Do you ever throw onion skins, potato skins, pepper cores and garlic skins in the trash or down the garbage disposal? It seems as though that is all you can do with them since you can’t really eat them. Well, these scraps can be composted if you have a garden, or you can use them to make vegetable stock.
If you live in an apartment, or just don’t have a garden, then it seems more practical to make a broth out of your veggie scraps. To reuse your vegetable waste in a stock, all you have to do is save it in a container or gallon bag. If you think it will take a while to build up a decent collection then it is best to keep it frozen to preserve it until you have enough for a batch (usually a full gallon bag). Once the gallon bag or container is full add it to a pot, pour enough water in the pot to cover the vegetables and bring it to a boil. After it reaches a boil, reduce heat and let it simmer for a about an hour.
Diamond La Croix
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach