In the following video, I’ll introduce you to two cookbooks to help you get started cooking with scraps.

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Why Cook with Scraps?

Cooking with scraps helps you stretch your grocery budget and create a no-waste kitchen. You will learn that foods you normally throw into your compost bin or your kitchen refuse can be turned into complete meals that are both nutritious and delicious!

In my conversational video, I talk about the following cookbooks:

These books include a bounty of recipes to help you think about different ways you can cook with your kitchen scraps to make tasty meals for your family.

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Can you use your kitchen scraps to make bone broth? Absolutely, and I’ll show you how to make chicken bone broth for pennies a jar.

However, you can also use your kitchen scraps to make vinegar, pickled vegetables, and other delicious recipes.

Using fruit scraps to make homemade vinegar will produce some of the most flavorful vinegars you have ever tasted. Plus, they will contain the “Mother,” which means they are raw and rich in good bacteria, making them the ideal ingredient to improve or maintain our digestive health.

Like chicken bone broth, you can literally make vinegar for pennies, saving you from having to spend money on the high-priced fruit vinegars sold at gourmet grocery stores.

Pickled veggies are delicious, and you can make them even better with a few leftover scraps from your vegetable bin. And no one will know that your tasty pickled vegetables were made with bits and bobs that might have otherwise wound up in the trash bin!

If you like to enjoy fresh asparagus in season but don’t know what to do with the tough ends, I’ll show you how to make the most delicious asparagus dip. Now that’s cooking with scraps!

One of my favorite pasta recipes is made with the tough tops of leek greens. Once I show you how to cook them and add them to pasta, this cooking with scraps recipe might become one of your favorites too.

And this recipe below for a cheese crock is one of my favorite appetizers to break out when unexpected guests stop by. This recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also fun to make!

Regrow Kitchen Scraps

In the following videos, I show you how to regrow your kitchen scraps to create a recurring harvest. You’ll also meet my son as we plant our kitchen scraps.

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Masontops Mason Jar Fermentation Kit Discount Coupon

You can also use your vegetable scraps to make ferments. And although you don’t need any special equipment to start making ferments, the Masontops kit can help you simplify the process and enable you to create your ferment successfully.

In my Masontops unboxing video, I show you my Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit and go over everything the kit includes.

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For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!

And if you’re looking for a printed book full of my traditional foods recipes that shows you how to create a traditional foods kitchen, be sure to order your copy of my new bestselling book, The Modern Pioneer Cookbook.

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If you like cooking with scraps, you’ll also enjoy fermenting. In the following members-only video series, I talk about Mastering the Art of Fermentation.

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