I am 20-something years old and I work for a company that helps small businesses with their social media and web visibility. I was born and raised in New York, but I have recently relocated to the Washington DC area. I love my cat, animals, painting my nails, and Lady Gaga. But most importantly, I am a vegetarian.
As a kid I lived by two food groups: chicken and potatoes. My dad doesn't eat red meat, and my mom is always on some diet or another. But as a child, food isn't a concern in life. I cared more about who I was sitting with at lunch, than what I was eating for lunch. One thing I was from that start, though, was an animal lover. I loved my cats, the bugs outside, and the amazing animals at the zoo. And even as a kid, I donated some of my allowance to animal shelters. Until one night when I was 11 years old, eating my chicken fingers like always...
"Daddy, where do chicken nuggets come from?"
"Well, the chickens live on a farm, and then they leave the farm and get killed, and then they become chicken nuggets"
"So they DIE just so I can eat them?"
"I am never eating meat again!"
And that was that. Apart from a few mistakes, I have never eaten meat since then. As I grew older I refined my views and reasons for not eating meat. I learned about what happens at the slaughter houses and what eating meat does to the environment. However, I never strayed from my first reason, I don't believe animals should give their lives to be food for people.
10+ years later and I am still going strong and loving every minute of it. Becoming a vegetarian has been the best decision I have ever made and the one I am most proud of myself for. Vegetarianism is part of my identity and I can never see myself eating meat again.
More about my blog:
The goal of my blog is to be unlike the other vegetarian (and food) blogs out there. I don't find much time, or energy, to cook all the time. I will have some recipes, but what I want to highlight is the easiness of being a vegetarian. I will show some very simple (but delicious) recipes, plus tips to becoming and staying a vegetarian with out too much effort. I will show you guys the best vegetarian food brands, and most importantly, how to eat like a meat-eater without eating any meat.
I really hope you enjoy my blog, and that someone out there can read it and say "Wow, it is so easy to be a vegetarian, I think I am going to try it!"