Real vegetarianism, as I define it, is refraining
from eating meat. I haven't had any trace of meat, chicken, or fish enter my
mouth for 13 years. However, I stopped eating meat for philosophical reasons,
not because I didn't like the taste or texture. While I'm not one of those
vegetarians who lives exclusively on veggie burgers, I do enjoy the texture and
taste of something "meat"- like once in a while. I don't think that compromises
my vegetarianism in any way. I AM repulsed by anything that is actual meat
- that is like treif to me. Speaking of treif, however, what about all those
people who get imitation "treif" foods that are made of kosher meat or fish.
Does that make them any less kosher?
I don't begrudge you your feeling of revulsion to
"fake meat" type products. But that is a taste issue and I don't think it makes
one more of a vegetarian.
Another issue for discussion: If someone eats meat
once every few months, are they entitled to call themselves a vegetarian? It has
always bothered me, but then again, there's no governing body, and people are
entitled to use whatever label they want. Some vegans might take exception to my
labeling myself a vegetarian since I eat dairy & eggs. Do the labels matter
anyway? What do you think? What do the non-vegetarians on this list
A last word about the vegetarian jerky - The reason
I'm excited about this product is because so often, while traveling, it's hard
to find something decent to eat that does not require refrigeration. This is
something that is rich in protein, fairly healthy, and easily portable without
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Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 6:55
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I tried Stonewall's Jerquee. It has the O-K Hashgacha and comes
flavors. I tried the "Cajun Bacon" flavor.
THAT'S not exactly Kosher.
I'll never understand
why some "vegetarians" will look for products that are like meat.
Doesn't sound like a real vegetarian to me.
The idea of putting
something in my mouth with a consistency/taste/smell of meat, well, JHC, what
else can I say other than make way while I run for the barf bucket.
You can access the group page with this easy to remember web
address: www.KosherVegetarian.com - tell your friends!