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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: Apple Cinnamon Wheat Berries

by heather
This breakfast seems perfect for a cold morning. I wish that I had found this recipe a few months ago. Apple-Cinnamon Wheat Berries Food Storage Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups dry wheat kernels (wheat berries) 3 & 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats 1 cup apple juice or water 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 6 Tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries 1/4 cup sliced almonds or cashews (optional) Fresh Ingredients: 1/2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Nutella No-Bake Energy Bars

by heather
Awhile ago my friend was over and I handed her one of my trusty energy bars. She loved them, but suggested that I try making them with Nutella. Brilliant idea, Mandy my dear. I still think I prefer the non-Nutella variety, the Nutella makes them very sweet, but it's nice to mix it up. Both varieties are a great, easy, healthy (and cheap) snack for after a run. They don't travel very well, so they're not meant for races or really long runs. But for a quick dose of fiber, protein and carbs after Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Crepes with Nutella

by heather
When I was in high school and I wanted to persuade my brother to do anything, I would make promises of banana crepes. (e.g. If you help me clean the house I will make you banana crepes.) The crepes that I made back then were not as healthy as these ones are and they didn't use as much food storage, but I promise that this version is equally delicious. (I tried them three times in past week just to be sure.) The original version also included a cinnamon butter syrup with sauteed bananas that was tasty, Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Top 10 Food Storage Tips

by heather
Recently a friend asked me to put together my top 10 food storage tips in a handout to share at a local emergency preparedness fair that she was involved in. Here they are: Food Storage Tips (The first three are the most important for successfully using your food storage.) The very best food storage recipes are the ones that your family is comfortable and familiar with. Get a binder and start collecting food storage recipes that your family is actually willing to eat. It doesn’t have to Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cranberry Upside-Down Breakfast Cake

by heather
I found this recipe in the newspaper a couple weeks ago and made it for my family last weekend (adapted using food storage). It was delicious and helped me use some of the very large bag of cranberries that I have in my freezer. (That's three experimental recipes in a row and they were all winners! Score!) My family made this disappear fast. We will definitely be making this again, but only for special occasions, because it is very sugary. Cranberry Upside-Down Breakfast Cake Food Storage Ingredients: 1/4 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Baked Apple Pancakes

by heather
I based this recipe off one that I found in a food storage cookbook a few years ago. I know I found it in a food storage cookbook, but that doesn't mean that I would consider a food storage recipe since the only food storage ingredients that it called for were white flour, white sugar and spices. That's not really using your food storage, those are just common baking ingredients. It's like saying that living off Cheetos and breadsticks makes you a vegetarian. All-purpose white wheat flour is not Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Vegan Pumpkin Waffles

by heather
Lately I haven't been doing much with my food storage because there is so much of it that I can't eat due to the fact it makes my breast-feeding baby scream and vomit. Because of my dietary restrictions, I'm also getting very tired of the things that I can eat. I've gotten to the point where I usually would rather go hungry than have oatmeal for breakfast again. Enter friend Julie, who has also done a stint as a vegetarian. She gave me a recipe for these great pumpkin waffles that are satisfying Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: No-Bake Energy Bars

by heather
Well  it's summer in St George and I have officially reached that point where I avoid using my oven at all costs. Recently I found this recipe for  no-bake energy bars and I am in love. I found the recipe on Skinny Bovine's Kitchen and she got it from Love Veggies and Yoga. I made a couple of minor changes. These things make a great breakfast on the go. Enjoy. No-Bake Energy Bars Food Storage Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/3 cup Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Banana Bread

by heather
This recipe is based loosely off of one from 101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix. (Which by the way I love.) There are probably banana bread recipes out there that are more wholesome and more strongly food storage based, but this one is so yummy and so easy. When we lived closer to my sister-in-law, she would baby-sit our kids in exchange for this banana bread.Banana BreadFood Storage Ingredients:1 cup oatmeal 1 yellow cake mix1 small box banana or vanilla pudding1/4 cup oil1/4 cup applesauce (I used Read more [...]

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