Vegan Deli

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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

Raising Vegetarian Children

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Holidays

Drinking hot cider in front of a fire. Hugging a sibling whom you have not seen in a long time. Decorating the house in all the warmth and coziness one could want when it is cold out. Walking outside in the brisk weather; returning to hot chocolate and a slice of cake. Welcoming friends and relatives to your house. Searching for days to find that one perfect gift for someone you love; finding it. Volunteering some extra time in a soup kitchen or shelter. Hours spent in the kitchen with your mother. All your loved ones sitting around a full table, talking, laughing, and loving.

The dead carcass in the middle of that same table. The inevitable strife that being around your family brings. Missing those who can not be there. Endless social engagements. Wishing you had someone to stand underneath that mistletoe with. Taking decorations down. Trying to find a gift, any gift! Getting your credit card bill. Realizing that another year has passed, and there is still no peace in the world, or justice, or fairness; people still suffer.

The holiday season can be both the happiest and the saddest time of the year. When the factor of being vegan is thrown in, it can create barriers between people. Perhaps upon re-reading the first paragraph, or by writing your own, it can be more of the season it is intended to be.

Drinking hot cider in front of a fire. Hugging a sibling whom you have not seen in a long time. Decorating the house in all the warmth and coziness one could want when it is cold out. Walking outside in the brisk weather; returning to hot chocolate and a slice of cake. Welcoming friends and relatives to your house. Searching for days to find that one perfect gift for someone you love; finding it. Volunteering some extra time in a soup kitchen or shelter. Hours spent in the kitchen with your mother. All your loved ones sitting around a full table, talking, laughing, and loving.

Jane N.
New York

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