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Food Storage Friday: Fiesta Revisited

by heather
Last weekend we were invited to a party that was cancelled for rain. But I had already bought everything to make Wheatberry salsa, which while delicious is too much for my husband and I to eat while it's fresh. We decided to invite over our friends who previously spent a year as vegetarians, so they're very open to meals that don't involve meat. :) In addition to snacking on salsa, our meal included: Cafe Rio Style Black Beans Sweet Pepper Rice Wheatberry Tacos and because we got a whole Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Taco Pizza & Pizza Dough

by heather
Taco Pizza & Pizza Dough Using Food Storage Some food storage moms do their best to prepare meals, treats and snacks using nothing but their stockpile. If you’re one of these moms, then you know that an efficient stockpile is filled with canned and jarred foods. Savvy preppers also know to add spices, oils, flour, wheat, yeast, salt, freeze dried foods, etc… As long as the product has a long shelf life and tastes good enough for your picky kids to eat, you’ll add it to your food storage Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

by heather
I recently found this recipe on The Post Punk Kitchen and I am in love. It's easy, delicious and full of veggies. It's satisfying and stores well in the fridge for a few days. PPK uses their own homemade vegan mayo. I tried this and it failed. You can make your own, buy your own, or if you find your local grocery store is like mine and doesn't carry vegan mayo, you can use the stuff with eggs. :) It's still yummy. Chickpea Salad Sandwiches Food Storage Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Barley and Swiss Chard Skillet Casserole

by heather
I recently found this recipe in 101 Best Vegan Foods. The first time I made, it was very bland, although unlike some vegan meals it left a satisfying feeling in my tummy. I tried it again, with a few delicious changes. Here are the results. Barley and Swiss Chard Skillet Casserole Food Storage Ingredients: 3/4 cup dry barley, soaked in water overnight and drained 1 can white beans (navy, cannelini, great northern, etc.), rinsed and drained 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/8 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

by heather
I found this week's food storage experiment on Pinterest. I more than doubled the spinach and made my own enchilada sauce (which I'm not sure that I could recreate if I tried.) I think that next time I may just use Las Palmas enchilada sauce, because it is my favorite. Next time I may decrease the cheese by one cup and put sauce in the enchiladas instead of just around them. (I made these in my sun oven because it is already to hot to be cooking in St George.) Here's the original, and her picture Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Wheatberry, Black Bean and Mango Salad

by heather
Awhile ago I blogged about a  Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad, and my hypothesis was that wheatberries would work well in place of the quinoa. This is just an update to verify that they do work well. Although you have double the dressing, because the wheatberries absorb so much of it. But it's still a cheap, easy, healthy and delicious vegan meal. Quinoa runs about $4/lb, whereas hard wheat or at least the last time I bought any is about 25 cents/lb. Quinoa is nice because it's gluten-free and Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Low-fat Oatmeal Scotchies

by heather
These cookies did not turn out to be everything I hoped they would be. They are pretty healthy and my husband likes them, so that counts for something right?   I was experimenting with white bean puree instead of butter, but I didn't get the soft chewy texture I was hoping for. Still good, just not the magical cookie I was imagining. I suppose magical cookies generally aren't healthy :(  I may be experimenting with this recipe again. Low-fat Oatmeal Scotchies Food Storage Ingredients: 1/2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Garlic Lentil Noodle Soup

by heather
I was always raised to believe in the healing power of chicken soup. I even read a study once, that if people with colds drank chicken broth it was more effective in relieving symptoms than hot water or a placebo. That's great and all, but I've given up chicken. So what do you do when you're a vegetarian and half of your family is sick? You make this soup! I originally found the recipe at Roxanne's Natural Kitchen, but made a few changes. It went over very well. My husband agreed that the broth makes Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Squash and Bean Quesadillas with Apple Salsa

by heather
I originally posted this recipe earlier this year, but I didn't have time to take a picture. So here you go, revised and with picture. This recipe doesn't contain a "ton" of food storage ingredients, but it's tasty, healthy and a good way to mix it up. I found this recipe when I googled "the best thing to do with butternut squash" earlier this year on this blog. My husband hates squash (and especially pumpkin) and really liked this, so you know it's good. I made it earlier this year when my (non-vegetarian) Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Spicy Veggie Stew

by heather
To shake things up I recently bought a new vegetarian cookbook, 365 Vegetarian Meals, published by Better Homes and Gardens.  One night I was in the mood for soup, so I picked this recipe, because I had all the ingredients. (Except eggplant. I didn't have eggplant, and I've found that at least 80% of the time eggplant is disgusting, so I used zucchini.) It calls for a can of garbanzo beans, which worked well, but I'm sure that any variety of beans would be good as well. This wasn't my favorite stew Read more [...]

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