I read an article by David Mitchell yesterday about veganism, and it really got me thinking. He made the argument, in a very wishy-washy but not unclear way, that vegans are obviously in the right.
Well, obviously. Vegetarians are in the right too. Meat-eaters obviously in the wrong. But, we do like to eat meat. We like sausages. We’re used to it. It’s what we grew up with.
So, well, what then?
Then the obvious step is to try and be better. For a while Su went vegetarian and her health suffered. I tried soy milk for breakfast but it didn’t take. Now
I’m thinking to have a new go at it, built around my lunch.
As described earlier, I have a superfood combo-lunch every day of meat, fish, beans, nuts, fruits, seeds, grains, etc.. I like it, it tastes good, it covers pretty much every base imaginable – so is the chicken component essential?
That’s 1kg of chicken a week, maybe 8 chicken breasts. 4 chickens!! I could easily cut the chicken and swap in some tofu. Now, I dislike tofu for its bland taste and smooshy texture, but apparently smoked tofu is firmer and tastier, so maybe I’ll try that.
I guess, done, as of next week – at least to try it. As for the fish, I could move off that too, maybe. Fish oil is a powerful good, but there are other ways to get it. I will keep tabs on this.