Don't toss those veggie trimmings! Carrot peels, onion ends, celery tops, and herb stems simmered in water create a delicious and nutritious vegetable broth. Use it as a base for soups, stews, or sauces.
Dehydrate your leftover broth in a low oven or dehydrator for an intense flavor boost. Store the powder in a sealed container and sprinkle it into dishes for instant umami goodness.
Finely chop carrot peels, potato skins, or zucchini ends and sneak them into smoothies, sauces, or baked goods. Add extra nutrients without compromising on taste or texture.
Spread potato peels, apple cores, or beet trimmings on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with your favorite spices. Bake until crispy for a healthy and satisfying snack.
Turn onion skins, radish ends, or cauliflower florets into tangy pickles. Experiment with different herbs and spices for unique flavor profiles.
Steep fresh or dried herbs (stems included!) in olive oil for a flavorful cooking oil or salad dressing. Rosemary, basil, or thyme are perfect candidates.
Don't underestimate the power of composting! Vegetable scraps break down to enrich your soil, creating natural fertilizer for your garden.