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#1 Old 01-03-2009, 07:12 PM
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Hi, I'm Rob from Mobile, Alabama. I've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian for a while, and pulled the plug on meat January 1 (sticking with dairy and eggs for a little while). The final straw was a health history I got from my biological parents... lots of cancer and heart disease.

Quick question... How many of you are veg, but your spouse isn't? My wife's not willing to switch 100%, though she will cut back on meat. Since I'm the primary cook, how should I handle it? I don't like the idea of cooking meat for her, particularly when I'm just starting out. I suppose she could cook meat for herself and the kids while I prepare the bulk of the dinner.
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#2 Old 01-03-2009, 07:32 PM
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I'm not married, but there are several threads on the topic if you search around


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#3 Old 01-08-2009, 10:27 AM
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Hey Rob from Mobile, I live in Pensacola,Fl. If you are ever in P'cola, there is a nice little vegan cafe here called the End of the line cafe'. As to your question, I am vegan but my wife and 3 kids are not. Congrats on your becoming vegetarian! The first few months were quite difficult for me because it had been such a routine for me to get up in the am. and have eggs and cheese for breakfast. I am so happy that I finally was able to kick that nasty habit as well. To get back on topic though, my wife is a hardcore meat and potatoes person who is intent on making my life a total hell. Someday we will be divorced because our views have become sooo greatly diffarent. I can only hope that this never happens to you. What is most important are your health and your own personal decisions. In my experience, living with an omni spuse can be very trying at times. My wife was never supportive of my diet even though it has tremedously improved my health, mental and physical. Just be sure to let your family know that you love them and that you want to be around for them in a healthy body. In our home we take turns in the kitchen which seems to work well most of the time. I wish you well and if you plan on coming to Pensacola, feel free to look me up and maybe we can have lunch at the EOTLcafe the prices are very very reasonable.
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Your name took me a minute. At first it looked like carnist with an interruption, and I got worried, but then I used my thinking brain and figured it out.


I got no advice about marriage, as my man is vegan. I wouldn't cook meat, but marriages can be tricky what with the other person there. Good luck.
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#5 Old 01-08-2009, 10:47 AM
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Hi Rob,

I live outside of New Orleans. I decided to got vegetarian 12/27/08. My hubs wasn't too thrilled by the idea. But since I cook, he said he'd try everything I made, once, lol. So far, he's only said no to eating something again, and that was spaghetti squash. He hasn't eaten meat since 12/27, either. I haven't heard him complain, either.

I live in a small town that's not all that health-conscience. It's a 70-mile drive, one-way, to get to the nearest 'whole foods' type store. Not really a plausible weekly thing, especially with me working full-time and in college full-time. If I had a bigger choice of alternative of foods, I'd go vegan.
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#6 Old 01-08-2009, 11:28 AM
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Welcome. I am new to this board too, but not new to vegetarianism. My husband and kids are not quite vegetarians. I do most of the cooking in the house and I won't cook with meat products. They are fine with that, but will have meat once in a while when they are somewhere else.
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