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Lets face it, hackers and geeks are not the healthiest of eaters. To compound matters, hackerspaces don't typically have well-furnished kitchens. Or kitchens at all for that matter. This project looks to compile a list of foods that keep well over long periods of time, are easy to prepare, TASTE GOOD, and are healthy or at least not totally bad for you.

Methods of Preparation

  • Steaming (Rice Cooker)
  • Microwave (MAY CAUSE CANCER)
  • Boiling (MAY CAUSE BURNS)
  • Crock Pot (My favorite)
  • Pressure Cooker (MAY EXPLODE)
  • Self-packaged


  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Grains (gluten free)
  • Beans
  • Other

Ready to Eat Meals([[|Retort pouches,]]non-MREs)


  • Honeyville Grain - Bulk grains/TVP/other good stuff
  • - 2 for 1 deal on Ashoka Meals (local Indian grocery stores will be cheaper for small quantities)



2/3 C boiling water

1/3 C Bulgar

Pinch of Salt (I prefer Kosher)

2/3 C Lemon Juice

1/3 - 1/2 C Olive Oil

Chopped Onions and Tomatoes to taste ( you can get onions pre chopped at Fresh and Easy if you cant handle a knife, same with Tomatoes)

1 tsp cinnamon (doesn't have to be exact)

Any fresh herbs you like, chopped or shredded by hand. I recommend parsley and a hit of mint. Milder herbs seem to work best, but thats merely preference

Boil water, put into a bowl, or boil in a bowl

Add bulgar, cover with plastic wrap, let sit for 20 minutes

Mix in ingredients or put the bulgar into another bowl and mix the ingredients there if you're anal about these things

Chill for an hour then serve

Candied Bacon

  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (more as needed)

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place a cooling rack on top of the pan. Coat assembly lightly with cooking spray.

If desired, slice bacon into manageable bite-size pieces. Take each piece or strip and cover one side liberally with brown sugar, packing a layer approximately 2 mm thick on top. Place bacon on top of the lubricated rack in a single layer, sugar side up.

Bake until bacon is cooked and sugar is all nice and bubbly, 14-16 minutes for bite-sized pieces, 15-20 minutes for full strips. Please note: the melted candy coating is very hot and sticky! It will glue itself to you and burn the hell out of your skin if you are not careful!

Remove bacon from oven, and allow to cool thoroughly. May be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, for any reason.

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