View Full Version : Sashimi - Good or bad?
06-01-2005, 01:52 PM
I know most of you are raw vegans, but does anyone considering themselves "raw" eat sashimi? Why or why not?
06-01-2005, 08:51 PM
When I started to transition I "allowed" myself sashimi. I really love sushi & sashimi. I found that after a couple weeks of near 100% raw the sashimi gave me a tummy-ache. It still tasted delicious but made me feel bad -- so I stopped! I haven't had any (or wanted any) for >3 months now...
06-01-2005, 09:09 PM
I've been purely raw since January. I had sashimi at least once -- maybe twice. I love sashimi, especially at a particular sushi bar here in town with an incredibly gifted and acclaimed sushi chef who owns it and who has proven to use the cleanest, safest fish available. No adverse effects.
I also have had ceviche a couple of times. Again, it didn't bother me.
I did feel a bit "fuller" than usual, but not bloated or anything. No problems that day or the next. But, my experience may very well be different than yours or anyone elses ... like any food.
I haven't craved it since. I don't know if I'll have it again.
I think it's a totally personal decision to make. For me, I'd rather eat sushi or ceviche than a bag of Doritos with all the chemicals and overly processed GMO "corn." And, yes, I still consider myself raw. Some people might consider me crazy ... especially those who've never eaten raw fish and have just heard scary stories about its danger (and, for those who know my story and have an eyebrow raised -- no, my parasite is not the kind that lives in raw fish!).
I know you didn't ask for advice, desertroadrunner, but this may just be one of those things you decide for yourself regardless of other people's reasons.
Wishing the best to you :)
06-01-2005, 09:19 PM
yes I agree ,sashimi (although NOT vegan) has great fats and oils - high quality protein and is yummy (from my pre-veg days) its ALOT better than any other meat source IMHO ,and I had ALOT of trouble giving it up!My reason for giving it up is purely ethical.....
06-02-2005, 06:25 PM
I just bought Carl Alt's new book on Raw and she does eat it. She considers herself 100% raw but she is not a vegan. I have been enjoying the book. :)
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