Growing up in New Hampshire and the Midwest, I was obviously raised on meat.
My mother’s Shephards Pie was a culinary force to be reckoned with. Seemingly, there was always ground meat in some type of casserole. As I grew older, I dropped the red meat
because it made my moods intense and my body sluggish. After researching vegetarianism, I knew I wanted to give it a try. My sister-in-law has been a vegetarian since she was 7. She and her husband came to visit and made us watch Food, Inc. and The Cove back-to-back. That was it. I was done. No more meat, fish or sushi….and it was easier than I thought.
I never felt better. After a year of being a vegetarian, our lifestyle naturally progressed to exclusively eating a plant-based diet (or being a “super hippie vegan that eats bark” as I have been affectionately called).