5 surprising things about basic food storage recipes

When I first started cooking with basic food storage I was astounded by some discoveries. It’s been fun to share those surprises with others.


I expected food storage recipes would take a long time to prepare. I was surprised to discover they are fast. Even bean recipes are fast, if beans are cooked ahead of time, drained and stored in fridge until dinnertime, or if canned beans are used.

Sometimes when giving a presentation I have asked three volunteers to come out of the audience and put together three basic food storage recipes they have never seen before.

Recipes are made with only stored foods. They don’t have to hurry and they are not in competition with each other, but I time them. The longest time ever clocked was three minutes. That’s surprising to people.

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