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Do you normally use organic ingredients? If so then what kind of organic ingredients do you use in your Christmas Dish?
I'm actually not the one doing the cooking duties because my wife is there to take care of the kitchen job and she does exceptionally well in cooking.
She might be using organic ingredients as long as it's healthy for cooking. I wouldn't know at all but all I know is that her meal is always tasty.
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What's your wife's specialty? Will she be willing to share the recipe?
I've heard that organic is healthier, but there are some saying that it doesn't really matter if you buy organic or not so I'm not sure.
No it matters because there are more healthier some are really nutritious not just making the meals tasty but it adds nutrients to the body. Some ingredients are mere calories no nutrients.
As for I love cooking. My wife always take the full responsibility. Though I always ask her to it together cause its more fun and its one of our bonding together.
My mother is the one in charge in cooking because I am not into cooking. But I watched her cook and she kept telling me to use organic ingredients because it is healthier than processed foods.
Your wife seems like an awesome. It is amazing to connect to that level.
I'm not sure. We usually buy our ingredients from the market or grocery stores. Maybe some of them are organic. We try to pick the freshest ones we can find. My relatives are good at discerning which ones are the best quality.
Yes, I use an organic ingredient in preparing my Christmas dishes. Organic foods may have higher nutritional value than conventional food, according to some research. The reason In the absence of pesticides and fertilizers, plants! I highly suggest using organic ingredients rather than conventional food.
Yea organic ingredients are devoid of chemicals and artificial substances that will make the ingredients be loaded with empty calories and less nutrients. Organic ingredients are more nutritious.
I agree with you. I also use organic. Some goods with fertilizer takes away some nutrition to the food itself. Also organic food is more healthier than food with preservative.
Good for you. But here in our country, organic products are quite expensive actually. It may be a lot more healthy but then it is also very expensive that only those who money can afford it.
If organic products are on sale when I'm shopping I use them. I go for the best deal. I grew up in the generation when the word "organic" was not used for food. I hardly remember people using the word "organic" at all. It used to be that I didn't buy organic from the grocery store because it was more expensive. But these days the store sells organic and non-organic at almost the same price. So I go for the lower price unless the higher priced product looks better.
I'm honestly starting to wonder if organic is just another food fad. Back then we didn't have organic. Over here the organic food cost more, that's why I often opt for non-organic. I guess it's different with location. That's how I shop as well, go for the cheaper one unless the higher priced product looks better.
The thing is that in America we have a lot of cancer. Health professionals and environmentalists argue that cancer is caused by or linked to the foods that were sprayed with pesticides. Uuhh … Hello! That's what was done to almost all of the crops in America. I don't know why we all haven't dropped dead! But anyway supposedly the “organic” fruits and veggies are grown without the use of pesticides and that makes them better or healthier for you. That's what I heard. However, I'm already in my 60s and it was my generation that ate the food that was sprayed so I figure … Eh! Most people live for 70 or 80 years. I've made it to 60 and my health is pretty good. I'll try to eat healthy, and just hope and pray my remaining years will be good too.
They think it's from the food? What about the meat though? Don't they also have organic meats? But I think the term with meat is free range? Someone I know once said that free range aren't really the healthiest since the animals eat whatever they want. Their meats are also known to have worms and other parasites. I think that's what stuck with me with all the organic craze, if it's really as healthy as they claim it is.
I think most times come with time. In those days knowledge wasn't this exploited. You know we get to know about things with time. There weren't emphasis because people never really thought of the importance of it but now that we know,we can then imbibe since it really good for the body.
I think local farmers market are likely to have more organic products than mall. That's what I have noticed. Though here the farmers market are less likely to open for long. And some of the time their stock finishes lot quicker. I'd say on that note buying organic would fall to malls. And not a lot of malls keep fresh stuff they prefer frozen.
I do understand that organic ingredients are more expensive and hard to come by. That's why I made a mini vegetable and herb garden, it really doesn't take too much space because the herbs can be grown hanging on plastic cups or containers.
I would use organic ingredients if there is organic vegetables available. Organic food like fruits and vegetables will be a great ingredient to be used in our Christmas dishes.
I think that most of the time we use some organic ingredients in preparing our Christmas dishes because health for us is very important. We really don't care much if we bought some ingredients at a higher prices just to make sure that it is fresh and made into organic ones. It is good to consider our health at all times because we are the one that would still suffer in the end from the food that we eat that is why we are very meticulous about it.
When they're available I generally do, but a lot of it still comes down to cost. For certain things, organic prices are so much more expensive than their regular counterparts, and I just don't have a massive budget to spend on the fanciest organic stuff for every single ingredient I need. So I'd say realistically it's about 50-50.
I do not cook nor bake but I am the one who does the groceries for our household. If organic ingredients are available and is competitively priced, I would purchase it but most of the time it is priced much higher than their regular counterparts. While eating healthy is important to me, sticking to our monthly budget is also as essential.
No we don't, Organic ingredients is hard to come by where I live. Even if we do find one it's still so expensive. Though it would be a healthier option, I don't think my wallet would find it healthy to get all organic ingredients
That's the ironic thing, is it? Organic foods are healthier however not for our pockets. The world turned upside down like the organic/natural ones should come at a lower price since they have fewer pesticides and chemicals resulting in less overhead expenses to produce.
Maybe it all comes down to supply that's why they're more expensive. Since they have no pesticides and chemicals that would protect them from natural harm, maybe there's less product output that's why they're so expensive. It's just a wild guess of course.
Your wild guess may be right. I also think organic foods are harder to grow since they don't have chemicals in them so, in turn, have more labor costs.
That's true as well. I can imagine the amount of work it needs to grow them. I have a slight idea because I have a small garden outside, honestly everything is dead except for my roses! At least something's left alive.
Valentine's day is two months from now, so the roses will benefit you. My mother also takes care of a few plants, and they seem to be not doing good at the moment. I'll suggest she uses fertilizers to help.
Mine aren't doing well because I may have forgotten to water them for a few days... close to a week actually. Yes I know I'm awful for neglecting my plants Fertilizers might help! Or maybe add a bit more soil. I didn't add any fertilizers on my rose pot, but I did find a fat earthworm and put it in there.
Haha! I'm sure those plants will die if you have neglected them for a week or so. Anyways, thanks!
In my country the rarity is cooking with processed ingredients. Our food is organic and our ingredients are organic as well. Maybe a few ingredients could be bought that have already been processed, but like I mentioned earlier, it is the rarity for us.
That's great to know, because most people nowadays still stick to commercially grown ingredients because of availability and pricing. They're missing a lot when it comes to flavors and health benefits. I live in the heart of the city and I'm raising a dozen free ranged chickens being fed with scrap veggies for their eggs. So we don't buy eggs anymore. We also have a mini vegetable and herb garden.
I never used to know about the importance of organic ingredients until I attended a good seminar years back and I was made to know why organic ingredients are necessary and should be used for food preparation,though it a bit costly than non organic one's I still try to buy them at least for good health.
Organic ingredients are tastier and more delicious than commercially grown ones. Sometimes I would roast some of our organic chickens and the taste is really diffirent, it has more flavor than the store bought ones.
I agree with you. Organic food are more natural in the feeling when being eaten and you'll appreciate it more when its coming from your yard.
I try to use as much organic as much possible. But these days it's hard to find unfrozen and the organic all the time. So some of the time frozen and the inorganic powders is what we may use in our dishes. And that's something we have to consider when it comes to the christmas. And even few other festivals in other times of the year. It can show you much better way for the dishes to season in that case.
Frankly speaking, I do not bother much about the choice of ingredients in my food. I know my mother would use the best possible ingredients possible and where it is organic or non organic, I always love the food she makes and never it has created any problems whatsoever. Infact, who would know better about the food than a caring lovely mother?
I live in a place where almost everyone has a little garden of their own. Most of the vegetables you buy in the supermarket or farmers market may not be organic although sold as such so I grow most of the vegetables I eat in my garden. Instead of fertilizer, I use compost made mostly from kitchen waste. So yes, in my Christmas dishes and other meals I cook throughout the year, I mostly use organic ingredients.
That's so nice. Having your own garden so you can have healthy food in you dining table is something that's so ideal. Every family should be inspired by this so they can at least save and enjoy what they planted.
Most people say they can't grow vegetables or even spices because - well - there is no space for that.
Gardening doesn't really need that much space if you have the desire to nurture something organic. I've known people who plant vegetables like spinach in containers, and these would produce some fresh veggies for their families (saving them a little bit of money).
We also have a mini herb garden where we grow different herbs and aromatics. I love to cook and use fresh herbs in my dishes. We've got Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Ginger, Turmeric, Garlic and others. The funny thing about it is that I only bought the seeds in a bookstore planted and watered it in one summer and it grew.
Organic ingredients do not only make the dishes healthier compared to other ingredients but also make them tastier. The taste and the aroma is more distinct when these ingredients were used, For example, an organic onion has a little sweet taste and more juicy compared to ordinary ones. That taste even so little will give a big impact in your dish.
We've got a chickens, it's really a mini backyard chicken farm with 8 hens and 3 roosters from where we get our fresh organic eggs daily.
Every Christmas we would make Custards and Flans or what we call here Leche Flan and Dulce de Leche. We would use freshly harvested organic eggs from our Kabir and Sasso Chickens making these Christmas desserts.
Since my mother passed away three years ago, my sister does the cooking in our house every Christmas with my younger brother who is also a cook. They use healthy and organic ingredients in cooking after our father got sick. Since then, we become more health conscious.
I think the dishes are half organic and half processed foods. Anyway, it's not that bad to break away onelce in a while. Everyday, in our house, we eat vegetables to protect our health. We just "go junk" when there's a special event. Lol.
Well i think that organic ingredients should be used in the preparation of our food not only at the time of Christmas but each and everyday.However getting organic ingredients can be a hassle and they are more expensive than the normal ingredients.Sometimes companies would market some ingredients as organically grown but in reality they may not be completely organic.Its always better to grow vegetables , herbs and fruits in your garden if you have the required space and resources.
Organic ingredients? I'm not sure since my mother does all the cooking. If vegetables count then my answer to the question is yes. The thing is how do you define "organic" actually? If it's not using any pesticides, chemicals, etc. I can't tell since I don't have any idea where it all came from.
Generally I like to eat organic because I think that this is a healthier way of eating. The problem becomes that unless I grow the food myself eating organic becomes expensive. For Christmas especially where I have many parties and I invite loads of friends and family eating organic is not an option. So no I don't eat organic at Christmas, though in future when I have more money I would love to.
You are right. It's just sad that the prices of products nowadays are increasing. But, it's a great call for everyone to learn growing plants in their own.
I'm not into cooking so my mother and sister were the ones in charge of cooking our meals. But I am the one in charge of making our desserts. And this year, I am planning to make a vegetable salad and I'll be making it with organic ingredients. We are much comfortable and assured that we are safe because we are eating organic food. Also, it is healthier to eat than to eat processed foods.
I'm usually the one going to the market and I usually choose to buy the organic vegetables especially if we're going to eat them raw. I don't know when I started doing this but for me the organic produce looks better and greener compared to the non-organic vegetables.
Do you use organic ingredients on your christmas dishes: Honestly I only start to do cooking this passed few months because I am already living withbmy partner in life and I don't have a choice but to cook for my family and this ilcoming chrustmas is the first christmas that i may cook so in terms of ingredient hope to find real organic one in the market for this coming occassion.
My first thought was- well we prepare salads of all sorts during Christmas so I think we do use organic products. Turns out it was not as simple as that. We get our fruits and vegetables from a local market place where there weren't really price tags and all. So I do not really know if we are using organic products or not.