Better Than Bouillon Organic Vegetable Base ($7)
I haven't made vegetable broth since culinary school. I know, I know, but frankly, Better Than Bouillion's is SO much better than any of my attempts. It's full of savory, umami flavors, nothing like the weirdly sweet onion water that I make. It's the perfect soup starter, too. I often use it in miso soups and pumpkin-chickpea soup.