topbin wrote:eric olthwaite wrote:I think our 'slow' approach to going vegetarian is based on the idea of getting taste buds used to stuff. So far, we've more or less abandoned red meat and given up on stuff like roast dinners - which is also to do with going off fat, I suppose - and 'stodge': shepherd's pie and the like; so maybe I'll be persuaded about halloumi given time.
We've gone broadly vegetarian in the bin household too - not forcing it on the kids but generally try to be vegetarian at home and for standard meals. I do allow myself the excess of meat if I'm being taken out to a nice restaurant or something. I figure going down from 95% of meals to about 2% of meals having meat in them is still a good enough change for now.
That's what I was doing too. I didn't like the idea of making other people 'go out of their way' if I was going round for dinner. But for the past three of four months I've been full on veggie (as well as mostly diary free too).
Also, halloumi is great. I think I have a cheese making kit at home somewhere, so will be making a batch of my own sometime soon!