When there’s a Nor’easter hitting the city and I have no where that I need to be my day turns out something like this…..I don’t leave the house, I hang out with my roommates dog “Bruno”, and I whip it up in the kitchen! Since the apartment I’m staying at currently doesn’t have any working heat, I decided making some homemade lentil soup was necessary to warm things up a bit and purchased some produce & lentils from the bulk bins yesterday while I was at Whole Foods.
Unfortunately the one ingredient I forgot to get was vegetable broth, but instead of running out into the storm I decided to improvise by using the stems of my veggies (kale, broccoli, cabbage) that I was going to put in the compost bin anyways, to make my own broth.
Honestly I didn’t even bother looking up any recipes to see if I was doing it right, instead I just winged it as usual, and in the end I created a simple, delicious, & flavorful liquid full of nutrients. If you didn’t know already, I love to create in the kitchen, but I find it even better when I discover new ways to repurpose scraps for something else. I definitely suggest giving it a try the next time you make soup because not only will it save you money, but it will also reduce packaging waste!