Monday, March 12, 2007


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!

the end


Pulisha said...

Mmmmmmm, bacon.

Dad said...

Welcome to the Dark Side Luke.

Mmmmmmmmm, fat

Lakeview Coffee said...

Pork belly? Ewwwwww. How did that even get on your plate/in your oven? I'm a huge fan of all things that used to be breathing, but you're not getting me near pork belly without hitting me with a cattle prod.

alexis said...

there are so many things wrong in the world, I guess I feel more passionately myself about those things than not eating animals. Not that it's an issue since I can't digest a damned thing anyways.