When Becca was in high school she became a vegetarian for a while.  I honestly didn't know much about it and just cooked a lot of vegetables.  She wanted to eat a lot of pre-made high-soy products that I wasn't a fan of. 

One of her college roommates is a vegetarian.  She might be visiting us, so I asked Becca what she ate, ...could she eat cheese?  Have dairy products? Fish?  Turns out there is more than just carnivore, vegetarian, and vegan.  So I looked it up.

Vegans do not consume any animal products at all.

There are several types of vegetarians:
Lacto Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish or eggs, but can consume cheese, milk and yogurt
Ovo Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or dairy products, but do eat eggs.
Lacto-ovo Vegetarians do not eat meat or fish, but do consume dairy products.  This is the most common type of vegetarian.
Pollotarian does not eat red meat or fish, but will eat poultry.
Pescatarian do not eat meat, but will eat fish.
Flexitarian is a plant based diet with limited meat.  Not technically a vegetarian, but a dramatically reduced meat diet.

Her roommate is a lacto-ovo vegetarian, so I am safe making meatless dishes when she is visiting, but not restricting cheese or dairy products.


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