Hello! I have been a vegetarian for two years since I read Alicia's book " the kind diet". It changed my life and I think I am very lucky I picked up the book at the book store. I am also mother of two boys. My husband understand my diet but does not want to join this life style. I do really want to have a kind kitchen and actually tried for almost 8 months. Of course my husband and my kids ordered " pepperoni pizza or meat sauce spaghetti at the restaurant but I didn't buy any animal product for cooking. However, I am very tired to listening all the complains from my family in every evening. They are not happy about the dishes I made for them. But I do really don't want even touch any animal products for cooking. It makes me disgust and sick. And also do not want give up. If I go to grocery and purchase some animal products, even though I am not eating, still I do participate those farm industry's system. Can anyone give me some good advice? Thank you!!!!
That would be so tricky!! How old are your children? I would also want a 100% Kind Kitchen!! Have they watched any DVDs that might help explain your choices a bit better? Maybe could you get them to agree to sit and watch just two? Tell them that you want them to understand why, even if they still don't agree afterwards but you think the least they can do is watch one or two DVDs and then see what happens? I have only seen one and that was Vegucated and so I can definitely recommend it! It's pretty entertaining for the most part with just one section on the animals that's not but they warn you it's coming up, so if your kids are too young to watch you can skip over it but if they are old enough then let them watch! Definitely let your hubby watch the whole thing. I've heard Fork over Knives is good and Food Inc but haven't seen them and not sure how distressing they are .... I find that all hard to watch but encourage non-vegans that don't seem register the cruelty to watch them so that hopefully the penny drops. Vegucated is good though as it focuses on health and the animals and I found myself laughing in some parts at the reactions of the three that sign up for it. Go to the website and check it out .... otherwise, maybe try and find some good vegan 'comfort' food recipes that they hopefully can't complain about as part of the transition. Post Punk Kitchen and Oh She Glows are good at those. Good luck!
Thank you so much for your precious feedback,Kirsty. My child are 6 and 8 yrs old so they are still young. But I am looking for the day we can watch those documentary and discuss about it. My husband is very stubborn person. He committed that he won't do against my life style but also do not want change or consider to change his own life style. However, I am the one who cooking for everyone so I cannot have the Kind a kitchen unless every family members do agree and support me, right? How would that be nice if I knew about vegetarianism before getting married.
I would check the website and see if I can find some resources that can help my family members. Thank you so much again your advice and encouragement!!! Thank you!!!!
my husband is the only one in our family that eats meat. my step daughter is vegetarian, and i am about 80% vegan and 20% vegetarian for about 5 years now. whenever my husband wants meat he will cook it himself or bye it himself. (i wont pay for anything with my paycheck if its meat related). he gets Irritated with that, but he laughs though because i wont even touch any plates that have meat on them, so he has to clean them. and when sharing food he knows better not to use his fork when touching my food if meat or meat by products have touched it, so he usually has two utensils with him, oh and 2 plates lol.
but i know how you feel though. my husband wont change either and although he has cut back alot when eating meat, he still does and always will. but with the other daughter that eats meat away at college, its hard for him to get his hands on meat.
:-) and I am fine with that!!!
I hope your family will come around, but if not, you could always cook a easy meal for your self, and if possible, he could cook what he and the children want if its meat related.
Food inc is a good one to watch, although not for young chidren i dont think. it was to sad for me, but it did its job though! my step daughter is 14 and she watched it, but the reason why she dont eat meat is because of a school field trip. when she was11 yrs old they saw a cows eyeball that was picked up with a spoon i believe at the museum. Poor thing, it took a year before she would touch a spoon again, but she hasen't touch meat since. and her aunt has been vegtarian for 25 yrs now thank god we all have support although my entire extended family thinks I'm nuts!