Feeling guilty trashing excess vegetables at the end of the week? Why not use it to make vegetable broth!
One of the key difficulties in cooking in an apartment/condo is you have too much food leftovers weekly especially vegetables. Veggies perish very rapidly and in most cases you cannot buy a small amount of them just enough for one person a week. At the end of every week, you have a lot of excess vegetables to get rid of and feel so guilty about it that you decide not to cook anymore.
One way to get around this issue is to make broths using veggie leftovers. The nice thing about this solution is that you can use virtually all types of veggie to make broth and also at any amount. So it is very flexible.
It is recommended that you have a certain amount of any of these veggies in your broth recipe i.e. onions, carrots, celeries, because these veggies are the primary ingredients of vegetable broths.
- Leftover vegetables, any kind and any amount
- Vegetable oil
- some garlics
- Stir-fry all veggies on vegetable oil and garlic for a while
- Add water and bring them to boil.
- Lower heat and continue to heat for 45 minutes
- filter all veggies and store the broth in the freeze to be used anytime in the future
Now that those veggie leftover already has some use, you can just trash them without feeling any guilt.