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From: Bryanna (
Subject:         Re: Newbie needs help with meat eating family
Date: November 17, 2008 at 2:06 pm PST

In Reply to: Newbie needs help with meat eating family posted by Roni on November 17, 2008 at 8:22 am:

First of all, realize that you can't make your
family become vegans or even vegetarians. It's a
personal decision.

There are ideas on transitioning on this page:

That said, here are links to essays by vegsource’s
own Jo Stepaniak, a fellow cookbook writer and
board moderator, on "mixed marriages” (so to
speak!) and family friction over vegetarianism:

I would recommend the book "Living Among Meat-
eaters" by Carol J. Adams.

My husband was a meat-eater when we married 12
years ago. I didn’t preach to him, just cooked
good food. After a while, he only ate meat in
restaurants and at other people’s homes. I never
said a thing. Then he stopped ordering it in
restaurants. About five years ago he gave up dairy
(he still succumbs to a bit of cheese now and then,
but prefers soymilk to milk now). A couple of
years ago he announced that he was officially a
vegetarian. He still eats free-run eggs now and
then, but is a near vegan (he never did like

I tell you this so that you don’t worry about your
husband and sons. Let them add a piece of meat
alongside what you cook, or added to what you cook
(they can cook it and clean up after it themselves-
- spaghetti sauce, stir-fries, tacos, chilies, etc.
are good examples of dishes you can make veg and
then they can add meat.). After a time, he may
decide that he doesn’t need the meat.

See this post:
for more ideas and advice.

Good luck, and keep posting!

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