Just a reminder – be sure to store water in your home.
Have you purchased dehydrated beans or par boiled Minute Rice and it was so expensive? Did you know you can do this inexpensively at home?
Learn about the Orac value of foods including anti-aging “superfoods” that pack nutrition into your diet.
Advantages of freeze-dried food.
What’s in your food?
Real food – chart of good, better, best – food to eat.
Unleash the Energy of Wild Edibles–food near your home and in the wild that you may not even know about. What if fresh food becomes difficult to purchase; then this resource is invaluable. Get some great ebooks in your email.
Benefits of quinoa. Recipes using quinoa that I’ve been collecting including one from Michele Bryant in American Fork 29th Ward on page 9.
Here’s a great post about canning hamburger at home. Think about it, cooked hamburger on the shelf ready to put in any recipe that calls for hamburger. I also want to can sausage. How many recipes does your family eat with these two meats in them?
The mother of all food storage myths.
Need buttermilk to make dips, dressings and for baking? Always have buttermilk on hand.
What you can do with leftover turkey and ham; click on the link mid-way down the post.
Great soup recipes. Check out all their recipe posts on the left side of the page and videos on the right side of the page.
Homemade seasoning salt. Control the ingredients you use.
Healthy Vegetable Oils.
Great post on oatmeal and groats on Provident Pantry, Emergency Essentials web site.
If you know someone who is has gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, here’s a good website for them which offers healthy gluten-free recipes using whole foods.
Video and recipe for protein packed Ezekiel Bread. A very small loaf of Ezekiel Bread is $6 in the frozen section of Good Earth; learn to make your own.
Another recent post on Ezekiel bread.
Price Match with Rachel is a free service to Utah residents. You can sign up to get her emails on Tuesday/Wednesday and know the deals of all the local grocery stores in your county. Then you can bring your price match to Wal-Mart and tell the clerk at checkout. When you’re on Rachel’s home page, scroll down on the left side and click the link for Utah County if that’s where you live, then scroll down on the next page for the deals.
As I’ve said before Deals to Meals is more comprehensive and organized, but it costs about $1 a week to see the store deals. Great free recipes on the blog.
Make your own healthy cereal with whole wheat and bean flour. At least print a hard copy for your food storage recipe collection. Some day your kids may be grateful for cold cereal.
One morning recently I woke up with a craving for an Orange Julius. I didn’t want to hunt up the recipe I used 30 years ago so I googled it and found a cool website. This will help you if you lost a favorite family recipe. Want to see what recipes were around during the Great Depression? What recipes came from the White House? What recipes your grandmother or mother made if you’re a baby boomer or older? Check out this website: Old recipe book: recipes from the 1920′s to 1970′s.
On that same website is a cookbook with zucchini recipes. I’ve tried the fake pineapple canning recipe using zucchini. Same texture as pineapple, not bad.
Healthy fruit snacks.
Healthy homemade energy drink – better than what you can buy.
Eating Bugs – Free Food from Your Backyard – are you brave enough?
20 ways to cook leafy greens.
If you buy pie filling or make your own, try Lucky Leaf for delicious recipes using pie filling in desserts and entrees.
Found a new chef’s blog with food storage entries. Check out Arizona’s Chef Tess Bakeresse. Here’s her post on chocolate waffles.
Most of all, I enjoyed her post entitled Emergency Preparedness and Everyday Convenience Complete Meal- in-A-Jar Mixes. Chef Tess says when you open freeze-dried items in #10 cans, the contents should be sealed up again as soon as possible.
Another post by Chef Tess on Honeyville Farms, The Cookin’ Cousin’s Blog.
Chef Tess No Knead 4-Ingredient Overnight Bread.
Chef Tess has a great post on rice recipes and cooking charts for different rices.
Chef Tess is putting out a new cookbook. The latest cookbook entitled Gourmet Food Storage was released early in 2013.
Fool Proof Fudge Recipe
I got this recipe from Connie Chestnut, a long time member of 12th ward before it became 29th ward. I saw the exact same recipe in Worldwide Ward Cookbook which told the history of the recipe. During the Depression, sisters back east made this fudge and sold it on the street to finance a new ward building.
4 C sugar
1 tall can evaporated milk
20-25 large marshmallows or 4 C mini marshmallows*
Combine first 3 ingredients and mix in large saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium heat, cook 15 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add:
2 cubes butter**
12 oz chocolate chips***
1 TB vanilla****
Stir til butter and chocolate chips are melted; add vanilla, then nuts last. Pour into a buttered 13″x 9″ glass pan. Refrigerate til set.
*You can use hardened, stale marshmallows and they eventually dissolve in the syrup.
**For peanut butter fudge, substitute 3/4 C peanut butter for 1 cube butter.
***I usually add extra chocolate chips to firm up the fudge. You can even use white chocolate chips.
****Try 1 tsp mint extract instead of 1 TB vanilla.