(Closed) Do people still cook?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 107
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love to cook and do it often from scratch! I especially love southern comfort kinds of foods because my Great Grandmother was a huge influence for my father who is the man who taught me about everything I know! And of course I have picked up some on my own. I made fried chicken, mashed ‘taters and gravy, and green beans with a little bacon chopped in them this week and it is always to die for. Terrible for me? Yes. Delicious? Yesx1000. I also love baking! Pies, cookies, cakes, muffins, whatever it may be. I have always enjoyed cooking.

My mother never was a good cook.

And along similar lines, I never did know how to do laundry until I was like 18….why? I don’t know, it seems simple enough now!

Post # 108
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@dodgercpkl:  Why are you against folic acid? I’ve never heard again argument against it.

 

Post # 109
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Bumble bee

Seems like everyone our age (I’m also 24) is either the type that can’t boil a potato, or the kind that tries lots of creative Pinterest-y things and can cook pretty well, haha. I love cooking and trying new foods 🙂 But day-to-day my meals are pretty simple – things like tacos or pasta.

Post # 110
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@farawayviolet:  for several reasons now, but my main reason is that I have a genetic mutation MTHFR homozygous c677t) that causes an issue in breaking down cheap synthetic vitamins like folic acid.  My body can only manage to break down *maybe* 30% of what a normal person can.

since finding that out, I’ve done a bunch of research and personally don’t believe folic acid to be good for anyone.  It’s a cheaply made synthetic that does not react with our bodies the same way that folate from nature does despite the fact that the FDA allows them to be considered the same.  Unused folic acid can build up in the blood stream and cause issues before our bodies can get rid of it.  I have a few good friends that have been found to have precancerous cells after being on high doses of folic acid.

So I stick to foods that have the nutrients in them that they should to begin with and have not been ‘fortified’ and all of my supplements are either from nature directly or they are in the bio active or already broken down form.  Methylfolate rather then folic acid, methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin rather then the typical b12 (usually sold as cyanocobalamin), and p5p instead of the typical b6.

Post # 111
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Blushing bee

Before I worked in IT I was working as a chef.. for like 10 years all together. So yeah I can cook alright and I cook everyday all the time and I try to make from scratch when time allows. It’s a big part of my life!

Post # 112
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@dodgercpkl:  thank you for that. I actually thought you were referring to natural folate as Well, and was very confused. I’m going to go look up studies on the subject now 🙂

Post # 113
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I love cooking. I’ve been cooking since childhood. It’s my favourite thing to do. 

Post # 113
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Newbee

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Mrs_Amanda:  I know what you mean, the last thing I wanna do after a 12 hr work day is spent 2 hrs cooking? Have you tried prepping meals or parts of meals in advance? i.e. cooking grains or proteins on weekends. That’s something my BFF does to save time

Post # 114
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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angustia:  my mom did not teach me how to cook. i spent a lot of time fishing with my dad. and in my teenage years he passed from cancer so cooking wasnt really on anyones mind. i would cook here and there but wouldnt have called myself a cook. though i expressed an interest. i moved  out at 17 so started having to cook for myself. my Best friends mom was amazing at baking and we started trying then. i knew i couldnt leave my home town without knowing her maple bar recipe. my Best friend has a nak for it. she can eye any measurment even though she sucks at math. she can sub without second guesssing. and just through stuff together from memory, and this started for her after high school. 

but in my early 20s i started teaching myself and when i got home, my mom now teaches me a thing or too about her brazilian cooking. some how i started loving it! I met my now Darling Husband at 19 and his mom was the master at scratch and bran items. so i started trying to please Darling Husband. then it became a hobby. i always make everything from scratch, use only brown flour and brown sugar. I pretty much make dinner every night, when Darling Husband is home. The other day i cooked a leg of lamb over an indirect camp fire. im starting to get into some tricky stuff. i love baking too! always homemade cakes, brownies, and cheesecake. you name it. now thanks to pinterest i have an oneline directory of some of my fav.! i very often make homemade bread. DHs family is huge! so when we first started dating we would get a lot of people over, often, and it became a thing to cook for all the boys. he has 5 brothers. i realized i love entertaining people (most days lol) having parties and cooking for people. ive always had a major love for food! i have a kitchen aid, slow cooker, waffle irons (love waffles from scratch!), and a dutch oven! i use them all often. Im 27. i live and grew up in a rural community so stocking up for winter is a cultural thing. where its common for us to go berry picking, make pies, can fish and jam, smoke fish that the boys have brought back, go clam digging, have shrimp pots. so with so much to work with, i would be crazy not to get into cooking. my Darling Husband is also a commercial fisherman (alaska). so seafood is a huge part of our diet. 

sorry this was so long. im obviously passionate about cooking lol

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