Thursday, January 21, 2010

The vegetarian family hits the road

Becoming a vegetarian is a choice I made at age 15. It enraged my mother, which only strengthened my resolve to stick with it.

And I have. I used to cook meat for my husband, but stopped when I was pregnant and threw up in the butcher shop. He stopped eating meat then, too. And we have raised our three daughters as vegetarians.

We do eat fish, which I justify since according to Jewish dietary laws, fish is pareve – neither milk nor meat. If it’s good enough for the rabbi, it’s good enough for me. One of my kids did briefly flirt with eating chicken, her teenage rebellion; now, she won't even eat fish.

Travel can be a challenge, but then, so can dinner at a friend's house. You just have to adapt.

1 comment:

  1. I admire your resolve, and the great choice you've made for your family. Meals are a challenge for all parents thanks to the picky eater factor. I'd love to hear some of your family's favorite recipes!