Grapefruitprincess ReLoaded: Expat Problems: Getting Used To New Food

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Expat Problems: Getting Used To New Food

I am in the USA for almost 2 months now. It's been great living here so far. The weather in southern Arkansas is been wonderful, I enjoy spending time outside.

I do have a major problem over here though: The food. I've had 2 really bad allergy outbreaks already. I would show you guys a picture of my hand, but since I plan on talking food in this post, I'll postpone it.

The food market in Europe is way different than it is over here. Additives, GMO, colors, sugars... Most things you find in "food" in the USA are prohibited by law in the EU. 

I read labels at the grocery store, and I'm honestly shocked!! It reads like a label of a chemistry set, and it sounds nothing like something I would EAT! It's really sad, but now I do understand why my body reacts to all this poisoning stuff. If a loaf of bread is advertised being "sugar free", I don't even want to know what's inside all the other bags on the aisle. 

I can cook! I love to cook! But even ingredients you would NEVER EVER GUESS having any additives, are loaded with them. So my shopping trips to the grocery store will take a whole lot of time from now on. Reading labels is very time consuming.

I'm glad I'm used to cook from scratch. So I buy mostly fresh food, and rock the kitchen! I do need some ideas though, cause coming up with new recipes every day is challenging.

Luckily I was stumbling across a great website most recently. It's called "fitsme"! 

Fitsme provides users with the ability to browse recipe and food dishes that are tailored to fit the individuals' dietary preferences. Users are also able to auto-generate meal plans or build meal plans by hand. Our use of persistent preferences and a thumbs up, thumbs down system allows us to learn over time about the each user's cooking and purchasing habits. This, in conjunction with an intricate ingredient relationship database, gives us a competitive advantage in the food tech market. We analyze every ingredient in every recipe and adapt our intuitive Pinterest-like interface to show only dishes that fit your tastes and dietary needs.

 The interface is really user friendly! I just took this screenshot for you:




I know some of my friends are living a Vegan or Paleo lifestyle. You guys might want to check out this website, and see if it has some new yummy recipes? 





Let me know what you think!


aboutme
 

5 comments :

  1. The website look so interesting! And that's sad to hear about such a huge difference in the foods, but I probably shouldn't be surprised.

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  2. Cool website. I'll have to look into it more later. They probably have some gluten-free options as well. Thanks!

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    1. They do have Gluten free as a filter option! It is awesome, really :D

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  3. :( I make my own cream of chicken soup and ranch mix. Little changes to recipes mean a big difference. :) The soup is on here, and the ranch will be up next week, I hope. http://www.thissimplehome.com/p/recipes.html

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  4. I lived abroad in Australia for a bit and was shocked at how much less sweet the treats were over there--we definitely love sugar and preservatives in America! I didn't realize it because I was raised on it. Wishing you the best of luck on your healthy eating mission!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni

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Expat Problems: Getting Used To New Food

I am in the USA for almost 2 months now. It's been great living here so far. The weather in southern Arkansas is been wonderful, I enjoy spending time outside.

I do have a major problem over here though: The food. I've had 2 really bad allergy outbreaks already. I would show you guys a picture of my hand, but since I plan on talking food in this post, I'll postpone it.

The food market in Europe is way different than it is over here. Additives, GMO, colors, sugars... Most things you find in "food" in the USA are prohibited by law in the EU. 

I read labels at the grocery store, and I'm honestly shocked!! It reads like a label of a chemistry set, and it sounds nothing like something I would EAT! It's really sad, but now I do understand why my body reacts to all this poisoning stuff. If a loaf of bread is advertised being "sugar free", I don't even want to know what's inside all the other bags on the aisle. 

I can cook! I love to cook! But even ingredients you would NEVER EVER GUESS having any additives, are loaded with them. So my shopping trips to the grocery store will take a whole lot of time from now on. Reading labels is very time consuming.

I'm glad I'm used to cook from scratch. So I buy mostly fresh food, and rock the kitchen! I do need some ideas though, cause coming up with new recipes every day is challenging.

Luckily I was stumbling across a great website most recently. It's called "fitsme"! 

Fitsme provides users with the ability to browse recipe and food dishes that are tailored to fit the individuals' dietary preferences. Users are also able to auto-generate meal plans or build meal plans by hand. Our use of persistent preferences and a thumbs up, thumbs down system allows us to learn over time about the each user's cooking and purchasing habits. This, in conjunction with an intricate ingredient relationship database, gives us a competitive advantage in the food tech market. We analyze every ingredient in every recipe and adapt our intuitive Pinterest-like interface to show only dishes that fit your tastes and dietary needs.

 The interface is really user friendly! I just took this screenshot for you:




I know some of my friends are living a Vegan or Paleo lifestyle. You guys might want to check out this website, and see if it has some new yummy recipes? 





Let me know what you think!


aboutme
 

5 comments :

  1. The website look so interesting! And that's sad to hear about such a huge difference in the foods, but I probably shouldn't be surprised.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cool website. I'll have to look into it more later. They probably have some gluten-free options as well. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They do have Gluten free as a filter option! It is awesome, really :D

      Delete
  3. :( I make my own cream of chicken soup and ranch mix. Little changes to recipes mean a big difference. :) The soup is on here, and the ranch will be up next week, I hope. http://www.thissimplehome.com/p/recipes.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. I lived abroad in Australia for a bit and was shocked at how much less sweet the treats were over there--we definitely love sugar and preservatives in America! I didn't realize it because I was raised on it. Wishing you the best of luck on your healthy eating mission!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni