Tag Archives: Nutrition

The Buzz About Honey

August 25, 2011


Honey has long been a valued foodstuff.  Unlike sugar cane and other sources of sweetness, the work is just about all done for you.  You don’t have to plant, weed, or harvest anything.  You let the bees do what God programmed them to do and you get a share.  Being the good little preppers that […]

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The Spices Of Life, Part 1: Cinnamon

July 29, 2011


As you work on storing up food for the future, it is important not to overlook a very important aspect- spices!  It’s all well and good to have a quarter ton of wheat, stacks of buckets containing rice and beans, and mylar bags full of oatmeal, but won’t that be mighty bland by itself? The […]

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Beans, Part 5

July 27, 2011


So, have you made a sincere commitment to incorporating more nutritious, inexpensive, meal-extending beans into your diet yet?  Have you been practicing rotation of your food storage?   No? Okay, I understand.  But I defy you to find ANYone who would not like this recipe!!  It is a new family favorite.  Please try it and then […]

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Protecting Your Food Storage, Part 1

July 12, 2011


If you’ve begun to add depth to your pantry, good for you!!  You, no doubt, are feeling an increasing of satisfaction in your growing stores of food.  You are buying at prices you can still afford and while it is available (wheat crops are not doing well this year- buy now!).   It is important to […]

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The Necessity of Salt

July 6, 2011


Kudos to you if you have begun buying and storing bulk food.  Twenty-five and fifty pound bags of beans, rice, wheat, sugar, oats and so on will really help you stretch your prepping budget.  Now, we need to think about how to make all that food palatable.  The most basic place to start is with […]

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Soup: Hearty Comfort in a Bowl

June 30, 2011


To me, there is something very “homey” about a big bowl of steaming soup. I don’t mean the stuff you scrape out of tin can and then pour some water into before microwaving. I’m talking about the “simmer on the stove for hours” stuff. Where you take a little of this and a little of […]

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The Importance of Good Nutrition and Vitamins

June 9, 2011


The First Lady has been quite vocal in the last few years about children eating healthy foods and getting exercise, but the need to “eat right and stay fit” is probably not really news to many of us.  Still, we often find ourselves resorting to the French fries and the doughnuts instead of the carrot sticks […]

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Beans, Part 3

June 7, 2011


Beans are so nutritious and so versatile that they should be a headliner in your long-term food storage, but they should also be a frequent part of your diet now.  In order to help you get started, I want to share some of my own experiences. Planning ahead The only slightly difficult thing I found […]

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Beans, Part 2

June 1, 2011


In a previous post, I introduced the topic of beans and how they should be a part of your long-term storage.  I want to give you some more compelling reasons to stock up on this essential item. They’re GRRReat! There are so many kinds of beans and each has something worthwhile to offer.  Let’s take […]

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Beans, Part 1

May 26, 2011


Beans, Beans… Admit it, you were singing that old kids’ song in your head. A Star in Long-Term Storage As you have evaluated foods that are good candidates for long term storage, you have probably realized that beans are at the top of that list.  Maybe you haven’t realized what a fantastically nutritious staple it […]

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