In an unprecedented burst of I-no-longer-give-a-fuck-itude, I have tentatively decided to go back on red meat.
A bunch of years ago, my then-husband read about factory farming practices and convinced me to go vegetarian, then vegan. I later adopted some animal products back into my diet, but felt conflicted about it and kind of arbitrarily drew the line at eating mammals.
But now the window of Things I Can Eat seems to be closing even further; I figured out years ago that I can’t have soy protein or gluten, but lately it seems like any processed food I eat (even stuff that’s soy and gluten-free) messes me up a little bit. I suspect I have a whole lot of other food sensitivities I haven’t isolated and identified yet.
Eating at home has become boring and repetitive. Eating in restaurants has become damn near impossible. So it’s time to broaden my horizons.
I just ate bacon for the first time* in probably fifteen years. And eggs. Bacon and eggs! Just like a normal person! And my stomach didn’t implode or anything!
And the other day I bought ground beef and put it in some soup. The soup was not as tasty as I’d anticipated, but I don’t think that’s the beef’s fault. I’d put in a bunch of chopped-up peppers and they’re giving it a faintly bitter taste that I don’t like. I should’ve gone in a more tomato-y direction with it, I think.
Bacon is about as delicious as I remembered, and beef seems like a pretty cost-effective and inoffensive alternative to chicken, but overall I think maaaaybe I won’t be keeping any of that stuff around on a regular basis. I still feel conflicted about eating piggies and moo-cows, and there’s the whole saturated fat thing, and I just remembered that apparently too much red meat will make a person’s secretions taste bitter, which I don’t want. Guys who’ve gone down on me have complimented me on my flavour many times, and why mess with a good thing?
I’m glad to know that I’m still capable of eating that stuff without my colon turning inside out or something. And I’m super glad to have increased options when dining out. But maybe I won’t go on some huge red meat rampage just yet.
*On purpose, that is. I’m sure some kind of broth or fat or byproduct has made it into my system by accident on occasion.