I still have a very clear memory of my first meal after deciding to go back to eating meat. It was fried chicken and I'd been craving it for months! To this day, that was some of the best fried chicken I can ever remember eating. Was your "first meal" equally as memorable?
What is also significant to me about this meal is that it was relatively spontaneous. I'd been a vegetarian for about five years, but I'd never really adjusted to the lifestyle. To be specific, I never stopped craving meat - though I tried hard to adjust and even came to love many meat substitutes.
So I'd already been thinking about adding meat back into my diet when my life crossed paths with a platter of fried chicken at a party. A friend of mine at the party handed me a plate and said, "Just go for it." And I did.
In the end, vegetarianism just wasn't a good fit for me, and I'm ok with that. And like I said: best fried chicken ever.
If you're an ex-veg, tell us: what was your first meal with meat?
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