what do you think about broth? Does vegetable broth replace chicken broth in recipes? Is homemade chicken broth or vegetable broth worth the effort?
What do YOU think?