LOOKING FORWARD TO 2019
As I look forward to 2019, I'd like to share some insights of what I have seen going on in the food industry:
-We can now eat hot dogs and deli meats (packaged) without nitrites and nitrates, which are known to cause all sorts of problems.
-Alternative beverages that are O calories but has the essence of flavors have helped us to wean ourselves from the dreaded sugar carbonated soda.
-Probiotic yogurts has hit the market like a Tsunami.
-More soup stock using bones which provide natural collagen which helps our joints.
-more awareness with natural herbal supplements like Tumeric for those achy joints. A natural remedy, exclusively used in Mideastern curries.
-Whole wheat products are better from a fiber standpoint to help our digestive tract.
-Realizing that cow's milk like we all were brought up to believe may not be as healthy as we thought. Lactaid concerns, Bovine hormones given to the cows eventually are past down to our system.
-Almond, soy, coconut milk has been beneficial and healthier alternative.
-Now I can appreciate purchasing chicken breast ow. instead of getting to be breast pumped up with hormones, I can actually get 8 chicken breast in 1 packet.
-Yes, seafood is getting more expensive, but in a way it might help us replenish our oceans. We've been overfishing for decades but new practices and new mandates are doing their best to help nature do its thing.
-Retail food establishments are wasting less by knowing the time table of all vegetables , meats and seafood and repurposing them for final sale in the buffet section or used to prepare prepackaged quick meals. My hat goes off to them.
-We're doing our best to rid plastic from our oceans that are killing the birds, whales, sharks, dolphins, shrimp as they ingest these particles thinking its food and dying of starvation. Ultimately, we eventually will be ingesting these microscopic matters.
-We're learning to share our world with them and showing our compassion in little ways.
More is being done, its a gradual process but the power we hold can make a difference and politicians concerned will listen.
And finally, if you made it this far! I have been giving personal cooking lessons to families that want their children to learn how to cook and eat healthy. We do so much for our kids but when it comes to cooking, we pickup the fastest meals available. My personal cooking classes emphasizes family bonding, creating something from nothing motivates the young kids and they feel a sense of accomplishment. I started this by helping families save money, offer variety of cuisine while teaching the young people that chicken nuggets is not a real meal.
by Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com