Easily Create a Vegetable Stock Using Leftovers ~ My Money Saving Tip

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by Jennifer Freeman

Watch the video and learn my produce money saving way to create a vegetable stock from pieces of vegetables that would have been thrown away.  I estimate by creating my own vegetable stock from pieces of vegetables I would have thrown out saves me $50 a year, because I no longer need to purchase vegetable stock for recipes or soups. I used to buy 2 cases of vegetable stock a year, and I no need to purchase any.

My goal is always to use what I buy to the fullest with no waste.  This is one way is one way to do that and save money on produce.

When cutting produce save the skins from carrots, onions, parsley stems, green onions, onions, and celery tops.  Store them in the freezer in a zipper top bag and keep piling them in until the bag is full.  After it’s filled up put the vegetable pieces into a pot and cover with water, add some salt, a few peppercorns, bay leaf, and 2 cloves of garlic.  Let it simmer for an hour.  Strain the vegetables out leaving you a delicious vegetable base or broth for soup or cooking!

If you want to put all this is  crock pot and leave it on low for about 6 hours is an alternate cooking method.

Vegetable Stock Recipe

1 gallon zipper bag of vegetable pieces (see list above)
2 garlic cloves
several peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt

Put all vegetable in a pot and cover with water.  Bring to a simmer and simmer for one hour.  Strain the vegetables out leaving your vegetable broth.


If you do not need a vegetable stock now:   freeze the whole batch in the zipper top bag and put it back in the freezer to make soup at a later date ~ OR using a muffin tin freeze 1/2 cup size and remove from tin after frozen, store in zipper top bag for individual recipe use. Pull out a frozen 1/2 cup serving as needed.

Do you have a great money saving tip? Do share.

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