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#1 Old 04-27-2019, 11:32 AM
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Question Taking meat off food

Ive recently changed to a vegetarian diet, thinking of going vegan as i dont drink milk, eat honey or dairy unless its in like a choclate bar... anyway not the point

my point is, my previous FAVOURITE PIZZA was a sweet chili chicken pizza which is forzen and hasnt been cooked yet. My question is, if i take the frozen chicken peices off can i still eat that pizza and add quorn peices instead?

There is literally only 1 pizza in my local supermarket that is veggie so i was curious.

I wouldnt go to the extent of picking chicken out of ''chicken mayo'' etc thats just too far.

I just want to know if i can take off frozen chicken peices off pizza before i cook it ?

thanks
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Ive recently changed to a vegetarian diet, thinking of going vegan as i dont drink milk, eat honey or dairy unless its in like a choclate bar... anyway not the point

my point is, my previous FAVOURITE PIZZA was a sweet chili chicken pizza which is forzen and hasnt been cooked yet. My question is, if i take the frozen chicken peices off can i still eat that pizza and add quorn peices instead?

There is literally only 1 pizza in my local supermarket that is veggie so i was curious.

I wouldnt go to the extent of picking chicken out of ''chicken mayo'' etc thats just too far.

I just want to know if i can take off frozen chicken peices off pizza before i cook it ?

thanks
It wouldn't be vegetarian because there would still be leftover chicken fat stuck to it, also if you have gone vegetarian to help animals consider that picking chicken off and throwing it away doesn't help anything if you have already paid money for it.

Perhaps you could make your own version with quorn? You can often buy premade pizza crusts, sauce, cheese etc so it would probably be pretty easy to recreate.

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#3 Old 04-27-2019, 06:04 PM
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The suffering and death of chickens is going to be the same regardless of whether you eat it, or throw away. Buying chicken is never an ethically good decision. Once you've bought the pizza, whether you throw it away or eat it will make no further difference ethically speaking.

Still, the amount of ethical bad caused by those few pieces is a lot less than a whole chicken breast or a steak. If this is what it takes for you to be vegetarian, and you are just going to give up otherwise, then do it I guess.

However, I'm not sure you really need to ask permission of anyone to do what you want.

I think the pizza actually still is vegetarian if you pick off the chicken, and so would you be. More than half the definitions of vegetarians refer to meat/flesh and nothing else small amounts of left over fat do not constitute meat in my view. Also, I don't think we should be so strict in interpreting these definitions. However, all of this is very debatable.

Of course it's true that you could recreate the pizza with effort and I hope you do. But all of us are, in some way, trading off ethics vs convenience in our life. It becomes a question of how much time and effort you are willing to spend to achieve slightly better ethical outcomes, which is just an exercise in arbitrarily drawing a line.

I suggest you don't buy the pizza, but would happily respect whatever you choose. Best of luck.

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Might also want to add that "proper" mozzarella is not even vegetarian itself. The "mozzarella-style" stuff is, but if the word style isn't there then it is required to be made with animal rennet. As far as I know, this is the only dairy cheese that requires animal rennet to be marketed as genuine.

But yes, once you pay for the chicken/cow/pig/etc meat it has financially supported the killing, and as such supported the continuation of animal breeding to replace the sold stock.

When I was vegetarian I had to look specifically for cheeses that didn't have animal rennet in them. Cabot was my friend back then, as all (most?) of their cheese blocks used plant rennet. Luckily that is all a distant memory for me now though.

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If you are buying a chicken pizza then deciding to throw all the chicken pieces, then what's the point of being a vegan? Don't waste your money by buying chicken pizza then. Pizza contains cheese, which is a dairy product and not vegan for your kind info.

If you strongly wish to be vegan, then don't buy pizza. Try to make your own vegan pizza without cheese.

Try making fruit pizza. It's delicious as I make this for my family. You can find the recipes on google.
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#6 Old 05-20-2019, 07:09 PM
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Fruit on a main course or mixed with savoury food is underrated or at least under used.
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