It's amazing how a little spark can start a fire...my family is so amazing & supportive! My granny made her sweet potatoes w/ Earth Balance instead of butter! My dad whipped the mashed potatoes w/ Tofutti sour cream & Earth Balance and made a cooked carrot & nut mix w/ Earth Balance, too. I contributed the squash & onions from TKD & they were a hit! My aunt brought vegan banana bread, vegan chocolate cake & vegan carrot cake (she bought from a local heath grocer). I definitely didn't stay Superhero today & feel pretty worn out from all the sugar, but it was awesome that my family made things to accommodate me & ate them as well! Not one complaint. :) I am SO grateful this holiday season (and every day of this life). It's been a long road though, since I became a vegetarian almost 16 years ago, so for those of you with less supportive families- have faith! :)
my holiday went the same way. my non-vegan family has been great. for brunch, my mom made my french toast with a special banana/soy/vanilla batter instead of eggs and she also substituted eggs with banana, vegan cream cheese, and earth balance in the apple coffee cake she made. plus, my family all tried (and liked) the vegan mac & cheese i made. knowing that everyone is so supportive of my lifestyle and choices makes my transformation that much easier and more enjoyable. so far i love being vegan (almost 2 months in). Go animals! =)
Ah this is such a nice post! My family (parents) are being so supportive, it think it helps that there's a lot to be said for arthritis + vegan diet which (as i'm and have been very ill recently) influences there support, but i think they'd be pretty okay with it anyway. my sister on the other hand...well we wont go into it. i just let her rant and shut my ears! my mum made me a nut roast, just for me, everyone else had turkey she also made me dairy and gluten free gravy and bought a gluten and dairy free xmas cake and stocked the kitchen cupboards with vegan friendly foods for me. It's so nice to have support but i also no what it's like when you don't, for those of you who don't have it, it's your life stick what you believe in and people will just have to accept it but i've learnt it's best to bite your tounge and shut your ears if you don't want a heavy argument that wont shutdown!
Congratulations on achieving a kind christmas. It's great to have support and adventuous or willing diners. It's funny because most of my clan doesn't eat meat, my brother is an organic farmer (vegan until they started raising their own dairy sources) and yet I fell off the wagon on Christmas. Just the dessert part...and I have to say I paid for that piece of pie. Ouch. I think if I were in my own kitchen and preparing the meal, it would have been easier to make the accomodations.
So glad everyone had a good Christmas lunch/dinner. I hosted my first Christmas lunch yesterday and it was truely awesome! Most of my friends and family do eat meat, so my Mom brought a ham (fine, I didn't have to cook it or eat it). And I made all of the sides with Earth Balance and fresh herbs. (love, love, love Earth Balance, what a lifesaver). The "star" of our meal was a dish from "Veganomican" called Rustic White Bean Cassarole with Sage Breadcrumb Topping along with a Tomato Caper Couscous. Amazing!!! Everyone had seconds and thirds!! I thought I would have some leftover for lunch today, but it is totally gone. I also made Vegan Low-fat Banana Bread to go with afternoon coffee (also from Veganomican). It was great too. Now it's back to my yummy Kind Life recipes to recharge me after the feast!
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