TODAY | October 30, 2012
>> their children and housing themselves without the help of stoves and microwaves. our lifestyle expert is here with us. good morning, good to see you.
>> good to see you, too.
>> one of the things you wished you stocked your pantry properly, but nonetheless always a chance to learn something new.
>> of course.
>> you're starting out with something interesting. having beans on the ready in the house.
>> you don't have to have peanut butter and jelly if you don't want to. if you have a well-stocked pantry you can eat decently. keep beans in the house, canned beans, dry beans, olive oils, ven gar and look in your pantry , fridge, any herbs left, carrots, celery and tuna is a great staple.
>> things with a long shelf life .
>> so once they are in they are good for a while.
>> you can make a couple of things with this starting with a tuna and bean salad .
>> okay. which is very easy. use the canned tuna. i like them in olive oil , whatever you can find and whatever you have in your pantry and any kind of beans, white beans, plaque beans, dump them all, different kinds of beans and this is healthy.
>> we were just laughing, but seriously, a lot of kids saying can we eat the ice cream before it melts because that's the only thing that's there.
>> and then you've got some scallions, if you've got them or onions, red onions are nice, celery.
>> and if you don't have these in your refrigerator or pantry forgo and still do the tuna and bean combo.
>> mix it up, jarred peppers, what have you and then you can season it. i like cayenne, need like to give it a kick.
>> doing oil and vinegar .
>> i like lemon a lot because it adds brightness so that's what you can use. stir it up and mix it up. serve that on crackers or bread.
>> or just as a salad on a bed of lettuce or bed of spinach, whatever you have. i think the kids eat it, too. my kids like this.
>> you don't have an oven or microwave, they will eat anything. yummy and flavorful, and filling on top of that. okay. you also have a different salad, zucchini and carrots.
>> a lot of zucchini in the market, i like this presentation, a fun way to do it. cutting them into ribbons, just a prettier way to approach it. you kid the kids busy in the kitchen, get a peeler and dress it in the same way, a little olive oil and vinegar or olive oil and lem on, add different things. keep nuts in the huts house, things in your pantry , and if you keep it stocked you'll always have a good meal.
>> like both of these recipes because we were warned earlier there could be power outages. can you make this before in anticipation of the storm and have it there on the ready to feed the kids.
>> and go into sandwiches tomorrow, too, if you have anything left over. use up what you have in your pantry and keep things on stock and you'll never go hungry