What do you do with vegetable scraps when you don’t have a garden to use them in (as compost) – besides throw them out?? Why use them to make soup of course…. Or rather the broth.

We keep our trimmings, peelings, and other such vegetable “wastes” in a 2 gallon zip-lock bag in the freezer (you can re-use the bag, but will need to replace every once in a while). Pretty much everything vegetable goes into the bag, even tomato (ok that’s technically a fruit).

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Just keep adding to the bag until you get a good amount of scraps. When your ready to make your soup, simply put your vegetables scraps into a pot, cover with water, and boil the heck out of it. You can also add raw meat of choice (ie: chicken if making chicken soup) – just make sure meat doesn’t get cooked so much it falls apart and gets lost in the vege scraps (you’ll see why).

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Once you’ve sufficiently “boiled the heck out of those veges (we usually do a good hour) strain your vegetable scraps out & toss (make sure you save your broth).

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After the broth is done, you can either freeze to use later or make into a delicious pot of soup.

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