Recipes Using Your
Food Storage

Recipes Using Your Food Storage

Our family's food storage consists of freeze dried, dehydrated, canned, and frozen foods — all varieties. It gives me peace of mind to look at the rows of cans, bottles, and buckets and know they're there if and when we need them.

But over the years of collecting the food, I have not used any of it (except the canned and frozen) in my everyday recipes.

It occurred to me that I just might not know how to use this stored food. I don't even know if it tastes good. Yes, I have tasted some of it at an emergency preparedness expo. The food I tasted was really good!

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But, looking at the various recipes that I use daily or weekly, I wondered if I could substitute some (or all) of the ingredients using just my storage food. After all, if the time comes when we REALLY need to rely on that food, would I know what to do with it?

So I began collecting and converting recipes. I will add them here as I convert or try a recipe. So if this is you, this is the place to come if you want or need to learn how to use food storage recipes in your daily menus.

Maybe you're wondering (as I am) . . .

  • Can I put together dehydrated, freeze dried, and canned foods and make a full meal?
  • How do I incorporate powdered butter, milk, cheese, and sauces into recipes, and in what proportions?
  • What can I do with all the wheat I have stored — besides make bread?
  • What substitutions can I use if a certain recipe ingredient is not available during a crisis?
  • What spices are best to give a bland meal that "fine dining" touch? (In other words, delicious!)
  • What dried foods can be used in every-day cooking?

Cooking From Scratch - Don't Panic!

As you know, cooking with food storage most likely means cooking from scratch - sort of. Some might panic at the thought of scratch cooking, but believe me, using freeze dried and dehydrated foods makes it SO much easier. For starters, there is much less preparation:

  • no cutting up veggies
  • no washing and cutting up fruit
  • no cooking the meat first.

All that is done for you, right out of the can or package!

So this is the place to find recipes that work for your family and, hopefully, we'll share some favorite recipes (share below).

Food Storage Recipe Basics

(Many more to come!)

Recipes: Lunch or Dinner

Recipes: Breads and Desserts

  • Baking bread is not only delicious, but is an essential skill to learn if wheat is included in your food storage plan.

    How to Bake Bread

    Baking bread is not only delicious, but is an essential skill to learn if wheat is included in your food storage plan.

Recipe Resources

What do you think?

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