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 +=====  Goal  =====
 +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
 +
 +==== Ingredients ====
 +  *  Fruits
 +  *  Vegetables
 +  *  Cereals
 +  *  Grains (gluten free)
 +  *  Beans
 +  *  Other
 +
 +==== Ready to Eat Meals([[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Retort_pouch|Retort pouches,​]]non-MREs) ====
 +  *  Ashoka
 +    *  Various Indian Vegetarian Meals
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ [[http://​www.adf-foods.com/​our-brands/​category.asp?​brad_id=1&​cat_id=15|Nutritional Info from manufacturer.]]
 +  * <​nowiki>​**</​nowiki>​ [[http://​chowhound.chow.com/​topics/​298125|Review]]
 +
 +==== Sources ====
 +  * [[http://​honeyvillegrain.com/​|Honeyville Grain]] - Bulk grains/​TVP/​other good stuff
 +  * [[http://​www.ishopindian.com/​|iShopIndian.com]] - 2 for 1 deal on Ashoka Meals (local Indian grocery stores will be cheaper for small quantities)
 +
 +==== Recipes ====
 +
 +====== Tabouli ======
 +
 +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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