Spending Too Much for Y2K Food?

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I recently went to a great workshop where we were shown (and taste tested) how to make wonderful "y2K compliant meals." Not from the prepacked, expensive, boring dehdrated foods that are being pushed on the Internet and elsewhre, but from sprouting and/or soaking any of the following (and then some): pearl barley (59 cents a lb. at my co-op), wild rice (it's actually a seed), oat groats, almonds, wheat berries, lentils, unhulled sesame seeds, alfalfa seeds, and loads and loads of other nutritious seeds, nuts, beans and grains. By adding a few spices and using some creativity, wow, one can not only survive, but actually end up healthier. I'm going to be putting together a simple booklet on it (I'm not trying to make a buck!!, just want to share). If anyone is interested, please e-mail me.

-- Sharrhan Williamson (sharrhan@buskers.org), April 08, 1999


please put me on your mailing list.

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), April 08, 1999.

who cares if you wanna make a buck!! this is America!! put me on your mailing list too, please. always interested in learning how to feed my crew a little bit more creatively. Heard sprouts are the WAY to go if we have to live off food supplies.

thanks pamela ;)

-- pamela (pamela4@hotmail.com), April 09, 1999.

I have sprouted the following and they taste wonderful! Dried peas $7 for 25 LBS. Dried Garbanzo beans $7 for 25 LBS. Dried small lima beans $15 for 25 LBS. Lentils $7 for 25 LBS.

-- smitty (smitty@sandiego.com), April 09, 1999.

I have already written a Home Preparation Workbook (for sale at http://pages.hotbot.com/books/teacherth) complete with checklists to help folks prepare using simple, available, cheap and tasty foods, that includes recipes. There is also a y2k recipe club you can join from the site to share/receive recipes at no charge if you decline to purchase the workbook. I initially had a difficult time charging for the book, but in reality, it costs money to produce, and I too need money to become prepared. Some libraries are purchasing the book so folks can use it free of charge (I donate a copy when they purchase 2). I think it's essential that you're able to prepare for y2k on ANY budget, and a simple food plan is the best place to start.

-- Renae Blasdell (teacherth@hotbot.com), April 09, 1999.

Hi again everybody. I'll be sending my "Sprouting for Y2K and Everyday" tips via e-mail soon to all who request. In the meantime, I just want to add that sprouting is really a great way to go because the food requires no cooking! In a time when we may not have any electricity, these carbohydrate, nutrient dense foods that don't require any heat or fancy preparation-- just jars and pure water-- would be easy and convenient. Also, when you cook your food you end up killig off almost all the enzymes. So if you want to be really healthy, seek the simplest, most natural route: raw foods. In fact, if you start now, you'll start to detox and get healthier and stronger and more in shape for whatever may come in the year 2000.

-- Sharrhan Williamson (sharrhan@buskers.org), April 09, 1999.

Smitty, can you furnish the companies names that we could buy these from? I haven't had much luck in this area.

-- Mike (boxman9186@aol.com), April 10, 1999.

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