Save Money By Making Your Own Stock

July 3, 2017** Lucinda Standard

Don’t waste those kitchen scraps! All the peelings and odds and ends can be used to make yummy vegetable stock. It’s super quick and easy, and you don’t need to spend money buying stock.

You can use just about anything: potato peelings, carrot tops, onion skins, bits of celery – pretty much whatever you have. Stay away from broccoli, cabbage, sprouts or cauliflower though because they will make your stock taste bitter. Yuck! You can store the leftovers in a ziploc bag in the fridge till you’re ready to use them. Then just put them in a pan of boiling water, add a little salt and some herbs if you want, and simmer them for about 45 minutes. Then strain it through a sieve and you’ll have perfect stock for making soups or cooking rice.

 

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