I became a vegetarian at the tender age of 14. I wrote a gruesome story about the death of a pig at the hands of a callous farmer. I can't remember if I already had leanings in that direction or if I was purely affected by my own vivid imagination.
It took me about a year to wean myself off everything. Cow was the first- and pretty easy since I never really liked it anyway, then pork followed by (gulp) fried chicken and lastly seafood.
15 years later, during the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy, I caved to "cravings". Mainly childhood comfort foods. The first thing I ate was bacon.Mmmmm bacon. Then Popeye's fried chicken and mom's oven baked chicken wings. And shrimps! and fishes! and mollusks!
After pregnancy, i tried to revert back to my old ways, but found I just wasn't as passionate any more. I continued eating from the sea and it has been a long, slow slide back ever since.
Here is what I eat now:
seafood (all kinds)
highly cured, fatty pork products (bacon, prosciutto, pepperoni, high-quality salumi)
If I am honest with myself, it is not really the meat that I want to eat, but the fat. yum yum yum. The epitome of which I reached over the weekend when I tried pork belly for the first time. May you all some day get the chance to do the same. *bless*
Fortunately or Unfortunately, Husband is a red-meat man. So we are pretty much still eating veggie at home!