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6/5/13 2:45 P

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My SO, Peter, eats meat, but is very happy to be a vegetarian at home. He has lost over 20 pounds and thanks me often for keeping him on track.

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6/5/13 2:16 P

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I'm another who's married to an omnivore but does the (vegetarian) cooking. I'm a pretty creative cook and keep things interesting and he's never once complained about lack of meat -- in fact he brags about what I make to his friends. He'll eat meat when he goes out sometimes, but rarely buys it for home.

The way I figure it, spouses (unless ill) are able to cook for themselves and older teenagers are as well. Younger kids typically won't mind not eating meat. So I don't feel responsible for cooking specially for anyone.

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6/5/13 1:13 P

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My daughter and I are vegetarian and we both cook vegetarian meals, but there are times when we will take turns cooking for my meat eating husband. Neither of us enjoys it, usually we're gagging over chicken and cursing that the exhaust fan doesn't keep the smell from wafting through the house to our bedrooms. But we love him and we try. Most of the time he eats our vegetarian meals without complaint. If he really wants something dead he fires up the grill or cooks it himself on the stove. I do make his sandwiches for lunch or slice lunch meat (Boars Head is the only kind he will eat) that goes on his lunch salads.

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6/5/13 12:33 P

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I agree with Connie. If others want meat they have to buy it. :)

Choose wisely what we do with our bodies in the way of food choices and activity and we can be rewarded with good health
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6/5/13 12:23 P

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I did for years too. My late husband was a meat-eater. It is tough. I commiserate. I left the meat out of marinara sauce for myself, subsituted tofu for chicken, and veggie burgers for beef. Not ideal. I did however, manage to sneak in a lot of salads, and ethnic dishes.

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"Finishing is winning."
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6/5/13 12:15 P

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I live with three meat eaters (husband, son, and youngest daughter). My oldest daughter and I are vegetarian. I cook the food and shop for the food, so I don't buy meat, and I cook vegetarian meals.

If the others want meat, they are welcome to buy it and cook it.

I like to keep life simple.

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AMYTHECRAFTER's Photo AMYTHECRAFTER SparkPoints: (13,845)
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6/5/13 12:11 P

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emoticon I do and cooking gets difficult some times.

I started out top weight 245 but that was when I actually got on a scale. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 20 years ago. Over the years I've learned that I do so much better when I eat organic foods and I haven't eaten red meat in years I have been gradually working more raw foods, vegetables and fruit into my diet. I avoid drive through resturants like the plague.


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