Cooking with Canned Salmon

Canned salmon has a lot going for it! Wild-caught Alaskan Salmon is… high in protein, omega-3 fats, and calcium low in mercury sustainably harvested (gets a “good” rating from Seafood Watch) shelf-stable and lasts 4+ years unopened shipped sustainably (unrefrigerated cargo containers on trains/ships) currently half the price of grass-fed ground beef per pound tastyContinue reading “Cooking with Canned Salmon”

Salsa Recipes for Canning

It’s extremely important to use tested salsa recipes if you plan to water bath can them. With the mix of acidic and non-acidic ingredients, if you get the blend wrong, your final product could have an unsafe pH and harbor botulism. The problem is, most canned salsa recipes taste far too strongly of vinegar forContinue reading “Salsa Recipes for Canning”

Big Batch Burrito Bowls (Freezer Meal)

Yields 6 portions This seems like a lot of prep, but it actually comes together pretty quickly. The secret is that few of the individual parts need to be *cooked* before assembling the bowls in freezer containers…just mixed or lightly heated. For the rice (cook the rice first; it’s the part that takes the longestContinue reading “Big Batch Burrito Bowls (Freezer Meal)”

Nearly Instant Chicken Vegetable Curry

If you use quick-cooking brown rice, you’ll need to simmer this in a pan for 10 mins or more, rather than pouring on boiling water and waiting. I used canned coconut milk (cream), but apparently you can get it in powder form, too. Using that and instant white rice would make this a good campingContinue reading “Nearly Instant Chicken Vegetable Curry”

Instant Cajun Mashed Potatoes

Ok, so this one was supposed to be sort of a hash made with cubes of potato, but the freeze-dried potatoes were more than half potato dust with a few cubes. So the texture came out like “mashed potatoes with stuff in,” but it was really tasty. 1c. freeze-dried potato dices 1/2 c. freeze-dried sausage crumblesContinue reading “Instant Cajun Mashed Potatoes”