What do you think when you hear the word Vegetarian? Does it conjure up the image of a thin and pasty Bondi hipster, or perhaps your generalized view of Vegetarian is more the tanned dreadlocked Byron Bay Variety. Whatever it is, to be a Vegetarian these days is not what most folk view it to be.
We have more education, more choice, more awareness- and are developing a consciousness dare i say and an insight into the food industry- live exports were a shocking display at the lack of humanity we can often show toward our fellow living breathing, FEELING creatures, masses of people are wanting to know how they can help to support the treatment and welfare of animals, whilst still enjoying our past time of firing up the BBQ.
You can eat consciously- don’t disconnect from what it is you are eating, eating only what you need, with awareness and thanks to the living being that has been slaughtered for your dinner. Consciously eating only what you need will drastically reduce the amount you need to buy, enabling you to be able to afford grass fed or if you are in a positon- organic. At least you will know the cow was fed well and cared for whilst it has its days on our planet.
So let’s take a look at the various forms of vegetarianism and just what each class of vego is. Being Vegetarian today is not just about abstaining from red meat, or foods that contain any animal products- there are many forms of vegetarianism that can cater to your own ethical, gastro intestinal or gustational needs.
If you are in Sydney and you would like to try the delightful flavours, healing benefits and energy giving qualities of raw foods- you must get down to my friend Julie Mitosis’s Cafe “Earth to Table” at 85 Bronte Rd Bondi Junction- YUM! Check her out on Facebook.