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She Eats Loudly: Why I Am Not A Vegetarian – Ep 008

VegetariansThere are a lot of things to consider when choosing to eat or not eat meat – a choice we all make whether we’re conscious of it or not. This week we’re taking an in-depth look at why I am not a vegetarian and why you might want to think about why you do (or do not) eat meat.

In this episode, we’ll talk about:

  • Blind vegetariansm vs. ethical eating (regional food, seasonal food and local food);
  • 5 tools you can use or questions you can ask yourself or your butcher to make the best meat choice possible;
  • My experience with being an omnivore and vegetarian and what I learned from it;
  • AND some fresh, seasonal recipes that you can grab to get less meat in your life, but better meat.

I hope this particular episode inspires you to seriously consider your choice – whether that’s to eat meat or not eat meat – and ask yourself something that might not be the most comfortable question, but it could be the most rewarding. And that question is this:

Does my choice to not eat meat – or my choice to eat meat – the best possible, most informed and smartest choice for me? And “you” might be simply, that: you. But it might also be your family, your community, your city, your planet, the animals or the workers… Depending on what matters to you.

This week on She Eats Loudly: Meat, food politics and why it all matters! Why daring to ask the hard questions of ourselves and our eating habits, asking “stupid questions” at the farmer’s market or butcher or even simply trying something new and failing, might be uncomfortable but it’s way better than getting eaten by a great white shark.

Listen here or click the button below to grab it from iTunes and in the meantime, Eat Loudly.

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Recipes (with less or no meat)

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Fresh & Healthy Veggie Tacos
Fresh Corn Cakes with Avocado Citrusy Goat Cheese Salsa
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French Onion Soup
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Golden Beet Bruschetta
Vegetable Invasion Quiche
Roast Veggie Breakfast (or Supper) Omelet
Leeky Pear Mushroom Toasts


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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    April 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    Yet another wonderful podcast and this is coming from a vegetarian. Although I’m a vegetarian now, I will likely eat meat again; I’m just not ready to bite that bullet just yet, but bacon is too good not to one day. 🙂

    • Kristy Gardner
      April 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Aw thank you Meghan! I actually thought a lot about you while I was doing it and I was like “I hope Meghan doesn’t think I’m an insensitive prat ass”….

      PS. When I was a veggie, bacon was my obsession too. I didn’t really miss meat… Except bacon. I wonder why that is…