The Farmer’s Almanac says we have a harsh winter ahead of us this year, and the best way to prepare is with Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson with recipes by Robin Robertson. Vegan Unplugged is your go-to pantry cookbook for a emergency scenarios such as blackouts and blizzards. Vegan Unplugged will show you how to prepare gourmet-quality meals with pantry ingredients in fifteen minutes or less. It will also help you put together a Five-Day Meal Box to feed up to four people for five days, as well as build your own personalized home pantry for any emergency.
In addition to being an emergency preparedness guide, Vegan Unplugged is also a pantry cuisine cookbook, and with it you can eat well when you don’t feel like cooking or if you don’t know how to cook. It’s perfect for dorm room meals, visiting non-vegans, camping, or any time you’re hitting the road. Cooking instructions are simple and the meals are easy. Make great Pantry Cuisine dishes such as Almost-Instant Black Bean Chili, Curry in a Hurry, Amazing Technicolor Chickpea Salad, Fire-Roasted Blueberry Cobbler, and many more developed by chef and author Robin Robertson.
This book is a must have for all vegans, and anyone else who wants to discover the ease and practicality of great-tasting, nutritious pantry cuisine.Vegan Unplugged also features a concise emergency preparedness section for you, your family, and your companion animals.
We’re giving away a copy of Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson and Robin Robertson to one lucky reader! Enter below. Contest ends at midnight EST on Sunday, September 28, 2014. US residents only, please. Good luck!
Have batteries charged!
My top tip for storm preparation is to hit the store early! Make sure you have lots of non-perishable items on hand, along with candles and flashlights. Make sure your animal companions have everything they need as well!
Get a weather radio!!! Also, make sure you have plenty of batteries. Everyone in the home should know where your emergency kit is located. Keep flashlights in different areas around the house.
Water, water, water & firewood. Fill jugs for drinking water, fill the bathtub for bathing & flushing, and be ready with wood for the wood stove in cooler weather.
I’m not all that experienced with storm preparation, but I would say do some bulk cooking. Make meals ahead of time, freeze them, or can things if you’re into that.
buy food 2 days in advance! not the day before!
Don’t rely on having time to get to the store before a storm hits.
Have a small emergency stock of canned and dry foods that don’t require cooking/refrigeration. Keep ’em in a bedroom or study so you don’t accidentally eat them.
Replace every year (we have a “storm party” late every summer and use up the stuff we need to replace.)
If you plan on using canned foods, be sure you have a manual can opener!
Know where the candles and matches are!
Make sure you know where flashlights are and put them in easy to access places.
We hit the stores and gas station early. Especially the gas station for all our cars.
I suggest to buy a hand crank/solar powered flashlight that you can charge your phones with as well.