Turkey For Me, Turkey For You

Do I have The Thanksgiving Song by Adam Sandler in your head yet?!

I had the pleasure of eating at MOOYAH the other day with MK. He had raved about that place for awhile, but I had not been yet. When I heard they had turkey burgers and black bean veggie burgers, I wanted to give it a whirl.

MOOYAH Turkey Burger

Okay, turkey.. you are delicious! I ordered the turkey burger and was impressed. It was huge so could have provided two meals for me if I would have packed up the other half too. Oh and MK and I definitely split some fries. It was a burger and fry kinda night!

The turkey used at MOOYAH is from Jennie-O so of course I have been trying out Jennie-O turkey lately at home. I made a Taco Soup yesterday, Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps a couple weeks ago, and a simple spaghetti with meat sauce. I love that I can easily replace beef in various recipes and not alter the taste. Turkey tastes just as good! Now don’t get me wrong, I still like my beef too every so often but it is good to mix things up.

I feel it also appropriate to mention that MK and I have been talking a lot lately about vegetarianism. WHOA, where did that come from? I know, how can I talk about turkey and then hit ya with one of these wowzas? But, seriously, I think it is ALWAYS important to be authentic and while I do like the taste of meat and am still an omnivore, I often wonder if I should be a vegetarian. Maybe some of you are going through the same thoughts… we can help each otha out!

I have mentioned on the blog before (or think I have) about having this moral dilemma going on in my mind about eating meat versus not eating meat. I love animals so why do I eat them? People have eaten meat since the beginning of time so it is okay for me to as well, right? These are the two conflicting thoughts I often have. This is a very personal decision and one that should not be taken lightly. One does not become a vegetarian overnight or for silly reasons like “jumping on the next diet bandwagon”. I do not think everyone has to be vegetarian just like I don’t think everyone has to eat a diet high in meat and protein. I honestly believe that your journey is up to you. Mine is up to me. That is what is SO great about the world we live in. We have choices and we get to be CEO of our body and what goes in it. So, while I am not a vegetarian currently, one day I may be consuming the black bean burger at MOOYAH instead of the turkey burger.

And on that note, I would love to hear from you. What is your favorite turkey recipe? And have you ever thought about going vegetarian? Eat well, friends!