One of the friendlier newer members as of late told me recently that he is moving out of home soon and for the first time will be solely responsible for his food choices. After telling him that I try to eat with a small footprint, he started asking me more about it. I suggested that we discuss with the community and maybe provide something in off topic to discuss which does not include an ideological battle. After my suggestion to make a thread, he then suggested that I be the one to make the thread, so here it is :)
My basic food philosophy is this - try to be responsible both to my own health and the health of others and the health of the planet. This means buying locally as much as possible, and generally this includes cutting out a lot of fast food type of items. I am not advocating cutting everything, I still occasionally go out for food which is not good for me or the planet, but as someone soon to be living on their own, I simply suggested that anyone living on their own should really think about learning a few easy recipes, to make food from scratch. I far prefer food made from scratch myself. For instance, last year for Thanksgiving I made a pumpkin pie where I started with a pumpkin and a bag of flour and all the other ingredients. Although it ended up taking a couple of hours to make, it was a very rewarding (and tasty) experience. The same can be done with any food really, and the more so when it is made at home.
So anyone feel free to share any food suggestions or even recipes if you like. I am not advocating a healthy food discussion either, even if you all want to discuss better burger recipes go ahead. On that subject though, for burgers, crush up some of your favourite crackers into the meat mix. It makes them more moist and less prone to dry out when frying them. Also hummus is a great topping for burgers.