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Seriously is it so difficult to make real food nowadays?
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Its not difficult.The thing is that if the person is busy and has places to attend,they get tired so they head straight to any food places.Or it could be that they are disorganized with their lives.
Posted 2/6/14
To me, it is because companies such as Subway does not care about serving authentic food to customers, they care about making money.
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No one is forcing anyone to eat there. If you don't want to eat there then don't there 1000's of other places to eat. I myself prefer a local sub shop over a chain any day (oh my god this one in my town makes their own meat balls fresh everyday worth a few dollars more)
Posted 2/6/14
The answer is no and no..if you know how to cook it is not time consuming
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Cooking too difficult? Depends on the recipe and ability of the cook. You won't see me deep-frying turkey or making a proper corn soufflé, but you'd find me aging sauerkraut for months and sauteing venison steaks in pesto. Living on a tight schedule? There are plenty of options besides going out to eat, much less, choosing crappy fast food. My family is big on gardening, drying and canning foods, and other old-school traditions.

All those 'Murica jokes and "Americans are lazy" comments are from ignorant morons, although I've only seen two similar comments in this thread so far. At the very least, they only see what the US government actively tries to turn our nation into. Did you know that it's at the point that American private dairy farmers can't sell raw milk, because the government will use it as an excuse to seize everything? Even the Amish and Mennonite farmers have to watch their backs. It's not like pasteurizing raw milk isn't easy enough for virtually anyone to do-- They just don't want competition. In the 70's, the then-new Tattler reusable canning lids were even nearly wiped from the market to help dissuade people from canning. With more and more people these days returning to canning and whatnot, big companies and the government must be pissed.
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Damn...DAT TRUTH!!!
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Yeah, like someone said, America has it all wrong with food. Companies just go for cheaper, which equals higher profits, and consumers love more convenient foods, so processed foods and prepared foods sell well.

I buy foods at the grocery store that are prepared for convenience (preservatives, artificial additives, etc.). It is kind of hard to avoid this stuff in America and eating nothing but completely real foods does cost more money. But I eat a lot of real foods, too. Real, fresh cuts of meat like boneless, skinless chicken breast (natural feed given, packages claim no hormones) or T-bone steaks, fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables with no sauces (like 'buttery sauces'), processed foods that are all natural (like breakfast cereals or cookies, for example). But I still eat plenty of foods that have bad stuff added in because unfortunately, there is just so much of it in grocery stores. Sometimes I want oreos or peaches n' cream oatmeal from Quaker, or jarred pickles, all of which have junk added to them. Lots of things I like to get at grocery stores have junk.

I should eat less fast food, too. While I eat a lot of home cooked meals made with a lot of real foods, I eat fast food kinda often and that stuff is just straight-up junk. The OP brings up Subway like they are supposed to be a healthy alternative to fast food. I got news for them, while Subway isn't as bad as McDonald's or Burger King, Subway is still fast food. It is a sub shop crossed with fast food.
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People do not cook at home because they think it is too difficult, too expensive, or too time consuming. It doesn't have to be. There are ways to make fresh, healthy, quick and cost effective meals at home, but many people do not know how to go about getting ingredients and preparing them efficiently. It's not their fault at all; it's just a lack of knowledge. A lot of people just have too much going on in their lives to invest in good home cooking.

If you do not want to ingest certain things, then avoid those things. If you think they're bad for others, tell people about it, but don't get snooty and dismiss everyone who does not eat the food that you eat. Think about others' circumstances. Not everyone thinks like you, not everyone knows what you know.

Also, articles about food chemicals tend to be extremely sensationalized and overblown - they seem worse than they actually are. A lot of times, a couple people will claim such-and-such is bad, then a couple more jump on the bandwagon, and before you know it such-and-such is plastered on every news source as the next cancer-inducing, ungodly chemical that will certainly kill us all. All this without any actual proof. Some chemicals, believe it or not, will not give our babies brain tumors. In fact, some are perfectly harmless and even beneficial. But that's not what the media would have you believe.

I don't intend to target anyone here, but I think it is important to note these things. I don't eat Subway a lot, personally, but that's mostly because I don't particularly like their sandwiches. They don't have the healthiest food, for sure, but they're a business. Don't expect them to care.
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Life will be the death of you,so find some other place else to eat and and don't take it from my garden.
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Chofrizzy wrote:

I can make pizza rolls


Lemme see that pizza roll
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pirththee wrote:

Life will be the death of you,so find some other place else to eat and and don't take it from my garden.


Woah, woah. Your garden? The bodies I've been burying here are why the soils so rich.
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I don't care for chain eaterys When I go out to eat it's always local the fod is better and most times for what you get cheaper
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You think I rely on 10-10-10?I'm surprised you could find any room.One of us is going to have to rely more heavily on cremations.
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Posted 2/6/14 , edited 2/6/14
I can cook ok. I experiment most with soups.
Besides being indoors, BBQ is where I am at, give me a grill.
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