Nine years ago a friend who lived on a farm told me some nasty stories about animals on the farm. I don’t remember the stories, but the next day I was a vegetarian (eating fish because my mum told me to).
Now I’m wondering about my principles. I’ve considered eating meat again a few times but have always been too proud to face the ‘I told you it wouldn’t last’ comments from friends and family. This time I’m seriously considering it, though.
Yes I’ll be teased, but I’ve been teased for the last 9 years for being happy to eat potatoes that have been roasted alive. I’m thinking about it because my husband and I are hoping to start a family in the next couple of years and eating meat will give me those things I’m lacking such as iron during pregnancy. If I crack eating meat now then I’ll be well prepared.
My husband’s face last night was an absolute picture when I divulged this information to him. He was absolutely ecstatic that meat might be regularly eaten in our home. However we both then went on to say that we’d only have meat once a week! That’s partly because I love eating vegetarian food and partly because of the cost of meat.
What I’m looking for is not teasing but guidance from anyone who has made the move from veggie to carnie! Will the fact that I eat fish and seafood mean my body will have less problems consuming meat? What’s the best meat to start with? How do you cook meat?!!