Roasted Butternut Squash soup topped with crispy leeks
I just came up with this scenario in my head of two people meeting for a blind date and one take them to The Melting Pot but the other is a aggressive, radical vegan.
I can’t stop laughing.
Almond cupcakes filled with red bean paste and topped with green tea buttercream.
I’m ashamed of many of the vegetarian tagged posts.
Just like any other personal choices in life: If you want people to respect your dietary choices; you have to respect theirs in return.
I think this is especially true here, because what is more personal than what we choose to feed ourselves? Whatever a grown individual chooses to nourish their body with is their preference, and that should be respected.
We don’t all have the same morals and values, but does that make us superior or inferior to one another? No.
You can explain your diet without lowering yourself to insulting others’ or getting defensive. Be Civil. Discuss. You’ll find that most people are very accepting and usually just curious and unfamiliar with vegetarians. Besides if you truly want people to consider you point of view, a good attitude is always the best approach.
Dude I sat next to at lunch: Are you a Vegetarian?
Dude: So do you eat fish?
Me(inside): WTF?! ARE YOU FCKING KIDDING ME? SINCE WHEN WAS FISH NOT MEAT?!?! IS IT A FCKING FRUIT NOW?! Damn….
To be “vegetarian” simply means a plant based diet, but not necessarily animal-free. There are different sorts of vegetarianism as well as different personal reasons to practice them.
Besides the most common known, Lacto-ovo-vegetarian and Vegan
There are people who are Pescetarian; they do not eat red meats or poultry, but they do eat fish.
There are also semi-vegetarians (or Omnivores) who mainly have a plant based diet but will eat meats on occasion.
So this boy’s question was a valid one.
Don’t call people stupid and accuse them of lacking intelligence when they’re just curious. Especially in regards to Vegetarianism, we already get a bad rep for being snobs. Let’s not affirm the stereotypes.