As a vegetarian, I get a lot of questions about what I eat, how I maintain a nutritious diet and, occasionally (only three I know of in 20 years) someone will decide to become a vegetarian themselves. More often than not, people want to cut out the amount of meat they eat and I’m happy to share any tasty recipes. In no way do I try to actually convert anyone to a meatless life ~ you either want to or not. FM certainly hasn’t been swayed although he happily eats my meat-free meals at dinner (when I actually cook).
My golf partner, T., was very curious about my recipes and I told her I get most of my new recipes every month from the Vegetarian Times magazine. I hate throwing away my used magazines and, when in Germany I shared them with a fellow veggie, Alex. Since T. was so curious, I sent several back issues, via FM, to give to T’s husband who was suppose to take them home to T. You know, the husband postal service. We’d done this with novels and have had no problems.
When we were all out at dinner the other night, I asked T. if she tried any of the recipes in the magazine. Suddenly, the table got very quiet and her husband looked down with a very guilty look on his face. I knew immediately what had happened ~ he threw away the magazines for fear his wife might become a vegetarian. It’s not like she’s an easily influenced 18 year old and, since I’m not a fan of someone who would actually censor his wife’s reading material, I’ve decided to give her “The Best of Vegetarian Cooking” for Christmas 😉