Food waste is a common issue; according to the USDA, upto 40% of the food is wasted in American households nationwide. That is a perfectly preventable amount of food wasteage, which could potentially feed millions. Most of us have our fridges filled to the brim, and most of this food either goes bad or is wasted during cooking, thus not being consumed fully.
If you have a kitchen goal in mind to save food, prevent wastage and help the less privileged ones, then here is a delicious tip that can turn vegetable scraps, leftover veggie bits, and chicken heads into delicious meals, sauces and stocks.
Now you can turn roast chicken dish waste, such as chicken thighs, head, and bones to create beautiful and healthy homemade stocks.
These golden stocks can be utilized in creating sauces, soups, spaghetti, and a number of other dishes. Similarly, create healthy and gut-friendly bone broth by utilizing beef bones, bits of meat, vegetables, and fat trims. The resulting broth is a healthy, delicious, and hearty drink, essential for health, and is a great immunity booster.
Making stock out of vegetable scraps is a common trick used in most households. But a neglected kitchen trick is using veggie leftovers, such as peels and butts for creating a smooth, beautiful spaghetti sauce.
The process is fairly simple and does not require much prep time or extra effort. Just put your vegetable leftovers in a bag, tuck it in the freezer and use it the next time you plan to make a signature spaghetti sauce.
The leftover vegetable scraps also add a distinct flavor to the sauce. Add your roots, leaves, and vegetable scraps to the simmering pot of liquid. You can also start a sauce scrap bag, but the method for that is slightly different from merely creating a sauce.
Curating A Apaghetti Sauce Scrap Bag:
When you are making a stock scrap bag and plan to be creative with it, the sky's truly the limit. Any vegetable is welcome into the scrap bag–iIf you have a certain kind of spaghetti sauce in mind, then you need a curated vegetable scrap bag. Add any herb, shellfish or roots which you think would complement your cause. Toss it all in a freezer bag, add a tag for future reference and keep it frozen till you plan your signature spaghetti sauce and wow your house guests.