What To Do With Raw Meat

Tuesday Thought

meatAre you meat eater? If yes, what is your favourite kind of meat? A few months ago, I made the decision to stop eating fresh pork because of a story and photograph that I saw on Facebook about a live worm being extracted from a man’s head. It was thought or maybe it might be better to say alleged that the worm – and a large one at that – got there from his eating under-cooked pork. So for months that brand of ‘meat’ has not passed my lips – except in the form of cured and then baked pork.

My daughter and I were in the grocery store a couple of nights ago and as we walked by the meat section, I again declared that becoming a vegetarian is increasingly appealing to me for several reasons. The main thing is that my tolerance for all kinds of meat and poultry is reducing daily. However, today’s Tuesday Thought© has less to do with cooking but more about doing what you have to do when there are changes to be made in your life.

Change is a big topic for me since the beginning of 2016. It was not a deliberate attempt on my part for ‘change’ to be the frequent theme of posts on this blog. Yet, it has become that and I am going with the flow, as the saying goes. Tuesday Thought© is a two to five minutes video that I make and post here, on YouTube as well as on my Facebook page. In these videos, a Jamaican proverb or saying is highlighted and explained. Did you catch “Wheel and Come Again” from last week? You can watch that here.  The background and discussion on it can be read here.

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Raw Meat And Change

This week’s Thought touches on the issue of change and another way to handle it. Actually, today’s post is a lot later than normal as I was busy doing exactly what the proverb states:

“Wen man hab raw meat him find fiyah!” Translation: “When a person has raw meat, he finds fire.”

meatThis proverb is personally relevant to me at this time – one that is filled with changes. As I shared before, I recently decided to and moved into a new place. Soon after making that decision, my employer informed me that my position was being terminated due to the economic downturn here in Alberta. There are always options and some of the many that faced me was to curl up and die, reverse my plans to move or keep going at full speed.

Realising that I had “raw meat,” meaning challenges to either rise up to or complain about, I chose to find “fire.” Watch this Tuesday Thought© for the discussion and share with me what kind of “meat” you have on your life’s kitchen counter and how you plan to deal with it – BBQ, baked or sautéed?

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Have a great rest of the evening and have a blessed week!


Claudette P. Esterine


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26 thoughts on “What To Do With Raw Meat

  1. Change seems to be the word this year, welcome or unwelcome! Love the analogy about raw meat and fire. Have challenges, find solutions. Excellent advice! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome! That is my mission – to share. 🙂

  2. Im a vegetarian! Our health statistics are amazing and its so much healthier too 🙂 xxx

    1. Ms Claudette

      Good for you all! Wish I could take the full plunge but I love meat too much. 🙂

  3. We are meat eaters. I would say we eat beef the most, followed by chicken, then pork.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am as well, although I find that my intake is reducing. 🙂

  4. top5life

    The word, change is really difficult to implement in life. But this post is very motivating indeed.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you for that! 🙂

  5. Change its always difficult but you got to be constant and it will pay off

  6. This is a beautiful post Claudette. Change is hard and we often struggle, but if you put your heart in it, it becomes easier. I stopped eating pork and beef because of gall bladder issues. It was hard, but now that I’m used to eat, I cringe every time I see a fatty piece of meat.

  7. Lexie Lane

    Change is hard. Me and my husband starts being vegetarian last week. It’s a healthy way for living!

  8. nicole escat

    My hubby was a vegetarian 3 years ago. In first it was really hard to avoid meat. changes is so good

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, change is really good it we embrace it. Good on your hubby for making the change that he wanted. 🙂

  9. Change! There is that word again. If only this did not have to happen….LOL….back to reality. Change is inevitable…this is not something that many look forward to because it can cause great concern for many; especially when you have no idea how to handle that change. Since it is inevitable as I said, then it makes sense for us all to learn how to handle it, stop fighting and relax…breathe and dive into whatever change there is and embrace it. Whatever needs to be done, just do it and #keepitmoving

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are ever so right! If we hold on to the misguided idea or notion that anything will last forever, we will be sorely disappointed! Keep moving and growing! 🙂

  10. Life is full of surprises when we least expect them, sometimes life challenges us and other times we challenge ourselves. I know it’s not an easy task, be it is always necessary to find strength to go ahead. In such situations I share this proverb “When life gives one trouble, God gives hope and 10 solutions.”

    1. Ms Claudette

      Love the proverb and thanks for sharing it! Indeed life holds many surprises, moreso for those who do not believe a particular thing or event possible. Strength, as you said, is key to growing through the surprises. Thanke Euge for your visit.

  11. I am a vegetarian and have been for about 5 years and it is a much more pure way of living. Change is good.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am not going to agree with you that being vegetarian is “a much more pure way of living.” That is too generalised a statement for me. I understand the benefits but there are also disadvantages. As with all things in life – balance is key. Yes, change is good, Ana. 🙂

  12. Elizabeth O.

    I have struggled with change for a long time. It’s only just now that I have embraced it. Thanks for this motivating post, Claudette. I really appreciate it.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Isn’t funny that when we struggle with something, it persists? That is a lesson that took me long to learn and even now I sometimes have to take over the class. LOL. You are most welcome, Elizabeth, and thanks for visiting.

  13. Change is hard for anyone. I struggle with change but I am trying to be more open minded.

    1. Ms Claudette

      All we can do is keep trying. 🙂

  14. Robin Rue (masshole Mommy)

    I think it’s human nature to bounce back no matter what life throws at us.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed it is, indeed it is Robin. 🙂

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