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View Poll Results: How closely is your road food to your normal menu?
Nearly the same menu as at home 20 23.53%
Minor changes for RV cooking method & storage 59 69.41%
Major changes because of road challenges 5 5.88%
We eat out all the time anyway so it's all good 1 1.18%
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Old 02-28-2016, 02:14 PM   #71
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I pretty much eat either rice or noodles with fried or steamed veggies. Pretty easy on the road or at home. Oatmeal for breakfast. If I'm hiking, pb&j for lunch. Nuts, nut butters etc for snacks. Occasional meat but it's so easy to contaminate the camper and so much more cleanup that I don't usually bother. If I'm on the road, I'll probably eat "out" at least once a week, so if I'm craving meat, I'll have it then.

My "new" camper has an oven, which is nice, but it'll probably only very rarely get used. If it wasn't more hassle than it's worth, I'd probably just remove it and put in a 3-burner cook top, and use the extra space the oven used to take up for storage. But my trailer is still plenty light and I have enough storage, so messing with cabinets, propane and all that just to remove the oven doesn't seem worth it.
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When we are camping ,we usually have a big breakfast .Bacon ,sausage ,ham ,steak , fried potatoes , pancakes ,eggs ,fruit juice ,coffee milk etc. For supper we have normal meals - salad , meat ,potatoes , vegetables ,and a dessert. Food is one of life's enjoyments I can afford .
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:48 PM   #73
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Being from all the way up in Canada, you might not be familiar with the fast food chain. It's mostly a California thing, but spreading. Fast food burgers.
Spreading e-coli too, if I recall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_J..._coli_outbreak
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Yep, but that was a long time ago...

I mean I'm not defending them and I avoid fast food like the plague, but with the amount of food any chain fast food restaurant puts out, with a low paid, typically teenage workforce, it's a wonder there aren't e-coli outbreaks every day. I'd say they actually do a pretty good job.

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Just a worthless thought. Based upon the comments posted here, this old saying came to mind:

"Some eat to live, others live to eat!"

Since I'm way overweight...I must be in the last group of people!

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Old 02-29-2016, 10:26 AM   #76
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Thank God that organic vegetables are completely safe and E-Coli free.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:11 AM   #77
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That seems to assume a lot
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Thank God that organic vegetables are completely safe and E-Coli free.
You are kidding, right?
Manure is an organic fertilizer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC525133/
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That seems to assume a lot
It would be wonderful if a person could believe ALL labels that are stuck on food items.

However, dishonest people work in all industries, including the food industry.

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I can't tell if he's trying to get a cut in at people who avoid fast food, assuming that they therefore must eat only "organic", and that they wrongfully believe that because they're eating organic there's nothing bad that can grow on it, and that they feel superior to everyone...Or if the statement is made to be taken at face value and he really believes that...Or if it was just a good natured joke.

Bad things can grow on anything organic (organic meant to mean "living matter"). Whether or not there are a bunch of pesticides also on there is another matter. That's where "organic" (meant in the no pesticides/chemicals way) is really nice. Though that label unfortunately doesn't mean what most of think or would like to believe it does.

I just do my best to eat as "un-processed" as possible. Food is a real thing, and a real good thing. What's on most of the shelves in the grocery store and served at most chain restaurants is an unfortunate human bastardization of what was once real food.

I'll stick as close as I can to unmodified veggies, fruits and grains, and eat as much wild game as I can instead of animals bred and raised covered in their own filth, shipped off jam packed into a truck to a slaughterhouse that's moving animals through so quickly that they can't keep the feces off the meat, and therefore irradiate the meat to sterilize it because they know they can't produce at the scale they want to, and still keep things clean otherwise.

YUM!

Which is not to say I'm above eating that type of food and meat. I just do my best to avoid it, and try to find something better first.
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I can't tell if he's trying to get a cut in at people who avoid fast food, assuming that they therefore must eat only "organic", and that they wrongfully believe that because they're eating organic there's nothing bad that can grow on it, and that they feel superior to everyone...Or if the statement is made to be taken at face value and he really believes that...Or if it was just a good natured joke.

Bad things can grow on anything organic (organic meant to mean "living matter"). Whether or not there are a bunch of pesticides also on there is another matter. That's where "organic" (meant in the no pesticides/chemicals way) is really nice. Though that label unfortunately doesn't mean what most of think or would like to believe it does.

I just do my best to eat as "un-processed" as possible. Food is a real thing, and a real good thing. What's on most of the shelves in the grocery store and served at most chain restaurants is an unfortunate human bastardization of what was once real food.

I'll stick as close as I can to unmodified veggies, fruits and grains, and eat as much wild game as I can instead of animals bred and raised covered in their own filth, shipped off jam packed into a truck to a slaughterhouse that's moving animals through so quickly that they can't keep the feces off the meat, and therefore irradiate the meat to sterilize it because they know they can't produce at the scale they want to, and still keep things clean otherwise.

YUM!

Which is not to say I'm above eating that type of food and meat. I just do my best to avoid it, and try to find something better first.
All of the above .!!! I choose not to worship at the "Organic Church of the Vegan ".
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Ah, so you have a chip on your shoulder. I can understand, as there are some pretty extreme people on that end of the spectrum. It's funny because I don't see much in this thread about "oh, I only eat organic. So I'm awesome". You're simply assuming that it's what people are implying when they talk about eating healthy.

For myself, I don't let narrow minded people on either side of the spectrum influence my food decisions or how I treat people. And I'm not calling you narrow minded. I don't know you nearly well enough. I'm talking about the voices you hear on different sides of these issues.

I have as little tolerance for militant vegans as you, is my guess. But I don't let them define food for me. Food is food, completely separate from who chooses to associate themselves with it.

I choose food based on what I believe to be healthy, which is food with the least amount of human processing I can find.

Unfortunately people are understandably pretty confused about food these days. Would you believe that not many decades ago, all food was organic? All animals were cage free, free range? It's too bad these things have been turned into buzz words with political meaning. It's all really just a way of moving away from the industrialization of food that most of us grew up with, without stopping to realize how very recently we did this to our food.

When you divorce your associations of hippies and food snobs from the organic movement, you can see things in less clouded fashion. The industrialization of food is a very recent thing. "Organic" food is what we all ate not long ago.

The fact that chemical fertilizers and pesticides were made to solve a real problem and that in some ways are a legitimate response to feeding large populations is not lost on me.

But when you start getting into morals, science and the politics of food, things get really complicated really quick. When you base your choices of what to eat on biases against certain groups you find annoying, you're going down a strange path.

The best thing I've found to cut through all the BS on both sides, is to make personal choices I feel are healthy for me. For me, that means choosing wild game over factory raised and slaughtered meat, eating fresh veggies whenever possible, eating mostly whole grains rather than processed grains, and most importantly, not eating too much.

That really makes things pretty simple, and I don't have to worry about what everyone else is doing, whether I like them or not. I do what I do. I eat factory meat, I eat processed foods. But I limit them as much as possible. I choose fresh unprocessed food for the bulk of what I eat.

I've found pragmatists on both sides. Environmentalist hippies working on cattle ranches. 4th generation Montana ranchers switching to grass fed, organic beef. Letting the loudest, most extreme voices on either side define a product or idea is going to give a skewed vision of reality.
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And after writing all that...let's say we either start a new thread if we're going to keep this discussion going, to take it to PM. I don't want to send a nice topic on RV food down a long argumentative path, even though I seem to be doing a pretty good job of it!
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Ah, so you have a chip on your shoulder.
It's not necessary to attack the person to explain your position, but if you are going to attack, could you at least say who you are attacking?
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