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With my last eFoods order, along with several other things I bought several types of freeze dried fruits. I got strawberries, raspberries, and (my favorite) blueberries. I had heard they are good to snack on as well as to add to baked goods. I have decided that taking them along in a snack bag is… Read more »


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Within the last few years, there seems to be a buzz around a new health food in clean eating, and health fanatic circles.  So, it begs a few questions: What on earth is quinoa?  Is it good for you?    What do you do with it?  Is it hard to use?  Is it a good food… Read more »


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Canning is a method where heat is applied to food to stop the natural process of spoilage. Generally, there are two methods to do this    Water-bath canning    Pressure canning. Why Do We Can? Canning builds self reliance and produces high quality flavorful food that can save you money. It’s a great way to… Read more »


non-gmo food for storage

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I tend to read the news in batches. I scan through and see the different headlines waiting for me in my RSS feed and click on different stories on a wide range of topics. One I saw was about GMO corn. To me, corn and soy beans seem to be the go-to for GMO food… Read more »


Canned Goods

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My closest grocery store has a special big sale periodically, and I took full advantage of it this time. It’s a “Case Lot” sale, where canned goods and other items are cheaper by the case. I bought several cases of canned items we use regularly. It feels good to know that I’m quite a few… Read more »


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“Clean eating” is the latest craze in health conscious circles. The phrase might be new, but the principles aren’t, as it stresses eating unprocessed whole foods. The principles are similar to the recommendations made by public health organizations. This approach to eating is a lifestyle as opposed to a diet and will optimize your health… Read more »


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For years now, I have been envious of those who grew the majority of their own food.  The idea of gardening, for some reason; however, seemed very daunting to me.  The amount of money I could save by growing my own food motivated me to do some research.  I am by no means an expert… Read more »


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The other day, I was looking through my pantry in search of something I needed. While I was there, I noticed some things in my food storage that need to be rotated – asap. Some things tend to be easy to rotate – like baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) and canned goods (soups, etc.). Other… Read more »


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The New Year is often seen as a time for re-birth, a time to take stock of the year gone by and start anew. We all vow to make better decisions about our lives.  Whether these decisions involve losing the holiday pounds, seeing family more often, or even finding love; New Year’s resolutions are a… Read more »