The Best Way to Use Vegetable Scraps

Many time we throw away the peels ( which also holds a lot of nutrients) of the vegetables or the broccoli or cauliflower stalks, the best is to store them in a freezer bag and when you have enough scraps, make a broth!

Vegetable Broth

Vegetable scraps- cauliflower and /or broccoli stalks, onion peels, celery ends, carrot peel and ends, potato peels, green bean ends, practically any vegetable peel or ends.

2 cup vegetable peels and ends. 
4 cups water
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt

Put all the above in a pot and bring to boil. Simmer for ten minutes, switch off and let it cool completely. Pour in jars or containers or in an ice cube container and freeze. When needed thaw and use, as for the ice cube broth simply pop it out and use in the soups or gravy.

Pluses of the homemade broth-

-economical
-less sodium
- and no preservatives!



Meat or Chicken Broth

When ever I make boneless chicken, I make it into chicken broth.Or when purchasing meat there is a lot of bones ( my family loves the meat and not the bones) I make meat broth, can be veal, beef or mutton.

1 cup Chicken or meat bones
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 leek stalk

Put all the above in a pot and bring to boil. Simmer for ten minutes, switch off and let it cool completely. Pour in jars or containers or in an ice cube container and freeze. When needed thaw and use, as for the ice cube broth simply pop it out and use in the soups or gravy.

You can also add vegetable scraps to the meat broth to make it different.








 

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