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O.K. I'm SERIOUSLY considering avoiding beef. Sarah doesn't eat it any more after reading Ruth Ozeki's My Year of Meats, so I end up eating it fairly infrequently. We also don't go to Taco Hell as much any more and I often end up going the chicken route there anyhow, so I don't even eat it there. I also tend to just like turkey burgers better and I usually get ground turkey instead of ground beef. Consequently, it seems like when I DO end up eating beef, I feel a bit ill. Last night, we went to Doc Harry's in Centreville and I had a really amazing steak. Now, maybe I got as sick as I did from it because parts of it weren't cooked nearly as much as I like. Or maybe because I ate a bit too much. But I felt REALLY sick. I guess it could've been a combination of a lot of things, but it makes me a bit wary of beef.

Now, I probably won't go out of my way to avoid it. If sausage has it in it, that's fine (though the turkey kielbasa we've been eating lately has been quite tasty). If I'm suddenly in the mood for a cheeseburger, I'll probably have one. If I decide to get steak, I'll make sure the thing's cooked enough and I'll go easy on it. But I'll probably think twice about getting steak at all. Of all the beefy things in the world, steak seems to bother my tummy the most. Though an undercooked or severely overcooked hamburger does it, too.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not going veggie. I'd never be able to give up chicken or fish. And I don't like enough vegetables to do it. But I can see myself letting beef slip a bit. It's just not worth the gastrointestinal distress.

Honestly, I think this is all Ryan's doing. He probably cursed me using his veggie magic.

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