Less cardboard and more fresh food.

Discussion in 'Nutrition' started by readytogo, May 6, 2015.

  1. readytogo

    readytogo ExCommunicated

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    I think everybody out there is pretty much aware of the junk in the food chain; commercialism has made all of us a bunch of guinea pigs and since we are always in a rush we just love to go for the fast food junk. The cell phone generation hates to cook folks and very few are not inform of the old gadgets like crackpots or pressure cookers so they all go for the foods loaded with battery acids, hell many can`t even make a simple gravy, on the news lately some major chains have declared that they will be eliminating GMO foods ,going for free range meats and will be eliminating foods loaded with chemicals or stop their used all together, I think is time we teach our new generation a thing or two about making do more with fresh stuff and less cardboard and acid junk. This is just the list from Panera Bread Company of chemicals they will be removing but this chemicals are been used by other food companies to include motor oil companies and paint and even toilet cleaning products. https://www.panerabread.com/panerabread/documents/panera-no-no-list-05-2015.pdf
     
  2. Balls004

    Balls004 Not new, just older

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    I like free range meat, as in venison and squirrel and quail (sadly not many left in our part of the world). We eat a good bit of it everyday, we buy less than a pound of hamburger a month, eating our own shot, own ground venison most of the time. Still buy pork chops because my wife loves her pork chops, and beef roasts, as well as specialties like cajun sausage, ribeyes etc.

    I don't know whether I eat healthy, but I eat good! :D
     

  3. Viking

    Viking Well-Known Member

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    Old gadgets like crackpots, I think that's how some of our relatives think of us.:D
     
  4. Wellrounded

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    Your comment about gravy readytogo reminds me of the weekend I had a chef staying here ...

    One of our volunteers asked if it would be ok if her boyfriend could come and stay for the weekend, he was a chef and would cook for us and help around the place while here. He arrived and started to take over my kitchen (1st mistake) then decided that my all day slow cook farm grown chicken (one of my best recipes) needed to come out of the oven the second they reached his specified temperature (2nd mistake) then he asked me where I kept the gravox (do you guys have this, it's crappy gravy mix in a box) (3rd mistake). Our dinner that night was tough and still very pink chicken and something that may have been gravy in a parallel universe. I had him outside cleaning animal pens the next day :p .

    I've never had a young person (under 30) here that had the first idea how to cook. A few could feed themselves reasonably well but had not a clue what to do when faced with just the basic staples and nothing that came in a tin or box.
     
  5. tsrwivey

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    Our government is trying to take away our right to even know what's in our food. If you didn't grow it or raise it, you don't really know what's in it. :mad:

    Parents don't teach their kids anything anymore.
     
  6. bigg777

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    I'm sure that the Chinese takeover of some of our largest meat producers and the meats we export to China for processing prior to our consumption will mean a better, fresher, healthier and safer product, with less added chemicals and less likelihood of food-borne illness.:censored:
     
  7. readytogo

    readytogo ExCommunicated

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    Dear Balls004 please stop his kind of postings, you are making range sick, haven't had venison since I left TX, the deer's here in Miami are on food stamps.:D
     
  8. readytogo

    readytogo ExCommunicated

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    I just love to cook and I find it hard to understand why people complain all the time about that they can`t find enough time to make a healthy meal at home, back in my childhood days our elders and without electricity folks over a wood burning stove cooked fantastic meals and baking while at the same time curing and salting meats and churning milk and making fresh cheese to include boiling loads of lines and making soap, today`s kitchen`s with all the modern equipment are nothing more than a show room in many homes, like my friends house ,big half a million dollar home and they never used the kitchen, the stove is practically in the box but the trash cans are full of pizza boxes and fast food wrappers ,oh well they have good health insurance.
     
  9. crabapple

    crabapple I sold my soul to the internet

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    Readytogo, if you go north though S.C., I will cook you some South Carolina deer to hold you over until you are back in the South again.
    Come before Winter & I will have tomatoes,potatoes, garlic,corn,beans,peppers & greens to go with the venison.
     
  10. tsrwivey

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    I don't like to cook except for large gatherings. I DO cook most nights because I want my family to eat a decent meal. It requires preplanning, shopping, & at least an hour of my time (if I haven't previously prepared part of the meal ahead of time). I'm a morning person & usually am up by 5 AM. I'm busy ALL day, come 5PM, my energy level is winding down & I still have two kids to get in the bed, one that has to have a dozen meds as well as skin & breathing treatments. I don't fault folks for getting a pizza & calling it a day. I would if I didn't feel so strongly about wanting my family to have a decent meal.

    Lifestyles are different now, most people are away from home all day. That wasn't the case a generation or two ago.
     
  11. Balls004

    Balls004 Not new, just older

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    RTG, you're within driving range of those little Key Deer. I'm sorry, I shouldn't be putting ideas in your head... ;)
     
  12. notyermomma

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    RTG, I'm not so sure I agree with you about non-cooking being a generational thing. TV dinners were the technological marvel of the 1950s. Nowadays the big thing is artisanal food. There's a pushback against GMOs and McDonalds is taking a beating for being so bland and unhealthy. People are asking a lot more questions about what's in their food and making their decisions accordingly.

    Granted, no trend is going to speak for everyone. But when even a titanic like McDonalds starts changing direction, that's a pretty strong indication of the new zeitgeist.
     
  13. Balls004

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    They eat zeitgeist's down in Louisiana, or so I hear...

    :D
     
  14. readytogo

    readytogo ExCommunicated

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    More cardboard food thanks to the Clown.....

    All-day McDonald's breakfast has a huge catch like high sodium, cholesterol, and God knows how many assorted chemicals, don't people cook anymore in this country or are we so blind to corporate America gimmicks. What would it take for someone to make some buttermilk biscuits, fresh sausage patties, scramble some eggs and use some real cheese? Nothing but a few minutes ,because the frozen biscuits will take a few seconds in the micro to heat up and cracking an egg requires no college degree, folks we are been dupe by corporate, the purpose of a prepared society is self-sufficient and awareness of when we are been taken for a ride. Some SOS over buttermilk biscuits and a large cup of boil coffee and I`m RTGoooooo.:2thumb:
    http://kdvr.com/2015/09/09/mcdonalds-all-day-breakfast-its-not-exactly-what-you-think-2/
     
  15. tsrwivey

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    And vegans, drivers of electric cars, & antigun lobbyists. They may just use them as bait for something a little tastier ;)
     
  16. HardCider

    HardCider Well-Known Member

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    But all that cardboard makes a great weed barrier in the lasagna garden. So more cardboard can equal more fresh food:rolleyes:
     
  17. AKPrepper

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    "The cell phone generation hates to cook folks........... "


    That's why I prepare. Because it's awkward when you have to start eating your friends. :D

    Sorry RTG. I have a warped sense of humor, or so I'm told, and I just couldn't resist saying something after reading your post and getting a good laugh to start the day. Thanks!!
     
  18. readytogo

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    OK no more cardboard box jokes let`s just stay healthy and what the hell I`m having a Tv dinner today.:D
     
  19. tsrwivey

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    And it's like crack for worms, at least it is at our place. :D