NovaScotia They also have a problem with me not buying leather shoes and such because leather is a "by-product" of the meat industry and the animals are not especially killed for it. Bull****. I tried to explain to my mom that cows from India are being killed for the leather but she just does not believe me. She also believes that I gonna get really unhealthy because I stopped eating dairy (showing her any studies that prove that dairy is bad for your health don't work either... she believes what she wants to believe and I am just wrong).[/QUOTE said:My mother and father thinks the same.
my family used to think the same thing about food "not tasting right". then i made them some vegan lasagna and now they are begging me to make it againOriginally Posted by VanBeads
Well, I gave up red meat and pork when I was fourteen, and my mother was totally not happy at all. The staple dinner around our house was chopmeat and macaroni elbows in tomato sauce, so she was not happy that I was no longer eating red meat. Then, I went completely veg about a year and a half ago (but I still eat dairy and eggs). When my husband and I were down visiting my parents in Texas last Christmas, my mother wanted to make hoppin' johns for dinner one night. I asked her to please make it with veggie broth and soy "sausage" instead of kielbasa, and I even bought the ingredients myself. Well, she completely hit the roof and keptcomplaining to me that it wasn't going to taste "right" with the veggie broth and soy sausage, even though she wasn't going to eat any of it herself!!!!!! (She has food "allergies" coupled with some mental illness and won't eat anything other than stew beef, frozen broccoli, and carrot baby food. So she's a good one to talk about diet, right???) So, I guess my answer would have to be, no, my parents don't support me being a veg... >SIGH<