Soul food recipes is proving to be a life line for more and more cash strapped families looking for ways to stretch their food dollars. With more people forced to eat out less more have found cooking at home a quick way to cut cost and eat healthier at the same time.
“Many people are going back to southern cooking and family meals around the dinner table as opposed to burgers and fries every night,” says Bonnie Tucker a food critic from Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta, known by many as the Mecca for southern cuisine has seen an increase of interest in soul food recipes online. To meet the demand you can see a sharp increase in the number of websites to meet the growing demand.
Many websites offer not only the latest recipes to help families stretch their dollars, they also include videos that allow people to watch demonstrations. This allow you to literally watch the recipes come alive before your eyes, making it much easier to prepare. It makes a big difference when you can watch the video before making a dish, especially if it’s your first time doing it, says Tasha Cater, housewife from Atlanta, Georgia.
Many soul food recipes have healthier ingredients than the ones from the past. This no doubt is another change many have made because of a growing demand for healthier alternatives. Southern food has long had a reputation not only for it’s bold flavors and taste, but its health concerns. Now you find more recipes containing less fats, salt and butter for example. Instead more natural herbs, spices and flavors are used.
You can also find healthier cooking methods suggested. For example, sauting and pan frying instead of deep fat frying, or steaming vegetables instead of boiling in large amounts of water as ways to save nutrients. The way the recipes are prepared now is not you Great grandmothers recipes when it comes to health risks. But fortunately the changes in preparation hasn’t affected the taste that much.
Soul food recipes is the ultimate when it comes to comfort food. Now the next generation of eaters are discovering new school techniques for cooking healthier while saving money, that’s the best of both worlds.
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