Back when I had 3 blog followers, I wrote a post about becoming a vegetarian.
To summarize: I saw a squirrel get hit by a car and it deeply disturbed me and I quit eating meat all together. I know. I’m completely ridiculous and no, I have never eaten squirrel. It was the principle of the thing. It was watching that squirrel die and seeing how much pain animals can really suffer. I also feel like if several major world religions (literally billions of people) condemn eating certain types of meat, maybe I should avoid it too, just in case they’re right.
And what does this girl love more than anything? A nice B.L.T.
But I gave it up, and I’m not looking back. However, don’t think for one second that I don’t miss bacon. I daydream about bacon on a regular basis.
Crispy. Crunchy. Right next to the tomato on toasted wheat bread with extra mayo…
We’re getting off track here.
1. Smoked Gouda
2. Smokehouse Almonds
5. A vegetarian hot dog from our local hot dog shop
I don’t miss it.
Sure, eating meat would make life easier. But mentally I just cannot get over the idea of eating something that used to breathe and had a personality and could feel pain.
Do you have any other tips or tricks, fellow vegetarians? I’m always on the lookout for something new to satisfy my ongoing bacon cravings.