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So, you know how being a veg is hardest in the beginning? Well, now, the beginning has begun. My mom has decided to cheat. We had some family over today for a party thing. Everything she made had dairy. All of it except the bread and the cucumbers with vinegar. Now, I can't stand the taste of straight up vinegar. She knows that full well. So, I got shoved into eating a bunch of dairy products. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> This is rediculous. Vegan it is, by the way. I've pretty much been avoiding dairy and eggs since I started anyway, so vegan. And I now, have to eat more dairy. She has made it clear that I have to.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/guitarist.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":guitar:">
 

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Huh? Your mom has made it clear you HAVE to eat dairy? How old are you?<br><br>
And could you just prepare your own meals rather than depending on her? I started cooking stuff for myself when I was really young, it's super easy and you have total control of what you eat that way.
 

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Hmmm, wipe off the cucumbers, make a cucumber sandwich and deal with it? Sorry, that is all I've got :\\\\ How old are you?
 

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I'm a new vegan and I have to cook all my meals for myself, too. It can be tough with vegan cooking because some dishes are more complex but it's fun and helpful once you perfect basic recipes and start working your way up to harder ones.
 

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I'm 15. 16 soon, so what she says does take into account. I'm gonna start cooking for myself as soon as I have the stuff for it. I need ingredients and recepes mostly. I'm getting lentils and tofu and such as soon as I get paid, but until then, I'm just going to have to put up with it.
 

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I'm 15, too. For the first few weeks of going vegan I ate basic things like peanut butter sandwiches and bean burritos and things like that. Now that I've gotten more ingredients I've just worked my way up through recipes. Vegweb.com is a great place for recipes. It's nice because if you're looking for a particular dish, they'll have about 3-5 or more different recipes for that dish, all varying in complexity and amount of ingredients so you can use the easiest recipes. They also have a comment section which is great because others post suggestions for altering a recipe to improve and perfect it or substituting with easier ingredients. All the recipes are vegan, too
 

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I'm 15, too. For the first few weeks of going vegan I ate basic things like peanut butter sandwiches and bean burritos and things like that. Now that I've gotten more ingredients I've just worked my way up through recipes. Vegweb.com is a great place for recipes. It's nice because if you're looking for a particular dish, they'll have about 3-5 or more different recipes for that dish, all varying in complexity and amount of ingredients so you can use the easiest recipes. They also have a comment section which is great because others post suggestions for altering a recipe to improve and perfect it or substituting with easier ingredients. All the recipes are vegan, too</div>
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I was just going to suggest basically everything you said <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
When I was 15 I was making pretty much all my own food, except the occasional things my parents made that were okay.<br><br>
It really doesn't have to be complicated at all, you can get into the habit of making yourself super simple things that take no time and then work your way up from there. Peanut butter sandwiches were and still are my ultimate quick lazy food, or just what I eat when there's no other good food in the house. Also stuff like cereal with non-dairy milk, canned soups, pasta with canned sauce, salads, fruit, chopped veggies with non-dairy dip, all things you don't really need to know how to cook for. And there are tons of vegan recipe sites online you can find that can teach you to make fancier stuff.<br><br>
And it sounds like your mom was trying to go vegan with you and then backed out of it? If that's the case try talking to her about it and explain you're not giving up. If you just flat out refuse to eat dairy products there isn't a lot she can do about it, either she'll let you make all your own food or she'll come around and make more dairy free things you can eat. Just stay strong and you'll be the one who wins in the end <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Great idea's guys. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I just managed to find a way to get paid tomorrow. So I'm all set <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I've just told my dad that I'll make him some vegan sweet potato stew sometime during the winter. I think it'll be really good. I'm also going to have a talk with my mom about the dairy. I've gotta quit getting so worked up over stuff like this so quickly. I'll get what needs done done. Thanks guys.
 

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It doesn't have to be all or nothing, right from the get go, either. You can work your way into it gradually. It is difficult when you live with other people, especially parents. You certainly don't want to be fighting all the time over food. I think it is great that they are willing to go on the vegan journey with you. You have some really good advice in this thread and sounds like you are on the right track! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> Don't get discouraged and keep up the good work! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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There's a reason I'm waiting until I go back to uni to fully live the veg*n life. My parents won't make any veg*n meals and I don't have money to go out and buy food for myself, so I have to deal with it. (I'm 23 by the way...it's kinda pathetic, I know..) They won't even buy anything that is suitable for veg*ns<br><br>
Cooking for yourself if you've got the option is always the best idea though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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