By Cathrin Bradbury StarMetro Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 “I’m thinking of writing about going vegan,” I said to a good pal. “I think you should,” he said in a sweet, singsong voice. “Because then you can tell everyone what a drip you’ve become.” I’d like to say that this is a rare response, that most people take to my vegan news with delight and curiosity. But no. If you want to do something contentious this holiday season, if you want to make dinner guests act as crazy as Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing, tell your longtime friends you are now a vegan. I’m in my fourth month, and plan to quit after my sixth, in January. My motivation for starting out was not super honourable. I like to get a jump on things, trend-wise, and veganism is suddenly deeply cool. What began as a hardline animal activism movement is now a snuggly wellness choice, and everyone from Beyoncé to Will.i.am (#VGANG) are cosying up. I … [Read more...] about How do you tell your dinner party host you’re now a vegan? Hint: There’s only one correct way
Meatless meals for picky eaters
After viewing Blackfish, a documentary about the mistreatment of animals at SeaWorld, Jeffrey Miller’s daughter, Hannah, became concerned that eating meat was murder. Last year, she decided to become a vegetarian.“Our 14-year-old has completely bailed on meat of her own accord, so we’ve had to do some manoeuvring,” Miller said of his daughter, who is the lone vegetarian in a household where both parents and her 16-year-old sister, Emma, happily consume chicken, pork and turkey. He noted that in their town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the middle of the pork and beef belt, many of her friends view her vegetarian status as “weird.”But the family has willingly accommodated her new dietary restrictions. Miller and his wife, Barb, often prepare rice, bean and pasta dishes for her, sometimes adding in meat for the rest of the family. They’ve also discovered items they all enjoy, like spicy black bean burgers. “It’s broadened our horizons … [Read more...] about What do you do when your child decides to become a vegetarian?