30 January 2014

Ballz (Matzoh Balls)

My lovely roommate Nick, making things happen with kale. It's just how he rolls.

Last night some neighborhood friends and I met for an impromptu soup making soiree. The final product was something special, something to be reckoned with. I'm mainly blogging about it as a method for jotting down everything that went into the amazing vegetable broth so that we can recreate it over and over again.

2 boxes Trader Joe's Vegetarian broth
1 Handful of chopped fresh dill (we also put the stems in)
1-2 bay leaves
2-3 carrots, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1-2 cubes of Goya Sazon
A few drops of liquid aminos
A splash of white wine (if ya have it open)
Lemon juice from 1 lemon
Half of the lemon rind
Nutritional yeast, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Saute the onion, garlic, carrots until soft (but not too soft). 
  2. Add in the broth, bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. 
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, continually taste with a spoon, and season accordingly.
  4. Fish out the lemon rind, bay leaf, and dill stems. 
  5. Add in the matzoh balls, let them cook through until they are swollen and floating.
  6. Eat to your heart's content.
The Matzoh balls were from a box (no shame), and were pretty easy to throw together. I'm hoping to recreate this delicious broth, bag it up, and freeze it for future delicious soup snacking.


  1. Yummm! Love it. Remember when we made "Matzoh" ball soup at the farm? So funny. What in the world did we end up putting in that? Crackers, some bread, and a zillion other things??? This would make Jess proud :)

    1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U5qz_Cg4uTI/UBfXcqEfhyI/AAAAAAAAFvk/OE0CIjf1HFw/s1600/P1030827.jpg

      I remember putting crackers in a blender with eggs and water. And peppering the broth so much! It was so delicious!