Archive | April, 2013

Simple Sesame Noodles

27 Apr

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A yummy way to serve up a bowl of noodles!  Don’t let this recipe’s simplicity deceive you — both kids and adults alike love these noodles whether served on their own or as a side. Compliments of Ree Drummond (aka Pioneer Woman).

serves 4-6 

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Easy Pantry Pie Crust

25 Apr
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This recipe, thanks to it’s pantry friendly ingredients, is hands down the easiest pie crust you’ll ever make!  No “cutting-in” of butter or shortening is necessary and it works whether your water is ice cold or room temperature.  With a little help even a child can make this pie crust, which to me is awesome!

Side note, this recipe was featured HERE on Deseret Book’s Time Out For Women blog.  You can see it there as well as learn a little more about me and why I started cooking with food storage!

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(Genius!) Gluten Free Seed & Nut Bread

20 Apr

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Like totally wow.  This idea is going to change the way you think about bread.  This idea, my friends, is simply genius.  High fiber- high protein- delicious goodness genius!

May I introduce you to a flour-less bread with quite possibly the highest nutrition per ounce there is to achieve.  It’s also takes just 5 minutes to make, with nature doing nearly all of the work.  No kneading, no forming, just mix and let sit and finally bake (…as you pinch yourself). And while the finished result is good all by itself it’s even better as toast!!  I had to remind myself that with all those nuts and seeds also come calories (but hey, it freezes well), although if I were making this in a time of scarcity the calories would be welcomed.

The amazing ingredients?  Chia seed, flax seed and psyllium seed husks, combining together to do what they do best.  Their natural properties enable them to hold everything together without the need of dairy, eggs or flour.

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Chicken Riggies

18 Apr

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Forgive me if I’d never heard of “riggies” before, but apparently those of you in Utica, New York have where this dish even has it’s own festival!

This particular recipe is based off a Cook’s Country take on it.  (Btw, I’m guessing the name “riggies” is short for rigatoni?)  Anyway, thanks be to the “riggies”!  It cooperates perfectly as a shelf stable meal and makes a very flavorful dish.

Serves 6-8

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Good recipes, smaller packages

12 Apr

Many of you don’t have an army to feed like I do but would still like good food storage recipes, just in smaller packages.  If that describes you, this post offers some help!  The frequent questions (about recipe downsizing) that people have been asking are: “When does it work?”  “When does it not work?” and “Which recipes are best to use?”

The majority of this post’s ideas come to you thanks to Jennine Wardle, (check out her blog Off-Grid in Alaska), who, besides being an accomplished cook and living off the grid for the last four years, has done so cooking for two, just she and her husband.  Once again, she comes to our rescue with some great considerations on this topic.

Adjusting food storage recipes to a smaller serving scale is yet another example of why a personalized plan is so important to have before going out and buying a lot of food, especially long term food!  Whether you use these ideas to scale down the recipes here or elsewhere, these 10 tips should help you along the way. Continue reading

Sopa Seca (Mexican Noodle Casserole)

11 Apr

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I love this dish!  The spices are nicely balanced, not too spicy but a “just right” Mexican flavor that everyone likes.  Together with the noodles (a Mexican vermicelli), the chicken and some cheese; it all combines to make a great meal, food storage or not!

Serves 8-10

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Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

7 Apr

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Another food storage-tweeked recipe from “Chickens in the Road”.  A moist yellow cake mix that’s great on it’s own or used as a base for a number of other cake variations!

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