Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We Will Eat Red Meat No More

For years I have had a love-hate relationship with meat. I have gone through phases where I ate absolutely no meat, including fish. I have then gone through no red meat phases and also phases of consuming vast quantities of red meat: steaks, burgers, ribs, and the like. Looking back over all of these dietary phases I realize I felt my best when my meat intake, red meat specifically, was limited or eliminated entirely. Then I read this.

So, it is in that vein that my husband and I have decided to kick red meat for a while and just see how we feel. For now we plan to keep some chicken and fish in our diet, although I also go through phases where the thought of chicken repulses me completely, so that may be the next to go.

There is no anti-meat stance or moral opposition to eating meat that triggered this quest. Lately I just haven't felt like eating much meat so I stopped cooking it and started making more vegetarian based meals. It's only been about a week and how my husband does will be the real test as he loves red meat, steak especially.

So anyone have any good vegetarian recipes to throw my way?


Nancy said...

I probably do! I will make myself a note and go through my recipes.
We went vegetarian some years back when my husband was suffering from unable-to-diagnose intestinal problems.
Even now I try to have some meatless meals during the week.

Joanne said...

We eat little beef, mostly chicken for meat. The thing is, when we eat meat, it is in small portions, where the vegetable and very often salads are the larger portions. And we always like pasta, too, now that I've finally mastered a simple, good sauce.

Moxymama said...

Thanks Nancy. I appreciate any suggestions I can get. Did going meatless help your husband's intestinal problems?
Joanne, you are so right in that portions are key!!

Mark said...

Way to go! Eating no red meat is essentially where we are. After going meatless for a month, my wife decided that she was now only going to eat fish - at least for the time being. Although I am eating some red meat, it is 90% less then two months ago. Enjoy your experiment!