I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve seen the term “flexitarian” around. I have to admit, I’ve always been a fan. It’s a good way to sum up a sane style of eating.
Our reasons for choosing whether are not to consume meat are personal and variable. Though some of us may choose to be vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian, or whatever-my-boyfriend-wants-me-to-be-atarian, it’s important for people to understand that you don’t have to be one extreme or the other. You can find your own balance. Just because you eat meat doesn’t mean you have to eschew a vegan meal, same as just because you prefer not to eat meat doesn’t mean you have to forgo bacon every now and then if it’s the one thing you crave like crazy.
In this piece, author Mark Bittman (I can’t wait to read his newest, VB6), makes a compelling case for eating small (if more expensive) amounts of quality meat raised by reputable farmers as opposed to taking an all-or-nothing approach. He also shares some delicious recipes!
How would you describe your style of eating?