Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Veggin' Out

Apparently I have been veggin' out lately because it's been more than a month since I blogged. Geez, sorry about that! The fall has been a bit of a blur. It's almost Turkey day? How did that happen?

Speaking of turkey, I have been doing some serious listening on my subway rides to a book called "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Forre. And let me tell you, learning about the ways factory farms raise and abuse animals, the environment, workers, and even the consumer has been eye opening. It's not easy to listen to fun facts about chickens getting drug through electric shock baths half alive while you're trying to remember to switch trains. Whew, little stressful!

I know what you're thinking. Ugh yeah yeah, got it Katie, heard it and don't want to know one more thing about it. I know, I didn't either. It took me a few months to get up the courage to read this book that my sweet friend Elodie suggested to me. But I did and it confirmed many a concern I had at a young age about McDonalds Chicken nuggets. Its really shocking that all these horrible things are happening to the meat we are consuming everyday, and no one is talking about it.

So I am officially a vegetarian. Its big, I know. But I am ready, and it really only means I can eat everything, except meat. I have already survived a BLT party with success! So don't worry about me! In the mean time, if you have any good veggie recipes, send them my way, please!!

Fun Factory Farm Fact: 99% of meat sold in the US comes from a factory farm, even when it says "farm raised" or "antibiotic free." Don't let that fool you.

I won't turn this into a crazy, meat-eater hating blog. Promise.

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