Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe: Food Storage Style

Rice, Rice Recipes
To celebrate Mother's Day this year, the women in my family did a Walking Taco Bar to make a really easy dinner that everyone just contributed a little something to. It was so fun and delicious! My assigned task was to make Cilantro Lime Rice but I didn't see the texts about it until late Saturday night. I looked at the recipe and knew I was missing a few ingredients but I knew that my food storage could rescue me! So here is the original recipe and the run down of how I made it "food storage style". Food Storage Cilantro-Lime Rice 2 T. vegetable oil 1/3 c. freeze-dried chopped onions 1 tsp. minced garlic 7 cups water 8 tsp. chicken bouillon 1/2 c. freeze-dried cilantro 2 tsp. cumin 1/2…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 8: Grains

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Grains
We are excited to be starting week 8 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! If you didn't catch last week's post on revisiting your long term supply you can see it here. Also Julie did a post on how she revisited her long term supply plan here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! In BabyStep 5: Grains…
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All About Rice

In BabyStep 5: Grains we give you a long list of grains which can/should be part of your food storage. We really have focused a lot on wheat as it is one of the most versatile grains and is really a staple of any "food storage diet". However, today we want to go over some details on another very common grain that people often include in their storage ... RICE! Types of Rice There are over 40,000 different varieties of rice, but people generally store only the most common ones. In general we recommend storing the type that your family prefers to eat, but there are some shelf life considerations with that. Long, Medium, Short Rice can be categorized by the kernel shape/size. Long rice is three times as long…
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Wheat Allergies: Sources for Alternative Grains

Allergies and Food Storage, Grains
One of the best things about having this blog is the vast amount of information we learn from all of our great readers. We have recently been helping a reader "Andrea" try out some millet. Her family has a variety of allergies and she's had problems finding a source that would work for her. In our communication back and forth, she gave us a great list of alternative grains and where she has been able to purchase them in bulk. We thought we'd share her info with you because we know that quite a few of our readers have expressed an interest in learning more about food storage and allergies. She has specific concerns with contamination due to other allergies as well, but this info is great! Buckwheat: We buy…
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Harry Potter, the beach, Disney World, and … WHEAT?

Just For Fun, Wheat
I have been on vacation this week. Julie is wonderful for holding down the fort while I've been away (although it would have been more fun if she were here with me!) Here are a few highlights of my trip: Butterbeer in Hogsmeade Bikini Beach Babe A Few of My Favorite Things A "Wheatie" Plane Ride My daughter and I sat by a really nice Grandpa on our flight to Florida. He gave his extra cookies to her, and she let him play "Temple Run" on our iPad. I had a nice chat with him, and during our conversation I discovered that he owns a little farm in Minnesota. I told him about my Backyard Chickens and asked him what he farmed. When he told me he grew wheat I…
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Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas (Using a tortilla press and cooker)

Cooking From Scratch, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
I've been making homemade whole wheat tortillas for awhile now by hand. A friend of mine called me a couple weeks ago and said she wanted to make a lot of them for lunches and snacks and wanted to know some of my tricks for making and storing them in bulk. When she asked me this, I had to confess I only really make them for this one recipe because rolling them out is actually kind of annoying. It's totally doable, and I did a post about it awhile back, but making them by hand takes enough time that I shy away from it. Well then, we were asked to come to a food storage fair where we needed to bring samples for 150+ people. The recipe we made called…
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Julie’s Turn at the Sun Oven … Then we’re done (sort of)

Grains, Powerless Cooking, Powerless Cooking Adventures, Wheat
We know we've been covering Powerless Cooking a LOT the past few weeks. It's a major goal of ours to become better at this stuff... but We DO remember what it was like to find all these tools COMPLETELY overwhelming. So from now on, we'll post most of our weekly attempts at cooking a meal without power on our Summer Adventures page. You may want to bookmark that page, or subscribe to our new YouTube channel to get immediate access to the videos (more on our YouTube channel next week). We'll still mention it on facebook and here and there on the blog, but we'll be back to a variety of the posts next week. Since Jodi tried her Sun Oven with rice last week, I worked up the courage…
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ALL NEW Wonder Junior Deluxe

Grain Mills, Grains, Wheat
If you have followed our blog for any amount of time you will know about our love of the WonderMill. We were quite scared of the whole "cooking with wheat" concept until we actually saw a friend of ours grind flour and she told us "You know how to bake with flour right? Well, THIS is flour." Our food storage lives changed forever. The Electric WonderMill is great for quick, everyday usage grinding big batches of grains and legumes. It totally gets you into the habit of cooking with your food storage. However, the Wonder Junior Deluxe is also a wonderful preparedness tool since it can be used in a powerless emergency, and has the bonus value of being able to grind things that an electric mill CAN'T grind. On…
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Shelf Stable Recipes: Wheat Applesauce Cake

Grains, Shelf Stable Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
Submitted by: Sherida R From:Sacramento, CA WHEAT APPLESAUCE CAKE Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cloves 1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup oil Nuts, dates, raisins (opt) Directions: Mix all the dry ingredients. Then stir in the applesauce, oil, and nuts or fruits (opt). Bake in a 9x9 pan at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Top each piece with warm apple sauce when serving. Special Notes: When serving this cake do NOT leave off the dollop of warm applesauce on each piece. It balances out the sweetness of the cake and makes all the difference.
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Food Storage Makeover: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Extreme Makeover, Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
We've been so busy with the Seven Day Challenge, One Second After group book discussion, and the Thanksgiving holiday, that we haven't done a segment in our Food Storage Makeover series for a few months. Today Jodi shows Grandma Lori how to convert her favorite homemade chicken noodle soup recipe into a fabulous food storage recipe that is easier, faster, healthier, and just as delicious!   Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe - food storage style Soup 3 large chicken breasts 1/2 c. dehydrated celery 1/3 c. dehydrated onions 1/4 c. dehydrated carrots 9 cups of water 1 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. parsley salt and pepper to taste Noodles 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1/4-1/2 c. water Directions Add all ingredients into a pressure cooker.…
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