Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Waste Not

We throw away so much food!  I've started reducing my food waste by collecting all the semi useful parts, and making it into veggie broth.  Works very well, and I'm hoping that I never have to buy broth again!

I have a large ziploc bag hanging out in my freezer.  I put in carrot tops, tomato tops, green onion tops, citrus peels, garlic tops, celery tops, pepper innards...basically anything that has nutritional, tasty bits that aren't really good for eating/recipes.

This weekend, I boiled the whole collection for 30 minutes or so...  until I cooked the color out basically.  Then I strained the whole mess, and put the broth in a pitcher.

All ready to use in recipes and all kinds of deliciousness!