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  • Southwest Quinoa Chili

    Southwest Quinoa Chili Southwest Quinoa Chili

    This is an amazing simple and delicious chili.   Try using freeze dried corn, peppers and freeze dried turkey from your pantry.  Quinoa is available in can, bucket or bag-get it here.   Natural Quinoa

    Yield: 8 servings
    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Total time: 75 minutes

     

     

     
    Ingredients
    2 lbs. ground turkey
    1 medium onion chopped
    1 bell pepper chopped
    2 cloves garlic minced
    2 15 oz. cans black beans
    1 28 oz. can Mexican style dice tomatoes
    1 chipotle pepper with adobo sauce chopped
    1 1/2 cups quinoa (rinsed)
    2 tbs. chili seasoning
    1 tbs. ground cumin
    1 tsp. cinnamon powder
    1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    In a sauce pan bring to boil 3 cups water and quinoa. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Meanwhile in large sauce pan brown onions, garlic and pepper for 10 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook 10 more minutes until fully cooked. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and other seasonings. Stir several minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with cilantro, sour cream, grated cheese, diced avocado, and chopped green onions.

  • Get Prepared - Vegetables

    Eating and Storing Healthy! Eating and Storing Healthy!

    No meal is complete without vegetables – whether as a side dish or as an ingredient in the main entrée. Likewise, no food storage supply is complete without a variety of vegetables.
    Dehydrated and/or freeze dried vegetables are a great way to include vegetables in your food storage supply. When stored properly in air-tight containers, vegetables will store 20 to 25 years. You may ask yourself whether it is better to store dehydrated vegetables or freeze dried vegetables and what is the difference between the two. When it comes to nutrition there is very little, if any, difference between dehydrated and freeze dried vegetables. Freeze dried vegetables will reconstitute quicker than dehydrated and are very easy to use. Other than the time it takes to reconstitute, the biggest difference is density. Freeze dried vegetables are very light in weight so when comparing ounces you get fewer dry ounces in a can of freeze dried than you would in dehydrated. If space is an issue in your storage, you will be able to store more dry ounces of dehydrated product in a smaller area than freeze dried.

    Store a variety of vegetables. Store a variety of vegetables.

    There is a wide variety of vegetables available for storage from onions and celery for flavoring to carrots and peas as a side dish. Almost all are available in freeze dried and dehydrated. This is a great way to add potatoes (sliced, diced, shredded or mashed), green vegetables (peas, green beans, broccoli), carrots, onions, celery, and even mushrooms and other less common vegetables such as cauliflower and asparagus. Tomato powder is a versatile and great addition to your food storage. You can use it to thicken sauces or make delicious spaghetti or pizza sauce.
    Check out our wide variety of dehydrated and freeze dried vegetables that are on special this week and add this important item to your food storage supply.

    http://rainydayfoods.com/special-offers/vegetables.html

    Try this quick and easy, delicious Broccoli Cheese Soup!

    Broccoli Cheese Soup Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Rainy Day Foods Creamy Potato Soup mix
    Rainy Day Foods Freeze Dried Broccoli
    Rainy Day Foods Freeze Dried Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
    Optional: add your favorite meat or other ingredients for variety
    Mix soup mix according to directions on the can. Add ¼ to ½ cup freeze dried broccoli and 1 cup shredded cheese. Ingredients may be adjusted according to personal preference. Cook until thick and vegetables are tender or combine ingredients in a slow cooker and let simmer for about an hour or until soup is thick and vegetables are tender.
    Delicious and Easy!!


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  • Tomato Basil Soup Mix

    Our cold fall weather once again made me turn to soup to feed my family.  This time I decided to try Rainy Day Foods Tomato Basil Soup.  Rainy Day Foods has an assortment of quick and easy meals and the Tomato Basil Soup is one of them.  Because it is so easy (all you have to do is add water), I was worried about the flavor.  The rich, creamy flavor was such a surprise to me, and even my kids who aren’t fans of tomato soup liked it.  The package says to add 1 cup of water to ½ cup of mix.  I felt it was a little thick so I added a little more water.  After it simmers for about 5 minutes it is ready to eat.  My family really enjoyed it alone, but you could add pasta or vegetables for a variation.  I personally thought it would be really good over ravioli as it would make a nice tomato sauce.  Rainy Day Foods carries this soup in a 10.5 oz. mylar bag or a #10 can.  It also comes in their Quick and Easy Emergency Bucket and in their 2 person 72 hour kit.  This is definitely one to try.

    Contributed by Pam Higley

    Tomato Basil Soup


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