I hope not to offend those that eat only vegetables. I cook everything that is etable. Grill and smoke it too. Just like a fronteersman. I will stop talking About it if it bothers a lot of you. I respect that.
Either something got left out of my comment or I replied to a similar question so I will try again.
A number of years ago my sister came for a visit. She asked if she could cook some chicken and we said it was OK. We were at work and when we returned and walked into the kitchen we looked at each other and asked "what is that smell?" It dawned on me that burning flesh is just that no matter the flesh that is cooking - animal or human (human meat is often compared to pork). I theorize that when something is food our brain makes it good especially if we have been exposed for a while. If it is human, which we are not exposed, it is bad. This may seem weird but how does this affect people forced to become cannibals to survive? Certainly there must be a study (Victoria).
Guest can bring/consume meat into the house but not cook it (our island is noted for it's potlucks and meat dishes are often brought into the house) For that they can use the cooker on the deck.
An addition to my previous comment is that we vegetarians sometimes feel we are the atheists in a Southern Baptist convention. Food choices do matter, a lot. We all, myself included, defend our choices sometimes myopically. When the emotion of pleasure (eating is about sensuality) enters the picture our view becomes entrenched. This is where critical thinking is critical.
I've been mostly vegetarian for almost 2 years and my two roommates eat meat with almost every meal. It doesn't bother me, and if I'm already in the kitchen and they are getting ready to eat I'll throw a steak or a burger on with whatever I'm making, I just make sure that their stuff doesn't mix with mine. I actually really love the smell of a good steak on the grill (the only thing I can't stand the smell of anymore is bacon, it actually makes my stomach hurt).
It sounds like you really enjoy a well prepared meal that includes meat so I wouldn't stop talking about it (especially if you have some good pointers for people who do eat meat) just to please someone with a self imposed dietary restriction.
What does bother me is the general disconnect most folks have about how exactly their meat gets to their food store. A whole lot of suffering is endured by so many, for the sake of a few bites of flesh. Factory farming is Auschwitz for animals.
Bon appetite !
Humans are omnivores. It is not healthy to eat meat daily, but as animals, humans are, in part, meat eaters. Those who choose not to eat meat shoudl not be offended by those who do.
When I had leukemia, i ate vegetarian for a few years, mostly for better health. It made it very hard when I visited people who ate meat, as they felt they had to make something special just for me. After I recovered from leukemia, I reverted to meat eating, mostly because doing so did nto inconvenience others.