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How to Cook - The Early Years

April 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 139

"How to Cook - The Early Years" is a subject that many food historians will agree on. This early method would be roasting over an open fire, which more than likely, was a pleasurable accident. On the other hand though, the boiling of food was a much more sophisticated approach. It was not an accident, but a careful process that was accomplished using certain tools that were created for that specific purpose. Maybe the accidental discovery of roasting over fire could have been advantageous among the earliest inhabitants, they went to a lot of trouble to boil their dinners. They began by digging a very large hole in the ground. Then, they gathered up many flat stones, which they overlapped to prevent any water from leaking out.

Then, grabbing their bags made from animal skins, they'd fill them with large amounts of water. The bags were carried over to the pit and emptied, filling the pit. Then, in a separate fire, they would heat other stones, carry them over to the pit and drop them in the water. This would cause the water to simmer. Once the water was heated, they would drop their food in it and while it cooked, they'd continue to add more heated stones to keep the water at the proper temperature. Eventually, this method evolved and boiling and stewing was done by placing small pot placed near a fire, or hung from a tripod over the fire. The meat was boiled first and the vegetable were probably added later.

Fast forward to the present, and cooks everywhere have it made. Electric and gas powered stoves, Microwave Ovens, Pots and Pans, coated with non-stick finishes. We barely have to even be able to boil water anymore, because just about every type of food comes pre-made, pre-cooked and pre-packaged. All you have to do is drive to the giant store and bring it home. "Chef Mic" will handle the rest. The big problem with this are the many chemicals inserted into your meal to preserve them, coloring to color them so they look more attractive, and let's not forget the by-products. What are by-products? Since women forgot how to cook and feed these foods to their families, just look what is happening to our society.

The United States is stricken with an epidemic of "OBESITY!"

The major problem with that are the children. Why would a parent want their child to be fat?

I believe that every mother would want to raise healthy children that are not subject to early diabetes or cancer. We need to get back to preparing healthy meals, from fresh ingredients, and then learn how to portion the meals for consumption. When you overeat and teach you family to do the same, you're not doing right by them. Calories in... weight on!

Another problem these days, nobody exercises until the obesity has taken over and you just can't stand to look at yourself in the mirror any longer. So, I'd just like to encourage you to do good by yourself and your family. You be the role model and your family will follow!!

Here is a healthy recipe that is not only easy to prepare, but delicious too.

Salmon Patties:


2 cans of Pink Salmon (this makes about 8 patties)

1 large Onion

1 large Green Pepper

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Seasoning, whatever you prefer, season to taste

Olive Oil, to cover bottom of our frying pan

How to Prepare:

First, chop up your onions and peppers until very fine.

Drain the salmon and remove any bones.

Mix the salmon, peppers, onions, eggs, flour and seasonings in a bowl.

Take the salmon mix and form into small patties.

Put the olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan and place on a medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, place the patties into the pan.

Let them brown, turning once to brown both sides. Frying time is about 10 minutes.

Remove the patties from the pan and drain on paper towels.

The patties are now ready to serve with your favorite vegetables.

My wife and I enjoy eating healthy and exercising. Changing our eating habits has greatly improved our lifestyle and physical health. You too, can start today!

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