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8/7/10 7:22 A

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Here's the big,hard secret-don't tell them! I once
made a casserole for church (using veg meat)everyone
finished it right away-then said it was good & asked
what kind of meat was in it-they loved it,but got a
funny look when I told them!

"It's not the mountains ahead that wear you out-it's the grain
of sand in your shoe"-unknown


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3FAITHFUL's Photo 3FAITHFUL Posts: 171
8/6/10 5:11 P

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Just wanted to stop in and say that the Quorn chicken patties were great. After dd announced they were better than the ones I usually buy, I announced they were vegetarian. I was greeted by the silence of shock and disbelief!

We're headed to the back woods of Wisconsin for a week. I'll be bringing along some frozen salmon to bbq for myself.

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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,488
8/5/10 7:47 P

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If you've got them trying ethnic meals,it sounds like
they are fairly open to new things-and a lot of ethnic meals are meat free.Try different brands of meat
substitutes-one might work for you-another not so much.
I hate some of them-love others.For example: a lot of
people love tofurkey-I find it gross-don't give up!


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3FAITHFUL's Photo 3FAITHFUL Posts: 171
8/5/10 10:00 A

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Just a quick update to let you know I found Quorn at my local superstore (Meijer). I bought a couple of packages of the "chicken" patties. Tonight I'll use those to make my version of chicken parmesan.

I was actually surprised at the number of vegetarian alternatives in the frozen food section at Meijer. I purchased some crumbles and will use them for chili and also a package of breakfast sausage to take with us when we go on vacation next week so that I don't feel too left out when when my family eats bacon/sausages each morning. I could have filled my cart with all the yummy things but I need to watch my pennies.

FYI- my kids (triplets) just turned 13. They can cook a variety of dishes but we're sort of an old fashioned family and the kids and I sit down for dinner together each night. We eat a lot of different cuisines (Thai, Ethiopian, Mexican, Portuguese, Italian, Indian) my hope is that they'll grow to appreciate vegetarian cuisine and eventually understand the ethics behind the choice. My husband is a typical midwestern meat & potatoes guy- he can appreciate a couple of vegetarian meals a week but asking him to make the big switch and give up all footed animals just isn't going to work for him.

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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,488
8/2/10 6:57 P

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To be honest when my family comes over-I will serve
meat-I just don't eat it myself. When I go to their
house-there is usually some alternative for me. Also,
morningstar farms hamburger crumbles are very good in
casseroles in place of hamburger-put enough cheese &
they will ask for more!

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8/1/10 12:23 P

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Well, how old are the kids? If they are tall enough to use the stove, I'd say the obvious answer is say "I won't cook it, but you are welcome to cook it yourself." Even if it is just them doing the meat. My guess is that if it becomes their chore, the demands for it will go away.

If that's not feasible, then my second answer is you're the cook. If you don't want to cook it, don't. Honestly, it's not like you are going to deprive them of the opportunity to eat good, nutritious food. Why make yourself unhappy when you're doing all the work?

Finally, I find that Quorn products are really good chicken and turkey substitutes. It's in the freezer case at Whole Foods and most Health Food Stores. They have patties, nuggets, fillets, 'meatballs' and ground Quorn that could easily replace that ground turkey. I find it not only tastes good, but has a better texture than most of the ground beef substitutes. If you don't tell anyone it's not really ground turkey, they probably won't notice.

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8/1/10 12:15 P

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Hi Everyone - I'm new to the team. I've been struggling with the ethics of eating land based animals for several years. My dh is a very old fashioned meat and potatoes kind of guy but he had a health scare last year and we eliminated all beef & pork but have continued to eat chicken/turkey/fish.

I recently picked up the book Eating Animals and I can no longer eat chicken/turkey.

My family of 5 is not being very supportive. I'm trying to move us inch by inch toward a healthier, more ethical lifestyle.

The last few weeks I've been making strictly vegetarian dinners 3 times a week and the rest of the week I'm making food they'll eat (for example: pasta w/ground turkey, chicken stir-fry) but I remove a portion (pasta or vegies) for myself before putting in the meaat. I can't seem to get them to give up the chicken and turkey. I'm having a harder and harder time buying it and cooking it for them.

Have any of you had to deal with an unsupportive spouse or children? I could really use some help! Thanks!

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