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  • Ibz777ibz
    started a topic Wasting food!

    Wasting food!

    I dont think there would be so much waste if you ate primal/paleo....I hardly waste a thing except for the bones i cant eat or the avocado skins Ide rather not chew on

    Americans Waste 40% Of Food Supply, Somehow Still Fat : Gothamist

  • KerryK
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    Originally posted by Lawyerchick12 View Post
    It is not ignorant at all! I was born in west africa, that is where my mom is from and they all eat with their hands! My rents still live there but I came here for boarding school in junior high and pretty much stayed to work a couple degrees later. So Canada is my home but I visit the "A" once a year to see my rents or they come here.

    Anywho Their meals are pretty yummmy!!! They eat a lot of primal stuff. It is funny because in Nigeria, the amount of street people with just pure muscle mass and strength is astonishing. it is crazy the kind of heavy lifting these people do and how it is so like no big deal. The richer folks esp kids tend to be fatter and less fit because they can afford the "westernized" eateries that sell processing burgers and fries and drive their cars everywhere.

    It is pretty ironic because in Canada a place like Macdonalds or Burger king will be called a poor man's food but it is the reverse there. The native traditional foods are extremely primal. Root Vegetables are the order of the day. We eat blended Cassava with a variety of different stews that are stacked with tons of green veggies and lots of different meat and organ meats. Kidneys, Liver is nothing to these people. Typical breafast lunch is fried plantain with eggs or yam porridges with fish. We define grassfed organic with our beef, poultry and eggs. We go to what we call the butcher's market to buy our meat and u literally see the "malams" leading the cow for slaughter. Its pretty cool to me but it is like everyday event to the locals who were raised in those parts.

    We eat rice as well. but we rarely eat white potatoes, bread, pasta or its derivitatives. Our traditional desserts are almost always fruits like mangoes and papaya and we fry these coconut shreds with honey in butter.

    I never really considered how primal traditional west african cusine was until a month ago and I was like "wow". It is no wonder my great gran is 108 years old and still goes to her little farm in the village. Now that's fit
    Fascinating stuff, thanks. And gran gran is 108!? Whoowee!!

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  • Bosnic
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    Wasting bones? Make bone broth!

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    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Thank goodness I finally found a group of people in Primal who do this. People used to think I was weird from chewing on the ends of rotisserie chicken bones. Mmmm marrow....
    We had lamb shanks tonight and I sucked out the marrow and then gave the bones to the dog. He looked at me like, "Dangit, I wish she hadn't found Primal and figured out how good bone marrow is."

    A dog is a great way to keep leftovers from going to waste. And he licks off the dishes so clean I'm not sure if they have already been washed or not.
    Last edited by Paleobird; 08-23-2012, 07:49 PM.

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  • Alex Good
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    I find you can gnaw off the edges of bones.

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  • Issabeau
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    I never thought about throwing food out, I was raised to finish my plate and not waste food. My mother would have a major fit if she saw me peel an apple too thick!

    On the other hand...I am now an adult and feel so guilty about wasting food that I literally don't waste any...and it's starting to show on the scale. =P

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  • sakura_girl
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    Originally posted by gopintos View Post
    K, so long as they aren't batting at me any longer, I should be able to do it
    Tehe! But they don't have eyelids

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  • gopintos
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    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    ...without batting an eye.
    K, so long as they aren't batting at me any longer, I should be able to do it

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  • sakura_girl
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    Originally posted by lawyerchick12 View Post
    It is pretty ironic because in Canada a place like Macdonalds or Burger king will be called a poor man's food but it is the reverse there. The native traditional foods are extremely primal. Root Vegetables are the order of the day. We eat blended Cassava with a variety of different stews that are stacked with tons of green veggies and lots of different meat and organ meats. Kidneys, Liver is nothing to these people. Typical breafast lunch is fried plantain with eggs or yam porridges with fish. We define grassfed organic with our beef, poultry and eggs. We go to what we call the butcher's market to buy our meat and u literally see the "malams" leading the cow for slaughter. Its pretty cool to me but it is like everyday event to the locals who were raised in those parts.
    I am really jealous of what you have access to when you visit back home. I wish I could say the same for when I go back to China, but my immediate relatives are all part of the upper middle class, so I am used to local produce markets that sell things that are most likely sprayed with some kind of nasty pesticide. It's no wonder that all Chinese peel every fruit/vegetable they eat!

    Hehe fit 108 year old grandma? That's what I'm aiming for I'm jealous of Africans in the respect that they can gain muscle mass so easily, and in the right places. I have pretty good genetics for a Chinese for that, but I still get jealous :P



    Originally posted by gopintos View Post
    This is interesting. I "planted" a couple hundred fish in my pond this spring, but just not sure about that one yet. I grew up with fish, and I have had catfish cheeks but I have never ate, nor fixed, the eyes.
    The fish eyes are really fatty and gelatinous, but the taste is very delicate. If you are perfectly fine eating a small piece of chicken fat without batting an eye, fish eyes should be far easier.

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  • gopintos
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    Originally posted by cali798 View Post
    I remember when I was eating the CW way. I would buy fruits and veggies because I want to eat that way and I think it is healthy. Then I would get home and be to tired or it was too easy to eat processed food so the fruits and veggies would go to waste! Crazy!
    This was so me. It was my good motherly/wifely duty to buy all that, and then I never cooked at home, so I would throw it all out after a week, or two... or three.

    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Yup! Fish cheeks are the most delicious part...although I really love the eyes! Dang, that's some good stuff. Your family is originally from Africa? That's really neat. What other kinds of foods do they eat? My impression of African food is Ethiopan, like at the restaurants where you eat with your hands and scoop fillings onto breads....ignorant, I know >.>
    This is interesting. I "planted" a couple hundred fish in my pond this spring, but just not sure about that one yet. I grew up with fish, and I have had catfish cheeks but I have never ate, nor fixed, the eyes.

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  • Moochy
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    Originally posted by IvyBlue View Post
    Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.
    That would be a great T Shirt

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  • Luce
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    No waste in here, I convinced the butcher to save bones and other unwanted parts for me.
    Funny thing is old ladies look at me as if I was some beggar girl down the street and then I realize I have to beg to get bones and knuckles for my joint saving broth.
    Fruit skins and seeds (when compatible) end up in the broth pot, as do veg "waste", when I'm done cooking and they are done eating there's not much of a waste left.


    i'd like to find a way to deal with less packaging though.


    Luce

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  • Lawyerchick12
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    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Yup! Fish cheeks are the most delicious part...although I really love the eyes! Dang, that's some good stuff. Your family is originally from Africa? That's really neat. What other kinds of foods do they eat? My impression of African food is Ethiopan, like at the restaurants where you eat with your hands and scoop fillings onto breads....ignorant, I know >.>
    It is not ignorant at all! I was born in west africa, that is where my mom is from and they all eat with their hands! My rents still live there but I came here for boarding school in junior high and pretty much stayed to work a couple degrees later. So Canada is my home but I visit the "A" once a year to see my rents or they come here.

    Anywho Their meals are pretty yummmy!!! They eat a lot of primal stuff. It is funny because in Nigeria, the amount of street people with just pure muscle mass and strength is astonishing. it is crazy the kind of heavy lifting these people do and how it is so like no big deal. The richer folks esp kids tend to be fatter and less fit because they can afford the "westernized" eateries that sell processing burgers and fries and drive their cars everywhere.

    It is pretty ironic because in Canada a place like Macdonalds or Burger king will be called a poor man's food but it is the reverse there. The native traditional foods are extremely primal. Root Vegetables are the order of the day. We eat blended Cassava with a variety of different stews that are stacked with tons of green veggies and lots of different meat and organ meats. Kidneys, Liver is nothing to these people. Typical breafast lunch is fried plantain with eggs or yam porridges with fish. We define grassfed organic with our beef, poultry and eggs. We go to what we call the butcher's market to buy our meat and u literally see the "malams" leading the cow for slaughter. Its pretty cool to me but it is like everyday event to the locals who were raised in those parts.

    We eat rice as well. but we rarely eat white potatoes, bread, pasta or its derivitatives. Our traditional desserts are almost always fruits like mangoes and papaya and we fry these coconut shreds with honey in butter.

    I never really considered how primal traditional west african cusine was until a month ago and I was like "wow". It is no wonder my great gran is 108 years old and still goes to her little farm in the village. Now that's fit

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  • sakura_girl
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    Originally posted by Lawyerchick12 View Post
    Chicken Bone Marrow is d Chiz-Niz! My West African Relatives always crack the bones of chickens after eating them. it is like some unspoken tradition to eat everything. Fish head pepper soup is another experience cuz they eat every single thing in the poor fish's head. I think some part of china have similar tradition.
    Yup! Fish cheeks are the most delicious part...although I really love the eyes! Dang, that's some good stuff. Your family is originally from Africa? That's really neat. What other kinds of foods do they eat? My impression of African food is Ethiopan, like at the restaurants where you eat with your hands and scoop fillings onto breads....ignorant, I know >.>

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  • cali798
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    I remember when I was eating the CW way. I would buy fruits and veggies because I want to eat that way and I think it is healthy. Then I would get home and be to tired or it was too easy to eat processed food so the fruits and veggies would go to waste! Crazy! Sometimes even over leftovers. Now of course nothing goes to waste, I shop every few days because I want it fresh and I never know what I will be in the mood for. But I cannot rely on that disgusting Frankin food and it forces me to eat well, besides I feel sooo much better. Anyway, this post reminded me of the times I did waste...sad but true.

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