Electricity-free Cooking

Easy recipes for when the lights go out


Houses all across the East Coast are hunkered down in anticipation for the worst of today's storm, Hurricane Sandy, with many expecting power outages that could last up to a week. While we were all encouraged to stock up our pantries over the weekend and are now staying inside for the time being, knowing what to do with all of those pantry staples once the lights go out can be a bit difficult. 

In preparation for all the impending chaos, we are pushing aside our scheduled Halloween article to bring you some hurricane-ready recipes. These are all simple, functional recipes that will come very much in handy in case of a power outage. Remember, canned foods and extra water are key! Authorities recommend being prepared with one gallon of water per day per person in the household. Stay safe, East Coasters!

Photo courtesy naturalkinds via Flickr/CC
Be sure to tell us what you've stocked your pantries with below.

Mexican Bean Salad

Canned Beets and Bean Salad

Darra's Famous Tuna Waldorf Salad Sandwich

Tuna Pizza

Peanut Butter Granola Wrap Sandwiches

Grilled Crostini with Olive Tapenade

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smores

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  • Snooth User: deliusfan
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    I heartily recommend St. Dalfour's Gourmet on the Go entrees; not only do they have several flavors, but they will satisfy either the vegetarian or fish eater, and they actually taste good. They're vacuum sealed, come with a spork and even a packet of salt and pepper. They require no heating. One can says it's two servings, so you could ration yourself. I have about ten of these in my ermergency kit. They also do great for picnics, or can be a basis for a quick sandwich, appetizer, salad, you name it.

    Aug 27, 2011 at 4:57 PM

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