Homemade Vegetable Broth

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Another REALLY grerat discovery this week.  Instead of wasting $3 on a box of organic vegetable broth that only gives me 4 cups of liquid, I decided to make my own.  It is SO easy, SO cheap and is another wonderful way to recycle.  Freezing a gallon ziplock bag of leftover potato peels, the ends of carrots, onion skins and sracps of whatever parst of veggies I generally throw away add up to a DYI broth.  My bag filled up quickly after just a week and on Sunday I simple threw everything in a super big pot, threw in some salt, pepper, thyme and lots of almost wilted parsley, covered it with water and that was it!  I brought the mixture to a boil, then let it simmer for an hour and I was left with a fragrant, yummy broth for FREE!  It made about a gallon, and even though my math sucks, I’m guessing that saves us about 12 bucks than buying the store bought kind.  Easy broth made from would-be trash? Yes please!

What to Add:

Potato Peels

Onion Skins

Zucchini, squash, pepper ends

Tomato cores

Leftover herbs

Stems of greens

(BEFORE)

(AFTER)

(THE RESULTS!)

 

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