Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I am terrible with dates, but in my best recollection, it must be around the 15 year anniversary of my vegetarianhood. Sometime in the spring when I was 18 years old, I decided to not eat meat for just one day. My mom and dad insisted that it must be a phase, and I'd be back to eating meat in no time. Turns out, I never did. Looking back, being vegetarian has made me a much more adventurous eater, encouraging me to try things that I never would have tasted before. I used to be rather picky, but now I love trying new things. The other thing that I noticed shortly after I became vegetarian, was that food just "tasted better". I don't know how to explain it, it just seemed like fruits and vegetables had more "taste". For some reason, meat seemed to dull my taste buds, in a way. I'm not sure if other vegetarians experience that, or if I'm just weird.

So, 15 years after going vegetarian "cold turkey" (yeah, pun intended), here I am.


Doug said...

Congratulations! We should all go to Roots to celebrate. :) I hope we see you all soon.

Corey said...

Sorry to burst your bubble, but your 32, not 33. Only the 14th year of being meat free.

Brook said...

Well crap. Corey, what would I do without you?

I never was too good at math ;)