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Mostly Pescetarian

CollFish CW and I have decided to go mostly-pescetarian. So, except for the stuff that’s already in the freezer, we are going to attempt a vegetarian-except-for-seafood diet. Pescetarian. Which is an idiotic name. But better than being a JoePesci-tarian. Anyway – it’s an experiment and we’ll see how long we can keep it up. Maybe we’ll end up going full-vegetarian. Maybe we’ll go back to our omnivore ways. Maybe we’ll go back to meat, but only if we’re sure it’s grass-fed/organic/free-range/massaged & groomed twice a day/gets all the premium cable channels. Who knows.

Mostly we are doing this for health reasons. CW has a few animals-are-cute reasons behind her decision and I have a few corporate-processing-of-animals- is-krazee-and-gross reasons behind my decision, but overall it’s a health decision. I still believe in the food chain. I just don’t think that our place on it these days is particularly natural. Meat used to be much more of an exception in people’s diets – and today it’s pretty much the rule. Like cows aren’t really supposed to eat corn, I think people probably aren’t supposed to eat as much meat as we do now. So CW and I are cutting back.

We’re sticking with the fish because, well, it’s tasty. And it’s not part of the same loopy processing thing as beef or pork or poultry. Although, of course, we realize that there are issues with fish as well. Mercury, over-fishing, fish-have-feelings-too, etc. But we’re going to keep it as a protein option. Probably more for eating out than cooking at home.

We’ll see how it goes. We’re not going to be hard-asses about it. We’re just going to try to cut back and see where that leads.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. cw | February 1, 2007 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    what i need to know is, do scallops have faces? because i am suddenly really digging the scallops.

  2. David | February 1, 2007 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see you’ll eat organic grass fed beef if you eat meat again….try the information at

  3. fidlerflute | April 2, 2007 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Check out my new food blog, which is dedicated to the pescetarian diets. Good luck!

  4. fidlerflute | April 2, 2007 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Ok, the link didn’t show up, so here it is:

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