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Old 02-19-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I have been so seriously traumatized by the news clips of the torture of sick cows at the slaughter house...that I can't think about eating red meat. I used to be a vegetarian when I lived alone....eat meat now out of social needs....but I think I need to re-think my diet.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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This is what we're having tomorrow night! ( I think anyway) My kids and DH love corn with it. How do you cook your pork chops? I shake n bake.
I was thinking of cooking them on the grill, maybe marinating them in some teriaki (spelling) sauce.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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I have been so seriously traumatized by the news clips of the torture of sick cows at the slaughter house...that I can't think about eating red meat. I used to be a vegetarian when I lived alone....eat meat now out of social needs....but I think I need to re-think my diet.

That was really awful to see some of that footage - I was sick to my stomach yesterday when I saw a guy on a fork lift pushing a sick cow around on the ground.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I agree Elston...does make us think twice!! I won't watch it on TV and really can't even talk about it without getting very sad. Those people should be so punished!!! I guess I try to put my head in the sand but I try hard to avoid any kind of animal cruelty stories. I can't stop thinking about it once I hear it. At least they did get caught!! So lets get back to good thoughts...
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I have been so seriously traumatized by the news clips of the torture of sick cows at the slaughter house...that I can't think about eating red meat. I used to be a vegetarian when I lived alone....eat meat now out of social needs....but I think I need to re-think my diet.

I hear ya! I feel so bad watching those segments.....too bad I love meat so much! I wish there was something we could do....


I told my boyfriend we should stick to buying organic, free-range meats. Will this make a difference? I don't know.....
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I hear ya! I feel so bad watching those segments.....too bad I love meat so much! I wish there was something we could do....


I told my boyfriend we should stick to buying organic, free-range meats. Will this make a difference? I don't know.....
I think it does make a difference; I only buy eggs from free ranged chickens and organic fed if possible. I would be much better about the meat if I didnt think the hog or cattle had been raised under inhumane conditions and then held in a filthy feed lot and then tortured on their way to the slaughter.

I apologize, I know this isnt the intent of this thread. I will knock it off, but I may sort of drop away. I am afraid I will get beyond it and forget about the suffering and I don't want to harden over.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Look out your window.......
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I have been so seriously traumatized by the news clips of the torture of sick cows at the slaughter house...that I can't think about eating red meat. I used to be a vegetarian when I lived alone....eat meat now out of social needs....but I think I need to re-think my diet.
Hi all, newbie here I'm a vegetarian for ethical reasons and I agree - these recent articles make me sick - so glad I don't eat meat.

Now the problem this presents for me is hubby is Mr Carnivore - dinnertime at my house is always interesting Anybody else here have this dilema?

Now tonite we will have hot dogs with baked beans and cornbread. He and my son will eat all of the above and I'll eat the beans poured over a slice of cornbread. I wish I could toss a veggie in there somplace but what we have is enough.

This is a great forum - I love to cook!
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Hi all, newbie here I'm a vegetarian for ethical reasons and I agree - these recent articles make me sick - so glad I don't eat meat.

Now the problem this presents for me is hubby is Mr Carnivore - dinnertime at my house is always interesting Anybody else here have this dilema?

Now tonite we will have hot dogs with baked beans and cornbread. He and my son will eat all of the above and I'll eat the beans poured over a slice of cornbread. I wish I could toss a veggie in there somplace but what we have is enough.

This is a great forum - I love to cook!
So glad to read your post! yes I was a vegan when my partner and I got together....he didnt mind my being vegan but he just couldnt/wouldnt consider it. Eating is such a social event that when we were dating, I decided I was going to have to revert back to eating meat or stay a hermit.
I found the assumption of carnivore to be as ingrained as the other assumptions society makes. and often in social settings it came down to being rude and causing other people to be uncomortable. or eating a little meat. But now some years later...I think I am ready to adopt some kind of modified vegetarian/fish and poultry and dairy diet, and not be as rigid as saying I don't want meat in my refrigerator or pans and I will cook him a steak prn.

I will be looking for suggestions like what you did above so I don't have to cook two completely seperate meals.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Thankfully the meat we buy is from what call meat lockers out here. Local cows, pasture fed. I only buy organic free range chickens-the taste is so different and delicious. Compared to making chicken soup years ago with Purdue chickens han it looking yellow-the free range broth is just clear. Makes one wonder.

Hugs Elston-you're a good soul.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Hi all, after a busy night last night I will be making spaghetti tonight. I really wanted to do meatballs but as I am exhausted I think it will just be marinara sauce tonight.
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