My previous posts have all advocated vegetarianism and healthy eating, so this post may come as a shock to some. As much as I would like to pretend I am a snobby eater and a health nut, I do have some skeletons in my closet...or rather, pantry.
Before I became a vegetarian a few years ago, I was a card-carrying member of the carnivore club. I had a longtime love affair with meat, so much so that relatives would know to give me the fatty pieces of turkey skin on Thanksgiving or a particularly juicy, rare piece of steak at a barbecue. I went through a phase where I ate Spam and eggs every day for breakfast (Thanks, Mom!), and another where my favorite lunch food was hot dogs fried in soy sauce, served over a bed of white rice.
Even though I've replaced the Spam with tempeh, the white rice with brown, the turkey with tofurkey, and the hot dogs with...well, I just don't eat hot dogs anymore, I guess...I still am reminded of my past indiscretions, mostly by family members who still can't believe I've chosen to break things off with meat and run off with vegetables. Oh well, time heals all wounds.Do you have any shameful eating secrets? Care to share them? Be brave!