Easy Vegetable Broth: Did You Know?

2 Dec

Ever wondered what to do with the vegetable pieces that you don’t use?

Vegetable Broth

Make vegetable broth!

Not only is vegetable broth easy to make, it is also inexpensive and can be healthier than the store-bought varieties. Instead of throwing away the typically discarded ends, leaves, and other pieces of vegetables, add them to a large pot along with plenty of water and the seasonings of your choice. Boil for an hour, drain and discard the solid pieces. Voila! You’ve got homemade vegetable broth!

The cool thing about this is that you can use nearly any vegetables* of your choosing. Furthermore, you can add nutritional value to your broth by adding 1-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, and for more flavor, a little salt. Garlic and onion can also be used.

*Use vegetable pieces that are fresh with no signs of decay or rot, and avoid those with strong, overpowering flavors such as cabbage.

2 Responses to “Easy Vegetable Broth: Did You Know?”

  1. Food Stories December 3, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    I love that you can use any veg on hand🙂

  2. Angela Nunez December 4, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    My stock usually has carrot peelings, celery, bell pepper trimmings, mushroom stems (when they’re too tough to be eaten), onion (the skins add a really nice color to the ending product) and garlic (Same goes for the skin on this one, too). If I want it even richer, I add some tomato paste. Normally, I don’t salt this stock until I get ready to use it. It also freezes better if not salted.

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