Exactly How to Eat Less Meat and Not Miss It
- Sunday, 05 June 2011
I am not a vegetarian. I just don't eat meat.
O.k., very, very little meat and then it's mostly fish, I love fish. In fact, I would be perfectly undisturbed if I never again had red meat or pork in all of their varying forms and disguises. I was however introduced to Elk meat recently when some friends of ours returned from a successful Elk hunt and had a big feast to celebrate. I have to tell you, I surprised myself by being o.k. with this and even more so by trying the grilled Elk steak and finding it absolutely wonderful. It was nothing like I expected. I thought it would be tough and gamy tasting but instead it was very tender, incredibly lean and almost sweet. As fresh as it gets, this is the way meat is supposed to taste.
Nothing like the over processed/handled chicken, beef and pork that you find at the grocery store that is labeled "Farm Fresh" when in fact it comes from a dark, rank, over crowded coop or pin where the animals can not move about at all and are sickly, disease ridden from standing in their own filth and among corpses and fed a diet of manufactured grains and chemicals. Sorry to be blunt, but it's out there even if you choose not to think about it.
Why do we continue to buy this stuff? The bags of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, the ground beef sold in tubes and styrofoam, the mass produced eggs from chicken prisons. Besides it being inhumane which most people know but pretend it's not a big deal or don't care, it tastes like garbage and is horrible for your over all health. Again, just to reiterate my point, I don't mean that all meat in general is bad, I simply am saying that we need to make more informed and responsible choices when it comes to the things we buy and feed ourselves and our families.
Does this mean I'm perfect and always make the right dietary decisions? Yes, of course it does.
Just Kidding! geeesh.