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Re: “Meaty Reasoning

"1. North Carolina barbecue. Shredded or chopped, with or without sauce, beef or pork, there's no way to duplicate it. Could you see Bullock's making barbecue tofu?"

There is shredded veggie protein in bbq sauce (made by LightLife) that i have given to people (who eat meat) on sandwhiches, and they had no idea. I told them it was vegan afterwords, and they said they couldn't tell.

"2. Tofu has no taste."

well DUH. you are supposed to flavor it to be what you want. tofu, depending on the texture of tofu you are using, can be used to make mock "meat" or dessert. google some recipes.

"3. This is a corollary to Reason 2. I have yet to meet a veggie burger that I can eat. Perhaps if they weren't labeled "burgers," I wouldn't have such expectations."

Try Boca's brand of veggie burgers. of course it isn't going to taste just like meat, (becuase it isn't meat dumbdumb) but its good. Also try black bean burgers.

"4. Premium steakhouses, with their Porterhouses, filet mignon and the like. The Angus Barn, the upscale Sullivan's in Raleigh and Ruth's Chris Steak House in Cary are all powerful motivations to eat beef. And if you want a more rustic, down-home setting and one that won't leave a dent in your checking account, Cattleman's in Durham dares you to eat a 30-ounce steak--free of charge to those who consume every last morsel."

Solution: don't eat there. or you can Go to happycowDOTcom and search for vegetarian restraunts in your area.

"5. What would you grill on Labor Day?"

grill veggie burgers, veggie dogs, even mock "chicken" and "riblets". if you had made any attempt to answer this question yourself, you would know about substitutes.

"6. Ranching is a historic and much-revered part of the American tapestry."

seems like its time to redecorate your house.

"7. Convenience while traveling. In countries like Germany, the land of bratwurst, and Switzerland, you'd be hard-pressed to eat the national cuisine without meat. Of course, you can always turn to ethnic foods where vegetarian dishes are the standard. In the Latin Quartier in Paris, there's a lovely Ethiopian restaurant, and thanks to the diaspora, Indian restaurants can be found in every corner of the globe."

okay, you basically rebuttled your own argument.

"8. Soul food. Try to tell Mama that she can't season the greens without a ham hock."

it taste just as good using garlic, and natural herbs.

you know, these arguments were just as lame as "meat taste good" and "but our parents ate meat" becuase what if you ate a cat and it tasted good, does that mean its okay to eat companion animals too? and some parents also teach their kids racism, but that doesnt make it right.

and the argument about young people not getting what they need is bull. The American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and American Dietetic Association all deem vegetarian and vegan diets more healthy for ANY stage of life, and even puts you at a lower risk for major diseases.

next time you write an article, know what you are talking about.

Posted by khaetlyn on 08/04/2008 at 3:21 PM

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