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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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.
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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current weight: 124.8
Fitness Minutes: (12,327) Posts: 234 6/5/13 12:15 P
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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