I am also appalled by the meat industry. The treatment of animals before, during and after slaughter is horrifying. In the book Skinny Bitch it details about the process of slaughtering. Did you know, sometimes the animal isn't dead when they begin to gut it. I honestly had nightmares about it. I refuse to support the inhumane treatment and abuse of these innocent animals. I have been trying out vegetarianism since February. So far, so good, much to Porter's dismay. I don't really want to even cook it anymore. However, I must say to ranchers who raise animals humanely and do all their own slaughtering at the ranch, I commend you. I think it is a fine way of life to be one with the land and animals if you treat everything with respect.
So....back to my organic revolution in my kitchen. It's been going very well. I've cleared out the cupboards, the fridge, and the freezer. I've began cooking alot more. I make many things from scratch including: bread, granola, almond milk, and candied nuts to name a few. I have discovered mushrooms! They are amazing in so many dishes. Both Porter and I have felt so much better since we have switched over to a more natural diet. And we are satisfied! Did you know that humans don't need animal protein to feel satisfied? It's true! I also feel so much better about knowing that I am reducing my carbon foot print by using less processed food and all the packaging that come with it. I intent to continue to lessen my carbon footprint and become more Eco-friendly and organically minded. Cheers!