Well, turns out they DO make kibble for humans. Seems there’s an entire market of “superfoods”, non-GMO, animal free, dairy free food that tastes awful but provides all the nutrients you need and none of the things you want to avoid.
Garden of Life RAW seem to be the best-selling one, but there are other products as well such as The Ultimate Life – The Ultimate Meal and the ridiculously expensive Soylent.
I imagine it can get as boring as hell but I do like the idea of just incorporating fuel to the body, premium fuel at that. The problem I see besides what seems to be an extremely nasty taste (that I can live with) is how ridiculously expensive they are. If they had a good product for a reasonable price then I’d be more interested. For the meantime, I’m sticking with my version of kibble for humans: rice+lentils + veggies.
Its actually pretty simple:
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2)Throw the ingredients in the cooker along with the amount of water that your cooker’s manual indicated. 4 cups of water for 1 cup of rice is about right.
3)Relax and wait until dinner is ready! Many of these cookers have an automatic off function. It takes a bit getting used to but you eventually get the hang of it.
The rice cooker won’t have a problem with anything else you put in there as long as it requires similar or less cooking than rice. Lentils cook in about the same time as rice. Beans may require an extra cup of water so as to cook a bit longer but its worth trying. Vegetables are not a problem.
We’ve been eating this way for months now for one of our meals per day, usually lunch, and so far we are happy with the results. It’s simple, healthy, and rice gives you a good foundation to work with. You can try different combinations, different vegetables, beans, different spices, etc.
It also works great for both winter and summer. For winter meals eat as soon as its done for a nice warm meal. Try sprinkling a bit of cheese which will melt on top of the hot rice as soon as you serve it. For summer meals you can serve and let the rice cool for a cold light dish, maybe served with tuna and sprinkled with lime.
Folks, just a few more ideas. Rice and lentils sure have a place on your preparedness plans but you can start eating (and stockpiling) now.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.