vegetarianism led to my discovery of the eggplant
When I was 17, I became a vegetarian. In the strictest sense of the term, I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian. I ate dairy products and I ate eggs. I did not eat seafood, and I did not consume any stocks (i.e. chicken stock) or derivatives from animals like beans with pork fat.
I started being a vegetarian after learning about industrial meat, egg, and dairy operations a.k.a. factory farming (for a quick overview, watch The Meatrix for an entertaining [yet tilted] view or read a more official view). My reasons were purely unselfish. I no longer wanted to contribute to this system, no matter what the cost. Unfortunately, I think it did have some minor health costs. Thankfully I eventually got my act together.
Apple Addicts Anonymous (AAA)
Since it seems to be the cool thing to list a bunch of foods that taste testers deem amazing and dietitians deem nutritional (ahem Self Magazine), I thought I would have a shot at it. DISCLAIMER: I am a panel of myself and I am not a dietitian, however I do eat all of these things on a semi-regular basis and maintain good health. Choose whether or not to listen to my advice at your own risk. I repeat, I have no educational degree(s) in the area of dietetics! BEWARE! I don’t know what I’m talking about!
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