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  1. Thread: Pantry Meals

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    Delight, I consider herbs to definitely be part of the conversation here. They are a kind of food, because they are a source of vitamins and minerals. (I will post on this aspect later, with a...
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    Limor, thank you for this thread of inspiration. Seeing the gemstones and reading about them is a source of great happiness for me. I wanted to bring to your attention one of my favorite stones. ...
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    Vegetable sushi, aka Nori Make (nori=the seaweed wrap; maki=roll) is on my list to make soon, and I'll take some photos to show you how easy it is.
    I made a pdf of the recipe and process. ...
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    Paula and Ron, your conversations about food savers are enlightening to me. I've only ever used a food saver for the garden corn this year. It's on my list to check out ... love the idea of...
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    breal, that cake sounds wonderful, and healthy besides. Spelt flour, coconut oil and sugar, chia seeds, all the best. Thanks for sharing!

    Do you suppose canned pear halves would work as well? ...
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    Good point about herbal tinctures. Alcohol is also a great item for barter.

    I use the cheapest vodka to make tinctures, but to get the most medicinal extraction, Everclear is best, having the...
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    In different scenarios, we could find ourselves with varying resources. For example, the food supply could be interrupted but the grid still be up and our ovens still working.

    In which case...
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    Not off topic at all, Selkie!

    Things that contribute to a sense of comfort and better peace of mind, food-wise, are welcome here.

    For the past few weeks, I've been slowly building a small home...
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    Very interesting, Selkie.

    What was the longest time you kept the eggs unrefrigerated?

    That means if someone had hens, they could keep the eggs for a reasonable amount of time before using them.
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    GrnEggsNHam's post got me thinking of other sources of proteins. I remembered a website I'd visited awhile back when looking for maca powder. I never ordered anything from here, mainly because I...
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    Thanks for that alternative whey powder, GrnEggsNHam. I checked out Mike's whey, and noticed it contains soy. For some that's not a problem, but it's something to note.

    Mike's is certainly...
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    Selkie, thanks for mention of that book (JFK and the Unspeakable) ... it sounds fascinating.
    I found it online ... at least it appears to be the entire book.
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  13. Thread: Pantry Meals

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    Selkie and Ron, very good points about canned goods. The recipes I'm sharing here depend on them quite a bit ... soups and stews made with canned carrots, peas, potatoes, and meats if desired, and...
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    Sprouts and vegetable powders are important additions to the mix. Thanks Delight and Paula.

    I want to mention protein powders too. Rice and pea protein powders are popular and easily located in...
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    LOL Ron, and true enough! My father-in-law used to say, in response to unexpected company arriving at dinner time ... that he was putting another pail of water in the soup.
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    peterpam, it's wonderful to hear that your sister-in-law is so adept at Dutch oven/outdoor cooking. I've done a little but my results have been mixed!

    I'm sure we'd love to hear any tips or...
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    If you can manage to home can or dry/dehydrate some vegetables, it gives you better options, and you control what's in your food.

    Here's the USDA website with up to date information on safe home...
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    The recipes here will generally call for ingredients that need no refrigeration, and can be prepared in a kitchen without modern conveniences. Many call for being able to heat / cook on a stove top,...
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    kanishk, that photo of chivda looks delicious!

    Your recipes with chiles sound wonderful too, but sadly they would be too hot for me.

    I too think basil and tomatoes are perfect together. I...
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    Jesse, thanks for the excellent info on heat sources.

    I noticed you posted twice, with slightly different wording on each, so I combined them into one and deleted the other, just to avoid...
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