Never throw vegetable scraps out again! Make your own vegetable broth using scraps in three easy steps!
1. Every time I cut off ends or peels of onions, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, scallions, cauliflower or just about any other vegetable I take those scraps and throw them into a one gallon ziplock freezer bag (I never use potato peels because I think these impart a bitter flavor to the broth).
2. Once the bag is full, I dump the whole bag into a pot with 9 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and let it simmer for 90 minutes. Then let it cool and strain the broth and add the solids to your compost pile (or if you don't compost you can toss them out because ALL the flavor is now in the broth).
3. You should have about 8 cups of broth. I divide this into two silicone bags and freeze. So for NO COST and very little time you have a half gallon of vegetable broth ready to go made from scraps that you would have thrown in the trash!
Now I will admit, there are times when I'm out of my homemade broth and my ziplock freezer bag is not quite full. But I want to make soup so what to do? I keep a can of Seitenbacher Vegetable Broth Seasoning on hand and add 1 tablespoon to 4 cups of water and voila! Instant vegetable broth!