Confessions of a meat eater

Once upon a time, and long, long ago…

I read a book about a spiritual journey called, Hinds Feet on high places. Perhaps you are familiar with it? It was like a modern rendition of the famous classic called Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan. Unlike Pilgrims Progress, this story speaks from a female point of view. It seemed not to shirk around hard issues and didn’t candy coat things so, I read them with an inquisitive mind, as I embarked on my youthful discovery of things spiritual.

The book was a series, I eagerly read. That is until I got into later books. All of a sudden, and out of the blue, the storyline started talking about Vegetarianism and making some strange claim about God and the Garden of Eden. I was shocked, disgusted and disappointed.  Without reading a single word further I filed this book in my mind under the category of ‘stupid cults’ and ‘dont go there!’ I couldn’t fling this book in the trash fast enough! Continue reading

The Vegetarian Handbook Cookbook Review

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Vegetarians are statistically healthier than meat eaters, but logic demands certain deductions.

Mainly, that eating only vegetables does not by itself guarantee good health. I think it’s a safe bet to assume that the average vegetarian is just as ignorant of wise eating habits as their meat-eating counterparts definitely are. Yes there are healthy vegetarians in the world, but those whom I have met, at least in my corner of the world, seem to be the exception, not the norm.

A case in point: Even the organic vegetarian supermarkets dedicate many isles to the veg equivalent of junk food, tv dinners, and pre processed crap I wouldn’t eat unless I had no choice.

Its been my limited experience, not living in a large urban area, that many vegetarians are too thin, they have limp hair, look older than they really are, and catch colds all the time. For that matter, they all look like long distance hikers. Ever seen a long distance hiker?

ISBN 0-312-14441-5

Knowing my vegetable ignorance, I let the notion of becoming a vegetarian stew on the back burner. That is until an unexpected twist of fate put this book in my hand. It was just the thing I had need of. Written by two PHDs with things like Yale and Pratt Institute as credentials. These guys use Science and research. They use computers to analyze nutritional content and proteins, then combine ingredients according to those findings.

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