I'm curious olga, why did you stop eating vegetarian after 20 years?
I knew someone would ask.
Long story, chai.
My life was is a chaotic mess ... unbelievably busy at the time. Relationship bust-up, had to buy then move to a new house (with 3 cats!), also was looking for a new job while finishing up at another one at the same time. And lots of other demands. I didn't know whether I was Arthur or Martha.
Anyway, I became quite unhealthy & worn out & simply didn't have the time (& I confess, the motivation, either) for my usual vego food planning, food preparations & cooking at the time. It just seemed that something like a piece of grilled fish with salad was such a quick, healthy & easy solution. So I took the easy way. Also, I confess, I had grown really tired of beans & lentils!
It took years
to tackle red meat again. Didn't have a clue about cooking it!