Yeah, I have noticed that. I even read somewhere that there are food companies/ fast food chains that literally manipulate their food with something so it sends a signal to the brain that you are still hungry/ hungry again. I remember when I was younger and my parents were on vacation or away for the weekend that I would always cook with all those little boxes. It was easy, cheap and tasted good, but the older and more informed I got, the more I got sick just thinking about it.All those processed products cover the natural flavours of vegetables and fruits that one completely forgets about how they taste like.
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Have you noticed when you eat processed foods, including fast food, it's not quite satisfying as whole foods. After you eat whole foods, it keeps you full longer; whereas processed foods and fast foods your seem to get hungry again in just 2-3 hours later.
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What a great article. I noticed about myself that I am becoming very interested in most of these things again. First I got sick of all the processed food and I want to know what I am eating. So not too long ago I made vegetable stock for the first time and now I use it to cook rice, pasta, soups, pretty much in everything. Second, I think we are so overwhelmed with those processed foods, fast foods etc. that we start to forget all those awesome 'old' vegetables our parents and grandparents grew up with but slowly disappear in the stores. They don't just taste great, but they are also associated with my childhood memories and even though some of the recipes might not be the most diet-friendly meals, it would still be a pity if we forgot about them. And funny thing is that about a week or so ago I was looking at a recipe to make yoghurt myself, but I wasn't if I was going to try it out. Thanks for posting this article.
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10 Things You Should Have Learned in Home Economics
Self-sufficiency can be simple, cheap—and rewarding. By Leah Zerbe
Self-sufficiency is making a comeback. All around the country, people are banishing the use of dehydrated potato flakes, prefabricated pancake mixes, fast-food drive-through windows, and trips to the dry cleaner's because they yearn to make things from scratch again, just as our ancestors did. But unless you grew up with an ambitious Home Ec teacher or tugging at the apron strings of your great-grandmother, you might not know where to start. After all, baking a loaf of bread or fermenting a batch of real sauerkraut must be hard, right? Otherwise, why would food manufacturers insist on doing these traditional tasks for us?
"Knowing how to deal with the physical objects in our lives—which is what home ec is really about—makes us independent and creative," explains Rosanna Nafziger Henderson, coauthor of The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home. "The ready-made world is so eager to prey on our insecurities and undermine our confidence in doing things for ourselves."
"When we never get to try our hand at those basic skills, we wind up believing we're saving ourselves a lot of time when we buy processed food or elaborate single-purpose appliances," she adds. "We lose that sense of accomplishment, and half the time we waste our money on junk food or gadgets that save no significant time anyway."
Here are 10 things everyone should know how to make or work with:
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