‘Kelly’ asked the question in a recent comment, she wrote, “Vegetarian means NO animals. What do you think eggs are sweetie?”
Well Kelly let’s get right to the meat of the matter.
In the meat-eating world, eggs are the cheapest form of protein that you can find.
The egg came first, the leathery reptilian egg allowed us to breed out of the water, as we continued to evolve, the chicken as we know it is only about 4-5 thousand years old, according to “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen.”
From ovulation to laying it takes about 25 hours for a hen to lay a single egg, which do in time turn into chickens or yard birds depending on what part of the country you’re from. What I’m trying to give up.
Finally, I think eggs are at their tastiest when they are scrambled; I also like them fried, and deviled and the occasional quiche.
And at $3 – $6 per dozen for the organic ones, I also think they are expensive. So Kelly, that’s what I think eggs are.
“Vegetarian means NO animals.” Kelly emphatically writes.
Does it Kelly? I was under the impression that there were lacto-ovo vegetarians, you know the ones that eat cheese and eggs. I also know about pescatarians, the ones that eat only fish. Honey I’m a carnivore and I’m in the process of giving up meat (as much as I love it) for my health and the health of my family.
Vegetarian in my book is preceded by “Wanna-Be.” If there was a drumbeat that we are all supposed to be marching too, I’m sorry, it was drowned out by all of that clucking.