Thursday, January 03, 2013

Have We Been Vegucated?

So I was raised in a province where this was a common bumper sticker.
And I do love meat.
This is my brother-in-law. The kids think he hung the moon.
He became a vegetarian in the last year and he feels great and healthy.
While he was just here we all watched this movie together.
(There's a website too but we haven't checked that out yet. We will.)
The movie talked about the environmental concerns of mass meat production and the health benefits of going vegetarian. 
But the thing that really hit the kids hard was the way that the animals were treated before being processed.
So......they decided to become vegetarians. And I'm supporting and joining them in that endeavour.
It's going to be challenge for me to cook meals without meat....but I think it's worth a try.
It all started last night with our first 'vegetarian' meal.
Updates will follow.


The Allen Family said...

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
― Paul McCartney

Anonymous said...

Good for you folks...I think this is absolutely great.

It will be interesting. I will be anxious to hear any comments made by you and the kids.

I'm with you!!!!
Love mom/nana

VMB said...

That's great. I hope you enjoy this lifestyle and all of the benefits attached to it and of course I hung the moon. I think as much of the boys as they do of me. Good luck on your journey. It will be a "challenge" in some stages I am sure. Good luck. Everyone benefits regardless how long it lasts.

Trace said...

My son keeps toying with the idea of becoming a vegetarian... twice he's declared he won't eat meat and twice he gave up the idea rather quickly...
I love that you are supporting your kids through it! I may have to ask for your fave veg recipes!

I grew up in Alberta too... :)

Anonymous said...

Let me know how it goes,

I feel like id miss out on so many amazing dishes out there and not be able to truly experience all aspects that the culinary world has to offer! I think im a foodie at heart. The staples of Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Italian food, ETC., and how can you live without Sushi?!

Ok, thought your comments needed a little opposition. hehehehehe


Cousin Sarah

Jenn said...

Wow!! Wishing you all great success with your new journey.

Mama Bear said...

There's another good video out there called Forks Over Knives that I have been wanting to watch. It's also a book.

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