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Are there any food trends you now find annoying?

 
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 04:47 am
@Linkat,
Our fav Italian restaurant has the typical American problem, Food overload,where portions could really feed a small village. We too likw to split a mal on take out. Our mostests favoritest is Linguini (Or Penne) CARBONARA, made the tay, (not the Olive Garden prima Vera style).
Good Crbonara is ame with an egg in the dish, where the meats and onions and herbs are bound to the pasta with a single raw egg.

lsoMexican food, we love burritos but one burrito is split between us and we enjoy that. Whatever happened to the 'al manos" wasy where each burrito would be the size of a hot dog in a bun.

Everyboy's gone for massive portions and the results can be seen anytime we shop at Walmarts. HUGENESS surrounds us.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 05:54 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

And speaking of the whole gluten-free trend, I wonder what the actual percentage is of people that really have the problem? My guess is about 1 to 5 % at most. However, from all of the media and marketing on the foods, you'd think it was an epidemic and a majority of the consuming Public. Let me look it up...

[edit: it is less than 1%]


In that same thought - many doctors/nutritionists suggest cutting out gluten for a variety of reasons. One suggested that cutting this out may help my daughter's anxiety. So yes I agree that there is a low percentage actually allergic to it whereas for many others there could be legit medical reasons to cur this out.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 06:02 am
I don't really think most people are having gluten problems, but it's easy enough to go that route to test yourself or your family. I never pay attention to it myself. But remember our old friend, rockhead? Thought he had the wrong ailment and came near to dying, when in fact it was a severe gluten allergy.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 07:00 am
@Linkat,
I would agree if you substitute the word gluten for carbohydrate. We have far too many carbohydrates in our diet ... be it sugar, flour or whatnot.

Attributing blame to gluten for Anxiety is a stretch in my mind but what do I know? I’m just a bozo on this bus. I’m all for removing something from a diet and seeing if it helps.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 08:40 am
@Ragman,
I believe it is because those with anxiety often are gluten sensitive. There have been several studies where this helps (cutting out gluten) but it does not impact all people.

This was prescribed by a medical doctor that specializes in more holistic approaches to medicines - he still prescribes medicine when needed but tries more natural approaches if at all possible.

She is no longer on a gluten free diet, but we do minimize it - just overall it is healthier for you. She is significantly better - is able to manage her anxiety and is off anxiety medication. I think it is a combination of better diet and her therapy sessions. She is actually finishing her last therapy this summer and is deemed in a good place to be able to start college.

And the carbs vs gluten - a bit different as carbs are found in what you might deem healthy products like vegetables and fruits. Carbs are also important to your diet (now yes you should limit those bad ones) and should be part of your healthy diet - just should be minimized. Gluten - there is no health benefit to.

Now back to annoying trends - one of mine - is all this "artisan " products - just a way to charge you more money for the same food that looks a bit prettier in packing and words.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 08:58 am
@Linkat,
A friend of mine told me she went off sugar for a year because her mind does not stop. My husband has developed this problem in recent years as well. She told me her mind really calmed down a couple of weeks off sugar. We don't eat enough sugar or processed foods in this house to be of any help to my husband, so I guess he's just going to have to live with a busy mind (that would be SO annoying).

Annoying food trends:

Pre-cut/grated cheese. My daughter buys these cheese strings for her kids, who are 12 and 14. What? They can't cut their own cheese?

I understand why working people would buy grated cheese but it's more packaging and more expensive than just grating your own and how much time does it really take? We've become a very lazy society.

And this isn't a food, but I boycott Charmin toilet paper. I bought it once and realized that inside the 24 pack, four rolls were packaged (x6) inside the packaging! What a waste.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 12:35 pm
This talk about gluten & carbs is indeed directly related to keto concerns.

Humans didn't evolve to eat the types and quantites of carbs we ingest today, just as we didn't evolve to have ready food on hand at all times.

Grains were almost none existent in our diets, and the little fruit we ate looked and tasted nothing like it does today.

Anything that quickly converts to glucose taxes our liver and pancreas, and creates inflamation.

Look at the evolution of corn for instance. It seems it wasn't even until 75 years ago that corn was bread into the version we have today. No wonder our bodys reject it.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/28/53/0d/28530d84a85d22a2963fd34619383523.jpg

Same with wheat and other grains. They were things we tasted a bit of, not made more than 50% of our diet.

Fruits:

https://i.tribune.com.pk/media/images/1058615-fruitscover-1458036149/1058615-fruitscover-1458036149.jpg


Apples
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/ImageCropToolT4/imageTool/uploaded-images/newseventsimage_1552479154451_mainnews2012_x1.jpg

Watermelons
https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2018-09/giovanni_stanchi_watermelon_seeds.jpg

A triumph for available technology, a catastrophe to our bodies and health


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 12:54 pm
Every time I buy a piece of crap watermelon, I regret the passing of the ones we bought when I was a kid. Only one store I frequent even sells watermelons fit to eat. The ones in the other stores are almost always too old and overripe.
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 03:10 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Every time I buy a piece of crap watermelon, I regret the passing of the ones we bought when I was a kid. Only one store I frequent even sells watermelons fit to eat. The ones in the other stores are almost always too old and overripe.


One thing I love about summer -- local farmers markets --- it is such a short season but I could live off the fresh veggies you get at these markets.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 06:33 pm
I was gluten free before it was cool. I was diagnosed with celiac disease and put on a gluten free diet in the 1970s. Believe me... This is not by choice. I had to explain to my classmates why I had rice cakes instead of bread. Pizza parties and birthday parties were awkward.

So what do I think now that gluten free is a fad being spread by new age health nuts who don't actually need it?

It is awesome! For we rare souls who actually are gluten intolerant... the new dietary fad had been amazingly good.

There is a gluten free bakery in walking distance. Dominos pizza has a respectable gluten free crust. I can buy gluten free bread that doesnt taste like foam rubber. I havent touched a ******* rice cake in years

I know it is a fad, and that most people who are jumping on a gluten free diet dont actually need to.

But for people who actually need to be gluten free..
this fad had made life much easier.

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roger
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 07:46 pm
I ordered a chef's salad tonight. It had slices of cucumber in it, so I bit one. I've been wondering ever since about the state of mind of the first person to eat one.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 09:12 pm
@roger,
How does one respond to this? You normally hate cucumbers but decided to try one tonight? Chef's salads where you live don't usually have cucumbers and you were bemused and so bit into one? And ... the state of mind of the first person to eat one...? I dunno - probably it was refreshing, lol. Where are you going with this, rog?
roger
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2021 10:11 pm
@Mame,
I guess I should have compared them to coffee beans. I'm imagining some loin clad guy with a spear strolling through the jungle and seeing a bush with some coffee beans. He chomps down on a handful and spits them right out. Being persistent, he decides to cook them. Better maybe, but not something to swallow. After further contemplation, he grinds them up and boils them. Kind of bitter, but not awful. I'm just thinking that the person who first bit into a raw cucumber might have spent a little more time thinking instead of just grabbing one and eating it.

In other words, cucumbers strike me as an annoying trend. So there.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2021 05:38 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

I guess I should have compared them to coffee beans. I'm imagining some loin clad guy with a spear strolling through the jungle and seeing a bush with some coffee beans. He chomps down on a handful and spits them right out. Being persistent, he decides to cook them. Better maybe, but not something to swallow. After further contemplation, he grinds them up and boils them. Kind of bitter, but not awful. I'm just thinking that the person who first bit into a raw cucumber might have spent a little more time thinking instead of just grabbing one and eating it.

In other words, cucumbers strike me as an annoying trend. So there.


If someone clad in some loin was the first to bite into a cucumber then that is about the longest annoying trend --
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2021 08:14 am
I do find all the talk about avocado toast annoying. But it's something I've never tried, although I do eat a few avocados fairly regularly.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2021 09:40 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I do find all the talk about avocado toast annoying. But it's something I've never tried, although I do eat a few avocados fairly regularly.


I have - I will admit it - but I love avocados - and I will claim I do really like avocado toast. I am guessing someone thought of it as a replacement for butter or jam - a healthier version than having plain toast.

Also - not aware this is a trend - but I replace cream cheese on a bagel with hummus. A healthier alternative (yeah yeah I know a bagel in itself is not all that healthy but I love hummus and actually prefer it over cream cheese)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2021 10:36 am
In general, I don't follow the trends enough to know what they are.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2021 10:52 am
@edgarblythe,
I’d never heard of avocado toast until this thread, and cucumbers have been standard fare since I was a kid.

That’s what salad is, cucumber, tomato and lettuce, anything else is extra.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2021 11:13 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

I’d never heard of avocado toast until this thread, and cucumbers have been standard fare since I was a kid.

That’s what salad is, cucumber, tomato and lettuce, anything else is extra.

I think roger is just a little bit different - cucumbers are normal and have been around since I can remember -

I like freshly picked cucumbers sliced in just some vinegar. Yummy - and I like freshly cut tomatoes in a sandwich with a little mayo - nothing else.

Fresh veggies do not need much

"Avocado toast is a type of open sandwich consisting of toast with mashed avocado, and usually salt, black pepper, and sometimes citrus juice. Potential additional ingredients that enhance the flavor are olive oil, hummus, red pepper flakes, feta, dukkah, tomato, and many other toppings.

Avocado toast became a food trend of the 2010s....

Jayne Orenstein of The Washington Post reports, “avocado toast has come to define what makes food trends this decade: It’s healthy and yet ever-so-slightly indulgent. ..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado_toast

Little insight to this trend
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2021 11:19 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
Gluten - there is no health benefit to.

For may vegetarians and vegans, gluten is a main source of protein.
 

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