I have family and friends who are vegetarians to some degree. Some just don’t eat red meat and say they are vegetarians, some don’t eat any meat or chicken but do eat fish and say they are vegetarian, some only eat eggs and say they are vegetarian, others don’t consume any meat or dairy products at all.
Some do it for health reasons, others for religious reasons and some for ethical reasons, whichever way I don’t have a problem with any of it.
My understanding of a vegetarian is somebody who fits into one of two categories, both categories don’t consume any meat, chicken, or fish and are divided with the one category consuming eggs and dairy products and the other category not.
I have also noticed a trend of late with a few of the blogs I visit. When a really meaty recipe is posted, quite often some of the people leaving comments state that they have been a “vegetarian” for many years but are slowly starting to incorporate meat back into their diets. They don’t say why they are doing this, just that they are. I wonder why there is this “trend”?
This image that I came across on the Braai 4 Heritage blog a while back, poses an interesting question…
So I wonder then, what constitutes a vegetarian?
I think it all depends on the individual and what they are comfortable with.