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Paleo Coconut Cookies
(adapted from Make It Paleo)

Makes 24 cookies


1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil

1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients with a hand mixer.
4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
5. Spray a cookie sheet lightly with cooking spray, or use parchment. Drop tablespoon-sized amounts of batter.
6. Bake cookies for 15 minutes.
7. Allow cookies to cool, then serve.



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Thanks to Publix’s Italian Days sale (I love you, Publix.) and a trip to the local LDS Home Storage Center (staffed by very helpful and generous people), our food storage is really coming along!

In this basket are some of the canned Muir Glen soup, Green Giant veggies, and Progresso beans that were part of the awesome sale.

The rest of the cans are in the trunk on the left. Um…buried under other stuff.

And in here are all of the lovely Classico pasta sauces I got. Seventy-something jars for $12. A happy day it was, indeed.

Here’s the receipt. I think it’s my longest one yet! Pay no attention to the surrounding toddler tornado, please.

This is my favorite part of the receipt. Keeping in mind that half of the total I paid was additional budget for food storage, this is pretty darn amazing. Publix rocks my world. 🙂 Ever since I learned the Jedi secrets of couponing, we’ve cut our food bill in half. If you want to learn how to do this, too, you can either ask me or head over to www.iheartpublix.com.

Yesterday, we drove down to the local Home Storage Center and bought a massive bulk box of dehydrated apple chips, some #10 cans for making a rocket stove, some mylar storage bags, and some oxygen absorbers.

After quality testing several of the apple chips (they were fine – I promise – and very yummy), then tasting a few more just to make sure, I put most of the apple chips into vacuum seal bags with oxygen absorbers. These will be stored in this dark container to help keep light from degrading the food.

I was thinking that it didn’t seem like a good use of the mylar to keep only one item in each bag. So I have meals enclosed in each one.

For example, in this bag, I have vacuum sealed 2 days worth of apple chips and oats (yummy breakfast!) into plastic food saver bags with oxygen absorbers. These have been sealed into a mylar bag to ensure light and air are kept away from the food inside. Supposedly, this method of storage will keep the food inside edible for up to 30 years! Pretty amazing, I’d say.

And lastly, our water storage. Each bag contains enough water for one person for three days. There are seven bags. I can’t imagine storing enough for three months!





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