I have been a vegetarian since I was a teenager, so more than half my life!
I never liked meat or fish, and the idea of something dead does not appeal to me, so I stopped eating them as soon as I could.
As I have got older my diet has become much healthier. At first I ate a lot of carbs (pasta with tomato sauce was one of my staple dinners), whereas now I eat a lot more protein in the form of beans, nuts, seeds, yoghurt, lentils, quinoa, tofu….I never even used to like beans on toast!
I find it hard when on holiday (especially in Europe) and I don’t like going for dinner at other people’s houses as I don’t want to be the fussy awkward one . Plus I get annoyed in restaurants when they claim a dish is vegetarian but then it has parmesan in (one of the few cheeses that is always made with animal rennet).
I don’t mind other people eating meat, Andy eats meat and he cooks it at home. But we would always cook meat and my things in separate pots/ dishes as I don’t want any of the meat “juice” leaking into my food.
So there you go 🙂