i suspect that there might be a few. I know there are a few here who don't eat meat at least but probably make use of non-flesh animal products.Hm, I'm getting the impression that I'm the oddball here. If there are vegans out there, don't be shy. I have no (conscious) agenda - I'm just interested.
Depends on exactly what veg to me. Some are great as salads (proper salads this time. LOL. Not the meat salads i mentioned earlier) However my cooked veg (peas, beans, collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, etc.) I prefer cooked the southern way; either boiled with meat grease and fat pork (ham hocks, hog jowl, or salt pork) or fired/sauted in pork grease.I do like vegetarian food, as most UK folk concentrate on the meat it's nice when someone does good things with veg. So saying I also like pretty unadulterated veg, that way getting all the taste and texture that should be there. Things like tomatoes and peppers I'll keep in the fruit bowl and eat them as such. And you can't beat fresh shelled peas and beans. I do however also like meat and fish. If I cant catch it/kill it myself all the better for me as it's had a great life and then minimum pain (if at all) and is treated with respect afterwards.
I'd say meat is maybe 10% of my diet these days.