Just like squirrels scurry around storing acorns and other winter food sources, we should too. Not acorns necessarily (though we hear they make a passable flour in a real pinch), but food we’ll eat and enjoy. And not just if we’re starving.
Based upon some of what we’ve seen out there as handy-dandy emergency food storage in case the end-times happen to pop up makes us think we’d prefer the acorns. Listen, there’s no point having packets of spaghetti and meat-sauce goo or artificially flavored mixes, if you really wouldn’t want to eat it if you had a choice.
Here’s our secret of food storage. The food you store should be the food you ACTUALLY EAT. That way it will always be freshest and will be part of your happy eating routine anyway. Got it? Now if you normally eat McJunk, you could be SOL, but then again, you’d still have the acorns. Haha.
|It’s ridiculously easy to do this!|
If you’ve been paying attention and waking up, you should at least have some knowledge of what to do with actual food, not just prepared meals — stuff like lentils, beans, rice and vegetables that still look pretty much like they did when the came out of the ground. Store these items and use them. If you can, buy big bulk bags and package them up – it’s way cheaper (especially for spices and beans) and usually fresher. See our VIDEO – Food Storage.
This is some of what we store (we use organic when possible): Garbanzo beans, black lentils, red lentils, green lentils, several types of flour, basmati rice, short grain rice, couscous, quinoa, black beans, kidney beans, lima beans, pinto beans, chopped tomatoes, yeast, salt, sugar, spices and herbs, dried peppers and onions, masa, cornmeal, powdered milk, vinegar, coffee, and more. What can we do with it?
Here’s 5 dishes off the top of our heads and this doesn’t even account for fresh ingredients like cheese, fresh fruit or veggies, and other things we buy at the store or grow ourselves each week.
- Rye Bread
- Vegetable Bean Soup
- Curried Lentils
- Rice with Refried beans.
Let us know if you want recipes or have some to share!