I've made a decision: I'm not a vegetarian anymore.
In truth, after almost exactly seven years, I haven't been a vegetarian for awhile now, nipping some chicken here, eating fish there. But in my mind, I always reverted to vegetarianism.
But I've decided to give up the label and just focus on good food for all of us.
Which is to say, I'm not running out for a McDonald's burger or a hot dog. In fact, I don't imagine I'll add that much meat to my diet. And when I do, it will be pasture-raised, free-range, organic when possible, "happy" meat. (And still no veal, or lamb, or rabbit.)
But I've been overwhelmed with trying to feed two totally different audiences: me, the vegetarian, and everyone else, the omnivores. In the end, I made a lot of mediocre meals that satisfied none of us fully.
And so, a new chapter.
We'll see how it goes.