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I'm new to this board -- just found it today surfing for some vegetarian recipes. I've been a vegetarian for a year now. Not sure why I didn't make the switch earlier. I think it started with my reading Upton Sinclair's The Jungle in high school (which if you haven't read will forever gross you out about hot dogs and the way they are made). Then I ate just chicken and seafood, now I'm vegetarian with the occasional seafood lapse. I do dairy (just can't stay away from cheese and milk).<br><br><br><br>
What really started me though was when I met a couple of vegetarians and really started to think about what I was eating. I have always loved animals and I think of my dog Buster as my child so I finally decided to go for it!<br><br><br><br>
I didn't get much support from family and coworkers, although my husband has been sweet. He even checks labels at the grocery store for me. It's great to finally find some other people to talk to!
 

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Welcome aboard, Chandradree! What a pretty name!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
You'll love it here... I know I do! I've learned so much! Have fun!
 

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You'll hopefully not get lost on these boards, although we do account for a wide expanse of cyber space (us getting bigger) so the chances of getting lost here are increasing BUT at least you'll be with other veggies!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> ...so I <i>don't</i> figure you'll find its a problem! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> Just join in the fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> and find your own veggie path..
 

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Hi chandradee. You can get all the support you want here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi Chandradee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I haven't read The Jungle, but I now have it on my list. The Book "Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating" was the book that opened my eyes. You can buy it from Amazon.com OR you can download it if .pdf format from vegan.com (it's a free download)<br><br><br><br>
Hope to see you around the boards!
 

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Thanks everyone! I must say it's nice talking to people about being a vegetarian since we are such a small minority. At least in the deep South where I live -- people around here give you funny looks when you say you're a vegetarian.
 

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Hey chandradee, is your username a play on Grease? Or am I horribly off target? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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"Look at me I'm chandralee..."<br><br><br><br>
(if shewolf is right, that is...)<br><br><br><br>
OK chandralee, we're glad that you found us!! This is a great place to hang out, you'll find knowledge, support, fun and appreciation! Hang out here and post a lot! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yes! My name is a pun on Sandra Dee from Grease. My real name is Chandra -- last name starts with a D. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for being so supportive. My husband is already groaning that I've found some veggie friends!
 

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Tell your husband to join here. Maybe he'll find that we're quite nice people and would have fun around these boards too! "We" are not very "different" than "they".<br><br><br><br>
And we don't bite... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Yes we do Oatmeal... LOL<br><br><br><br>
I'm glad I wasn't wrong! It would've been embarrassing! Everytime I see your username I sing in my head... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Me too! Now I've got the soundtrack to "Grease" stuck in my head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Anyway, welcome to Chandradee! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Welcome chandradee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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