Many people have asked me questions regarding the rules.

1. I am not accepting any free food during the campaign.

2. I will eat free food that is available to the public ( for instance…  sample promotion table at grocery store is ok. Free pizza from the conference and the seminar is ok.)

3. Stealing is never ok…

4. Dumpster diving is ok….. hum.

5. Pulling foods from the reserved stack is NOT ok.. unless it’s some spice, salt, and sugar type.
– Ketchup, sugar, salt, & hot sauce. I also used couple anchovies to make broth but the general consensus says that’s cheating. No more anchovies it seems..

6. If there is ever a situation when I am not so sure about the rules around the food, I will post a blog and ask people on Twitter to get general consensus.

Some of the rules suggested by the community.

Mrs.Valdez: If worse comes to worse you could go visit a soup kitchen and stay within the rules. But that does seem to be missing the point of the soup kitchen.

Al Calavicci: Asking for food from the owner seems like a violation of your rules…

Smokey: Taking food from poor people who really need it is FAIL.

bnb:Scrounging food, or filling up on bread at a restaurant when you don’t buy a meal seems to go against the spirit of what you’re doing. You’d be the guy who ‘quit’ smoking, but still bums cigs from his friends.

  1. Miachel
    August 17, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Sounds fair enough! 🙂

  2. luckenbach
    August 24, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Here’s some places for free food coupons (in compliance with rule #2):

    Taco Cabana’s website – sign up for their e-mails and get a coupon for a free fajita dinner with purchase of any size soft drink, so would cost a little. – sign up and get a coupon mailed to you for a free chick-fil-a sandwich – yyyuuuummmmmm. Also, chick-fil-a is giving away free sandwiches on Labor Day if you wear a sport’s team shirt.

    • djteknokid
      August 24, 2009 at 11:58 pm

      I wonder how much it would cost to eat at Cabana. The chicken sounds really good right now. I am really craving for some meat… :”(
      I just signed up for chickenwave. Thanks!

  3. michael
    August 31, 2009 at 10:51 am

    It’s interesting that you don’t appear to be making any of the food, when the raw ingredients for a hearty loaf of bread are less than what you pay retail for the less filling white bread you bought, and other grains (like quinoa) and legumes (like lentils) are cheap, nutritious, and filling. Pasta noodles are also extraordinarily cheap and easy to make. Also, you should have scammed condiment packs from restaurants (which I think are keeping in the rules) and learned how to forage for wild greens (lambsquarter, for instance, is a highly nutritious weed).

    • djteknokid
      August 31, 2009 at 4:24 pm

      My main problem starting off this challenge was that I didnt do enough researches. I sure don’t know too much about cooking either. But, so far I think I’m in a good position to get through this. Many people have recommended lentils, I just don’t know what to do with it though.

  4. August 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Quinoa is not cheap. It is wonderful stuff, but last time I was at Whole Foods it was almost four dollars a pound.

  5. michael
    September 1, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Compared to other grains, given its protein content, quinoa is cheap.

  6. September 2, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Quinoa is not cheap no matter how you look at at it, still four dollars a pound, for getting a third more protein than millet or brown rice, which usually a dollar or less per pound. You could have a cup of quinoa and get 8 grams of protein, or you could have rice or millet and get 5 or 6 grams of protein. That would leave you plenty of money for something else like an egg with another six grams of protein, or even a second cup of rice if you were still hungry.

    Quit trying to tell people that quinoa is cheap. Right now it is the in thing, which means the price is going up and not only is it not cheap but compared to other stuff it is actually getting to be expensive.

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