I can recall two occasions that I accidentally ate a small amount of veal. Once was at my parents 25th anniversary dinner. Appetizers were being passed around so I tried a ravioli. Then someone mentioned it was veal. I was so upset. Luckily my husband shares my feelings about veal. He says he tried it once and it tasted pretty good but he doesn’t like enough to justify eating babies. Did I mention how much I love my husband?
Actually I have only had beef a couple of times this year. I didn’t really plan on avoiding it. We had decided to give up fast food (other than Subway and the occasional morning Tim’s) for January. It was pretty easy so after my dh gave into a Wendy’s craving we re-upped for another month. Each of us could eat fast food once during each month. I ended up giving into McDonald’s while on an outing with the kids. The youngest fell asleep but the oldest was hungry so we went through the drive-through. Hopefully that’ll be the last McDonald’s for a while. We also ate at the food court while at the mall a few weeks ago (posted under zero-waste fast food?). Overall our fast food intake is a lot less. Maybe that has helped with the less consumed beef. I had some roast beef at our company party and two fast food burgers over the last two months. During my cleanse I avoided beef even though it was allowed. It made sense to me because beef can be hard to digest.
There seems to be a lot of arguments for and against the consumption of red meat. One that I find very interesting is that eating a lot of red meat can increase your risk for arthritis. I already have bad hands and don’t need to encourage them to get worse.
This might be the beginning of something for me. Maybe I will keep up this reduction of red meat and fast food in my life.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. -E.F. Schumacker