11 November 2010

Recent vegan convert looking for advice on living with omnivores

As a recent vegan convert, this new world is both exciting and challenging. One of my primary challenges is trying to live as a vegan with family members who are omnivores. As many of us have found out, food choices can cause some heated-discussions and disrupt some otherwise peaceful meals.

As the one mainly preparing meals, this can be quite a strain on time and resources. Most of us are searching out ways to add extra minutes to our already busy days. Who has time to spend all day in the kitchen?

Being new at all of this myself, doing the omni/veggie dance has required extra doses of creativity and a lot of patience. With a desire to honor and respect each individual in my family, I am always looking for new ideas. I would love to hear from any of you who find yourself in similar circumstances. Please share ways you have discovered to keep the meal times in your family as peaceful as possible.

Christina Daharry
Christina is a homeschooling mom of three and is married to her high-school sweetheart, Roger. She enjoys yoga and has fallen in love with running.

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