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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From Storage to Stovetop:  Freeze-Dried Chicken

From Storage to Stovetop: Freeze-Dried Chicken

From Storage to Stovetop
Today we are featuring Freeze-Dried Chicken (in two varieties) and showing you exactly how WE use them in our kitchens. Being able to avoid thawing, chopping, and cooking chicken is the difference in being able to get dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes versus getting desperate and having to hit a fast food restaurant. While we have had freeze-dried meats as part of our food storage for a long time, it was only recently that we really began to see the beauty of using it as part of our regular dinner planning. Chopped Chicken vs Seasoned Chicken Slices Seasoned Chicken Slices are large chunks of chicken great for soups, Hawaiian haystacks, or any chicken marinade-type recipe where you want large chunks over rice, noodles, etc. These bigger…
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From Storage to Stovetop:  Freeze-Dried Bell Peppers

From Storage to Stovetop: Freeze-Dried Bell Peppers

From Storage to Stovetop
In this installment of From Food Storage to Stovetop Jodi shares about how she likes to use Freeze-Dried Green Bell Peppers and how they have helped her enjoy eating vegetables more. Freeze dried bell peppers a long shelf life and are so easy to use. We love that you don't have to buy a whole pepper if you only need a half for a recipe, or a few slices to throw in an omelet. No more throwing away half-eaten rotten produce! Freeze-Dried to Fresh Conversion 1/3 cup dry = about 1 bell pepper Refreshing Instructions Add 1/3 cup of water to 1 cup peppers; let sit covered for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Favorite Recipes Using Green or Red Peppers Vegetarian White Bean Soup Breakfast Egg Scramble Pizza Casserole Southwester…
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From Storage to Stovetop:  GREEN CHILI PEPPERS

From Storage to Stovetop: GREEN CHILI PEPPERS

From Storage to Stovetop
In this installment of From Food Storage to Stovetop Julie shares about her love of Freeze-Dried Green Chili Peppers and how easy they are to use in your everyday cooking. With a long shelf life and the ease of not having to chop fresh or the flexibility of not having to use a whole can for a few pieces ... these have become a staple in our kitchens. Freeze-Dried to Fresh Conversion 1/4 cup freeze-dried green chili peppers = 1- 4 oz can of green chili peppers 1/3 cup freeze-dried green chili peppers = 2 fresh green chili peppers Favorite Recipes Using Green Chili Peppers Vegetarian White Bean Soup Bacon and Green Chili Cornbread Cilantro-Lime Rice White Bean Chicken Chili Chicken Tortilla Soup Spicy Green Chili and Pinto Bean Soup…
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From Storage to Stovetop:  BLACK BEANS

From Storage to Stovetop: BLACK BEANS

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Today Jodi goes over a few different options you may have for black beans in your food storage. If you store canned beans you probably don't have a hard time with rotating them or knowing how to use them in your everyday cooking. However, for long term storage canned beans are not an ideal solution. They have a short shelf life so are more appropriate for keeping in your 3 month supply as opposed to being your entire supply of beans for a year. Even though we are specifically covering black beans here most of this would apply to pinto beans and navy beans as well. Bean Conversions 1 can of beans = 1 1/2 cups of cooked beans 1/2 cup of dried beans = 1 1/2 cups of cooked…
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From Storage to Stovetop

From Storage to Stovetop

From Storage to Stovetop
We're excited to introduce our new From Storage to Stovetop series where we will be highlighting one item from our storage and showing you exactly how we use it in our kitchens. We will be updating this post with an index of each item as we highlight it. So bookmark this page and check back often to see the features as they are posted. From Storage to Stovetop Introduction Facebook Group We'd love to have you join our Storage to Stovetop facebook group to share your own experiences as you use the products we are highlighting each week. It will be a fun place for us all to learn and practice using our food storage together! Click here to join the Facebook Group From Storage to Stovetop Index Instant Pot…
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