I’ve been pondering this idea for a while, but am still having a hard time coming to a conclusion for it:
Should I try eating meat again?
Now, let me put this straight: I don’t want to eat meat just to eat meat. I don’t miss the taste of the things I used to eat or anything like that. And I don’t want to eat it all the time, in many of my meals. I just want to taste the things, I have yet to taste.
So the real reason why I want to try eating meat again: I feel like I’m missing out. Missing out on what? Everything meat entails! I have realized over the years all the things to eat I have missed out on because there was meat in it. I know more restaurants are catering more towards vegetarians and such, but what if I wanted to do a fine dining taste menu full of meat? What do I do then when I go, just sit there and smile pretty? I don’t think so.
This whole realization has also made me realize all the meat dishes that I have never tried in my life: Filet Mignon? Gyros? Sushi? Sashimi? Brazilian BBQ? Pot Roast? Brisket? Empanadas? Tamales? Menudo? Duck? Wild Game? Fish?
I’m still pretty torn over the whole thing. I love the fact that I’m a vegetarian and have been for 8 strong years. I love the dishes that I eat and substitutes I’ve started to use to replace meat in my diet. But I still fee like there are so many things out there I have yet to try!
I guess it’s hard being a foodie sometimes.
What do you think? Should I go back to trying meat, but really only when it’s something I’ve never had and would like to try? Or should I stick to my guns and stay a veg-head 100%?
Also…any tips on how to make sure I don’t get sick by eating meat again? I’ve seen many friends go through being vegetarians then carnivores again and they get SO SICK. I really want to try and avoid that…
Have a good night!