So, yesterday after running I went onto my FB feed and the first thing I see (and click) is this video:
WARNING: This is really sad, but not graphic.
So, granted the fact that I am always overly emotional after running added to my guttural reaction to this video. But, it is still horrible. Naturally, this lead me to say, but this doesn't happen in all countries right? Then I youtubed 'baby chicks grinder' and my world basically shattered.
Last year I started to buy biological meat after watching other horrible youtube videos ....I should really be banned from the site... Any way, I had decided I liked meat, but that I only wanted to eat it from animals that had a happy life before they died. Now, I realize that there is a lot of corruption in the biological meat industry, that what you might be getting isn't really biological, but it was my sincere belief that by creating demand for these types of products, that at one point it would create change.
fricken expensive. One bio chicken breast at the AH is six-friggen-euros. Ain't nobody got money for that!
Then, yesterday, I saw baby chickens getting thrown in meat grinders while they were still conscious and proceeded to watch horrible videos of this happening all over the world O_O.
So yeah, I need a cooling off period.
I love meat so much. I love you. You are so tasty. Your fat adds deliciousness to everything... If I could eat a bacon-topped-fried-crackling meal every meal I would, because you are so tasty and I love you.
But we have to break up for a while. I also have to break up with my other lover, eggs, because apparently that leads to baby chicks being thrown in the chipper... And f&%! it I am just going to swear off cheese/dairy too, cheese you sexy beast, you delicious melty, sexy beast... cause I am pretty sure if I youtube something about your industry it will make me cry, again.
To accommodate this, because I don't think I can go cold turkey. I have made a few promises to myself! When I go over to other people's houses to eat, I am going to eat whatever they put in front of me. 1) Because my friends are great cooks and I want to eat their food. 2) Because I know how stressful it is trying to cook different meals for people and I would prefer not to ask that. Also, I love myself some fancy dinners out, so when I got out to eat, I am going to eat whatever the heck I want. Finally, I'm still gonna make my partner meat, because he likes it and I can't force him to do this with me.
And I am going to keep doing this till I don't see dead baby chick on top of each piece of anything that I eat.
So, after making these promises I was like - what the hell am I going to eat (that is tasty) ±6 days out of the week?! I did some googling and I found the following recipes. Next week, I am going to do another blog post tell you if they were tasty (or not) and be honest about it... cause I am from the school of thought which decrees, "butter makes everything better." And I will also takes photos of everything so you can see what these recipes actually look like made by a normal non-food blogger.
Here we go (click the title to go to the recipe!):
Actually, I make this all the time with tofu, and it is delicious... but I thought I'd better share it, because more people should be eating pad thai XD.
Try some of these with me and let me know what you think!