My half-sister is a vegetarian and has been for years. Except my brother says she's not really a vegetarian, "She be eatin burgers every once in a while." Hilarious. Even more so if you know my brother and can hear how he says it. He's a character. (Side note: (oh how you've missed these!) At least one of my professors and possibly several of them hate(s) the term "a character" and demand(s) definition if you use this phrase. People in docs are still referred to as characters even though they're not fictional, scripted or directed. So when you say "a character," you must define what makes this person someone you want to include in your film. Be specific. Yes, my professors are characters. :P Lol.)
Anyway. I've never ever thought I would be one of those people who would even consider vegetarianism a possibility. I've always been strongly pro-meat. I love meat. When people hear this, they say, "Why not give up pork?" For real? I LOVE bacon. At Thanksgiving, I'd rather have ham than turkey (turkey is too often dry-- yes I've had fried turkey and it's good but I've had too many bad turkeys) and sausage is my second favorite breakfast accompaniment. For me, breakfast doesn't exist without eggs. That is the star of breakfast. Not pancakes or waffles which I like almost never.
How did this become about breakfast? The point is I have started liking some vegetarian meals and can sometimes see the point and deliciousness of a meat-free dish. This is shocking to my psyche. I feel weird having even written that sentence.
That being said, if I'm talking to any veggies out there, you know, you veg-heads or meat-freers, both of which Rach has been known to call you, you really should let meat eaters make your meat substitutes or "fake meat" as Stace's Dreezy likes to gross me out by calling them. Yuck. Who wants to eat fake meat? So gross. Anyway, there are far too many "vegetarian sausages" (I don't care what you define as sausage, this term is an anomaly to me) and turkey bacons that taste disgusting and not at all like a meat substitute unless by substitute you mean subpar and not even worth the effort. I would rather have a vegetarian omelet without the veggie sausage if it's going to taste like nothing, thanks. For the record, I can't be expected to become a vegetarian if you're not going to get your non-meat products together. Regardless, I won't be giving up (ground) turkey or chicken or seafood. But adding in some more veggies? That I can do.