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Posted 7/31/15 , edited 7/31/15
I don't really like meat but i can eat occasionally when one puts too many herbs and spices so the taste and smell is gone. I'm not a fan of fish and i don't like being anywhere near it.
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Posted 7/31/15

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I'm an omnivore. I eat meat a few times a week, the rest of the week there's lots of vegetables, peas/beans sometimes eggs and some nuts. I've got fish once a week too.


Have you ever tried lobster or crab salad? I don't know if there are a lot of meaty crabs like the snow crab in other parts of the world.


I grew up having crab stewed or curried and it was delicious. I don't tend to get them where I am now because most places sell them ready cooked and I don't like that fake processed crab stick. I haven't tried lobster as yet even though it is available.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

I will still eat pretty much everything. White meats preferred. I really don't eat fish much, due to not being able to get good fresh fish. If it has been out of the ocean for over 2 days, it looses so much of its flavor. Freezing the fish for transportation makes it even worse. Bursts the cells and breaks the flavor up.

In Florida/California (where I got my fish fresh out of the ocean on the day they were caught...) the fish was to die for. Gulf of Mexico fish is meh.

I mainly consume chicken, ham, turkey, Cornish Gamehen, and some beef for my European cooking. I also eat escargot, eggs, blood sausage and some other insects. The latter four can be easily produced with little consequence. The issue is Americans are not much into eating bugs (much bigger in South America, Asia and some of Europe). Escargot is to die for if you get it made right. Blood sausage is just congealed blood in a skin. If you like blood you will like this.


These days, fishermen freeze their fish at sea (FAS) before shipping it to domestic/foreign retailers. The quality can be surprisingly good, if not better, than fresh fish since the latter can be several days old by the time you buy it at the store.

It's just a matter of properly storing your fish in the freezer and then thawing it in the refrigerator overnight before eating it. I've been doing this for several years now, and I've never had an issue with frozen fish.

But if you really can't stand frozen fish, then try eating canned and smoked fish.
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I'm not vegetarian, but I will often go a day or two without meat, and generally try to only eat meat one meal a day.
The meat I do eat is mostly chicken. Seafood is my favourite, but I don't have the money to eat it as often as I like.
Beef and pork I try to avoid, but being relatively poor, I will frequently eat them when someone freely offers them to me.
But really, I mostly just eat ramen. So if you count the dried beef fat or whatever in the flavour packet as being meat, then yeah I guess I eat a lot of meat.


Try buying frozen and canned fish at your local supermarket/fishmonger. It's a cheaper and more convenient alternative to fresh fish.

My local fishmonger? Am I in an RPG?
I mean, yeah, I know people still sell fish, I just didn't realize that term was still used. Sounds oldschool.
But yeah, I buy frozen fish sometimes. Although there's this one Super Walmart not too far from here that often has great deals on fresh, expired salmon. I really like fresh better than frozen, but last time it kinda smelled and tasted funny and I couldn't finish it.


Fresh doesn't mean much when the product is several days old. I've learned that the hard way.

Let me give you an example of how great frozen fish can be: I once went to my local fishmonger to buy some wild salmon (usually very expensive). To my surprise, I stumbled upon frozen wild king salmon fillets that retailed for $12/lbs, which was insanely cheap, especially when you compare it to fresh Atlantic (i.e. farmed) salmon which was priced at $14/lbs.

Obviously I went for the king salmon and had it thawed in the fridge overnight. When I finally got to eat the fillet, it was to die for. The fish literally melted in my mouth and the flakes couldn't be moister.

So it's just a matter of properly storing and preparing your fish.
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I don't eat beef or pork because I don't like the taste/consistency of it, I eat chicken and fish though.


So I guess you're a pollo-pescetarian
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I don't like those kinds of vegans that goes around and tell me not to eat meat.lol XD But I will go on a vegan diet if I need certain vitamins instead of shoving pills down my throat.
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No, I don't drive a rig.
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jackrabbit92 wrote:

I don't like those kinds of vegans that goes around and tell me not to eat meat.lol XD But I will go on a vegan diet if I need certain vitamins instead of shoving pills down my throat.


I don't like them either. I know already what's good for me and the planet.
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Semi Vegetarian would be an omnivore, which humans are.

1. Seafood tends to be contaminated more with heavy metals such as mercury in salmon. As for types of fat it's not so much the type, it's a matter of how much you're eating of each which is why humans are omnivores.

2. This is true especially beef production and it isn't just resources used, it's also other things that are produced. Methane emitted from cows also contributes to climate change.

3. Insects pack more protein than any meat product and production dramatically decreases the impact of meat farming. Insect farming can produce a lot more valuable sources of nutrition and if processed in certain ways you'd never know you were consuming bugs. That and really most people squeamish about eating them are from western cultures.

When it comes to cruelty to animal so long as the animal is dispatched quickly, and I believe in thanking living things for being able to consume them so that I may live, then it's not cruel. It's not cruel to kill to eat, but it is cruel to put a poodle in a sweater.

Fish is meat, it's considered non-meat mostly for religious reasons. Your body sees it as meat.



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Posted 7/31/15 , edited 7/31/15
Semi? can I go full auto?
vegan or vegetarian?
(think it was one that is with only from nature and none of animal products like milk, cheese etc
and the other only without meat)
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Posted 7/31/15

AliceLilit_ wrote:

Semi Vegetarian would be an omnivore, which humans are.

1. Seafood tends to be contaminated more with heavy metals such as mercury in salmon. As for types of fat it's not so much the type, it's a matter of how much you're eating of each which is why humans are omnivores.

2. This is true especially beef production and it isn't just resources used, it's also other things that are produced. Methane emitted from cows also contributes to climate change.

3. Insects pact more protein than any meat product and production dramatically decreases the impact of meat farming. Insect farming can produce a lot more valuable sources of nutrition and if processed in certain ways you'd never know you were consuming bugs. That and really most people squeamish about eating them are from western cultures.

When it comes to cruelty to animal so long as the animal is dispatched quickly, and I believe in thanking living things for being able to consume them so that I may live, then it's not cruel. It's not cruel to kill to eat, but it is cruel to put a poodle in a sweater.

Fish is meat, it's considered non-meat mostly for religious reasons. Your body sees it as meat.





Finally someone else who knows the wonder of insects! Takes some getting used to but it really isn't that bad. Kelp is rather good too and that stuff can grow a few feet a day. Kelp salad anyone?
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I was lacto-ovo vegetarian for about 3-4 years, then I was poor and young so I became a pescetarian to avoid taking iron pills because they upset my stomach. Fish was the only meat that wouldn't upset my stomach after abstaining for so many years, and even though I had never been very fond of it I knew it had health benefits like omega fatty oils and such.

As of the last few months though, I'm trying out being an omnivore, albeit a picky omnivore because I'm trying to save money. The problem seems to be that no matter where you get your protein, your meat or meat alternative is priced closer toward the grams of protein per serving. Now that I know that, it's tempting to step backwards into being a pescetarian again but I am getting major chicken cravings. I thought I'd try turkey because it's another lean meat, but I just don't like it in certain ways. I also don't like beef, and only eat pork if it's heavily seasoned deli meat. I just don't like the texture.

My problem is this: I am trying to find efficient protein (less calories : more protein), and that only seems to come in the form of whey powder, certain fish, and other meats. :sweatingbullets:

The only economic protein source I could find is using gluten flour to make seitan, and that isn't as efficient as certain cuts of fish and whey powder.
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If not eating gluten counts as a semi-vegetarian, then I am one

I do eat pretty much all kinds of meat. If I don't have meat twice a day I don't know what may happen. My favorite are turkey, chicken and fish.
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If not eating gluten counts as a semi-vegetarian, then I am one

I do eat pretty much all kinds of meat. If I don't have meat twice a day I don't know what may happen. My favorite are turkey, chicken and fish.


Do you find that you like the white meat on turkey better than the dark meat? I was just wondering, because I have trouble eating some turkey products because they just 'taste wrong' to me. I think it might be that I have never liked dark turkey meat and maybe they use it in certain products.
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sebaf74 wrote:

If not eating gluten counts as a semi-vegetarian, then I am one

I do eat pretty much all kinds of meat. If I don't have meat twice a day I don't know what may happen. My favorite are turkey, chicken and fish.


Do you find that you like the white meat on turkey better than the dark meat? I was just wondering, because I have trouble eating some turkey products because they just 'taste wrong' to me. I think it might be that I have never liked dark turkey meat and maybe they use it in certain products.


Yes I always eat products made with lean turkey breast, not a big fan of the turkey legs.
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