My dad used to scoff at tofu. I think he referred to me as a femi-nazi once even! But...do things ever change! I made tofu lasagna once and it was a hit. Now tofu and other alternatives are on the menu. I very rarely cook beef. The stink lingers for days. Boca ground makes a fine alternative but so are some of the fridge protein loafs. In fact, my signif other prefers it. I wouldn't announce what you are making for dinner if it is vegetarian, just make it and proudly announce or say you are trying out a new recipe and want their thoughts. Habits and preferences can change - Good luck!
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Welcome!! There are so many health reasons to make meat a smaller part of your diet and so many great, tasty and fun ways to do it! :) I have a 12 year old son and husband who don't want anything to do with "vegetarianism" - they seem to think it's a dirty word. But the more I read, the more reasearch I do on health and the food industry, and what all is in what we put in our bodies the more I am sure finding alternatives to meat is the right decision for ME! :) Welcome to the group!
~ Rebekah ~ Men's best successes come after their disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher
I've been working with a life coach recently who is a vegetarian. I told her I tried to go veggie back in HS but it ended horribly and I got terribly sick from becoming anemic! (whoops). In working with her she understands I like and kinda think I need meat in my life. HOWEVER...over the years my body has had a harder time digesting red meat. I have a steak (or shish-ka-bob) just once a month for the iron and just cause it's super yummy IMO. The other meats I eat is ground turkey, tilapia, various seafoods especially in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine, and chicken on occasion.
Night before last I made the leap and instead of having chicken fried rice I bought tofu vegetarian fried rice and it was SO much better than any of the meat counterparts I've had in the past. I'm known to be a picky eater but I'm really willing to give new foods a try. Hope I'm in the right spot for this. I look forward to getting to know y'all better!
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