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by ArtfulDodger
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Mashed potato flakes D:
Replies: 56
Views: 6712

Re: Mashed potato flakes D:

I usually fly by the seat of my pants WRT inventing recipes, so be advised this is an "if I remember right" procedure: Start with one of the single-meal packs of potato flakes, but don't open it yet. Mix powdered milk with about 2.5 times as much water as the recipe calls, you want to add more powd...
by ArtfulDodger
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Women's Health Issues in the PAW
Replies: 293
Views: 67357

Re: Women's Health Issues in the PAW

You know, the fact that you and the baby almost died is why "natural childbirth" is going out of style. Lots of women died during childbirth before the advent of modern medicine. A lot of those maternal deaths were caused not by natural child birth, but by malnutrition and the tiny spans of time be...
by ArtfulDodger
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Energy and Power
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Energy and Power

Five Hour Energy isn't an energy source, it's a stimulant. While having a little extra oomph to keep going through a rough night is sometimes a help, you will need caloric support, as well. I keep peanut butter, dried fruit and a few other options, as they are high in carbs, protein and fat. They gi...
by ArtfulDodger
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: best store bought spice combo?
Replies: 22
Views: 4199

Re: best store bought spice combo?

The store was out of my usual curry powder (Ship's, in the green tin) so I bought this instead: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31JJLOtwbGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg It is freaking awesome. A little sweet, VERY hot. I like to toast a little in olive oil before adding the rest of the ingredients for a ...
by ArtfulDodger
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage - Proteins ie MEAT
Replies: 33
Views: 2658

Re: Food Storage - Proteins ie MEAT

Huh, that's basically seitan. Interesting. Re. calorie dense foods: I generally get the oil-pack tuna for preps, since oil weighs less than water, has lots more calories (nine per gram instead of zero). Nobody's mentioned dried beef (a.k.a. chipped beef). Can't have a proper post-apocalypse without...
by ArtfulDodger
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage - Proteins ie MEAT
Replies: 33
Views: 2658

Re: Food Storage - Proteins ie MEAT

I've been meaning to mention the mock abalone on ZS, btw. It's really high in calories, and I know that a lot of people seek out calorie-dense foods for their storage. Tastes pretty good in a stir fry, too. I have never seen mock abalone. What is it made out of (obviously not abalone)? Can you post...
by ArtfulDodger
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage - Proteins ie MEAT
Replies: 33
Views: 2658

Re: Food Storage - Proteins ie MEAT

We keep cans of tuna, salmon, sardines, octopus, clams, smoked oysters, and mock duck & abalone from the Asian grocery. I've been meaning to mention the mock abalone on ZS, btw. It's really high in calories, and I know that a lot of people seek out calorie-dense foods for their storage. Tastes prett...
by ArtfulDodger
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Fried artichoke hearts.
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Fried artichoke hearts.

Everything in your recipe is shelf-stable, so, this could definitely make a good morale building recipe in a SHTF scenario (think 7th day of no power after a hurricane or similar event). We stock up on canned artichoke hearts & bottoms, as well as marinated artichoke hearts when they are on sale. Th...
by ArtfulDodger
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: alfalfa sprouts
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: alfalfa sprouts

I love sprouts. I make mung, adzuki, alfalfa and lentil regularly. There were sunflower seed sprouts in my last co-op basket. I need to find out how to do those at home, because they were awesome. edited to add: I just googled, and, it looks like it can be as simple as putting raw, hulled sunflower ...
by ArtfulDodger
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Favourite/Recommended Youtube Skills channels
Replies: 38
Views: 2315

Re: Favourite/Recommended Youtube Skills channels

I like Eat the Weeds, a wild food youtube channel:
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by ArtfulDodger
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Supply: Supermarket Options?
Replies: 28
Views: 2169

Re: Food Supply: Supermarket Options?

Store what you eat and eat what you store! 400 pounds of red wheat would do me zero good because I don't have a mill and I don't know how to cook wheat. Can you eat it like cereal? Can you eat it like popcorn on a floor lamp? Wheat berries make delicious cereal. I cook them on the stove at medium h...
by ArtfulDodger
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Toaster oven recipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Toaster oven recipes?

Kydex like this stuff?

I'm not sure you should be cooking food in the same oven you use for heating plastics.
by ArtfulDodger
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: If you have to bug in....
Replies: 35
Views: 1531

Re: If you have to bug in....

The SHTF situation most likely in my area is hurricane, so, my windows would be boarded. If I was concerned about intruders, I suppose I could just leave the majority of the boards up.
by ArtfulDodger
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: simple drinks thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: simple drinks thread

If you are stuck with cheap, crappy beer, you can save it by making a Michelada: 12 oz beer juice of half a lemon hot sauce salt ice Salt the rim of a glass, like you would for a Margarita. Fill it with ice. Run a little hot sauce around the inside of the glass. Pour in the beer. Squeeze the lemon o...
by ArtfulDodger
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Post your grocery list!
Replies: 36
Views: 2101

Re: Post your grocery list!

I went to a new Asian grocery that opened in my town. The place is awesome. Everything is very inexpensive and the quality looks great. This is what I bought yesterday: tofu - $1.99 lychee fruit - $4 sesame oil - $4.59 hoisin sauce - $2.59 can of mock chicken - $1.59 ume boshi - $3.59 Sriracha - $2....
by ArtfulDodger
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Bugging In/Out with Ramen
Replies: 42
Views: 2569

Re: Bugging In/Out with Ramen

Wow. What am I missing? I can get Ramen at Wal-Mart for like 20 cents a pack. Not as great a selection, but for 1/5 the price I can live with it. The quality of the noodles & seasonings is much better with the pricey Asian grocery stuff. I keep a stock of the supermarket stuff in the house, but, I ...
by ArtfulDodger
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Post your grocery list!
Replies: 36
Views: 2101

Re: Post your grocery list!

Quick trip to the produce stand since the farmer's market didn't happen this weekend: 4 lb bag nectarines: $2.49 3 lemons: $1 1 head romaine lettuce: $1 2 bundles asparagus: $1 1 pint blueberries: $1.99 The asparagus is a little past its prime, which is why it was so cheap. No matter; I'll roast mos...
by ArtfulDodger
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Hot Sauce. Who knew heaven was spicy.
Replies: 42
Views: 1970

Re: Hot Sauce. Who knew heaven was spicy.

Lots of good ones on that list. A couple of others I love:

Sriracha. Good on everything.
Pepper vinegar. I just keep adding more vinegar to the bottle, and it stays hot and tart. Good in anything that needs a little bump of flavor.
by ArtfulDodger
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Animal Protein VS Plant Protein
Replies: 33
Views: 1730

Re: Animal Protein VS Plant Protein

When you start getting into TVP, Tofu, and the like, that's just too processed for my liking. Not to mention the hormone issues they can cause in quantity. There are plenty of vegetable sources of protein besides tofu and TVP. You have a whole list of legumes to choose from: black beans, lentils, s...
by ArtfulDodger
Sun May 30, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Animal Protein VS Plant Protein
Replies: 33
Views: 1730

Re: Animal Protein VS Plant Protein

Yes, they are different sets of molecules. Proteins are made of strings of molecules called amino acids. There are about 8 different amino acids that your body needs to consume. A protein that has all these strands is known as a complete protein. Meats, in general, have all these strands. Plants, wi...
by ArtfulDodger
Thu May 27, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Bugging In/Out with Ramen
Replies: 42
Views: 2569

Re: Buggin out with Ramen

Wow...I've never seen vegetarian ramen anywhere else. But I still won't buy any. Top Ramen's "Oriental" flavor is vegan. You can also find a lot of vegetarian ramen at Asian grocery stores in my area. I'll pass on Ramen Box, since I have local alternatives that will give me the same stuff, minus sh...
by ArtfulDodger
Sat May 08, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: SANGRIA!
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: SANGRIA!

MMmm, never made it with rum before; I usually use brandy to bump up the alcohol content a bit. One variation I like when it's hot out (or when we're bringing a thermos of sangria to the beach where they allow booze) is to set out a bottle of club soda or seltzer by the sangria. It's really refreshi...
by ArtfulDodger
Sat May 08, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Nutella..
Replies: 102
Views: 7209

Re: Nutella..

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/sweets/5434/2 Here's a chart showing the differences between Nutella ingredients in different countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutella" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I was going to say, I'd stock it for trade goods, but the shelf life is onl...
by ArtfulDodger
Thu May 06, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Morel Magic!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1877

Re: Morel Magic!!!

I'm so jealous! I've never had fresh morels, but I love dried ones.

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