From Storage to Stovetop:  WHEAT

From Storage to Stovetop: WHEAT

From Storage to Stovetop, Wheat Recipes
Wheat is a huge staple in most people's food storage but it's not something that most people know how to cook with in their everyday cooking. We decided we didn't want to store things that we weren't comfortable with using so we went on a little journey to learn how to cook with wheat. This was quite an adventure for us as 8 years ago we didn't even know what wheat kernels look like! Wheat Conversions 1 cup of wheat kernels = 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour 1 cup of whole wheat flour = 2/3 cup of wheat kernels 1 lb of wheat kernels = 2 cups of wheat kernels Tips for Cooking With Wheat Use hard white wheat to make your wheat flour, it has less of…
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Banana Split Energy Balls (Raw/Vegan/Deliciousness)

Banana Split Energy Balls (Raw/Vegan/Deliciousness)

Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Recipes
You may have seen in a few recipe posts, that I've been working towards eating a more raw vegan diet lately. It's a work in progress and I succeed about 85% of the time I'd say :) I definitely try to minimize animal products and keep the rest of my diet consisting of whole foods including lots of fruits and vegetables. It's not always easy to have healthy fresh fruits and veggies on hand every day, so I've been super grateful for my food storage foods (which I always keep upstairs for everyday use anyway) while I've been adjusting to this new way of eating. Sometimes I miss being able to have a yummy treat to just pop in my mouth when I need a little afternoon pick-me-up. Enter this…
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Zesty Wheat Berry Black Bean Chili

Zesty Wheat Berry Black Bean Chili

Bean Recipes, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
I've been transitioning to a vegetarian diet over the past few months and have discovered that most food storage recipes are fabulous for this new way of eating. I love that I can try new recipes and know that they fit in with the way I want to eat right now, as well as are full of ingredients that I have in my long term food storage. I made this Zesty Wheat Berry Black Bean Chili using my Instant Pot and it turned out amazing, wasn't too time consuming and is fairly inexpensive with all the food storage substitutions I made! Win-win-win. Zesty Wheat Berry Black Bean Chili Ingredients: 2 T. olive oil 1/2 c. freeze-dried chopped onions 1/2 c. freeze-dried red bell peppers 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp.…
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Vegetarian White Bean Soup

Vegetarian White Bean Soup

Bean Recipes
Are you looking to eat a little healthier this year? I've recently switched to a vegetarian diet for a number of reasons so I've been on the hunt for new and delicious recipes. Lots of white bean soup recipes call for ham or ham bone and most are cream-based so not very good for the waist-line either. I subscribed to about a million vegetarian/vegan blogs and have spent the last few weeks salivating over new recipes and adding them into my weekly meal planning to try them out a few at a time. This soup from vegetarianventures.com definitely did not disappoint and with a few substitutions is a perfectly acceptable shelf-stable food storage recipe to add to my arsenal! Ingredients: 1 T. olive oil 1/3 c. freeze-dried onions 1 c.…
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How to make bread

How to make bread

Wheat Recipes
Making bread is a skill that you may choose to incorporate into your daily life, or you may just save it for a rainy day. In last month's newsletter we sent an article all about wheat, wheat grinders, and included a whole bunch of recipes. Wheat is the most popular item in food storage plans because of it's long shelf-life and nutrient dense properties. One of the recipes we included in the handout was our FAVORITE bread recipe.  Today we wanted to give you three things: A recipe card of our bread recipe you can print A handout that includes an FAQ about making this bread A video where we invite you into our kitchen and show you hands on how to make it We know making bread can be intimidating for…
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Patriotic Blender Wheat Waffles

Fruit Recipes, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
My kids LOVE when I "celebrate" holidays by making festive foods. I don't always love throwing food color into everything so I'm trying to do better at using natural foods to liven things up. I was going to make some patriotic blender wheat pancakes for dinner but the kids insisted on waffles instead so I decided to give it a try! Here's a little video showing my experiment :) Patriotic Blender Wheat Waffle Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups wheat kernels 1 2/3 cups milk (can use powdered milk equivalent) 2 T. sugar 1 T. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 medium banana (mashed) 6 T. vegetable oil 2 large eggs (can use powdered egg equivalent) Optional Ingredients: 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 2 cups freeze-dried strawberries 1 cup freeze-dried blueberries…
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How to Make Ezekiel Bread

Legume Recipes, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
Several years ago Julie posted about an Ezekiel Bread Recipe that one of our readers shared on Facebook and asked someone to try for her since she didn't have a wheat grinder. I recently started a new eating plan and one of the recommended foods for my carbohydrates is Ezekiel Bread. I knew I needed to finally try this recipe for myself as it makes way more sense to rotate through my grains and legumes as opposed to buying this expensive bread from the store. I made a few tweaks to the original recipe that I was very happy with! Some of Julie's complaints were that the dough was really liquidy/sticky and that the bread was pretty crumbly when cooked. I researched some other Ezekiel Bread recipes and there are…
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Food Storage Carrot Cake

Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Recipes
My best friend LOVES carrot cake, so of course I had to make her a homemade carrot cake to celebrate her birthday! I went to my go-to source for delicious recipes and Our Best Bites did not fail me. Their Carrot Cake Supreme Recipe looked simply A-MAZING so I knew that was what I should make. By a remarkable twist of fate I even had every single ingredient on hand to make the recipe ... besides the CARROTS. Now normally when we make a recipe and do food storage substitutions we only swap out one ingredient at a time so if it fails we can isolate what the problem was. This recipe had so many potential things I could have swapped for but I decided to JUST stick with the…
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Rhubarb Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe

Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Gardening
Sometimes I forget to check on my rhubarb ... I didn't quite realize that it would be ready to harvest in the spring, because I harvested a bunch last fall. Rhubarb is a beautiful thing! So the other day I went out and got a HUGE batch out of my garden. We were having a family dinner and I knew that I would be searching for an awesome rhubarb recipe to bring for dessert. I settled for a Rhubarb Coffee Cake recipe that was recommend by The Pioneer Woman since she never leads me astray. It was just the perfect combination of cake, fruit, and crumble. I took all the leftovers home and ate them for days. Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen which was adapted from New York Times recipe…
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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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