7 Day Challenge 2019 – DAY 7: PHOTO SHOOT

Welcome to the last day of the 2019 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we have been testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day brought about a NEW mock emergency or situation that tested at least one of the reasons “WHY” we strive to be prepared!

If you missed this year’s challenge, feel free to sign up for the 7 Day Challenge email list and you will be notified when next year’s challenge is about to start!

REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the entire 7 days … but as soon as you are done today’s task, you are free!

DAY 7: Photo Shoot

YOUR FOOD STORAGE IS BEING FEATURED IN A NEWS ARTICLE! Word is spreading about the importance of being prepared and you are going to be featured in the newspaper… Read More

How to Make Sourdough Starter

Have you been wondering how to make sourdough starter? It’s definitely on the radar of a lot of folks with yeast being tricky to find in some stores these days.

I have good news for you! It’s really easy to make a sourdough starter from scratch with zero yeast.

And with your sourdough starter, you can make beautiful bread from scratch with no added yeast! (You can also make sourdough bread with a little extra added yeast, but we’ll get into that in another post!

<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-28918" src="https://foodfitandliving.com/wp-content/plugins/WPAutoRanker/temp/5cecb6d00ff54" alt="This tutorial shows you how to make a sourdough starter using just flour and water. You'll be ready to bake sourdough bread in as few as 5 days!" data-pin-description="This tutorial shows you how to make a sourdough starter using just flour and water. You'll be ready to bake sourdough bread in as few as 5 days!" data-pin-title="How to Make Sourdou… Read More

Hello there.

It's almost been a whole year since I lost my dad. As September 4th approaches, I got all the feels. I lost it at the farmers market on Saturday holding a plum because they were his favorite. The day before his health declined to the point of hospice, I mHi.
Is this on?

It’s been a LONG time. Long time. Over a year. So, hello.

Oh, what’s happened since I last blogged? Lots and also not much. My beloved father’s health declined due to Parkinson’s and arthritis, then he had a stroke, and in September 2017, he left all that pain and discomfort and went to a place where he could garden, eat cake, and watch baseball.

I’ve been pretty active on Instagram showing lunch with mom, Cidney the Girl Dog, and stuff I’ve been eating.
I want to get back to blogging because I need to keep track of recipes, and remember what … Read More

Brownie Crinkle Cookies (The Boy Who Bakes recipe)

Brownie Crinkle Cookies on a plate
Brownie Crinkle Cookies from The Boy Who Bakes recipe
Do you have one hour? Then you have time to make these cookies! Really, they are super easy and fast. I can wake up super duper early and make them before work (and I leave home at 6 am). Sometimes, I don’t have time to let them cool so I just lug the half-sheet pan into work. My co-workers don’t mind. And I’m sure your friends won’t mind too.

This recipe is from The Boy Who Bakes. I love Edd Kimber, cookbook author and winner of the BBC2’s Great British Bake Off. He has engaging videos and fun content on Instagram. Earlier this year, he brought us heaven…in the form of a brow… Read More

Coronavirus Tips and Tricks from Julie

Hi friends! Julie here! It’s been awhile. As you know a couple of years ago I stepped away from running Food Storage Made Easy with Jodi to have more time with my growing boys and to work on some other projects with my husband’s business. Jodi took over and has been keeping me posted on your preps and I have missed you. Even though I stepped away from the website I never stepped away from preparedness and sure feel grateful about that right now. Here’s a little pic of my family now. My oldest was 18 months old in our first water blog posts and now he’s in middle school!

I asked Jodi how things were going and she’s so busy right now with the website, managing her crazy active preparedness facebook group, getting ENGAGED, and keeping up with her family as a single mom now tryin… Read More

WWE Superstar Roman Reigns on His Return to the Wrestling Ring


Courtesy of WWE / M+F Magazine

It was a storyline twist even the most astute WWE fans never saw coming.

On Oct. 22, 2018, Roman Reigns entered the ring in Providence, RI, uncharacteristically dressed in street clothes and greeted with a mix of cheers and jeers.  The reaction was to be expected. At 6’3″, 265 pounds, the strong, athletic, and ring-savvy half- Samoan, half-Italian bruiser had become one of the most polarizing WWE Superstars on the roster. Reigns—a six-time WWE champ who had headlined the previous four WrestleManias—had built a massive fan base during his six-year tenure. But there also were factions within the WWE Universe that viewed his main-event push as forced and used any opportunity to let hi… Read More

Oatly Considers IPO and Sale, Brandless Shutters + More

Source: VegNews

Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

After witnessing Beyond Meat’s successful IPO last May, Oatly is now looking into various funding options and possible exit scenarios, including an IPO in the next 18 to 24 months. The brand could raise as much as $100 million from international investors, along with $20 million from existing investors.

Major headlines in retail this week, with news of DTC company Brandless shutting down less than two years after SoftBank’s Vision Fund said it would invest $240 million in the startup. Row 7 announced a partnership with Wegmans to bring their specialty pr… Read More

Swedish Cinnamon Bread (Kanellängd) with Swedish Pearl Sugar

Kanellängd ~ Swedish Bread with Cinnamon and Pearl Sugar
Kanellängd or Swedish Bread topped with Swedish Pearl Sugar is one of my favorite treats of the holiday season. My friend Susan makes loaves of this delicious bread, and I always try to remain a permanent friend so I’m on the bread list. Ha ha. We’ve always wanted to get together to bake this super pretty bread, and 2018 was finally the year!

This recipe is really special – Susan’s mother-in-law brought her recipe from Sweden when she immigrated to America. Susan’s husband Rick remembers making bread every holiday season – this was before the ubiquitous Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook so he remembers lots of mixing and kneading. I found recipes online and some have cinnamon and cardamom. But Rick’s mom didn’t like cardamom so that got nixed. I … Read More