Bizarre Question - Please take the time to read and bump if you have no input.
About two years ago, we decided to try a vegetarian lifestyle to introduce more fruits and veggies to our kids. Last summer I was diagnosed with a condition that causes excess iron levels, so I wasn't getting enough protein in my diet (beans are high in iron and one of the best ways for a vegetarian to get protein - I'm allergic to nuts). Anyways, after that we became flexitarian. We eat mostly fruits and veggies, but get our protein from chicken and fish as well. Here's my bizarre question... the day after I cook chicken, the leftovers smell kind of like... dog food? I guess? Like they taste way more like just plain chicken than whatever it was seasoned with and I can barely take two or three bites without gagging. This wasn't a problem I had before we made the switch, but my body was used to not eating it for a year and I guess I just really don't like it. I like FRESHLY cooked chicken (hence I reheat and reseason by way of oven), but does anyone else experience this? I know it's weird, but seriously, I can't be the only one. DH looks at me like I'm an alien when I try to describe the sensation.