Community Space Foods #
I’m wanting Syz to have more ingredient supplies for food. Ideally, we’d have some core stables where people can hop on over to Food Co for a few fresh things and rely mostly on pantry stuff. Ideally, it should be possible for people to make meals without needing to go anywhere.
There’s a few core categories that allow for this:
- Rice dishes
- I obviously love either fried rice or a basic rice with a sauce.
- Coconut milk can last sealed for a long time and can be nice for making random curries.
- Pasta Dishes
- Pasta dishes are super easy. Just some olive oil and light seasoning and boom, you’re ready to go.
- Noodles (asian pasta)
- I know I can get various types of noodles for pretty cheap, but they’re kind of a hassle to get and I can really only get them in small amounts.
- Flour is generically useful. Getting some yeast too would provide everything you need to make a simple, fast bread.
- Flour is also useful for making all sorts of things on a whim, from dumpling wrappers, to quiche crusts, to flatbreads, to simple pasta (like spatzle)
- Frozen/canned Foods
- I currently really love having big bags of frozen vegetables that I can just add to a dish at a moment’s notice. You can get a lot of food variety with this. Frozen foods are also things you can get in bulk.
- I don’t really know too much about this category since I don’t really like these things. Maybe if someone else is willing to push this forward.
- Korean banchan
- I really love the idea of having a rotating selection of preserved sides to pull out whenever. Simple pickles are really delicious, but they’re not so versitile.
Honestly, Syz is local enough in the mission that we can get perishable ingredients on a whim most days. As a result, I think almost anything we get that’s perishable, we should just get day of and not plan to leave any behind.
It also makes sense to plan some quick flavor profiles.
- Soy Sauce
- Plain (just salt + pepper)
- Mexican (cumin, paprika, chili pepper, lime)
- Cream based sauces can also be created with coconut cream probably? It also makes sense to pick up a small jar of sauce or flavoring at the store and go with that? Sauces can also be made quickly by liquifying some fresh vegetables.
Alright, I think that this provides a good basic context for starting to bring in more foods into community spaces and making it easy for people to have food available whenever they want.