pasta

18 Jul 2011 by filed in Food Preparedness
Many of the meals in the U.S. rely on the delicious addition of pasta or rice to soak up all of the great meat juices or gourmet sauces. Pasta is a great filler for a meal, is loved as a comfort food for many, and is a significant part of the recommend 350 pounds of grains, per person per year that self-reliant persons have on hand for their family. The problem, though, is that the preparation of pasta usually requires a significant amount of water and fuel to make properly. While few of us...
18 Aug 2010 by filed in Food Preparedness
  Last weekend I wanted to create a recipe in which I could successfully use wheat pasta as a grain in our diet. My husband tends to be just as picky as any of the kids I know when it comes to eating “healthy foods” so when he declared the culinary creation one of his favorite top 10, I was thrilled and relieved.  Relieved because it meant that I wasn’t going to have to eat the leftovers single-handedly, and thrilled because it was an easy one for me to make.  I’ll be sure to share the recipe...
26 Jun 2010 by filed in Preparedness
Summer Pasta Salad I love to be able to make a quick pasta salad with what I’ve got on hand in my pantry.  This recipe isn’t just a “preparedness pantry” recipe, it’s one that I actually crave on a hot summer day. I hope you enjoy it too. 12 oz. of spiral pasta, cooked and drained according to package directions. ¼ cup of coconut oil ¼ cup of red wine vinegar 3 T. of Shirley J Pizza Pasta Seasoning ½ cup of reconstituted dehydrated red and green bell peppers 1/3 cup of reconstituted dehydrated...
09 Nov 2009 by filed in Preparedness
Today I’ve been doing a lot of research on future articles while my stomach grumbled—I’m ignoring it for now. But for some reason I’ve been fantasizing about all kinds of quick meals that I wanted to make tonight for dinner. And if it’s a quick, nutritious meal, then it’s bound to have a pressure cooker involved (at least in my house). So I realized that I could share some of these recipes with you. The first two are made in a pressure cooker, the other two are made simply in regular pans....
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