MSNBC: More and more people are calling themselves flexitarians — meat-eating vegetarians.
Or, as I used to call myself, a non-practicing vegetarian.
Veggie guru Molly Katzen is quoted as saying, “I don’t feel it’s wrong if you’ve got a great big plate of vegetables [and] your protein is from a healthy, happy chicken, or a grass-fed cow.”
Actually, for the past month I’ve been a free-rangeatarian. I’ll eat meat as long as it’s had a decent life.
It turns out that this is very easy to do at home. We were already buying organic, free-farmed milk and most of the meat we bought was free-range anyhow. But it’s somewhat harder when dining out. It rules out almost all meat, many fish (e.g. almost all salmon and catfish), and pretty much any eggs. If I were going to be really strict about it, I wouldn’t eat much cheese or milk, either, but I’ve got to draw the line somewhere. My lunches these days feature a lot of cheese sandwiches and tuna sandwiches.