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 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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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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Fall... the weather is cooling and it's the perfect time for SOUPS. Soups are one of my go-to meals in the fall. They are often times nutritious, hearty, and filling. The best is when you can use your food storage items in soups. I use freeze-dried vegetables a LOT in my soups because it takes out the washing, peeling, cutting steps. Here are some of our favorite soup recipes on the blog and from around the web. ENJOY! Favorites from our blog Here are some soups we have shared on the blog over the past few years. These all use food storage and are soups our families eat regularly. Fast and Easy Quinoa Chicken Soup Greek Lentil Soup Creamy Potato Soup (with a fat-free version) Chicken Tortilla Soup (freezes well)…
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BREAD: No Grinding, No Kneading, No Electricity, No Problem!

White Flour Recipes
During our annual 7 Day Challenge last month one of the days we were practicing living without electricity and had to make bread. I knew I had a busy day ahead of me but I still wanted to accomplish the task, so I decided to try an experiment. I researched some no knead bread recipes and found that most of them depended on cooking at a high temperature in order to achieve a thick, crunchy "artisan" crust. I decided to tweak a few of these and make them my own and cook it in the Sun Oven. So here is how it went! No Knead Bread Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon instant or rapid rise yeast 1 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups cool tap…
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Fall Desserts: Apple Crisp

Fruit and Vegetable Recipes
Fall is in the air. I LOVE IT! The cool crisp nights. The fall produce. Soups become the go-to meals. It's the best. What better fall dessert is there than some warm apple crisp. The other day my sister sent me a text and said "I'm craving apple crisp - but I don't have all the ingredients to make it". Of course I didn't mention if she had food storage she wouldn't have that problem. Instead I made a delicious pan of apple crisp (using her favorite recipe) and texted her a picture of it. Aren't sisters the best? If she didn't live a few states away I would have invited her over for some too (I'm not that mean). So here's my sister's favorite apple crisp recipe (that she…
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FREE Shelf Stable Recipe Book

Shelf Stable Recipes
Have you heard the term "Shelf Stable" and wondered exactly what it means? Different people have different opinions on that, but today we are going to give you OUR definition and then we have a great free gift for you to download too! What does shelf stable mean? We consider a shelf stable recipe to be one that can be made completely with items that can be found in your pantry (not refrigerated). The purpose is to have meals that you can make should your power go out and you lose the foods that you have in your fridge and freezer. Traditional shelf stable recipes Most people thing of things like homemade bread, chili, spaghetti, etc. when they think of a shelf stable meal. Items that don't have meats, dairy,…
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