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I'm a teenager and it's hard to be a vegan at this age. Whenever I go to a sleepover the mom orders pizza or makes pasta or veggies (of course, I have to tell her 100 times that I dont eat veggies with CHICKEN flavour or butter, blah blah). I feel that sometimes I'm a pain in the @$$ because I'm a vegan and I can't eat all the 'normal' food that most people eat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
ps: sorry if there has been a thread like this before, I dont visit the board very much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sweatdrop.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sweat:">
 

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i feel the same<br><br>
but i've pretty much gotten used to it.<br><br>
my best friends mom is an italian chef, and she doesn't get that i don't really appreciate pizza when it has sprinkles of cheese (since i wont eat a cheese pizza) or that i don't eat lasagna or all this stuff.<br><br>
its really not that hard of a conceppt to grasp..no animal products. why cant anybody get it?
 

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Perhaps you should contact your friend's mother before you go to tell her what your dietary requirements are. You can also suggest bringing something for dinner that you can share with others, such as vegan wraps. Or you can just bring something along, and explain that you have a special diet and you had to make sure there was something you can eat at the house.
 

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Oh gawd, the same here, I sometimes feel awful, like i'm a big problem or i offend ppl by telling them i can't eat this, sorry.<br><br><br><br>
When go to my friend's house for the night, i always bring salty sticks (vegan) and fruit<br><br><br><br>
maybe try to make a salad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">?
 

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Whenever I go places, I always have something on me. I also have a car so if I forget, I'll go out somewhere and grab something for myself.<br><br><br><br>
I agree with Amy that you should either make something you can share, or just make something for yourself. Everyone else can have their pizza, and you can have whatever you brought for you. I rarely go anywhere else myself because my boyfriend cooks so we come home and eat together but just think about packing your own food. That way you don't feel like a bother and your needs remain catered to.
 

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i feel the same<br><br>
but i've pretty much gotten used to it.<br><br>
my best friends mom is an italian chef, and she doesn't get that i don't really appreciate pizza when it has sprinkles of cheese (since i wont eat a cheese pizza) or that i don't eat lasagna or all this stuff.<br><br>
its really not that hard of a conceppt to grasp..no animal products. why cant anybody get it?</div>
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I'd like to suggest you ask you italian cook frien to try making Eggplant Parmesan. Dredge in amaranth flower don't use eggs and top with vegan mozzarella. You just might turn her head. I could get fat on that stuff. (eggplant lover for life).
 

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I would suggest bringing something along with you. A vegan frozen meal would not inconvenience anyone and then you could eat and they wouldn't have to worry about feeding you.
 

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I would suggest bringing something along with you. A vegan frozen meal would not inconvenience anyone and then you could eat and they wouldn't have to worry about feeding you.</div>
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That is what I do. I always bring the mircowaveable Yves Veggie Cuisine meals ( <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> ) and put it in the microwave oven.
 

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Not to worry. It'll all get better once you turn 20. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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yeah, whenever i'm somewhere else, i usually bring something along. or use the good old, "im not hungry" blah i dont like being looked at in shock all the time (after informing people of my diet)
 

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I don't think anyone should ever feel badly about other people's inability to deal with veg*ans.<br><br><br><br>
You should feel proud and good about it. <i>Own</i> it.<br><br><br><br>
Besides, if you're a guest they're the ones who should feel badly that <i>they</i> won't accommodate <i>you</i>. And if they're effin' idiots about it, why would you even want to be in their company?<br><br><br><br>
If you are worried, then bring your own food. Offer to help cook a recipe you know and like and think they might like also. Do some research and see if there isn't a veg*an pizza option available for delivery. I think a lot of people are amenable if you approach it with a positive attitude and excitement. Be the solution to their problem.<br><br><br><br>
If this doesn't work then do the ostrich. I do that for barbecues, for instance. I have tried to find ways to go to a flaming flesh fest and not feel sick and depressed about it, so I just ask what time the food will be finished and show up after that and drink all their beer.<br><br><br><br>
Having said that, I'm sure it's tougher for someone your age because you don't have as much financial control. But now's the time to develop the tools you'll need to survive as a veg*n in a non-veg*n world.<br><br><br><br>
I find a good sense of humour helps. Failing that I use sarcasm. You either laugh or you cry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 
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