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RADFEN
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10/18/11 12:00 P

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The recipes look good. I am so glad that my family is flexible and willing to try new foods! We do more veggie meals these days and I don't stress when they have red meat as they will when I am away this week.



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BONOLICIOUS2
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10/18/11 9:18 A

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Thanks for sharing! Those recipes in the article look and sound amazing as well!


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9/4/11 12:22 P

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Great article. Our version of flexitarian is to eat mostly veggie meals with meat a few times a week, but some define it as meat once a day even. Everybody is different and I liked how the article emphasized the "flexible" part of flexitarian!

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9/2/11 5:24 P

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Wonderful article. I think I'm going to order that book.

Did you read the comment? (Why are online comments to news articles always so snide?) He said something like "so they just renamed omnivore to flexitarianism?" I get his point, but I think he missed the point. When you hear "omnivore," don't you picture someone who routinely eats meat (and other food)? Probably they have meat at every meal. Flexitarian, to me, means you eat meat occasionally, certainly not every meal. What do you think?

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9/2/11 4:46 P

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I really identified with the narrative in this piece from my local newspaper: www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Vegetarians+car
nivores+merge+with+flexitarianism/5198
868/story.html


The cookbook author interviewed talks about her kids, raised in her strict vegetarian household, who would come home from friends' places saying "bacon is good!" I totally was that kid, much to my vegetarian Mom's irritation! She also talks about flexing sometimes being about compromise between vegetarians and meat-lovers, and about her initial resistance to accomodating her family's desire for meat. This was my husband and I to a T - I definitely figured that because I did the cooking, I decided the menu, period. By that time I had come full circle back to strict vegetarianism, and it was the subject of much debate until I learned to put the "flex" in flexitarian.

Anyway, I thought some of the rest of you might enjoy this, and the recipes looked yummy too, with both meaty and non-meaty options for each!
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