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Hi, everyone! I'm really glad I found this board. I was sent over here from a vegetarian board over at IVillage.

I live in Virginia and I've been a vegetarian since July of 2006.

I cut meat somewhat gradually. I stopped eating beef and pork in January of 2006. I was never a big fan of pork in the first place, but steak was a little hard to give up. I stopped eating chicken and fish after I went to a vegetarian festival in July. I also try not to eat foods with gelatin in them. I read the ingredients of gelatin and just got disgusted and stopped eating those kinds of foods. I also don't drink soda. I gave that up five or six years ago.

It's been a little difficult to make the switch to a vegetarian diet. I've been trying to eat healthier, but it's a day-to-day process.

My problem now is how to survive my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian. As far as I know, I'm the only vegetarian in my family. I'm going to my grandparents up in New Jersey and there will about twenty relatives that I will see over that weekend. I guess I'll have to ask a lot of questions about what ingredients go in to the food and watch what I eat.
 

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Welcome! The holidays can be tough. See what they're going to have ahead of time. That way you'll know how much there'll be for you to eat. Then maybe take a dish to share.

If it were me, I'd prepare a Tofurky at home and then take some with me.

Also be prepared to be the topic of conversation.
 

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Welcome! The holidays can be tough. See what they're going to have ahead of time. That way you'll know how much there'll be for you to eat. Then maybe take a dish to share.

If it were me, I'd prepare a Tofurky at home and then take some with me.

Also be prepared to be the topic of conversation.
Thanks for the welcomes, everyone!


As for the food at my grandparents' house, there'll be turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach and cranberry salad, and pumpkin pie. Well, there will be some other foods, but those foods I mentioned are pretty much a Thanksgiving tradition. Hmm...I wonder what kind of dish I should make?
 

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Hi! I aggree with Micheal - perhaps find a recpie for a nut roast? That is what I did for my first veggie Christmas. We also go to my grandparents, and they find it tricky to cook new stuff. You can either take it, or if you want to have a more interactive approach take the ingredients and make it there - that was fun (an entire family chopping walnuts...). Welcome, anyway!
 
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