Scraps from a lentil soup, thrown in to a pot with salt and olive oil and transformed in to...
...a luxurious vegetable broth.
Think twice before tossing. Odds and ends, scraps and leftovers can be new beginnings. A vegetable broth is the base of a soup or a flavor enhancer for boiling rice or de-glazer for a sauté.
"An Everlasting Meal" is my favorite book for this philosophy. Tamar Adler has built an entire repertoire on building meals out of the bits left behind from the meal before. Check it out.