Tess Pennington’s book, “The Prepper’s Cookbook – 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious Live-Saving Meals” says it all. That’s really why we prepare and have a food storage: 1) to survive 2) to thrive 3) to help others. It’s more than beans and rice and rice and beans. Why? Can’t we live on rice and beans? Perhaps in some cases and for short periods, but balanced nutrition is essential for survival. If you’re preparing for families to grow on and have enough nutrients to provide energy to perform the tasks needed, you’ll need to store a variety of foods and more importantly, know how to use them.
Tess covers the “why and how” to prepare, with well-laid out basics including making the case for preparing (do you have friends and family that aren't convinced? Show them this book!) as well as break-downs on the economic wisdom of putting by extra for whatever comes. The first chapter, “Introduction to Prepping,” lays the groundwork and foundation with facts and experience as well as expert advice.
The following chapters are:
- Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!
- Preserving Your Food
- Lunchtime Favorites
- Beans and Rice
- Kid-Approved Snacks
- Side Dishes
- Breads and Pastas
- Desserts and Basked Goods
- Alternative Ingredients
“The Prepper’s Cookbook – 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious Live-Saving Meals“ is an excellent resource and foundation that covers many topics of preparation, includes step-by-step instructions and 300 recipes. Especially helpful for the seeker and the new-to-prepping, however, there are great ideas for even the seasoned prepper.
Many of Tess’s recipes use pre-made, canned or convenience items which lend themselves well to long-term storage, but she also provides ideas, tips and recipes for making many of these items from scratch.
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