If you're married to an omni, is it challenging to make meals for both lifestyles?
no. in fact, cooking is quite simple. we start with a vegan base. and then we can add to that what we want. for example, if i want cheese and eggs, i can add that. if he wants meat, he can add that.
an example meal that we commonly have is "Moroccan Night." hummus and pitas, carrot soup, salad. my husband adds chicken to that. i put feta on my salad (he does too).
my husband cooks in bulk for himself; occasionally i do it for him. he roasts two whole chickens at a time, keeping most of it in the fridge until he wants it (in containers that are glass and do not leak). he'll make a meatloaf and keep that in the fridge. he also has pickled herring that we buy. so, he alternates between these. they're accessible to him and easy to add to any meal.
my husband also eats a good number of vegetarian/vegan meals. breakfast is nearly always vegetarian for him; his snacks are typically vegetarian; and sometimes lunch or dinner will be vegetarian too. vegetarian food is good. Do you argue about your beliefs and choices?
no. in fact, we do not have different beliefs. we both support animal welfare. i choose not to eat meat--as an aspect of this, but largely for 'spiritual' reasons. my husband chooses to eat meat because he feels it is what is best, healthiest, and "natural" to human existence (at least his).
because we are both so interested in animal welfare, my husband does not buy food from feedlots or a regular grocery store. we buy locally raised animals that are pasture raised (not in cages or small spaces), and that are slaughtered on the farm or in small-scale, family owned slaughter houses. we know the farms and farmers well, and in many cases, we even know the animals before they die. And yes, this does cause emotional distress.
i don't know how my husband makes peace with that, but he manages to do so.
we do not argue about our food choices. we are both free to choose and respectful of each other's choices. we feel comfortable with getting our animal products locally from clean, well managed, and 'humane' farms with good husbandry, raising, and slaughtering practices. so, there's really nothing to argue about.
we do discuss how to fine-tune the diets (both of ours) to have better health for ourselves, the animals, the environment, the farmers and local economy. these are very important to us. so, we are actually quite active in our discussions on this topic. but they're not arguments.