Creamy Potato Leak Soup

This is yum. Prep Time: 20CookingTime: 30Total Time: 50 Servings: 4Calories: ~535 Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter (we use Earth Balance… WAY healthier) 1 small onion , diced 3 large leeks (white & light green part only) 5 medium potatoes , peeled and chopped (Russet is what the recipe originally called for. We used Yukon Gold)

Creamy Tarragon Soup

This recipe comes from Chef Keith Snow, over at http://harvesteating.com/ … I heard it on The Survival Podcast Episode 2174 on the Expert Council Q&A. Here’s the recipe. small white onion – mincedolive oil1 clove of minced garlic2 tablespoon all purpose flour28 oz whole plum tomatos (RedPack brand is good)1/4 cup cream or cashew cream (soaked

Salsa

This delicious salsa recipe features roasted jalapeno peppers. Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesMakes 1.5 quarts Ingredients 4 jalapeno peppers5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped1 onion, finely chopped1 tablespoon white sugar1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground cumin10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes Preheat oven to 400 Place jalapenos

Make Your Own Lump Charcoal

You can make your own charcoal. If you are burning off brush or other stuff anyway, this is an easy way to stock it up. 1. Get a 55 gallon metal drum with a fireproof lid.2. Choose good split & seasoned wood – cherry, oak, or hickory all work well. Chop into 3-4 inch pieces.3.

Twenty Steps to Greater Self Reliance

Here are twenty things to do to provide better self reliance & self confidence of your situation, for you and your family. Pick a few of these and do them soon. I snagged the list from The Survival Podcast (all proper attribution given below). Here’s the list with my thoughts on each item when appropriate.

Italian Pasta Bake

Ingredients1 pound of lean ground beefpepperoni slices1 box of penne pasta noodles2 cups mozzarella cheese32 oz pasta sauce cook ground beef, leaving slightly chunkycook pasta to a very al dente level layer pasta, meat and pepperoni in casserole dish, covering layers liberally with sauce. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, then top with mozzarella