Do you eat canned foods?

@liyan97 (2128)
Northern Mariana Islands
June 26, 2007 8:24am CST
I do and I love it! I eat mostly spam, tuna and corned beef. My kids don't really like it though, the only thing that they will eat is the spam. I love to to cook the canned tuna with cabbage and onions. When I am going to eat the corned beef I usually cook it until its dry adding nothing but black pepper and soy sauce. How about you, do you eat canned foods? If so, how do you prepare it?
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Like you I love some canned foods but I usually cook them because I'm afraid to eat it directly from the can. It includes Spam I usually fry it, Argentina and Purefoods Corned Beef and mixed it with potatoes and sprinkle chile powder or black pepper. Pork and Beans and I add up some pork and let it simmer for a few minutes until pork is tender then put the pork and beans until sauce is sticky.With Century tuna in brine I mixed it with mayonnaise and lettuce. And a lot more,, Whew!! after typing all these my mouth is asking something to chew (,")
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
27 Jun 07
Thank you so much for such a mouth watering response...lol...I too cook spam befor I eat it, I can't stand to eat anything raw nor uncooked process foods:)
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
And my parents used to tell me before that there are certain chemicals inside canned foods that might be causing such ailment if not being cook. Right eh?
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
27 Jun 07
I have heard that studies have found that in some cases processed food have contributed to cancer! I really don't know the truth about it, but to be honest i really don't think that I want to know...lol..I am scared! Nonetheless, I still love my spam...as long as I fry it:)
@yuanchang (475)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
well i eat canned foods. my favorite canned foods are also tuna and corned beef. wait... i also like portuguese sardines. i like canned foods from century tuna and from any decent canned corned beef brands(like libby's or purefoods). i just saute them :). but it is a really a health hazard if you always eat canned goods. So just eat it moderately or even better, just completely take it out of your system as they say.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jun 07
Libbys is the only corned beef that I eat. I can't stand the Ox brand, it has too much fats. Thank you for your insight:)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
yes i guess libby's had made a status in the corned beef world. you are welcome. have a good one :)
@ericajoyce (1746)
• Philippines
3 Nov 07
hello liyan97. Yes, I do eat canned food. I like corned beef, tuna, sardines, spam, mushrooms, and corn. We only eat canned food if there isn't anything to eat. When preparing canned food we just eat it the it is, but when it comes to corned beef we put onions.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
15 Jul 08
Well I have never just eated the canned foods as it is...lol..I have to either fry, stirfry or boil it before I eat it. I love corned beef with onion, soy-sauce, cabbage and ginger, that is my all time favorite. Thank you for taking the time to respond:)
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
27 Jun 07
Tim tams - Delicious Tim Tams
Hi. Our children like to pour a can of "Spaghetti" on homemade made and then sprinkle cheese and parsley all over it, put it under the grill so its all melted, then they cut into slices and eat as a quick snack... They also like to eat a can of "Baked Beans" on toast, for snacks too...
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
28 Jun 07
Hi, My apologies, Ive put that tim tam picture on the wrong post...
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@raj0019 (2626)
• Argentina
27 Jun 07
No, i don't eat that food often. That can't taste better than my regular food :)
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
27 Jun 07
Thank you for your response:)
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
I try to use as little canned foods as possible. There are so many additives that are not so great for you in canned foods and as well a high sodium count usually. I try to make things from scratch like soups and pastas. For vegetables i usually go for fresh and if i can then frozen is the next best thing. I do use some can products like tunafish and canned evaporated milk and the canned fruits sometimes as well but i do so sparingly.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
27 Jun 07
Thank you so much for your wonderful insight:) I honestly hope that I can change my eating habits or atleast cut down on the canned foods. Thank You Again:)
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
26 Jun 07
canned food - canned food,sardine,mushroom soup
Canned food is easy to cook and fast to eat.I always have some canned food in the pantry for emergency use.(when i am busy). I like spam,campbell mushroom soup,sardine,oyster and red salmon.It depends on what kind of canned food i use.For spam i simply slice it and pop it into the oven. Oyster i don't cook just eat it like that. Sardine and red salmon i will sautte some onion and tomato and then put the sardine or salmon into the it at the same time add some basil.It was so delicious...I love it.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
27 Jun 07
I sgree, I think thats why I enjoy canned foods so much because I am a single mom and student who is always busy! Most days I am lucky if I eat a complete breakfast. Thank you for your response:)
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
26 Jun 07
We don't eat that much from tins as we prefer fresh, but we do eat tuna, corn, tomatoes, peas and carrots and ravioli from tins.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jun 07
Thank you for your answers:)
• Singapore
26 Jun 07
Sure I do, from time to time. I think there is a variety of canned food that tastes pretty good. But one should not eat them too often if possible since they are generally not too healthy.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jun 07
Thank you for your thoughts:) This discussion has led me to rethink the way I eat. I honestly didn't know that canned foods aren't that healthy! Thank you again:)
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
26 Jun 07
We eat tuna all the time and corned beef now and then. My husband makes a samoan dish with corned beef (but I don't know what the ingredients are). Ends up tasting a lot like beef soup. Tuna and rice is our favourite. Tuna is mixed in with mayonnaise and spring onions. Then eat with rice, simple really and easy to whip up if you don't feel like cooking a meal. Baked beans and Spaghetti is another favorite of mine. Love either one just on toast :)
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jun 07
I When I eat tuna and rice, I mix the tuna first with soysauce and lemon, it is so yummy! I also enjoy making tuna sandwich for my kids. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond:)
26 Jun 07
I generally only use canned tomatoes as they are great to stock up for a quick pasta meal.Sometimes I also get canned garden peas but all other vegetables,I prefer fresh.I am a vegetarian so I don;t have to bother about the meats.Regarding beans,I like to make my own at home.so I get dried beans,soak them in water overnight and then cook them as my family likes.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jun 07
I am a picky eater, and try to stick to foods that I am used to:)Thank you for responding:)
• Canada
26 Jun 07
i try to stay away from processed foods.you never know what they are really putting in them,plus heard a lot of bad things about the lining they put in canned fruit and vegetables.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jun 07
Thank you for your response:) I heard that canned processed food is not that safe, but I have never really believed it! Thank you! I have to rethink the way I eat:)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I eat canned food, but usually as a last resort; I prefer fresh produce. Mostly, out of canned food, I eat tuna and vegetarian beans. The problem is, I never finish an entire can of either, so I have to wrap it up and refridgerate it; such a bother.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
26 Jun 07
Thank you for your response:)
@raj0019 (2626)
• Argentina
27 Jun 07
No, i don't eat that food often. That can't taste better than my regular food :)
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@jerinn (6)
• India
26 Jun 07
noooooooo
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