Saturday, December 31, 2011
Becoming a Less-Meat-atarian
Susie Middleton, Fine Cooking, suggests 10 Ways to Eat Less Meat, which is pretty much how I became a less meat-atarian, to borrow a phrase from Mark Bittman, food editor of the New York Times.
When a vegetarian moved into my life, he put a lot of pressure on me to eliminate meat from my menu. He gave me a gazillion good reasons. That's when Mr. Irresistible Force met Ms. Immovable Object. So he quickly learned to let me find my own way to a healthier and more environmentally friendly diet.
I never swore off meat; I gradually shifted it off the center of the plate. Now when I do indulge in animal protein, it's got to be a pastured food-animal or nothing.
My dog, on the other hand, is 100 percent carnivore. Not negotiable.
What are your reasons for eating less meat?