As a vegetarian I do not have many relationships with others like myself. All of my closest friends and family are omnivores, so meat is always present.
In some cases I would imagine this could cause problems. Living in a house full of hard-core meat-eaters when you can’t stand the thought of eating animals can be a major issue for some vegetarians. Trying to sustain a vegetarian lifestyle when you can’t eat any of the groceries brought into the house is also a frustration. Refusing to eat something that has come in contact with meat in any way, but someone else is cooking your meal …
Yes, there are many difficulties being the only vegetarian in a group.
My boyfriend is a dedicated meat-eater. The guy eats meat every day and more than just once. He loves his steaks and chicken wings and burgers; all things that I find absolutely repulsive. In addition, he practically refuses to eat vegetables, which are what constitute about 90% of my diet.
So, how do on earth do we manage to make meals together??
We have managed to find a common ground – pizza!
Pizza is one of the greatest foods for people with opposing dietary preferences. The base is the same, but you have total freedom with the toppings. Plus, pizzas very easily divide into equal parts, so I can load up my side with peppers, tomatoes, olives and mushrooms, and my boyfriend can put as much pepperoni as he wants on his side.
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