- I cut lotion bottles, lip gloss tubes and whatever else open to get the last drop.
- When I used to cook with canned spaghetti sauce or sauce in jars, I would put a little bit of water in the jar to get the last bit of sauce out.
- I clean my plate (no exceptions).
- I use my entire gift card, down to the last penny.
- I don't go into stores that have bonus cards without the bonus card in hand.
- On the rare occasion that I forget my bonus card, I will ask to use someone else's in line.
- If there is a coupon out for a department store and I don't have it, I will beg (and I rarely beg for anything) the sales associate for it at the check out desk.
I truly believe what my Nana used to say as the gospel - waste not, want not! Is this a good practice? I dunno, sometimes I feel like my inability to let go of the last drop feeds into a deeper insecurity and a poverty mentality, but while I'm still trying to figure my issues out, please allow me to assist you with your garbage!
I'm such an upcycler! :-) Maybe not, but it sounds so chic, right? So, when the Happy Herbivore came up with this idea, I HAD to incorporate it into practice.
The point of it all?
Don't throw those veggie scraps away, boil them down and make your own veggie stock instead! Add seasonings and give those beans, greens and sauteed dreams a boost. The best part? YOU control just how much sodium goes into your broth/stock. I can't stand sodium overload and most prepackaged broths/stocks contain MSG that the body cannot process which consequently aggravates your blood pressure causing spikes that lead to unnecessary medical diagnoses.
Quit the prepackaging and make your own ish!
Take a look at the pics and put the pieces together to create something new and improved, right from your very own kitchen.