Thursday, January 31, 2013
There is one thing here at Honeyville that I have wanted to try since the day that I arrived. That would have to be the very famous Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour. It's one of our most popular products. And really, why not? It's one of the most versatile gluten-free flours you'll find. Weather baking a batch of homemade cookies or concocting a delicate pastry, you simply can't go wrong with our Almond Flour. Many of you have called, emailed, blogged, tweeted, facebooked, and even pinned your kudos for it. You've told us about the different recipes you've used it for, how it's one of the finest ground nut flour you've seen, and how it has helped you deal with the struggles of gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
See now why I've been wanting to try it. What better way to give our Blanched Almond Flour a try than taking a family traditional recipe and giving it a gluten-free twist. So, without further adue, check out this delicious recipe for Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Granola is yummy and versatile--add it to yogurt, include your favorite Honeyville Freeze Dried Fruit and Honeyville Milk, or simply by itself, you have a great breakfast or a yummy snack! I originally found this recipe here but I've switched things up a bit by using Honeyville 6 Grain Cereal instead of the traditional Rolled Oats and using Honeyville Peanut Butter Powder
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Still haven't picked up your own copy of The Gourmet Food Storage Handbook yet? Do you realize what your missing out on? Author Stephanie Peteresen, known by her followers as Chef Tess Bakeresse, has compiled one of the most unique food storage cookbooks out there. Within this 225, fully-colored paged book, you'll find 143 delicious and easy-to-make food storage recipes, including 18 different bread recipes, 31 recipes on how to create your own gourmet recipes, and 25 of her already famous 52 Method: Meals in a Jar recipes. To put it lightly, this ain't your Grandma's Food Storage Cookbook!
To help prepare for her upcoming book signings in Utah, Chef Tess has sent us over one of her delicious Breakfast in a Jar recipes, which can be found in the Handbook. Stop by our Brigham City, UT store Friday, February 1st from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., or our Salt Lake City Store Saturday, February 2nd from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., pick up your own copy of The Gourmet Food Storage Handbook, and have Chef Tess herself sign your copy, and point out this delicious recipe (which can be found on page 76). Or, whip up this recipe before you head to the book signing and let Chef Tess know how delicious it was! Enjoy!
Monday, January 28, 2013
I have had Fruit Pizza a lot in my life but I have never thought of having brownie at the bottom instead of a sugar cookie bottom. It was an amazing idea and I was excited to try it, especially since we have our very own Brownie Mix! I also wanted to make this recipe using fruit from the grocery store as well as our Freeze Dried Fruit so that I could compare both of them. Look at the picture above. The left is fruit from the grocery store, the middle is our Freeze Dried fruit before re-hydration (I like our fruit with some crunch) and the right is the fruit re-hydrated. Of course you can choose whatever fruit you want to make this your own design. I used strawberries, blueberries and bananas and with the freeze dried side instead of bananas I used mango's. Design your own dessert and let me know how it turns out....have fun with it!
Friday, January 25, 2013
One of the greatest tools that you can have when it comes to food storage is knowledge and adaptability. There is always something new about food storage that we can all learn. That's one of the things that makes building up our food storage so exciting. Whether it's learning how to build rotating shelves, discovering a new Meals in a Jar recipe, or even finding a way to increase shelf space in a small pantry, there are constantly new and exciting ideas popping up.
What keeps many of us from discovering these new ideas though is knowing where to look. If you're like me, you've probably spent a few hours sifting through Google, Pinterest, Twitter, and various blogs, looking for new ideas that you can easily incorporate into your food storage and emergency preparedness needs. While this can be a fun, it can also be very time consuming. So for today's Food Storage Friday post, I thought I'd take you through some of the exciting and educational ideas that I've been able to find. Together, maybe we can find some new and exciting ideas for our own food storage pantry's.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I love apples! Not only are they extremely healthy and full of vitamins and dietary fiber, they simply taste delicious. Now, throw a little cinnamon and sugar on them and toss them in the oven and you've got a delicious dessert with a taste that is out of this world! Sure, you may have added a little fat and cholesterol to that diet, but when you take that first bit, it is totally worth it!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I like to eat my fruits and vegetables but add something chocolate and I'll have thirds and fourths! This is quick to whip up for an after school snack or just because you need some deliciousness in your day.
1 cup Honeyville Peanut Butter Powder
1 scoop Honeyville Hazelnut Hot Cocoa Mix
6-8 Tbsp Water
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Have you had a chance to pick up your copy of The Gourmet Food Storage Handbook yet? Written and compiled by Stephanie Petersen, or as our Honeyville followers have come to know her, Chef Tess Bakeresse, this handbook is the perfect guide on how to transform your food storage into delicious, shelf stable meals and recipes that the whole family will enjoy!
In anticipation of her upcoming book signing at our Chandler, AZ store, Chef Tess herself has sent over one of her favorite recipes to give our taste buds a peak of what can be found in this all new cookbook. Here is what the Bakeresse herself had to say about this recipe: "I think the ultimate sweet and savory combination has got to be sausage and corn. The first time I tasted Honeyville Freeze Dried Corn, I was transported by its sweet flavor, in my mind, to my childhood. Dad would grow corn in the family garden, and many times I could be found hiding in the tall stalks, sitting in the dirt, with my cute little girl hands wrapped around a freshly shucked corn cob. I loved that sweet flavor."
Monday, January 21, 2013
The SOY MILKS are here!! Regular Milk and Chocolate Milk! A couple years ago, when the blog first started, I made a Milk Substitute Ice Blend. Well since our following has grown so much in a couple of years I wanted to make this recipe again but using the Chocolate Soy Milk. The cup on the left is the Chocolate Soy Milk and the cup on the right is the Chocolate Milk Substitute. And just for fun I had my kids try both of them to see what they would say; one said the soy was better, one said he liked both of them, and the other was thrilled because she can only have soy milk and that means she got to drink chocolate milk!!! I agreed with the second comment, I liked them both. The Chocolate Soy Milk is really tasty and I am really excited for you all to try it!
Friday, January 18, 2013
I loved being a boy scout! Whether it was camping in the wilderness, learning new survival skills, or even just roasting some marshmallows or cooking a foil dinner by the fire, my four years in boy scouts provided some of the most enjoyable experiences of my young teenage years. Yes, boy scouts helped me gain that excitement for learning how to use what I have to better my situation. It was that excitement that led me to today's post.
Did you know that you can use an empty Honeyville can to make an emergency stove? It's actually pretty simple, and today I'm going to show you how you can take a few simple tools and within minutes, have a fully functional stove that can be used in any camping, backpacking, or emergency situation that you encounter. First, lets go over what you'll need.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Hello my Darlings! In my teen years I spent many hours in the home of my dear friend Mary Fa and her family. I always felt very welcomed by this Polynesian family and developed a deep love for their remarkable culture. They were of Hawaiian descent, though Mary ended up marrying an amazing man from New Zealand and even lived there for a few years. She's back here in Arizona with her husband and children and every time I make this bread, I think of her tender and warm nature. I always feel love when I think of her.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
This recipe is a Pinterest find (and remember to follow Honeyville on Pinterest too!). All of us need a little help with dinner ideas from time to time, right? I switched things up a little bit from the original post and I hope you like it as much as my family did.
2 and 1/2 cups Honeyville Freeze Dried Ground Beef
1/4 cup Honeyville Dehydrated Green Onions
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 tsp Sesame Seed Oil
1 (8 oz) can Water Chestnuts, drained and diced
pinch of Ground Ginger
pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Is there any food that can cheer you up more than corn dogs? My daughter would tell you no! Seriously, when you think of corn dogs, is there a single bad memory that ever comes to mind? Whether picnic lunches, last-minute dinners, a snack at the county fair, or even a quick meal after school, corn dogs are the easy, go-to meal that every kid (and even those of us that are still kids at heart) enjoys!
Monday, January 14, 2013
It's been a while since I have made and posted an actual meal! It's also been a while since I even cooked a meal for my family! It feels good to be getting back into the swing of life and back on a schedule. I love "winter" meals! I love getting to eat something warm while I know it's chilly outside, then to curl up in a blanket and enjoy the heater and warmth of a house. Hope you are enjoying some "wintery meals" and maybe this one will make the menu this week.
Friday, January 11, 2013
It's the flu season again, and if any of you are like me, you've already gone through a few boxes of tissue. Have you found that in the last few months your grocery list usually includes cold and cough medication, pain relievers, cough drops, and vapor rubs? Isn't it interesting that even though we know we'll need most of these items over the next 4-6 months, when the air cools and the noses start to sniffle, we can't seem to find it anywhere in our house.
When we think of medication and food storage, most of us immediately think of that standard First Aid kit sitting in our closets or pantries. While this is a very important tool, having a supply of some of the everyday medicines we use can be just as important. Today, we'll take a look at some of the basic medicines we can all store, why we should store them, and how we can better improve our medical storage pantry.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Today, we're doing things a little different. We decided to pick a fun and exciting product that would be the perfect fit for any small business or bakery. For those of us who may do our baking on a smaller scale, there is no need to worry! We're going to show you how you can make this delicious recipe right at home.
Did you know that Honeyville has a churro mix? That's right, those delicious, amazing cinnamon and cake-like spiral sticks we've come to recognize at theme parks and state fairs can be made right in your privately-owned bakery, or even in your personal kitchen! Not only that, but this mix is very easy to adjust to any amount you're looking for, whether you need just 10-20 for your daughters birthday party or 500 for your bakery's afternoon rush. For today's post we've altered the recipe to cook up 7-10 churros, but one 50 lb bag of Honeyville Churro Mix can make up to 880 two ounce churros. And depending on the equipment you may have in your bakery or small business, those 880 churros could be mixed, baked, in just under an hour. Check out how simple this recipe is and how quick you can have delicious churros ready to serve or sell.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
All this cold weather just makes me want to stay inside and have a snack and either read or watch a movie. The perfect snack choice for me is popcorn! You can dress it up to be either sweet, salty or savory. With Honeyville Popcorn and a brown paper lunch sack you can make your own microwavable popcorn lickety-split!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
One of the best things that I discovered shortly after I married my beautiful wife were the amazing treats and meals that her wonderful mom made. It seemed as though every time we'd go over to my in-laws house during the first year of our marriage, my taste buds were introduced to a new and delicious flavor combination that they had never before experienced! You can imagine how excited I was to find out that nearly every one of those recipes stored away in my mother-in-laws memory had also been learned and mastered by my own wonderful wife.
Monday, January 7, 2013
New year. New goals. New plans. Back to life. One of the most popular goals is weight loss, right? Heck, I need to join that one after the holidays and all the junk I ate!! So, I was feeling like we needed a "healthy" post and I have one for you. Pull out your favorite yogurt and favorite Honeyville freeze dried fruit and with these homemade granola cups, you have got yourself a healthy breakfast, lunch or snack!
Friday, January 4, 2013
If you could pick the perfect food storage product, what would it be? One item that could contain everything you need. Would it be high in protein, but low in fat? Would it help burn excess calories and lower cholesterol, while still filling your stomach quickly and tasting great? Would it be full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and build up your immune system while also strengthening your heart and lowering your blood pressure? Could it do all that, and still hold a shelf life of 10 to 15 years?
Sounds like the perfect item. Did you know that this "miracle" food actually exists? If you haven't guessed already, we're talking about oats, and they do a lot more than just warm your body on a cold winter's day. Today we're going to list 5 health benefits that come from oats and show the reasons why all of us need this product in our food storage pantry.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Yesterday I posted My top 10 ways to use and Love Oats since I'll be teaching a class this Saturday in Chandler, AZ called "Oat-Standing". The new year is always a great time to recommit to taking care of the wonderful gift of life and health. I'm excited to see how much better I can be this year! Perfection is hard to improve but my husband Ace said that he thinks I can still pretend to improve. Along those lines, I've been really motivated by the story and recipes in this book by Jenny Grothe called 75 Ways to Love Your Oatmeal that I found recently at our Honeyville retail locations!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
We've got a variety of bread recipes on the blog. But like purses, shoes, etc. you can never have too many right?! This Honey Wheat Bread Recipe is my new favorite. It is by far the easiest and quickest one to make. Last year I bought myself a BOSCH mixer that we carry in all of our Honeyville retail stores. Up until this point I had used it to make cookies but never bread. Crazy, I know, but I had a recipe that I liked and was comfortable with that didn't require any fancy equipment. But then, a couple weeks back, my neighbor shared some of her bread with me. And my world changed. I had to have the recipe and was surprised how easy it was to do! Thanks Chantelle for sharing!