Sunday, August 07, 2005

Shock Horror!! I ate some minced beef today!!

Yes, the "vegetarian" finally ate some meat!!! As my close friends all know I've been contemplating eating meat again for the last couple of years but never managed to pluck up the courage - until today. It was only a couple of teaspoon's worth but it was still meat nonetheless and as the last time I deliberately ate meat was around 13 years ago, this is quite a significant event!

You see for a while now my views on eating meat have changed and in principle I no longer have a problem with animals being killed for meat, if they have been bred humanely and fed properly -e.g. chickens not being pumped full of antibiotics or cows being force fed sheep's brains!! So when I was told that the beef on offer today was organic, I no longer had any excuse and curiousity got the better of me. Half a glass of red wine helped with the dutch courage too!

What did it taste like - well I only had a little and I could taste the sauce more than the meat and so it didn't blow me away, but the mystique has not completely disappeared and no doubt I shall be doing some more exploring in due course.

Oh dear, what will my sister say when she finds out?

13 Comments:

At 8:31 am, Blogger meg said...

Well done and welcome back into the fold. As I know from experience, it's quite a tough thing to do, but once you start eating meat again it gets easier every time.

I can't help but feel a little depressed though that the views we held so passionately in our teens no longer seem to matter so much. Even if you put aside whether it's right or wrong to eat meat, I miss feeling that passionate about an issue. It's scary how you really do get more conservative as you get older.

 
At 9:34 am, Anonymous leafy said...

yep, when i was younger i was so passionate about wanting a justification before i acted a certain way... for example, i used to protest that going to the mosque didnt fulfil me spiritually because i cd never understand what anyone was saying and it was just a big gossip session, now i'll happily don my rida and go for a bit of a catch up, some good food and a nice bit o' prayer regardless of there being lots of things i disagree with to do with the religious hierachy in my community- a bit of a double standard or mild hypocrisy seems so much easier to accommodate now...I think its to do with the realisation that everything is not black or white and that it is possible to value something that isnt totally consistent with other beliefs you may have. Or that it's just ok to do something "because".

 
At 12:47 pm, Blogger I'm Over The Moon said...

the farmers down near mum's would say yay you! support small and organic farmers! Buy local, and if not buy british meat! According to Mrs.Cowfarmer, that is the best way to support animal rights- with ethical shopping. as for yourself, go slow, your stomach isn't used to it yet! this girl hannah i knew was veggie for years then got pissed and had a burger at a brabeque and she was horribly ill for days.

 
At 6:35 pm, Blogger Katrina said...

Oh no Meg - I still get passionate about things, but I just take a different stance on issues now than I did 13 years ago as my view of the world has changed. And don't you think it would be rather disturbing if we still saw the world the way we did as 12 year olds!!!! I'd like to think we have matured somewhat?

In any case there are still many things I feel passionate about, some may be different from before, or have taken new directions, but I still have strong views on things - see your Big Brother blog!!!! :-)

I can't imagine not being passionate about something - I don't do things by halves!! Maybe I'll become a passionate meat eater!! But don't worry Celine, I'll go slowly at the moment!

 
At 12:19 pm, Blogger I'm Over The Moon said...

if you're eating meat try sainsbury's venison grills...mmmmmmmmm....non-cow red meat....

 
At 2:05 pm, Anonymous Linz said...

I feel kinda sad about this. It's the end of an era :-(

 
At 4:19 pm, Blogger Katrina said...

Why do you feel sad Linz? You're a meat eater!!! It's not like you wished you could be a vegetarian like me and saw me as an example to follow or anything but now I've shattered your illusions!!! It's not like I was being weak willed either, it took a lot of effort to finally pluck up the courage to eat that 2 teaspoonfuls of meat!! And might be a while before I get the opportunity to try again!

 
At 3:50 am, Blogger darien29octavio said...

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At 9:44 pm, Blogger Katrina said...

Update - since writing I have also eaten a couple of pieces of bacon which tasted very nice but with no idea as to how the pig was farmed (see getting lax already), I tried some organic lamb that Becky cooked but it wasn't to my liking and then yesterday I had 2 slices of Pepperoni Pizza with my flatmate yesterday which I liked but my stomach had trouble digesting. Just thought you might want to know.

 
At 11:16 am, Blogger I'm Over The Moon said...

pepperoni's just wrong. pepparami's worse. whenever i see that 'it's a bit of an animal' advert, i always wonder which bit...

 
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You can turn on word recognition on comments in the dashboard. it helps, but i still got one the other day. i'm not sure that's not some smartarse pretending to be a spambot though... I suspect a certain Edog or Satan.

 

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