Category: Food Storage

Oct 14

How to Freeze Green Beans

I have these lovely local heirloom beans in my garden.  They start of green and then turn a pretty yellow color when they are ready to pick.  My family loves to eat them (I even eat them raw, without cooking them).  However, one bush creates a lot more than we can eat in a reasonable …

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May 03

How to Make Dried Apples in the Oven

  I’ve always wanted a food dehydrator, but I don’t really have anywhere to store it and would only use it a few times a year, so I don’t really think it’s a necessity.  I have made dried fruit and fruit leather successfully in the oven with cookie sheets and I think it’s a delicious …

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Feb 27

Gluten Free Chicken Soup Recipe

Last week, I had a neighbor friend whose family was sick and they are also gluten and dairy free.  I decided it was high time to bring some comfort food over and nothing sounds more comforting than creamy soup on a cold night!  Or, really any time for that matter!   So I went on …

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Dec 17

Split Pea Soup Recipe – Slow Cooker

I love the silky smooth consistency of a good split pea soup recipe and as an added bonus, my kids really like split pea soup despite the bright green color! It’s a healthy, hearty, and satisfying soup and a go to meal for me when I’m preparing recipes from my food storage.  I canned my …

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Dec 14

My Yearly Food Storage Run

My local Smith’s grocery store was having an awesome awesome awesome sale a few weeks ago that I heard about on Facebook from one of my friends.  It was $5 (select) items for $5 or some others for $5.25.  When you check out, you get a $5 coupon to spend later.  So, what did I …

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Oct 25

Food Storage Recipes – Granola

I am a Mormon.  We have been counseled by our Church leaders for years to keep a year’s supply of food to help our families in case of an emergency or job loss.  We haven’t had an emergency or a job loss, we just have all this food storage and I don’t ever use it.  …

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Sep 24

Living off of Food Storage Recipe Stuffed Green Peppers (GFDF)

This month our family is living off of food storage (we have a one year supply).  Why you ask?  Well, there’s a few reasons.  First, we need to save money.  Second, because we need to rotate the storage we have and badly need to clean out the freezer and pantry.  Third, it’s good to know …

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Sep 18

Living off of Food Storage: Recipe Taco Soup (GFDF)

This month our family is living off of food storage to save money for a trip to Disneyland.  We also wanted to get an idea of what it was really like to only eat food storage and to see where we were strong and where we were weak in terms of what we store.  As …

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Sep 15

Living Off of Food Storage

Living off of food storage is a challenge for me.  Our family is LDS (Mormon).  Our leaders have asked us to keep garden as well as a year’s supply of food in case of an emergency or job loss.  It feels good to be prepared!  We have a serious garden and we have had our …

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