In the past month or so, I have seriously given thought to becoming vegan. I have actually laid out a plan to change my eating habits. As it is, three out of five meals that I prepare are vegan. So, really, it would not be that far a stretch for my household to become vegan.
At first, I'll make all the meals I prepare vegetarian. Actually, that would be ovo-vegan. That would allow me to have eggs. I wouldn't have any milk-products but I have already cut that out of my diet to begin with. I occasionally indulge in cheese and ice cream. Mainly, I devour a lot of goat cheese but even that is something I would not have a problem removing from my diet. I will continue to eat meat only if I am in a situation that lends itself to doing so. For example, if I happen to be at a steak house for a dinner, I would go ahead and try a steak. Or if we happen to go to a BBQ joint, hey, BBQ it is.
As I become more entrenched in not eating meat, I would eventually eliminate eggs and meat products from my diet. I already eat a lot of vegan nuggets, veggie burgers, and meatless chicken patties. They do satisfy my craving for certain types of textures and mouth-feels. I have also tried a lot of vegan frozen treats that can help fill the void of eliminating ice cream. I am thinking that after a month of being ovo-vegan, I can delve into the vegan stage.
The only problem that I can foresee is that fact that I have this utter weakness for roast pork. Later.