If you asked me what I miss about meat you would receive a very long and convoluted answer. It’s quite likely that the explanation would leave you more baffled than you were to begin with. I have the unfortunate tendency to take after my mother and provide long-winded stories that leave the listener looking slightly vacant with a dazed expression and glazed over eyes. Most of the time this ‘habit’ is because I want to completely clarify a point, yet in doing so I provide far too much, and often irrelevant, information. This post is an attempt to practice ‘taming’ this deplorable trait.
Here are three things you should know about meat and I. Fact number one: I very rarely miss meat. Fact number two: Often it isn’t the meat itself that I miss but certain components that usually accompany it – grease, protein and pastry/bread. Fact number three: It’s the memories attached to particular meat dishes that are most enticing, not the food itself. Ninety-nine percent of the time fact number one overrides the other two – why would I want to eat meat when there is an infinite number of tasty and nutritional vegetarian meals to savour instead? I won’t delve into why I’m vegetarian here – that’s when my long-windedness is at it’s very worst! Continue reading