Are you a vegetarian?
This is by far the most frequently asked question that comes my way.
No, I’m not. And yes, I have been, and for many years. Indeed, I thoroughly enjoy meals without meat and that’s what I usually cook and eat. I often order vegetarian dishes in restaurants, plus I love cooking with vegetables and other plant foods and have considerable experience doing so.
But, I’m not a vegetarian because I’ve always Ray Ban outlet accepted whatever I’m offered; I occasionally crave animal foods and feel better when I eat them, and I deeply admire the craft of cheese making and I love good cheese, despite the rennet that’s often there. (To me non-dairy cheese is a highly processed food.) And I’ve noticed that when I’ve answered affirmatively, the next question is, “Do you get enough protein?” This is not a question I wanted to spend my lifetime answering when there are more pressing concerns about our food. Rather, I wanted to be in the position of trying to change some of our barbaric practices regarding animals and not just look away.
Mostly, though, I really respect true vegetarians; those who really do manage never to eat animal foods. It’s a challenge to do so; it takes real effort and constant Gafas Ray Ban outlet consideration. When it comes to being vegetarian, either are or you aren’t, and since I’m not all of the time, then I have to say that no, I am not a vegetarian. It’s the most honest answer.