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About this Hack…

By: Morgana Jane

Until a few months ago, I used to throw all my veggie scraps and cuttings straight into the compost – but, no more! There is a new crucial step between cutting and composting that I now cherish. Here’s how it goes:

  • Veggie Cuttings
  • Veggie Scraps
  • Bag or Container to store them in the freezer
You’re about to get a little more bang for your veggie buck, my friend! Like me, you likely prepare veggies everyday, and like I used to, you likely toss them straight into the compost! But, I am here to tell you that those veggie cuttings and scraps have more work to do. Rather than tossing them into the compost, save them! Pop them into a plastic bag or some kind of container with a lid and keep that in the freezer. Next time you make up a pot of broth, add those scraps and cutting to the stock pot! They have valuable nutrients and flavors to bring to your stock!


We all know that veggies are packed with nutrition, top to bottom… And, that means skins and cuttings too.

So don’t toss those cuttings out everyday! Save them in the freezer and add them to your next pot of soup stock for an extra nutritional punch and rich flavor!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1 – Wash ‘Em Up!

Wash up your daily veggies.

Step 2 – Trim

Trim and peel your veggies as required.

Step 3 – Don’t!!!

This is a none step! Hold up little buddy – don’t throw those cuttings in the compost just yet!

Step 4 – Trim

Some veggie scraps are not great candidates for the stock pot, such as Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Broccoli, and the like. The flavors here are quite strong and can overpower your stock, so, omit them, or use them very sparingly!

Step 5 – In the Bag!

Rather than tossing those cuttings, peels, and scraps out – keep a “veggie scrap” bag in your freeze and add to it daily. You’ll fill it up in no time – and the next time you make a pot of stock, toss all your veggie scraps into the stock pot!

These awesome scraps will increase the nutritional content of your stock and add great flavor. After you strain your stock – then toss those soggy veggie scraps into the compost! They have given all they have to give.

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