A quick response to veganvictory's blog- An insightful diologe
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I don't agree with all your comments but I like the dedication and I hope you don't get your vegan card yanked. I too get sick of people who insist their way is the only right way. I think its silly that vegans and vegetarians push how healthy their lifestyle is but they don't like to talk about all the essential things that they have to focus so hard on to make sure that they can get them into their diets in quantities high enough to keep them healthy. All the good stuff found in meat, fish, poultry and for me game, for instance. That or they are fat people and want me to believe they are on to something great. I'll blog on it soon for you.
I am working on substituting one meal a week with a vegetarian option and reducing the portion sizes of my meat but it is my most favorite thing to eat. Even more than snacks I think. I eat a lot of root vegetables, greens and a ton of fruit though too.
This fall I shot a deer here in northern Michigan. I gutted it, skinned it and hung it up to age. I then carved it up into steaks, roasts, chops, stir fry and loin and I ground up all the very lean scraps with a little cow fat for an out of this world burger. I wrapped in saran wrap and then 2 layers of butcher paper and put it up in the freezer next to the vegetable and herbs that I grow. It is good for 2 years put up this way. I make sausage and jerky with it and sometimes I pay someone to corn (like a brisket) a quarter or a half of a deer for me. I like to boil the bones to make a rich stock that I utilize for soup making or a demi glaze.
Today I cooked a fantastic stew for 6 to 8 hours with a hunk of that deer. It was so good I posted the recipe for others. To me, there is something so immensely satisfying to harvesting, storing and preparing my own food this way.
To each their own and for me it's still kill it, skillet or grill it .... and serve it with a nice fruit salad and some roasted root veggies from the garden.