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Pantry Staples: Instant Pasta In A Jar

Cooking and dehydrating pasta gives you nearly instant pasta - a boon for pantry staples when prepping meals for long-term storage. Get those large mason jars filled and marked - and you will eat well when the power is out. Instant Pasta In A Jar Ingredients: 16 ounces cooked & dehydrated small pasta shapes* 1… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Instant Pasta In A Jar

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Pantry Staples: Instant Chocolate Cake In A Mason Jar

Microwave mug cakes have been a hot trend for years, however it's even easier if you make the dry mix in advance. If you get a sugar craving, grab, add in the liquid items, stir, and 70 seconds later you have a warm, melty chocolate cake. The charm of my recipe is I cut back… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Instant Chocolate Cake In A Mason Jar

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Grinding Rice Flour

Grinding your own rice flour may not save you money in the end (although brown rice is very cheap, especially in larger quantities), but the end results are worth the effort. You will have a hearty fresh flour, that hasn't sat ground for months (or years) on the shelf. You can also easily source organic… Continue reading Grinding Rice Flour

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Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

This recipe was originally a backpacking meal I made often for the oldest kid and I, and then I turned it into a family sized pantry staple. It's quick to make, and easy to store. It's also gluten-free (read your chicken choice though to be sure!) and can be made vegetarian as well, with drained… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Cranberry Chicken Rice

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Trail Eats: No Cook Meal

Three courses for spring hikes! Do the work at home and eat gourmet while everyone else has a boring PB&J and enjoy a no cook meal on the trail..... Pistachio Couscous Salad Ingredients: 2 cups lower sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 Tbsp diced dried onion 1½ cup couscous 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained… Continue reading Trail Eats: No Cook Meal