In this episode, we look at how the 'cooking from scratch' approach to home cooking is not a viable or nuanced solution for many households when it comes to feeding and health.
Fahad Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys delving into the science of food and nutrition. He practices Ashtanga Yoga, Weight Training, Crossfit, Calisthenics, and Plyometric type of training and has been part of the fitness and nutrition world for more than 15 years. He leads the "Modern Renaissance" lifestyle of tapping into multiple knowledge bases to solve a problem.
Corey Behn lives a multifaceted life rooted in a foundation comprised of Yoga, Science, Adventure, and Nature. He has always had a burning curiosity of existence itself, constantly seeking out truth in all corners of the universe. He enjoys the sport of rock climbing and photographing beautiful landscapes and macro scrapes alike. When night falls, the cosmos up above receives his full attention, studying all types of celestial entities. Corey’s role at Ketogeek originates from his love of creative cooking in the kitchen, continuously creating new symphonies of flavor and texture for our tastebuds.
4:29 - What are Energy Pods and product updates?
9:05 - Why are some healthy, low carb or keto products so expensive?
14:50 - Topic introduction
18:30 - The problem with the 'cooking from scratch' mantra in the health and nutrition communities
23:00 - The unpredictability of work schedule and balancing it with family and food
27:34 - The burnout of intense cooking despite liking to cook
30:52 - Fast food and 'healthy' ingredients are not as cheap as many people think
38:32 - Not having reliable transportation and without functional kitchen and equipment
42:40 - Compromises mothers have to make to feed their families
47:50 - Problems with different family members having individual preferences in foods
50:50 - Why trying new 'healthy' recipes can be a gamble at the kitchen table
55:19 - How cooking is different in middle-class households
59:10 - How domestic tasks end up taking more time than you think
1:02:50 - Thinking of a solution outside of the kitchen
1:07:020 - How classic home food recipes have changed nutritionally
1:09:07 - How much time do men and women each spend time in the kitchen?
1:19:25 - The massive problem with food wastage in United States households
1:26:10 - What is the 'invisible' or 'unpaid' labor done at home?
1:29:49 - Our conclusions, proposed solutions and discussion on this topic
- The Joy of Cooking? - Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott, Joslyn Brenton, 2014 (sagepub.com)
- Calories and portion sizes in recipes throughout 100 years: an overlooked factor in the development of overweight and obesity? - PubMed (nih.gov)
- USDA ERS - Americans Spend an Average of 37 Minutes a Day Preparing and Serving Food and Cleaning Up
- Americans Cook the Least, Eat the Fastest (forbes.com)
- The Shocking Amount Of Food U.S. Households Waste Every Year (forbes.com)
- What is invisible labor? It's real and it hurts. Here's what to know. (mashable.com)