The Storm Gourmet
This book proves that, with a little planning and minimal effort, you can eat surprisingly well during power outages. In hurricane season, this book is a crucial resource. It can be used for any emergency or anytime you are without power. And you can use this book for quick, easy meals anytime, especially… More »
This book proves that, with a little planning and minimal effort, you can eat surprisingly well during power outages. In hurricane season, this book is a crucial resource. It can be used for any emergency or anytime you are without power. And you can use this book for quick, easy meals anytime, especially for camping or for quick summer meals. You will find shopping lists for creating the ultimate emergency pantry; more than 70 recipes using nonperishable and shelf-stable food items; suggested menus for quick, well-balanced meals; a practical guide to growing a storm-proof herb garden; advice, tips, and anecdotes about weathering the storm. The 12-page color insert displays the colorful and appetizing'yes, gourmet!?meals that can be prepared from canned goods with some fresh ingredients.« Less
Getting prepared -- The well-stocked storm pantry: a shopping list -- The ultimate storm pantry, a fourteen-day meal plan -- Just the basics, a five-day plan for basic pantry provisioning -- The spices of life -- Essential herbs, potting your own herb garden -- The backyard tree, using nature's bounty -- Manual gadgets -- Sample menus -- A Florida-style brunch -- A Latin fiesta -- Picnic for two -- A Pan-Asian supper -- A Mediterranean sampler -- Appetizers -- Tomato-mushroom bruschetta -- Chunky hummus -- Avocado salsa -- Spicy salsa -- Tapenade toasts -- Creamy spinach and artichoke dip -- Thai peanut dip -- Creamed tuna in avocado boats -- Pesto and chickpea spread -- Soups and salads -- Salade Nicoise -- Hearts of palm salad -- Mom's black-eyed-pea salad -- Gazpacho "martinis" -- Vichyssoise -- Bean and roasted red pepper salad -- Dijon potato salad -- South of the border corn soup -- Greek-style bean salad -- Tropical tuna salad -- Shrimp and white bean salad -- Mango-carrot salad -- Main courses -- Savory ham with dijon cream -- Currant-mustard ham -- Minted pineapple ham -- Curried chicken -- Cranberry-orange chicken -- Chipotle chicken soft tacos -- Asian bulgur pilaf -- Honey-mustard chicken with pecans -- Chickpea and potato "stew" -- Salmon with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts -- Salmon with tahini sauce -- Valerie's tuna cannelini -- Asian chicken pasta toss -- Provencal chicken pasta -- Lemon herb pasta -- Pasta with salmon dill cream sauce -- Island shrimp -- Pasta puttanesca -- Savory vegetables in herb dressing -- Peanuty chicken over puffed rice -- Pasta with pesto sauce -- Dressings and sauces -- Tahini dressing -- Apple and cider vinegar dressing -- Peanut sauce -- Mustard maple vinaigrette -- Grapefruit relish -- Walnut raspberry vinaigrette -- Classic Dijon vinaigrette -- Guava vinaigrette -- Desserts -- Poached Moroccan fruits -- Black Forest tarts -- Lemon-lime custards -- Chocolate-vanilla parfait -- Key lime pie -- Tiramisu -- Black & tan cookies -- Peach-raspberry "cobblers" -- Rosewater-scented pistachio pudding -- Raisin-date nut balls -- Oranges with grand marnier and cinnamon -- Aunt poppy's peach-raspberry torte -- Poached ginger figs -- Beverages -- The hurricane -- Café frappe -- Spiced coffee -- Mock sangria -- Cranberry lime fizz -- Spiced red wine -- Herbed ginger soda -- Pineapple-guava cocktail -- Limeade -- Spicy Bloody Mary -- Refrigerated foods, to keep or not to keep? -- Substitutions.
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