OMG! This broccoli is so cute!
Well hello, sorry i got distracted lol..
I'm new here, not new to vegetarianism, but recently happened across this forum. And i'm so glad! Finally there is somewhere where i'm not then odd one out!
Anyway, some background info about me: i'm turning fifteen this year, i'm a few months away from being vegetarian for around to years, and thought about it for long time before then. Unfortunately I don't know the exact day where i fully became vegetarian, which i regret as it means i can't celebrate an anniversary or anything like that.
Lately I've been considering going vegan more and more. It might not be possible, i think my mum is at her limits with the vegetarianism, but i often consider myself to be half vegan. I consume hardly any milk or eggs or cheese or the like, except for the small amounts in recipes which generally keep ingredients stuck together or something. I don't drink milk, eat egg recipes for example scrambled eggs, or cheese in large amounts. They are always blended in, and not too much. I believe this is the best i can do for now. Just lately i purchased soy milk and vegetarian cheese, this made me incredibly happy. Just these small changes/improvements meant so much. It makes me feel that someday i will go the extra step and become a total vegan. I'm not sure when and i'm not completely sure i definitely will at this point. But it is what i expect, especially by how much it is on my mind. I'm concerned about whether i won't be able to eat any products like snacks and things as they are made on machines that uses eggs and such, but after more research and once i have some experience i hope it will be easier to judge.
Now this is a complete change of topic, but does anyone get angry and frustrated beyond belief by the amount of hidden vegetarian ingredients? Silly question; i've seen threads on it. But i seriously get so annoyed and even upset; why does it have to be like this? I don't see the reason why they have to torture vegetarians further. By that i mean, make it so difficult for us to find safe foods to eat.
I am one of those vegetarians who are one of a kind in the people who surround them. All of my family and friends eat meat; everyone i know. It doesn't make me even consider giving it up. No matter how much crap i get about it (and trust me i have gotten alot), it won't change me.
Sorry if i'm rambling. I have many vegetarian-related opinions that have been kept inside, dying to come out with someone who fully understands.
I am vegetarian. I am proud. I will never go back.