Beef, it’s what’s for dinner.

Beef, it’s what’s for dinner.

Okay, so I have a big announcement to make…

Wait for it…

Wait for it…

After four years of being a pescatarian (no not Presbyterian. Presbyterian=a religious sect. Pescatarian= a diet where the only animal consumed consists of fish) I’ve started reintroducing meat into my diet.

Why? You may ask.

Well, I became a pescatarian mainly because I thought of it as a healthier diet. By eliminating fatty meats with high cholesterol levels, I was able to have more room for omega-3 packed proteins. AKA fish. When I first started on this venture my diet was filled with fresh salmon, roasted vegetables, and high fiber grains.

Everything a growing girl needs!

However, towards the latter part of last year, I noticed myself eating more pasta, breads, and higher fat foods strictly due to boredom. 

So, folks, I introduced meat back into my diet. Don’t get me wrong, I have never been a member of PETA. I am not against eating animals for any moral reasons—I mean come on, I grew up in the south. They would’ve kicked me out for that (and no, that’s not the reason that I now live in NYC). In fact, over the last four years, whenever preparing a dish for people that involved a meat product—I’d have to taste it to make sure the flavor was there. When I was thinking about venturing back into the meat world last December, I asked a friend of mine her thoughts. She said, “Ashley, knowing you, you’ll probably have a chicken breast once a week. Who cares.” And then we started talking about something else. Ha!

So… I hope all of you carnivores welcome me back without judgement. 

Don’t worry I’ll still be here with healthy recipes every week. There just might be a few more healthy protein packed items on the menu from now on.

That is… until I decide to become vegan in a few years! (Are you kidding?! I could never go without cheese).

2 Comments

  • Leslie Parkinson Posted April 8, 2019 9:20 am

    Ashley, I’m 4 years Steak free. I tried after 6 months of being Steak-free to eat some Medium rare, it was a terrible day. I found that I can still eat ground beef. Can’t take away my tacos!! So if you decide to eat steak, make it well done, or not at all. Your tummy will thank me. Hope you are doing better!

    • ashcook Posted April 13, 2019 6:56 pm

      Oh thanks for the tip Leslie! I’ll definitely ease into it!

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