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DIY Veggie Stock

Updated: Feb 20, 2019

Hey guess what! You can make your own vegetable stock from vegetable scraps! Super cheap, fun, and healthy! Skip all the added ingredients in store bought stock and control the amount of salt you want in it. It's super flavourful, keeps well in the freezer AND your house will smell great ;)


Here is how to do it!

First, you want to keep a large bag in your freezer, or a container and fill it with your veggie scraps. This will take time, but anytime you cut up your veggies, instead of throwing out the peels, stems, or other parts - put them into the container. You should end up with a big bag like this --> Next, you want to empty the veggie scraps into a big pot, and cover the scraps with water. You can also use any vegetables that are going bad and throw them in. The least amount of water you use, the strong the stock. My rule is to just cover them.


Bring your veggie and water mixture to a boil, and let it sit on medium heat for a good 1-2 hours.


Next you want to empty the contents into a filter. Separating your stock and the boiled veggies. Once separated you can discard the old veggies and choose a container for your stock. Add spices to the container such as garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, pepper, turmeric, oregano - whatever you'd like! I like mine flavourful so I do lots of spices! :)


Now pour in the liquid and voila you have healthy DIY vegetable stock!

Delicious! Add it to your soups, stews, quinoa or whatever you'd like! :)