Do you every hate tossing out the parts of the vegetables you don’t eat? I freeze all my scraps and when I have enough scraps I make a delicious broth! It is so simple, tasty and cost effective!

Although you can use the entire vegetable, I use scraps. You can use just about anything like carrots, celery, onion, zucchini, garlic, etc. I usually toss in a bay leaf and peppercorns. If I have herbs that are about ready to expire, I’ll add them as well.

Cook vegetables in a large pot or crock pot for a number of hours. Strain and use the broth in soups, sautéing vegetables or other favorite recipes. Good in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze to use for later.

This is not only simple, and great on the budget, it also makes for a much better tasting broth than those on the grocery store shelf. I often get complements on my soups because using this broth really adds flavor to any soup recipe.