Updated: Feb 10, 2021
Have you ever made your own vegetable broth? Are you thinking, why would I want to do that?
Well here's a few reasons why:
Store bought broth can have hidden ingredients like sugar, loads of sodium and chemical stabilizers
So here's how I make my own:
I freeze my veggie scraps that I otherwise would have thrown in the compost and make broth once I have about a bag full. This batch has kale stems, beet stems, broccoli stems, celery and green onions. Other times I'll have carrot tips, fennel or basil stems.
It's easy, there's no real recipe and your broth will taste so much better than boxed store broth! Simply combine your frozen veggie scraps in a pot of water with some salt and simmer for a few hours. You'll see the water color changing (and the taste!). Strain the mushy veggies when done and you have homemade broth!
Use the veggie broth to make soup or to cook grains or lentils in for extra flavor. Can be frozen for future use too.
My bag of vegetables ready to be transformed!
A full pot of vegetable scraps simmering away.
The final product. Look at that rich color! All from vegetables that would've gotten thrown away.
So why not try making your own broth? Start saving tonight with scraps from dinner!