Now that we are in the middle of Hurricane Sandy, Whole Foods and other grocery stores could have been wiped out of provisions or are closed, it doesn’t mean you have to live off of baked beans, canned soup or spaghetti. There are plenty of healthy and gourmet options for meals that can be stored and cooked for entertaining or dining in on a rainy day.
In cases of a dire emergency like Hurricane Sandy, e Foods Direct makes healty, easy to fix, affordable delicious storable food that has a shelf life of up to 25 years! Easy on the budget and easy to prepare, we tried the Tortilla Soup and Potato Cheddar soup that was as good as homemade. Other family favorites are Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole, Beef Stroganoff, Almond Coconut Granola, Vegetable Beef Stew, Minestrone, that can be delivered in 1 week supply to entire year supplies.
Turn a snowed in evening or power outage into a romantic night in. Emmi of Switzerland makes it easy with packaged fondue mixes made from the finest Swiss Gruyere cheeses. Heat over a mini candle lit raclette from Nouvel’s H’eat cheese @home. Paired with a bottle of Cote du Rhone, and who needs electricity!
Turn your leftover veggies in the fridge into a delicious soup with Knorr’s homestyle concentrated stock, available in a reduced sodium chicken flavor, vegetable, and beef. Each variety has been made from fresh ingredients slowly simmered to perfection.
A good storable high protein, low fat snack to have around is Jerky. One of the best brands I’ve tasted is by Krave, that offers exotic gourmet combinations that touch upon sweet, savory, and spice in flavors like Basil citrus, chili lime, curry, garlic chili pepper, lemon garlic, smoky teriyaki, pineapple orange, and sweet chipotle. Just like the name suggests, one bite and you’re hooked on this new found krave! The best part is that not only is it delicious on its own, but it adds a zing to other traditional dishes like salads, mashed potatoes, muffins, and other Fall favorites. Best of all, if you become addicted, they have a Klub that will send 5 bags per month for $30. For more information including recipes and pairings visit www.kravejerky.com