I don't think an animal dying is neccecarily a sad thing, animals die in nature all the time. Animals suffering however is horrible, unnatural and it is continuos for days and days. So for example, a meat eater getting their beef from a farm that has the cows well kept, letting them roam outside daily and have a clean pen and being fed proper food above what they eat while roaming and is killed in a humane painless fashion is much better than eating an egg from a chicken living in a small cage that won't even let it turn around and having to suffer its whole life.
My (40m) wife (40F) has suddenly gone vegetarian after watching a documentary about how animals are exploited when they are sent to be slaughtered. Neither of us have been vegetarian before and we rarely ate vegetarian meals.
Our family situation is that I work full time while she stays home to cook/clean/pickup kids from school, etc. This has always been fine and she is a great housewife. I never pressured her to be a housewife - this is what she wanted from the start. However, as she is now vegetarian, she refuses to cook any dishes with meat in it for me or our two kids (10 and 12). She has been a decent cook, however, she doesn't know how to cook many vegetarian meals just yet. And naturally, I am craving meat.
She INSISTS that I do not eat meat ever again and insists it upon our kids as well. We argued over this, but, I gave in and said I would try, but, no promises. My kids basically refuse to, but, since they aren't exactly old enough to cook for themselves... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throwaway because I don't want this on my main account.
I (32M) am working long hours in a rather stuffy office environment. However, despite the long hours (or maybe because of them), the management has encouraged "lifestyle" clubs at the workplace. For example, there is a Book Club, a Movie Lovers Club etc. They are free to join and are partially subsidised by the company, which makes joining a no-brainer. The process of creating one is rather simple: you need to have at least five members willing to join, a statement of purpose, as well as an approval from HR and upper management in order to be compliant with our workplace regulations.
At my workplace, I have a colleague I'll call Jane (29F) who has been at the office for a little over a year. She is a dedicated vegan and has been since I have known her. However, this has never been an issue or even that relevant. After a merger about six months ago, our team has received a number of new team members. A few of them were vegan as w... keep reading on reddit ➡
I work at a small Cafe. Our biggest draw is that we make everything in house. All of our syrups, mocha mixtures, pastries, alternative milks, Etc. anything we can't make (vegetables, cheese, meat) we slice fresh each morning.
We recently hired a new girl, and I was in charge of training her. I showed her the recipe book was, and where to find all of the ingredients. Things were going really well, until we got to the slicer.
As I was showing her how to operate the machine, I said "You are always going to have one hand here, and the other here. Don't move your hands from this position, until the blade stops spinning. Ever. This machines sole purpose in life is to slice through me, and you are made of meat."
She nodded her head like she understood, and I gave her a small demonstration. That was the end of it.
Later in the day, my manager pulled me aside to ask what exactly happened. She said that I had called her a piece of meat and that she felt dehumanized and objectified... That... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'd been seeing Ben for about 2 months before COVID. We'd really only been on dates to bars or coffee shops, grabbed snacks, etc. We texted and video chatted thru lockdown, then when things in our state started slowly getting better, we met up in the park, then later went on some walks, etc.
My profiles always talk about the fact that I'm an adventurous eater. I will eat most things, barring organ meats, which, hard pass. I told Ben I'd cook for him and let me know if he had any dietary restrictions. He didn't say anything.
When he arrived, I'd made a bunch of different things together -- but there wasn't any meat in any of the dishes. I didn't think it was necessary for anything that I made (mostly Punjabi recipes a friend and her mom taught me).
Everything was going really well until the end of the meal, when Ben kept looking around and said "So what's next?"
I said "Oh, that was all of it! Do you want more (whatever, I can't remember)."
He got cloudy and said "That's it? Noth... keep reading on reddit ➡
The list of how to prepare chicken and what parts to eat are endless. Chicken legs, wings, thighs, and breasts can be fried, grilled, baked, and boiled.
Buffalo wings are top tier food and that’s chicken. Chicken tenders! Chicken is nearly always in a pasta. My favorite is chicken Alfredo. Chicken even goes on pizza sometimes. We eat the eggs of chickens also.
Adding chicken to salads is always good. Can’t leave out chicken sandwiches. Both grilled and fried.
I’m 3/4 Jamaican and 1/4 Haitian so ofcourse jerk chicken was a staple in my household. The same with stewed chicken and chicken pate.
Chicken feet, gizzards, livers, kidneys, and hearts are delicious as well. I’ve had chicken head which includes the brain and it wasn’t too bad.
Curious to see you all’s thoughts on it.
Edit: seems like this is a fairly popular opinion but I’m keeping this up because I like the conversations being had. Deal with it.
I've seen a lot of bullish and bearish talk on Beyond Meat on this sub and I decided to do a deep dive into the company's fundaments. It's a cool company with a bold vision and I hope that this analysis provides value for some people.
NOTE I own a few shares of BYND and I do not recommend you buy without doing your own research
Reasons for plant based meat market growth
Consumer behavior is changing along with worries of beef consumption due to climate change.
Increasing awareness of health benefits provided by plant based meat.
Potential for lower prices due to economies of scale as plant-based meat industry grows
Logical economic efficiency in plant-based meat production versus animal based meat.
Plant based: Agriculture → meat
Animal based: Agriculture → animal → meat
Reasons why Beyond Meat will lead the plant based **m... keep reading on reddit ➡
Wife [28F] and I [28M] have been married for 2 years now. About a year ago Wife came home and informed me that she had quit her job. She hated her job and only made about $1000 a month there so it really wasn't worth how unhappy it made her. I certainly would have appreciated a heads up, but I couldn't be too upset.
I told her I would dip into my personal savings for 2 months to make up for her lost income until she can find another job. She instead informed me that she already had everything figured out. She would become a SAHW but we wouldn't adjust our lifestyle because I would work 8 hours of OT a week to make up for the $1000 a month. I looked at her like she lost her goddamn mind, but she explained she would take over all of my chores, she'd be able to run all of our errands, and she could cook all of our meals. When I got home I would be able to just relax. All I would have to do is focus on work and with her cooking every meal we'd be eating better and healthier. Sounded... keep reading on reddit ➡
It counts towards the meter! I keep seeing people standing around while no ones on these so please people get on the drums and spits. After timer finishes do whichever one ya like 👍
Edit: 6pm CST and nearly failed another one because no one did drums or spit again except me :( busted tail for 6 minutes and tons of people showed at the end to collect the rewards sigh
4pm CST Sunday another fail, one afk person on drums and only one other person even showed sigh
I’m from the USA and I’ve heard this question many times but I never heard the answer. Please enlighten me.
Edit: this thread got quite serious, and a little dark at times. Wow. Actually learned a lot. And my first gold, thank you kind stranger!
So I recently took a moderate dose of Psilocybin tincture mixed with orange juice. I was a retreat with about 60 or so other psychonauts. During the peak of my trip I was at a Trantric yoga session where we did some holotropic breathing and deep eye gazing. Completely blew me away. I've never experienced anything as intense as that. After I left that session I felt.. well different I guess. Like something let go or maybe something connected that wasn't connected before.
I went to go get some food at the mess hall and the meat there just looked like dead shit. Its hard to describe but it just looked .. wrong. Now it's been some days and the effect is still there. Meat still just looks wrong and inedible.
Has anyone experienced this change? I'm fine being a vegetarian. If that's what I'm being called to change I'm willing to surrender to it. Just very confused by how profound the change is in literally just a half a day.
Dishonour on you
Dishonour on your cow
The promo art really jebaited me. Anyone else?
You can check it out at https://www.saltyourmeat.com/
The calculator spits out mass/volume and dry brine type for various types of meat based on the weight and type of salt you are using. I've kept it super simple and optimized for mobile, so should be pretty easy for you to pull up in the kitchen.
I cook quite a bit and am pretty confident when salting most things as I can taste and adjust, but when it comes to salting a large steak or whole bird I always get nervous about over or under salting because I can't taste it until it's done! I know plenty of you guys are great at dry brining by feel, but I also know there's many folks like me, so that's why I made this.
The calculations were originally based on the basic salting guidelines in Samin Nosrat's Salt Fat Acid Heat, but I've done some of my own testing and adjusted. Keep in mind that preferences for saltiness can vary, but please do let me know if you try it out and something was WAY too salt... keep reading on reddit ➡
Welcome back to Inside the Vault! This week, we’re sharing details on new features you will be able to try in the Private Test Server, which will reopen for play testing this Friday. We’ve also got information for you about next week’s update to enable the new event, “A Colossal Problem.” Finally, we’ve included a reminder about the Meat Week Seasonal Event.
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This Friday, August 14, we’re re-opening the Private Test Server (PTS) so that you can join us in trying out upcoming features before they reach the live game. This time, play testing will include One Wasteland, Daily Ops, Legendary Perk updates we’ve made since the last PTS, and an early look at F... keep reading on reddit ➡
Got a late start on this so apologies that it's still in progress. Here's the spreadsheet link:
I'm still working on the tips and tricks section and it will continue to be updated as I pull information, but the item drop section is done.
A few notable changes from last year in the drop lists:
-We now have a chance to get the Meat Tenderizer plan. Learning this plan will allow it to drop legendary from the Purveyor, her mystery picks, and random legendary enemies. The weapon itself is still in the drop list as well.
-Drop lists have been simplified and odds improved from last year
-Red Firework Mine has been removed from the list completely
-You'll get 3 treasury notes for a successful Meat Cook and 2 Treasury Notes for a successful Primal Cuts event.
I’m vegan. I’ve never tried meat in my life. In general from what I’ve seen, vegans and vegetarians get so much hate. I’ve seen lots of non meat eaters try to push their beliefs onto others and try to force them not to eat meat. When I tell people I’m vegan, most of the time they automatically assume that I’m crazy or trying to convert them to veganism. Which I would never do. Your body, your choice. If you eat (insert meat item) in front of me, I don’t care. Of course it’s great to save the planet and animals, but I don’t expect everyone else to go vegan just because I said so. I promise you, not all vegans and vegetarians are like this.
Edit: for those of you asking, I was raised vegetarian
Edit 2: People who say I’m sitting around letting people kill animals and I don’t care. Of course I care. I stopped going to and purchasing from farms that raise their animals for slaughter. I just don’t care if you eat meat around me like I’m not offended. Perhaps it was the fact that I’ve gro... keep reading on reddit ➡
Not sure if this is allowed, but fuck it, we're hurting and desperate times create desperate people who do desperate things.
TL;DR: Local butcher shop with cheap prices. Trying to keep afloat and keep folks fed. Address at bottom.
Sup ya'll, it's your favorite local meat boy (for those that don’t get it, here's my first post: original NYC meat boy post).
Despite COVID cases in NYC having dropped a fair amount, a lot of businesses that have opened up aren't doing so hot, and still some are not going to open up ever again. While there's unemployment insurance for individuals, there really isn't much for small local businesses. I also know that the pandemic boost for UI is about to run out end of month, so if you're sweating about how you're going to eat, I got you.
Most of America's economy began to feel the effects of The Rona around March of thi... keep reading on reddit ➡
What is your favorite way to prepare your meat? Show us a picture of your barbeque spread, a nice smoked brisket, anything meat related! Share with us your meat stories!
If you are vegan/vegetarian please share with us your favorite recipes you make!
If you are horny, please share your favorite ways to beat your meat! Mine involves putting my wiener under a piece of parchment paper and hitting it with a hammer!
Man the bubble is driving these guys insane. https://imgur.com/a/dxqAOEH
Just had to confirm this after a few Events, but if you get on the Drums while the Event is still in the "Wait for the cookout to begin" stage, by time it starts, you will already be almost at the first milestone when the Event actually starts!
And the effect is accumulative! If more people are Drumming/Spinning during the wait period, the bar will be even more filled!
Update: Just started an event with 3 people on the Drums and 2 on the Spits during the Wait period, and when the Event began, we were already past the 2nd Meat Marker, and the event finished in less than 30 seconds.
I mean can you still sell bruised up meat? That doesn’t seem sanitary.
Cooking meats can be a daunting task for beginners. The fear of food born illness can often lead to overcooked proteins. Starting out I checked proteins with the cut it open and look inside method. This lead to overcooked meat and this tactic is often unreliable! The instant read thermometer will give you an accurate measure of the foods internal temperature and once you know the guidelines, you wont have to worry about dried out chicken or the threat of salmonella! If your cooking an expensive steak and you like it cooked a certain way, this once again gives you an easy way to cook it to perfection.
EDIT: I use the ChuGod bbq probe thermometer and its available on Amazon. Its inexpensive and it all connects via bluetooth to my phone. I use it every time I grill or smoke.
Been a while since I've had a customer complain over the phone since the pandemic happened. I was hoping to get some peace then lo and behold. I get this call. It's not verbatim but it captures the heart of the conflict. Some background info our restaurant is one of those make your own bowl/plate/meal type of establishment. You basically choose a base, add meats, veg and sauces etc. Obviously in our menus we write dietary notes like "this contains pork" or "Contains Soy" and most importantly "Please tell us if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies."
Customer calls to complain about her online order.
Me: Hello, restaurant speaking how may I help you?
Customer: Yeah, I ordered from your restaurant and you mixed the fish with the chicken! I can't eat it!
Me: May I ask under what name?
Customer: It's under the name "John Doe." (Obviously not the real name just for Rule #2)
Me: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm looking at your order and its with the chicken. there w... keep reading on reddit ➡
If meat is really necessary, then, don't create new humans who "need" it. This is some next level torture.
All people should be antinatalist ofc.
I never talk about my diet. If someone directly asks me if I eat meat, then I tell them, but otherwise I don't. It' so annyoing when people then act like I am rubbing it under their noses and they immediately act like I unsulted them for eating meat, when I didn't even mention it myself. On the internet for years I've seen omnivores go to vegan sites and post pictures of bacon in the comments to "piss us off" when we literally only want our freedom. I just don't get it and it drives me insane. Have you ever seen a vegan comment something bad under a video of someone cooking a steak? Because I have never and still it's portrayed as if we wanted to burn down every household that consumes meat.
How often is meat needed in a regular diet to supply the needed amounts of nutrients it contains?
EDIT: Okay so right after I posted this I realized that I named the title incorrectly, it should be more like WIBTA if I ate my pregnancy craving (meat) though my vegan fiancee thinks differently.
Throwaway because my friends follow my personal account. Sorry if I get some of the terms wrong, it's my first time on this subreddit.
I've been in a relationship with my fiancee for over 2 years now. He's been vegan long before we met and he's very passionate about saving the Earth, global warming, pollution, etc.
Before we met, I wasn't vegan or vegetarian and I used to love eating meat, but about a year into our relationship I went fully vegan.
Just to clarify, my fiancee has never pressured me into becoming vegan. He's not like those vegans who go to McDonalds and preach about the poor cows or get angry when he sees someone eating a steak. He is very passionate about veganism but he has never enforced it onto others and he doesn't talk about it unless someone brings it up.
He nev... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am not
Islam Muslim and I don’t know much about the religion, but I work at McDonald’s. I recently learned (working in the grill for the first time) we do not use different grills or utensils for cooking beef and pork. I asked a manager about it and he said “oh well.” I’m sorry if this is common knowledge or not the right place to post, but it bothered me that no one working with me cared at all.