7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 4: PRACTICE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 4: PRACTICE

7 Day Challenge
Friday September 22 Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 3 days, we are "PRACTICING" our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the next 3 days! Please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. No one likes talking about it, but it happens. The main bread winner in the family has suffered a serious accident. They have been in a coma in the hospital for weeks and it doesn't look good. You're not sure where money will come from if they can't get back to work,…
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7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 3: PRACTICE

7 DAY CHALLENGE 2017- DAY 3: PRACTICE

7 Day Challenge
Thursday, September 21 Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For the next 3 days, we are "PRACTICING" our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the next 3 days! Please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation.   There have been a series of TORNADOS all over your town. Maybe tornados don’t typically happen where you live but things are crazy these days with the weather ... so just imagine. Some of the tornados have taken out your power and water facilities. Thus you have no water or…
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From Storage to Stovetop Series Index

From Storage to Stovetop Series Index

From Storage to Stovetop
We've spent the last few months sharing our From Storage to Stovetop Series and wanted to compile an index for you so you can easily get to each post without searching all over the blog for them. These are some of our very favorite products which are integral parts of our food storage but we also have converted to using them in our everyday cooking. We hope this helps you to open up those cans and get them out of YOUR storage and onto YOUR stovetop too! Featured Food Storage Items GREEN CHILI PEPPERS FREEZE-DRIED BELL PEPPERS FREEZE-DRIED CHICKEN WHEAT TOMATO POWDER BLACK BEANS INSTANT REFRIED BEANS FREEZE DRIED KALE AND SPINACH 12 BEAN SOUP FREEZE-DRIED APPLES
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From Storage to Stovetop:  Freeze-Dried Apples

From Storage to Stovetop: Freeze-Dried Apples

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are going to show you Freeze-Dried Fuji and Granny Smith apples. YUM! We absolutely love eating these as healthy snacks but they are also great for other things too. In the video below Jodi shares a few of the ways she uses freeze-dried apples and talks about the difference between dehydrated and freeze-dried. She loves having a variety of fruits on hand to make yummy desserts, snacks, and breakfast goodies without always having to go to the store. Favorite Recipe Using Freeze-Dried Apples Who doesn't love a good peach or apple crisp as fall is approaching? But sometimes you don't feel like chopping up a bunch of fruit, or you forget to get to the farmer's market and buy the fresh…
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From Storage to Stovetop:  16 Bean Soup Mix

From Storage to Stovetop: 16 Bean Soup Mix

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are going to show you a traditional 16 bean soup mix and give you a secret trick on how to make a simple soup without all of the hassle and wasted fuel to soak and cook all those legumes. In the video below Julie shares her secret to making the best 16 bean soup. It doesn't even need HAM in it to make it delicious, which is a big plus in her family. This is one of those ingredients that a lot of people have purchased for their food storage but very few people actually cook with on a regular basis. Favorite Recipe for 16 (or 12) Bean Soup 2 cups of soaked beans (soaking optional) 5 cups of water 2…
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From Storage to Stovetop:  Instant Refried Beans

From Storage to Stovetop: Instant Refried Beans

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are going to show you Instant Refried Beans and how they help us make quick and easy meals. This is such an easy product to use and we love that it has a VERY clean label. Instead of a bunch of oil and preservatives in a can of regular refried beans, all you get in this can is PINTO BEANS! In the video below Julie shares how to make easy bean burritos, perfect for simple lunches. We love that you can make just a SINGLE burrito without worrying about wasting the rest of a can of traditional refried beans. The bean flakes are also good as a salad or taco topping, or you can rehydrate them and add cheese for a…
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From Storage to Stovetop: Tomato Powder

From Storage to Stovetop: Tomato Powder

From Storage to Stovetop
In today's installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are featuring one of our absolute FAVORITE food storage ingredients ... Tomato Powder and showing you exactly how WE use it in our kitchens. This product is probably one of our top pantry items of all time. We believe it's a staple that EVERYONE should have in their kitchen as it eliminates the need to buy so many other products, it has a perfectly clean label, and saves you so much time and money! In the video below Julie shares 3 different ways you can use tomato powder just by varying the amount of water used. Keep reading below the video where we share FIFTEEN ways to use tomato powder including additional ingredients needed for the items you are making. 15…
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From Storage to Stovetop:  Freeze Dried Kale and Spinach

From Storage to Stovetop: Freeze Dried Kale and Spinach

From Storage to Stovetop
In this installment of From Storage to Stovetop we are featuring Freeze-Dried Spinach and Freeze-Dried Kale and showing you exactly how WE use them in our kitchens. We especially love them for green smoothies, but there are a ton of other ways you can get your greens on using these two products. Since the leafy products condense down so small when they are freeze-dried you can pack a lot of nutritional punch into a small serving. So healthy and they taste great too! In the video below Jodi shares some of her favorite tips for using these two “green” products to add a little extra nutrition to whatever she is making. While throwing them in smoothies is the easiest thing to do, they are delicious in many other recipes as…
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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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