A companion to the upcoming book of similar title, this blog gives recipes to make your own homemade and healthy Meals Ready to Eat. Whether you prepare these for survival in emergency situations or to provide healthy meals for work and camping/backpacking, or if you just need portion control for your diet, there are recipes here for nearly everyone! // ALL ingredients are dehydrated or freeze-dried, or shelf-stable, and all recipes are for one serving. // At least ONE new recipe will be added each week.

MRE RECIPE: Indian Pork with Apples and Eggplant

This dish is really made by the combination of cumin and cinnamon. Adjust hot chili pepper flakes to taste!

1/2 cup cubed pork loin or ham
1/2 cup apple dices
1/2 cup eggplant dices
1 tbsp hot chili pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp vinegar powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cumin

Combine and seal. When ready to eat, rehydrate all with 1 1/2 to 2 cups of boiling water. Should be a thick stew. Adjust seasonings as necessary.

  • Dairy-Free: naturally
  • Gluten-Free: naturally
  • Low-Sugar: naturally
  • You will probably have to dehydrate the eggplant dices yourself. Slice eggplant into long slices and grill until done. Cut into dices and dehydrate until crispy.

MRE RECIPE: Indian Chicken Curry - Murghkari

Woo doggy! This is yummy!

1 cup chicken dices
1/2 cup onion dices
1/4 cup tomato dices
2 tbsp tomato powder
2 tbsp milk powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp curry powder
s & p to taste

Combine and seal. When ready to prepare, add enough boiling water to make a thick creamy dish (approx 1 1/2 to 2 cups).  Serve with flatbread (naan) or rice. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

  • Dairy-Free: use rice or coconut milk powder instead of cow or goat milk powder.
  • Gluten-Free: naturally. Serve with rice instead of flatbread.
  • Low-Carb: naturally, if not served with bread or rice.
  • Low-Sugar: naturally.