Apparently, I'd rather eat a pig than see it frolic through the meadows. About a month ago, I buckled and ate meat. And once you open that gate again, it's almost impossible to close. Maybe I'll try again someday...when they make a bacon substitute that's just as seductive as the original.
Recommendation: Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Apple-Smoked Bacon. No Nitrates! Their turkey bacon is also delish and it doesn't shrink when you cook it.