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#1769

I am, actually. I can’t imagine having meatless diet, not to even think about veganizm.
I mean I’m not one of those guys “BBQ, steak, burger and nothing else”, but I really like Bolognese pasta, I like chicken and potatoes, oven baked with beer, I really really like Musaka, and a third of it is ground pork. I also love my rice and veggies, and my mushrooms and my other veggies… I just can’t imagine completely cutting the meat out. Unless there is a medical reason, at which case screw meat…


#1770

Well I was vegan for about six years as well :wink:

Personally I don’t find it necessary and I believe devoting resources to growing food by feeding it food is detrimental in the world we live in. I respect people who hunt their own food, but generally I view farmed animals as a waste of resources.

When I was vegan I essentially made a connection between consuming animal products as a corollary with eating my dog. Not much of a difference outside of cultural considerations, so I quit. I eat dairy and eggs now though, really more of a compromise with a diet that works well for me without being too restrictive based on the area I live in with availability of affordable alternatives. I have moved to a relatively high protein/low carbohydrate diet and that can be quite difficult without eating a lot of processed foods, which tend to be niche products and expensive.

I used to eat meat, grew up eating it, but at this point I don’t miss it. The mock meats don’t really taste the same, and I did have about a month where I tried eating meat again (that was about seven years ago now) and simply couldn’t do it. The meats that I could even stomach were too similar to mock ones - foods like hamburger, cold cuts, pepperoni, etc. - that I found it wasn’t worth it and the cost was about the same for what I considered good quality.

At this point I have made a pledge to myself that if I wish to eat animals, I have to be responsible for their deaths, IE I have to kill the animal if I want to eat it. I have several friends who are regular sustenance hunters (not trophy hunters, they aren’t after the biggest antler racks by any means) and have considered hunting with them to see if it’s something I am willing to do or even something of which I am capable.

Generally speaking I like animals more than people, so that’s always a factor too :joy:


#1771

So yeah… A hippie… :smile:
nowing some things about farming (both plants and animals) I can tell you this:

That statement is wrong on many levels.
Firstly the food you grow doesn’t eat food you may eat. The corn and wheat it’s been given are unsuitable for flour or whatever. Grass fed is completely different thing.
Chickens are cute too… Young ones especially. And they are juicier and tastier…
Anyways, I just wanted to know the reasoning. Thank you for sharing, although I disagree with you on some points.

Now I fully agree with that…


#1772

I guess if you’re into pigeonholing people? I don’t find this a useful tactic in conversation. Any other hippies you know whose favorite round is .45 ACP? :wink:

I live in the state of Iowa, and what we grow here is a lot of animal feed (soy and corn in massive quantities), also the largest egg-producing state in the US, and the most pork on top of that. I work in the agricultural research industry, so I see what goes into this process fairly directly.

Yes, what is fed to animals isn’t human-grade, but there are choices in that equation, mainly that it is profitable because of awful subsidization decisions (IMO). We also have a lot of biofuels research here.

I don’t know why you thought this was a necessary statement. I get enough of this sort of thing from people IRL who for some reason seem threatened that I don’t live like they do.

At any rate those are my reasons, can’t speak for anyone else.

Here’s what I’m about to eat (so glad I’m almost out of Halloween candy!):

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#1773

Sorry. Didn’t mean to offend or insult you.

Sorry… I just thought it would be funny for some reason. My point was I don’t really make the mental connection you do. I understand your reasons without really understanding them (try to decipher that statement)…


#1774

No, I get this entirely. Without going too far OT I believe it has a lot to do with a tribalist mindset that we as humans are still very much stuck with. We evolved as socially dependent creatures and as such we create like-minded subsets of each other with which to associate, either because our belief systems are similar enough to be compatible, or just through hardwired preferences (generally a combination of both I think).

As I get older I’ve been trying to be less tribalist or exclusionary, and having lived in half a dozen places in vastly different areas of this country I find having discussions with people has been very interesting, ranging from the very leftist-totalitarian types to right-libertarians (speaking politically).

Basically my goal is to avoid the echo chambers that we’re really good at making for ourselves.

:beers:


#1775

Tonkatsu with rice and curry sauce (too lazy to cut up some veggies)
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#1776

Lunch, earlier today… videos too!!

  • Long Island Iced Tea to kick things off…
  • Dim sum x2 baskets
  • batterfried golden prawns with an epic thai chilli sauce
  • Shared half a New York (Smoked salmon & Avocado) bagel with Mum
  • Heineken for dessert.

#1777

Meat and potatoes…
Wow, like a colossus I stride in the plains of creativity… 1510363470207-1290242115


#1778

Pork loin chops, pan fried, with rice and vegetables and a mayo-mustard combo sauce with parsley and celery.
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#1779

Afternoon snack (IE self-reward after painting the trim in the hallway, which includes two double corner doorways): mozzarella cheese stick, dry roasted almonds, and a Stone Delicious IPA.

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#1780

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Beans, pork, carrots, and onion stir fry.


#1781

Honey glazed pork loin with caramel mushrooms and rum…
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I wanted to make chicken, but the chicken meat went bad…

PS: Oh my god, it’s so delicious…


#1782

someone is already eating in the office i can smell it and along with all these pics making me so hungry!


#1783

Veggie pizza… with meat :zipper_mouth_face:
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#1784

Tofurky beer brat with red onions, hot mustard, spinach and sauerkraut in a wrap.

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#1786

That bird looks dry as hell. That said, how did it actually taste?


#1787

Did you really had that? Did you made it? Did you really used crab legs?


#1788

no no and no
just had to post it tho