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Hello, I am thinking of going vegetarian, and i would love some advice on things to eat where to go for recipes or ways to try to get my husband to eat this way also. which he is really not wanting to do... Thanks Christeanna<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Checking out the recipe and food section here, as well as the food porn thread may be a great help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I also like Colleen Patrick-Goudreu's books and her podcast, Food for Thought.
 

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If your husband doesn't want to go veggie don't force it on him all at once. Get yourself familiar with some nice veggies recipes (a lot of omnivorous meals can easily be turned vegetarian- lasagna, curries, stir-fries, pies) and ask him to try them a few times a week. You can easily search vegetarian recipes online.<br><br>
I think vegetarianism is one of the easiest diets to adapt to. The only annoyance is poorly labelled products like sweets/desserts containing gelatine or cheese containing non-veggie rennet. The Vegetarian Society have a list of things to look out for (<a href="http://www.vegsoc.org/page.aspx?pid=729" target="_blank">http://www.vegsoc.org/page.aspx?pid=729</a>) but it's pretty detailed so it might be easier to have a look for the V on packets you're unsure of. :3
 

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<a href="http://www.vegweb.com" target="_blank">www.vegweb.com</a><br><a href="http://www.theppk.com" target="_blank">www.theppk.com</a>
 

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For recipes - it's vegan, but oh well, it's a BRILLIANT recipe book (and that way it'll definitely be vegetarian!) - try the Happy Herbivore recipe book. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Also, I agree with Electric Leech - don't try to force your husband to eat veggie if he really doesn't want to.<br><br>
Best of luck!
 

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thank you everyone for your advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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And lots of Spinach, too!
 

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Be prepared to poop a lot, especially at first.
 

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Hi there. Welcome. I have been veg*n for just about 2 years now and my husband still eats meat. I will never force him to eat how I am eating. I just try to set good examples and hope and pray that someday he jumps on my wagon. He does eat a lot of the veg*n dishes that I cook when it is something appealing to him. For recipes, OMG, there's cookbooks galore out there, this forum, blogs, websites, etc. It's endless. Hang out here with us and you'll learn plenty. Don't be afraid to ask any questions. These are some of the nicest people you'll ever come across.<br><br>
Laura <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks Laura, I have told him about some of the veg dishes i have found and he said he isnt going to eat them. He finally said he would try one a week making progress!<br>
its really discouraging because I tryed veg for a while and felt so good and everything but my family tells me it will never last and everything. :/
 

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Yeah, I kind of went through the same thing. Just keep your head held high and move forward. It helps to keep in contact with like minded people. One thing I learned is to never get into arguments with people who are out to just upset you and don't really care or aren't really interested in what you are doing. I only discuss my lifestyle with people I know are genuinely interested. Also, if someone makes a joke, and it's not mean spirited, I tend to laugh with them and them say something smarta**ed right back. People will go out of their way to get a rise out of you. Don't let them. My brother always used to call me a "freak". I always told him that he was the "freak" because he ate nothing BUT meat.<br><br>
Hope I helped,<br><br>
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Ok, here are a ton of healthy recipes! As far as family goes, you just have to let things slowly sink in - and taste buds adjust to the macronutrient ratios one has eaten in the past 3 weeks, so adjusting to healthier eating habits takes time.<br>
Also, as one becomes healthier, and learns some yummy recipes that even the steak lover's like, it will get easier. But some people are just unmovably stubborn about the "necessity" of animal foods, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Still, it's surprising how time and illness can change people's mind, you just never know.<br><br><a href="http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10075&sid=052bda63adadfc4a685e0aa4af1ebcad" target="_blank">http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/vi...5e0aa4af1ebcad</a><br><a href="http://fatfreevegan.com/" target="_blank">http://fatfreevegan.com/</a><br><a href="http://www.all-creatures.org/recipes.html" target="_blank">http://www.all-creatures.org/recipes.html</a>
 

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For recipes - it's vegan, but oh well, it's a BRILLIANT recipe book (and that way it'll definitely be vegetarian!) - try the Happy Herbivore recipe book. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Also, I agree with Electric Leech - don't try to force your husband to eat veggie if he really doesn't want to.<br><br>
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YES! I agree with Happy Herbivore.<br><br>
Christeanna, there's a book called Supermarket Vegan. It has wonderful recipes made with easy to find ingredients. I'm using that now. I just went veg and my husband hasn't yet. If I would have asked him to, he'd have flipped out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Instead I've just done it myself and shown him how much better I feel. And now that he's seeing how wonderful my meals look, he wants in on it too!
 

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

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Veganomicon!!! (it's a cookbook)<br><br><br>
Laura
 
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