These days I find myself holding back more and more when it comes to discussing my eating habits. Those who have read my bio know that I am a vegetarian. I would be vegan, but I from time to time partake in the occasional cheese product (such as feta and goat cheese) or a product that has milk or egg as an additive, vs a main ingredient (some MorningStar products for example). I have also stated in a previous article my reasons for this lifestyle.
However I don’t talk about it much these days as I somehow pull aggro no matter how the subject comes up. I can be very passive and matter of fact and not go into any detail or I can give the full list of reasons, but somehow it seems to hit a sore spot with a lot of people. The idea of giving up meat for some people is not only difficult to imagine, but downright insulting it seems.
Case in point: this article from CNN. Personally I thought the article was great. Notice how many times they mentioned spices? Some of the menu options they mentioned didn’t even occur to me as I would in previous years just pick through sides, figuring I was the one with the “weird” eating habits so I didn’t expect my family to change the menu for just one person. This year is different as my girlfriend wants to try out a Tofurkey and see if it holds up, should be interesting seeing as I have never had one (be expecting a review).