meat or veggie

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Which do you love?

Meat
9
43%
Veggie
12
57%
 
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meat or veggie

Post by szemi » Fri Mar 04, 2016 21:21

Topic says it all.

I definitely love meat, but I hate veggies.


Other opinion?
Yeah, piece of cake!

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Post by troublesomekeen » Fri Mar 04, 2016 21:36

Definitely both. I don't think of these different kinds of foods as opposed to each other. Rather, combined into one super awesome amazing delicious meal... oh my wow! Where would be tri tip dinner be without green beans? Or a plate of spaghetti without green peas? What about that meatloaf followed or preceded by a salad? A nice pot of steamed cauliflower is delish.

That being said, the meat is the toast of the dish. So a toast! A toast to us!

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Post by Nospike » Sat Mar 05, 2016 0:03

I like both, though my reasoning has changed since I began living healthy. Veggies are good for filling me up with little caloric gain. Meat is good because protein rules. Lentils and beans are the best of both worlds. :drool
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Post by Keening_Product » Sat Mar 05, 2016 0:45

I've been vegetarian for the last 12 years, so naturally I chose meat. (~sarcasm detected~)

I'm glad Nospike mentioned the protein in lentils. I've never had to intentionally search for replacements for anything found in meat - the idea meat is some unique super goodness package is wrong. I rarely get sick, am 194cm tall despite being vegetarian during many of my growth spurts, and have very long hair which some anti-vegetarian people (why is that even a thing?) contend should've fallen out long ago.

Oh, and you do make friends with salad.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sat Mar 05, 2016 16:00

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Post by szemi » Sat Mar 05, 2016 16:14

Then you are sweet-mouth like me.
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Post by troublesomekeen » Sat Mar 05, 2016 18:54

Hmmm.. Now that you mention it, "sweet-mouth" makes a whole lotta more sense than "sweet-tooth"
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Post by Roobar » Sat Mar 05, 2016 19:32

Most so called "vegetarians" eat eggs, milk, cheese or even fish. And they wear clothes made of animals, use everyday products that contain something of animals, or eat modified foods containing animal proteins or stuff without even knowing it... Vegetarians are not really vegetarians in the true meaning of the word. And the most annoying thing about them is that at any possible time, they very much like to point out that they're vegetarians without being asked.

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Post by Keening_Product » Sat Mar 05, 2016 22:15

I've noticed people who make the argument vegetarians and vegans always talk about being such outnumber vegetarians and vegans who actually do by a huge proportion.

I am too tired to make that sentence read any better. :dopekeen
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Post by Plasma Captain » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:18

wiivn wrote:Most so called "vegetarians" eat eggs, milk, cheese
This is what a vegetarian is. You are conflating the terms "vegetarian" and "vegan"... You're thinking of vegans, who do not consume any animal products.

People become vegetarians for very different reasons. Sometimes it is because they simply disagree with how the meat industry treats animals. Others just want to have healthier diets than what they've grown accustomed to. There are other reasons too.

I'm not personally a vegetarian, though I did consider it several years ago. Then I was diagnosed with a condition that causes me to lose weight, but I also have to count carbs so it's hard to eat enough to maintain my BMI (I am underweight, though it's better than it was 3 years ago). So I eat meat for the protein.

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Post by Grimson » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:48

I don't eat red meat (unless it's being served, then I do for politeness), but I do eat fish and sometimes poultry. Any person claiming to be environmentally concerned or conscious should know that contemporary meat industry is one of the worst banes on this planet.
Keening_Product wrote:And the most annoying thing about them is that at any possible time, they very much like to point out that they're vegetarians without being asked.
This joke is so old and worn its not even funny. Tell me, do you actually know any vegetarians/vegans?
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Post by Benvolio » Sun Mar 06, 2016 13:50

Personally I find meat to be one of life's great pleasures. I fully acknowledge the issues with meat - that rearing is cruel, halal slaughter brutal, western slaughter little better, red meat carcinogenic (and terrible for one's heart) and cured/smoked meat even more so, and that the environmental concerns are even more important than the above put together.

But not a chance will I go veggie! I will eat my veggies, by all means, but a good steak or burger, or sunday roast lamb, are just out of this world. I am fortunate to come from a country with one of the highest standards of meat production in the world (although significantly sullied by that Horse Meat scandal of about three years ago in which Ireland was sadly one of the biggest culprits). Still 80% of British beef imports are from Ireland so we must be doing something right. I ate meat in America but the idea of it is quite offputting and I could never quite get the concept of 'mechanically retrieved meat' out of my mind as I ate delicious Shake Shack burgers and 'ground beef' (which we call 'mince') etc.

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Post by Keening_Product » Sun Mar 06, 2016 23:22

Grimson wrote:
Keening_Product wrote:And the most annoying thing about them is that at any possible time, they very much like to point out that they're vegetarians without being asked.
This joke is so old and worn its not even funny. Tell me, do you actually know any vegetarians/vegans?
I did not say that, wiivn did. I despise that argument. I've been vegetarian for over half my life.
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Post by Grimson » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:32

Keening_Product wrote:I did not say that, wiivn did. I despise that argument. I've been vegetarian for over half my life.
Sorry, I honestly don't know why your name ended up in the quotes :confused I saw it was wiivn's post.
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Post by Levellass » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:38

Keening_Product wrote:I've noticed people who make the argument vegetarians and vegans always talk about being such outnumber vegetarians and vegans who actually do by a huge proportion.

I am too tired to make that sentence read any better. :dopekeen
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