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TASTY TUESDAY- HOMEMADE VEGGIE BROTH

What you need:

-Left over Veggies

– Crock Pot

-8 cups of water

What you do:

– Put everything in a crock pot on low for 6-8 hours

– Put in containers and store in fridge or freezer

So in a perfect world I would not waste anything! I hate throwing away food with a passion and try really hard not to. I noticed a few years back how many vegetable pieces I was throwing away. Think about all the ends of broccoli, cauliflower, celery, left over pieces of onion or bell peppers you throw away. You can also use anything in your garden that you over produced on. So the solution I found to not wasting these pieces was stick them in a bag in the fridge and let them pile up.

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Now what do you do with them? Well lets just dump all the veggies you have saved up from the week into a crock pot.

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Then add about 8 cups of water in the crock pot. Turn the crock pot on low and let it cook for about 6-8 hours. I usually add some seasonings like garlic, onion, parsley, basil. Whatever you want to add that tastes good to you. Then after the veggies are done cooking take a strainer and put the broth into a bowl. Form there you can either put it straight into the fridge if you know you will use it soon. Or you can do what I do and measure it out into containers. and freeze to use at a later date.

This go around I was about to get 7.5 cups of veggie broth. I like to write on the container how much broth is inside and what date I make it. That way if I have a recipe that calls for lets say 6 cups I just pull out two of these containers (each one holds about 3 cups.

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There you have it. It is that SIMPLE! You get to use stuff that you would normally throw away! You get to save money because now you don’t have to buy veggie broth. AND you know exactly what is in the broth since you made it!

PEACE LOVE AND RUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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