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-activities with DS (zoo, rec center, etc) -clothes and shoes for DS, who goes through 2 sizes a season lately -Chipotle, too often -birthday party gifts (this is getting to be a crazy expense) -EZ pass to pay tolls to visit the grandparents -running clothes for me (just started a few months ago so starting from scratch here) -Mommy Bootcamp and/or rec center for me to exercise -a few DVD rentals a month (usually try to use a free redbox...
I'm in!! I hate Black Friday craziness. I feel people get caught up in the "deals" and buy stuff they otherwise wouldn't have.
Ginny Messina (kick-ass vegan nutritionist) wrote a great response to this: http://www.theveganrd.com/2010/11/do-ex-vegans%E2%80%99-stories-make-the-case-against-vegan-diets.html
Lots of places have good "Vegetarian Starter Kits" (in this case, they're all actually vegan starter kits) that they'll send you or that you can download for free. They have a few recipes and tips for making the transition.   http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/free-vegetarian-starter-kit.aspx - from PETA http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/ - from PCRM http://www.mercyforanimals.org/vegan-starter-kit.aspx - from Mercy for...
Yes, it does, but it's totally worth it to me for some time with my girlfriends and my son having fun. We do always make the kids do some cleaning up - I have all of the toy baskets/spots on the shelves labelled with word and picture labels to show what toys go there (mostly for my DS, but it helps the other moms too). Stuff still gets put back in the wrong spot, but the other moms and I all feel its important to model cleaning up, even if it's not perfect.
Hey, there. I'm vegan, my DH is omni and my DS is 4.5 now and is mostly L/O vegetarian, although once in a very blue moon (maybe 2-3 times a year) he wants to try some meat that his dad or grandparents or friends are having. If you have some advance warning, the easiest thing to do is provide him with vegetarian alternatives. If DH is having sausage, get some Field Roast or other vegetarian sausages to serve for you and DS. At Thanksgiving, have some veggie turkey slices...
I'll be making:   -Either Dreena Burton's chickpea tart or Robin Robertson's seitan en croute, depending on how ambitious I feel, and how much my mom needs me to help her cook (omni stuff) -Apple Cornbread stuffing (I plan on veganizing this one from The Pioneer Woman) -Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts -Cranberry sauce (literally just cranberries, sugar, and water, cooked down) -Don't know what I'm making for dessert yet but it will be...
Quote: Originally Posted by chistinawc I use Veggie Meal Maker every week and have for months and LOVE it. http://veggiemealmaker.com/ They have a free trial so you can check it out and then it's actually very inexpensive, about $6/month. This site looks FANTASTIC!!! I too was going to suggest the PCRM plan, and I think someone else - I wanna say VRG? - has a sample (just 1-2 week) menu.
My husband is omni and my son is mostly lacto-ovo vegetarian (with an exception for dinosaur chicken nuggets at the grandparents' house *eyeroll*). We mostly just have "my" things for the stuff you're talking about. We don't buy cow's milk at all - just use the soy/almond/coconut milk for all 3 of us. Well, my DH hates milk and never drank/used it anyway and still doesn't on it's own, but I cook/bake with it. For butter, we only have Earth Balance in the house and all 3 of...
I would use the black beans. Just cook them for about 5 minutes and then mash them up a bit with a fork or potato masher. I personally would add a little salsa (pureed for the tomato-phobic DS) or taco sauce to add some flavor, if that's not too spicy for your crowd.
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