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Welcome to the baords. If going vegetarian is truly something you want to do, you'll find a way to make it work. Sounds like you already have a hard time cooking for your husband, so I don't see how this could really be that much more difficult.<br><br><br><br>
Anyhow--welcome! I look forward to reading more of your posts.
 

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hello and welcome..<br><br><br><br>
there are many people here who deal with the same issues you are dealing with, so you can probably get some advice and suggestions from them..<br><br><br><br>
look forward to getting to know you better..
 

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Welcome to the boards, Daisy. Nice to meet you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks for the welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome aboard, Daisy! The boards are full of information that could be of help to you. And if you have a question, just ask! And post often. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks! Not quite sure what to post where. Would I post about this in the Relationships forum? or in the food/recipes forum so I can get cooking ideas?
 

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Glad you're here. This is a good place to mull things over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> I'm sure you'll find many suggestions here on cooking joint venture omni-veg*n meals. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi Daisy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> The vegetarian meat and potato cookbook is supposed to be a good vegan cookbook for omnis. Maybe your hubbie would like some of the stuff out of it?
 

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Flower, do you have any more info about that book? I searched for it on Amazon.com and couldn't find it.
 

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Welcome Daisy! I´m actually dealing with the same problem... hubby doesn´t want/can´t stand eating vegetables. Yesterday I did something great. While I was preparing my veggie dinner I asked him to help me. He couldn´t stand the idea of eating vegs. What? Steamed onions, cabagge and coliflower? I prepared a very small amount of chicken with lots of onion and garlic for him, made a mix with lots of my steamed veggies and he ate it all happily. He was happy, I was happy. And he then said "well, after all they don´t tatse so bad!". I plan to cook less chicken every time, hehe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
Another thing you can do is tell him that a more vegetarian diet is great be sexually fit. And it´s not a lie! It´s true!<br><br><br><br>
from <a href="http://www.veganrecipes.com" target="_blank">www.veganrecipes.com:</a><br><br>
"Men: Keep Your Prostate Healthy<br><br>
If you want to stay healthy (and you want to stay sexually fit), you'll be 3.6 times less likely to die from fatal prostate cancer on a vegan diet (vs. eating animal foods daily). The commercials lie; animal foods deplete your health and fitness."
 

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blueapple -- I like your avatar! I'm a Mac lover too.<br><br><br><br>
I do try to make stir fry with less meat and more veggies... only problem is I'm stuck always using the same veggies because he's so picky about what he will and won't eat. (When we were first together he wouldn't even eat visible pieces of onion! Things have progressed a bit.)
 

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Thank you Daisy... looks like there are a lotta Mac users here. "Think Veggie. Think Different", hehe (no offense to PC users please, I just couldn´t resist).<br><br><br><br>
Well, I think what difficults us is the lack of "omni-veg*an" recipes. Look at pasta for example, pasta is a veg*an recipe and we can cook pasta in many different ways. He will surely not fuss about it. What about a green salad? You can add some tuna in his food, mix the salad and you won´t have to cook a different meal.<br><br>
We have to look up closely in a recipe book, what kind of foods we can share with them and the ones we can tweak with just a meat addition. This is my next step. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and got two jobs, so I can´t afford cooking two different meals. If he wants to cook hamburgers that´s fine with me as long as he cooks them himself. Luckily he has lunch at office sohe can eat what he wants. It won´t harm him if he eats veggies at night! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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daisy:<br><br><br><br>
first, i would tell your picky eater to grow up.<br><br><br><br>
then, i would do what i wanted and become vegetarian. And if he doesn't want to eat what you cook, then tell him to grow up again.<br><br><br><br>
finally, i would like to tell you that my husband is an omnivore and i'm veg. We get along fine. i make the basic, vegan meal, and if he wants meat, he prepares it and adds it to his meal. he's perfectly happy with plain chicken breast and my vegan meal.<br><br><br><br>
That way, i'm only cooking one meal, and we get to share it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
GOod luck!
 

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Hello! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Welcome to VB, Daisy!
 

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Sharing a meal isn't at all impossible in an omni/veg*n relationship. I've done it quite successfully with my family for the past 9 yrs as well as successfully with omni bf's.<br><br><br><br>
Any meal that would be meat centered, make sure all the side dishes don't contain meat products. This is what my family does for the average dinner. My diet is balanced enough that I don't worry if my dinners are weighted one way or the other. The average Sunday night summer dinner around here is (for example)...<br><br>
Steak/Chicken/Fish on the grill<br><br>
Eggplant/Zucchini grilled<br><br>
Rice with peas and cashew nuts<br><br>
Corn on the Cob<br><br><br><br>
So for dinner, I just don't eat the meat, and eat everything else (my dad leaves a meat free portion of the grill for me!)<br><br><br><br>
Also, why can't your husband eat vegetarian meals sometimes? Everyone in my house is not only willing to eat them, but enjoys it when I cook. (In part cause they don't have to perhaps, but they do enjoy the food).<br><br><br><br>
And when the omni I was dating once (and living with, BIG MISTAKE, irrelevent tho.. hehe) would get all whiney about not like the veggies I had made with dinner... he ate cheerios that night.
 

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The problem is not just that he's omni, it's that he's a very PICKY omni. And he's my husband, not my child, so I can't force him to eat anything he doesn't want. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Why can't he eat vegetarian meals? Well, because he does not eat zucchini, turnip, rutabaga, peas, Romaine lettuce, eggplant, peanuts or nuts of any kind, oatmeal, bananas, raisins, coconut, peaches, fresh oranges, celery, chickpeas, kidney beans, any other sort of bean, lentils, tofu, pickles, mustard, cottage cheese, dried fruit, cornmeal, raw tomato, pieces of cooked tomato (as opposed to tomato sauce), mushrooms, etc, etc.<br><br><br><br>
The only vegetarian meals he'll eat are things such as omelettes or macaroni and cheese. I can't imagine a vegan meal he would eat.<br><br><br><br>
Sometimes we share a vegetarian/meat meal successfully. When we have burgers, I have a homemade veggie burger on a whole wheat bun while he has a beef burger on a white bun. And I've only been eating veggie dogs instead of hot dogs for 2 years already.<br><br><br><br>
He does more of the cooking than I do, which makes it even more difficult.<br><br><br><br>
I do love him anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi Daisy,<br><br><br><br>
Here's the book I was talking about-<br><br><br><br><a href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=2V7RPV3AGA&sourceid=00398551266503809773&bfdate=08-01-2003+16%3A43%3A22&isbn=1558322051&itm=1" target="_blank">http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...58322051&itm=1</a><br><br><br><br>
I couldn't paste a successful link from Amazon, so I looked it up at Barnes and Noble. I hope it helps! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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