15 February 2010
Until I was sixteen I ate meat, fish & dairy products. Then I had a chicken burger from a well known American outlet which had a lump of grisle in it. Eugh. That couple with information from a couple of veggie friends was more than enough to turn me into a pescatarian.
I ate fish quite happily through college until I went travelling. On a boat in South Africa I decided to stop eating fish. Everyone else was fishing and I couldn’t do it. I didn’t want to pull the hook out of the fishes mouth and couldn’t bare to see them jumping around on the deck, running out of air and dying.
As I couldn’t kill the fish I decided that I could no longer eat them either and so at 23 I became a vegetarian. In hindsight, as a vegan, I now appreciate I wasn’t a very good vegetarian. No I didn’t eat meat or fish but I didn’t always eat vegetarian cheese.
Reading skinny bitch and become a vegan has made things so much easier for me. This lifestly fits very well with my ethical, environmental & health values. Also with my lack of will power removing a whole pile of naughty foods from my diet was never a bad thing! Now I also kinda don’t see the point of being a vegetarian but then maybe its because I didn’t do it right at the time.
So whats the next step?
Well I have been dabbling with raw as anyone who reads my blog will know. I have had good days, weeks and even months but have not stayed on a raw diet. I am enthusiastic about being a rawist and it is something I will always be working towards but as thing stand today I am not ready to give up cooked food. I love cooking. I find it therapeutic and LOVE the creative output – it helps my mind and spirit 🙂 and thats ok.