Monday, November 13, 2006

THE PESCO-OVO-LACTO VEGETARIAN NERD PONDERS KICKING THE PESCO HABIT

As many of you know, I'm a pesco-ovo-lacto vegetarian--while I don't eat meat and fowl, I do eat dairy products, eggs and fish. The thought of going vegan and omitting all animal products from my diet is, frankly, frightening at the moment. However, reading this on CNN recently and watching America's Funniest Home Videos last night (one of the clips up for $100,000 showed a group in a Japanese restaurant laughing and ewww'ing upon noticing that the (supposedly cooked?) whole fish on one of their plates was actually twitching and gasping desperately for air. I didn't think it was funny at all.) is making me reconsider the "pesco" in my diet. As much as I love to eat fish, I don't know how I can do it with a clear conscience now. Any words of wisdoms from vegetarians/vegans would be much appreciated...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.veggie123.com/veggie/chapter1/P1/

I googled it and found this website. GOod read

-badmash

passion said...

I think thats only in Japanese restaurants; they want it twitching. It just depends on the way its prepared.
The trend mentioned in the article in the link below is more threatening:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/05/0506_040506_oceanplastic.html

Anonymous said...

Fish is meat. If you eat fish you are not a vegetarian.

Anonymous said...

Do go vegan - it is really not as intimidating as it seems. Any good library will have good recipe books and there will be restaurants to try out the new diet.

I was extremely conservative but now love lentils, beans and tofu - think about what you gain rather than what you give up - it is much better that way!

Best Wishes

Rosemary

ajax1979 said...

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp

I think this will help.

Unaiza Nasim said...

Girl, u losing so much fun and yep u wud definitely lose weight!
But completely meatless diet...
Phew! You must be having a will power.
Good Luck

Umar Pirzada said...

is the 'no-meat' decision based on inavailability of HALAL meat? If its not then dont be too hard on urself....be nice to urself....ENJOY meat once in a while!!!

SabilaK said...

Unaiza: the meatless diet has nothing to do with losing weight. I think it's ethically wrong to eat animals.

Umar: While my decision to be vegetarian doesn't have much to do with the availability of halal meat, I do believe that if one must eat meat, it should be halal (the form of animal slaughter under Muslim law supposedly causes the least amount of suffering than any other forms of slaughter out there).