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The Blame Game & Passing the Buck...

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I've got to vent about a major pet peeve of mine.. something that irritates me to no end. I've notice a rather Interesting Trend over the past year when sharing recipes on "social media"- there is a distinct select few who often complain about GMO's, Chemicals, & the overall Nutrition factor of recipes. This in itself wouldn't be be an issue, I think it's safe to say that we're all trying to ensure we get the most nutritional bang for our buck, so to speak. I'm pretty sure no one is shopping and saying to themselves, I really hope this doesn't have any vitamins in it and damn, I'd really love to gain another 10 lbs this week.

However, these often demanding, frequently Rude responses makes one ponder the following . . .


If you're preparing the recipe that means that You're the one Controlling the Ingredients.


If You're choosing Chemical or GMO laden ingredients, isn't that on You?


If a recipe calls for Cream of "something" soup and you choose a sodium laden expensive name brand, that's your choice- it can be made Low Sodium at home for a mere fraction of the price. Nearly all the recipes that we share contain homemade counterparts to help control the cost as well as the ingredients.


We very Very Rarely specify to use a particular brand of anything and if we do, it's because we've tried several different ones before sharing the recipe and didn't want you to lose $10, $15 or $20 repeating our mistake!


Budget101.com is about ADAPTING things to suit your the needs of your own family and budget. It's about finding ways to reduce costs and get ahead. Not every idea is going to pertain to every person, but Budget101.com is NOT about tearing down other people for sharing ideas and recipes. I truly do not understand the troll mentality of going onto a page or site to specifically tear down something that someone shared in an effort to help my family.


So there you have it, My Pet Peeve of the Year . . . people passing the buck instead of embracing the fact that they are in control of their OWN lives & Choices.

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  1. j005925's Avatar
    I agree.... some people are so very rude and don't care about others feelings.
  2. brchbell's Avatar
    Thanks to Monsanto & Round UP Many of us are getting very allergic to GMO grains and dairy. I can no longer buy canned soups or hardly any processed foods. I'm very allergic to GMO Gluten grains, and soy. Those are in almost everything you buy at the store. We now grow most of our own food. I can up my own homemade soups. I'm learning to do it all on my own. Thanks to your site I can make many of my own condiments, etc.
  3. magicmom101's Avatar
    AMEN!! If you have never made anything from scratch, by all means, give it a try. I'll bet you'll love it !!!! I know I do. I have had the pleasure of making many different myo recipes(from this site alone) to fill my pantry. Never get discouraged that your first attempt is spot-one. Sometimes is takes a bit of tweaking the recipe. The best part is....you have created a really tasty product that you, and everyone else will enjoy. The very fact that you, yourself, control every ingredient going into that recipe is awesome !!! Store bought products will be history. If you think about it...all store bought products start with the very same basic ingredients, just like yours. The only difference is-you did not add any artificial colors, flavors, fillers etc. You don't have to give in-to give up!! Before anyone starts slinging mud in the mixing bowl, find yourself just one simple myo recipe-and try it. Get someone to be your taste tester(my husband is mine). If they like it....it's a keeper. For all those who quibble over what's wrong with your recipes, just STOP!! Again, if your first attempt was not to your liking-try again, only 're-work it till you are happy with the results. These recipes are true life savers!! Just keep thinking 'healthy' thoughts. These are WAY BETTER, and less expensive then their mass produced counterparts!! Your family will thank you for your effort. Good luck and HAPPY COOKING!!
  4. bamo72's Avatar
    I honestly think the same thing when I read those comments. I just smile and know that I can control what I make.
  5. SweetPea6181's Avatar
    I can see your point. Most people do not realize how much GMO's, Gluetin, & other harmful chemicals are in our food, and beauty products. If they did we would die from starvation and stop using any and all products! That's where research comes in!! Yes your an adult, but your mind still needs exercise! That is exactly what I did! Now I make my own beauty products, laundry soap, soap, & fabric softener, & etc.. I have discovered how crafty I can be, & it saves so much more money!!!! My kids are even getting into it and their friends!! Now we know what is going on and in our bodies!! Yes I admit I WAS one of those people that complained!!! NOT ANYMORE!!!!! I DID MY HOMEWORK, AND THE OTHER COMPLAINERS SHOULD TOO!! This site has helped me out a lot. Thank! It has been a blessing! O
    Updated 08-27-2014 at 02:33 PM by SweetPea6181 (I wanted to add to it, and corrected errors.)
  6. Frigga's Avatar
    Amen Liss! Well said!
  7. StephTodd's Avatar
    Tips, hints, cooking suggestions are all just that, "suggestions". Cooking has never been a exact science but merely just a topic of conversation that later trended into "ideas". So take it for what it's worth. There are general sites for overall people and specific sites for specific dietary needs. Don't beat up the general sites for your specific needs, Complainers.
  8. Devildog's Avatar
    I understand your thoughts exactly. I was always taught if you can't say something nice don't say anything. I have also learned to not say anything unless it is important to someone else. I don't need to talk just to hear myself. LOL I am glad you said something about this. Thanks.
  9. AnnieT's Avatar
    I think a lot of people aren't aware how they sound. There's a lot of spoiled people out there.

    I tell my kids all the time, if you don't like something, don't say so with a rude comment....try making it yourself and make sure you make it better than I did. I was also taught, if you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all.

    I just found this site today and I'm soooo loving it! Score! Thanks, Liss!
  10. imjanis's Avatar
    I agree. You make the choices for the ingredients you use in a recipe.Be willing to be creative and try different ideas. You might find something you like.
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