How To Save Money While Cooking

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We can all agree that food is precious since, well, it is a vital necessity for living. That is why it is imperative that we save not only food money, but food scraps too! "Food scraps? That's gross!" you may be thinking. Well, certain food scraps like ones from vegetables, fish, and poultry can be used in later meals too! How do you do that? By making a stock!

Stock is essentially scraps boiled in salted water. Whether you add more ingredients (such as wine, soy sauce, or herbs) or leave it how it is, it is a fantastic way to bring flavor and depth to an meal. Stocks are generally used to make soups, stews, and risottos. There are endless recipes that can be made using stocks and they way in which the stock is made is completely up to you!

How to Make Stock:

  1. Once finished chopping up veggies or taking the unwanted pieces off of chicken or fish, put all the scraps into either a freezer bag or bowl.

    1. You can freeze the scraps and make the stock at a later time, or make it right then and there.

  2. Whenever you're ready to use your leftovers, dump them into a pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Time will do the rest of the work. You can occasionally taste the water and add any ingredients you see fit

    1. Note: Chicken bones can be added to the stock roasted or raw. Roasting them creative a meaty flavor for the stock.

    2. Note: Fish bones are perfect for stock dishes such as bouillabaisse or steamed mussels.

  3. Once you have your stock how you like it you can store it in the fridge or freezer to make meals later on