Tue, 22 June 2021
In this episode, I will be talking about stretching your meals to feed more people using inexpensive ingredients and some protein to make healthy tasty meals. We practice this often at the Snow house especially this summer when we have an extra kid staying with us.
My calculations show it’s possible to feed 6-8 people a very nice meal for under $5 per person, try that at a restaurant!
Today’s dish comes from the Cuban culture, Cuban rice n Beans, it’s served at every Cuban restaurant and is a staple of many Latin diets. It’s simple to prepare with humble ingredients and can be on the table in 30 minutes flat. It will also feed a small army!
In many Latin homes the veg component is fortified with soffrito; a mixture of onions, garlic, oregano, tomato, and Sazon a seasoning by Goya you can find in just about every market. This soffrito mixture is as varied as Latin culture itself, no two cooks use the same soffrito.
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Fri, 11 June 2021
Episode 433-Harvest Eating Podcast-Food inflation is here, Are you Prepared, Making cherry clafoutis
Inflation is not a word most Americans are used to hearing on a daily basis. I’ve been talking about it on this site and on my podcast for a long time because I knew the laws of economics could not be stifled forever and with a dovish Fed, it would arrive sooner or later. Well, it’s here now and people who have been in the dark are finally understanding what this word means to them-less money!
Recently, I paid $14.33 for a package of three chicken breasts at my local store. Granted this is the nicest of the local stores but c’mon…..$14 bucks for a couple of factory-farmed chicken breasts? Seriously? What a joke. When Biden says he will only “tax the wealthy” to pay for his big-government garbage what he does not tell you is that inflation is a tax on the lower to middle-income Americans, basically theft. Everything costs more and for people who live paycheck-paycheck (over 40% of people), this is a major drag. I suggest you see this article written by my friend Michael Synder for more data.
Being prepared can help insulate you from this inflationary spiral we’re heading into. Buying food items that are shelf-stable in today’s dollars is a great way to help insulate your family finances from this epidemic. I talk a lot about this in my Food Storage Feast Course and also demonstrate how to save money with lower-cost stored food. Quality meals are easily made with the proper know-how.
I suggest firstly buying protein, fats, and meat as these items are already getting expensive. 6 cans of tuna at Costco is over $14! We are currently buying tinned roast beef, ham, tuna, chicken, butter, bacon, evaporated milk, coconut milk, etc. these items store a long time and can be quickly added to other items like beans, rice, corn, etc. to make healthy, tasty and filling meals, did I mention cheap? This is why I am so keen on Food Storage Feast and think everyone reading this should have access. To that end, I am designing different payment options including a “pay what you want” option for those who can only afford a little bit.
I do this for a living but I am more interested in helping others than simply being a profiteer, so I will allow anyone to have access to this course. If you are in a tight spot just email me and let me know you’d like access and it’s a done deal!
Now let’s talk food…….
Clafoutis, sometimes spelled clafouti in Anglophone countries, is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream. It’s just plain easy and delicious in my book.