I'd have to disagree with those who say 'we don't live to eat, but we eat to live,' translating into we shall eat in moderation. We eat for our body to generate enough energy to function and blah blah blah blah.
I enjoy eating you know (and yes, you probably already know that long time ago, if you know me well.) I love trying a new restaurants, trying the same kind of my favorite dish from different places, I also enjoy cooking (since there isn't a whole lot of option in the US anyway.) Over the years, I have considered becoming a part-time vegan--maybe still drink milk and eating eggs, but no meats. What occurs to me is that since I remember, I've never ate any kind of meats besides basic chicken (strictly whites,) beef (strictly beef jerky and hamburger,) fish and shrimps. I don't eat their inside neither if you know what I mean--those are just plain gross. The rest of other animals, I just don't. There is no reason--it's just I never feel like it. I think over the past year, I feel I need to get on a part-time basis of quit eating meats. The reason goes to my allergy and my need to increase veggies and fruits consumption. I guess if I stop eating meats, maybe 10 days out of each month, that will leave me no choice but eating veggies and fruits more--hopefully. Plus I think I need to go easy from time to time. Speaking of becoming a part-time vegan. Take a look of that picture above. I love meatballs on sticks or skewers with spicy dipping sauce. I love them and I love when they are made off the street in Thailand--dry and dirty. I know, you guys must be rolling your eyes right now, but I don't have a high standard, but I am able to tolerate not-so-hygienic foods. It is an ability I was born with lol. The funny thing is that lots of fellow Americans I know just hate these asian meat balls for some reasons. They said they are gross--you don't know what's in there and what part of animal were ground into a ball. But heck, same goes to those sausage, bologna, salami, pepperoni. You don't know what's in there, but they taste pretty good.