Are you vegetarian or non vegetarian?
• United States
16 May 07
I have to ask - what is a "wide choice of things to eat" for a non-veg. There is red meat, white meat, fish and shellfish. Eggs. At least here in the US all the dairy products come in vegan varieties now. Actually, most the meats come in vegan and vegetarian varieties too (the flavor of much meat being in the spices and preparation rather than the flesh itself). Soooo.... There are hundreds of vegetables, at least dozens of legumes, uncountable nuts and seeds, mushrooms, seaweed, grains galore (I typically stock at least 10 different grains at any given time), pastas and polenta, fruits of course, and so on and so on - and then all the countless ways to combine these into cooked meals. I'm obviously vegetarian - a typical meal for me includes about 20 different ingredients, not including spices/herbs and condiments. Definitely not what I call a limited choice of foods!
18 May 07
I used to be an ovo-lacto-pesco vegetarian for 11 years. The health benefits are quite rewarding but I decided to eat meat once again. Since I'm anemic, people say I need enough protein. I guess soy, dark green, leafy vegetables, milk & cheese are not enough. At first I had allergies upon consuming beef but it took a while before my system got used to it. Now I'm enjoying my burger & steak!