Living Among Meat Eaters: The Vegetarians' Survival Handbook

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Lantern Books, Sep 1, 2008 - Cooking - 324 pages
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If you are one of the over twenty million Americans who have adopted vegetarianism, you know that living with and eating with meat eaters can present a myriad of difficult issues. Summer barbecues, Thanksgiving dinner, or even a simple business lunch can be cause for discussions questioning vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice--leading at best to awkward situations and at worst to anger and defensiveness. Beyond these often-tense encounters, simple day-to-day tasks such as grocery shopping and preparing the evening meal can be tough, especially when your husband, wife, partner, or child doesn't share your commitment to living as a vegetarian.
In this bold and original book, Carol J. Adams offers real-life advice that vegetarians can use to defuse any situation in which their dietary choices may be under attack. She suggests viewing meat eaters as blocked vegetarians. Always insightful, this practical guide is full of self-tests, strategies, meditations on vegetarianism, and tips for dining out and entertaining at home when meat eaters are on the invite list.
Offering more than fifty of Carol Adams's favorite vegetarian recipes, Living Among Meat Eaters is sure to become every vegetarian's most trusted source of support and information.
 

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Vegetarians abstain from eating animal products in order to lead a peaceful lifestyle, but when food choices clash, conversations and mealtimes aren't so harmonious. To aid in the discussion, Adams ... Read full review

Contents

When Worlds Collide
1
Are You At Peace?
18
Repairing the Hole in Our Conscience
36
Judgment Guilt and Anger
58
Sabotage and Other MeatEating Defenses
75
Talking with Meat Eaters
91
Stopping the Conversation
121
Living with Meat Eaters The Nature of Relationships and Kitchens
123
Living with Meat Eaters Partners and Children
146
Eating with Meat Eaters
160
Working with for and Sometimes Against Meat Eaters
184
Cooking for Meat Eaters
196
Being the Mover Not the Moved
213
About Ingredients and Products
296
International Vegetarian Card
309
Looking for More Information?
324

Living with Meat Eaters The Family System
133

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Carol J. Adams is a nationally known writer and lecturer on the vegetarian lifestyle, constantly speaking at conferences an academic meetings and on college campuses across the country. Her landmark book "The Sexual Politics of Meat" was recently reissue on its 10th anniversary. She also authored the "Inner Art of Vegetarianism" series. Adams lives in Texas.

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