I had to think about this subject for a while. What in the world does my being a vegan have to do with sharing? Then I realized that in a way it's more of an emotional or supportive sharing that I and my son have received since going vegan.
My son is very social; he often has guests for dinner or is the guest at a friend's home. Our first step was to share our newfound eating plan with our friends and the parents of my son's friends. I thought this would mean less invitations for dinner, but that hasn't happened at all. Now when we are invited, the hostess will ask what we can or cannot eat. Even my son's friends are generous and often order vegetarian pizza or fix vegetarian foods. When friends visit, we often serve a large relish tray with many vegetables, vegan cheeses, crackers, etc. Everyone seems to enjoy it and no one seems to miss any meat dishes. I use a lot of vegan casserole dishes for company and once again everyone seems satisfied and most don't even noticed it was meatless.
We've been asked to share our vegan recipes in a collective cookbook our community is working on, and we have received many calls about our eating and how others can get started on a healthy vegan way of life. We've enjoyed sharing our healthy eating with friends and family, and we've enjoyed the generous sharing of our friends who have graciously accommodated our lifestyle.
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