I was just visiting a Facebook page that I have been following for quite some time. This person has a cookbook they have published that has become quite popular. The author recently announced that she has gone back to vegetarianism (after a break for a few years) and will never add meat into her diet. She has decided not to continue printing her book, as it does contain many meat recipes. Her plan is to work on a vegetarian/pescetarian cookbook, which will have veggie & fish recipes.
In a later post, she does state that she won’t delete the meat recipes from her site because she knows and respects that the majority of people in our culture do eat meat – “I respect others’ food choices, and ask that in return, mine are respected as well.”
That pretty much sums up how I feel regarding my choice to eat meat. I understand cutting down on read meat for health reasons, and we really don’t eat it very often. We will occasionally have meatless meals too, but mostly just because we like how they taste.
That being said, I don’t want to get into a big debate about eating meat or not BUT there are two things I want to throw out there…
- For those who choose to not eat meat for moral reasons, why do some still eat fish and seafood? How is a fish or lobster different than cow or a pig (other than the obvious)?
- Why are there so many products on the market made to resemble meat, both in taste/texture and the way they look? Why not just eat more natural foods the way they grow?
Just some “food for thought” for today…
I know a lot of people have started to implement “Meatless Monday” (or one day a week without meat). When making these types of meals, I find it quite difficult to balance great taste with something that is filling enough for my 6’4″ hubby (unless I make massive portions). While I tend to like most vegetables, hubby only likes some and there are a lot he won’t eat at all. We do not cook with any meat substitutes like tofu or TVP (textured vegetarian protein). In the end, I usually resort to making some type of pasta dish when we have a meatless meal.
While doing a search for “Meatless Monday” I did come across a variety of websites and blogs. Here are a couple I am going to check out for recipe ideas:
Do you do “Meatless Monday”? Do you have any favourite meatless meals to share that are both tasty and satisfying?