Time vs. Money is always the question. When the answer lies simply in that Time = Money.
So if we take a 15 minute recipe that costs $5 per serving (considering you have cooking oil and seasonings already), when we open our cabinet to make it. It seems like a great bargain. However, we can make fresh Salmon with the same seasonings for the same price. So why is it so hard for everyone to eat fresh and organic?
In case of over 100 million people, Transportation & uncertainty is the underlying cost difference. Unless you own a monthly bus pass with steady, round the clock transportation in a buzzing urban area and live in walking distance to a grocery store, fresh fish is a very expensive cost as you make multiple trips to keep ingredients fresh -or- if you make the mistake of buying too much, it will go bad. Also, the uncertainty of pay. If you work a job where your hours change week to week, like Retail -or- a job where your pay changes drastically week to week, like Food; you make possibly 1 or 2 grocery trips per month and stock pile on things to get you through the tough periods.
So one of the things you most likely keep in your cabinet are items that your Grandmother had. Canned fish is popular and therefore, today’s recipe is a canned food recipe favorite, Salmon Croquettes.
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