Had quite a chuckle reading Mia Freedman’s Opinion piece this morning – The Occasional Vegetarian.
I’ve been a non-red meat eater since I was pregnant with Daughter – about 12 years now. I eat fish and chicken – but won’t (can’t) touch anything red.
My switch had nothing to do with ethics. I simply (literally) could no longer stomach the taste of red meat. And the texture of it in my mouth – ack!
I refer to myself as vegetarian. Although the definition of ‘Vegetarian’, according to the Websters Online Dictionary is
1. Eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products.
And an interesting piece of trivia about the word “vegetarian” – date “vegetarian” was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1853.
So what am I then?? I love my cheeses. Have milk on my cereal and in my coffee. And one of my favourite snacks is a boiled egg…
So, does anyone else out there fit in to the same category?
What do you call yourself?
As always, I’m curious…