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Many recipes call for vegetable broth. If you don't have vegetable broth or if you want to adjust the taste of a recipe, you don't necessarily need to go to the store. There are many substitutes you can use instead of vegetable broth.

Bouillon Cubes

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Bouillon cubes are concentrated, dehydrated blocks of beef, fish, chicken or vegetable stock. Bouillon cubes are easier to store than liquid stock and can also be less expensive. Bouillon can also be purchased in granular form. Mix a bouillon cube with a cup of boiling water to create a broth.

Chicken or Beef Stock

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Chicken and beef stock can also be used instead of vegetable broth. Conversely, vegetable broth offers a substitute option for recipes that call for chicken or beef stock. Beef and chicken stock is the liquid left over from certain types of preparation.

Homemade Stock

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If you don't have any vegetable stock, you can make a substitute with common seasonings and spices. Mix together dried parsley flakes and onion powder. Add salt-free lemon pepper, celery seeds and garlic powder. Combine this with sage, thyme, marjoram, oregano, basil, pepper, dill weed and summer savory. Mix this with boiling water to create vegetable stock.

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