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posts that discuss animal-sourced foods: meats, poultry, fish

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

In my opinion, the main reason to cook a full blown roast turkey dinner is the leftovers. On many occasions, after I spent Thanksgiving at someone else’s home, I cook my own turkey the next day, for the leftovers. Also for the fabulous aroma of 

Bacon, bacon everywhere

Bacon, bacon everywhere

I was perusing a sports bar menu recently. A burger perhaps? There were plenty of burger choices. Every single one of them included bacon. Can’t I just have a plain simple burger? Is bacon now a mandatory condiment, like ketchup? I know bacon is wildly 

Hot dog season

Hot dog season

When I was a kid, hot dogs were frequently on the summer dinner menu, cooked on the charcoal grill, charred to perfection. Now I may eat a hot dog once or twice a year, always grilled to the charred perfection I remember from childhood. Wait, 

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

Tonight I’m having grilled pork chops. Because my diet is sometimes vegetarian. Actually it’s most-of-the-time vegetarian; sometimes I eat meat. I got to thinking about my frequency of meat eating and decided it might be 2-4 meals per week, usually at the evening meal. Contrary 

Shrimp: protein with issues

Shrimp: protein with issues

Shrimp would seem to be an ideal ingredient to boost protein intake in a ‘sometimes vegetarian’ diet. Shrimp are: Convenient: If you buy a large bag of frozen shrimp, it’s easy to thaw a few to add to a recipe, keeping the rest for another 

10 reasons I love roast turkey

10 reasons I love roast turkey

Without Sarah Josepha Hale, we might not be eating turkey in late November. She grew up in the early 19th century celebrating a day of thanksgiving that was a widespread if unofficial practice in the U.S. As the editor of a popular women’s magazine, she