About Me

Veggie Mom
Hello my name is Sue, a.k.a Veggie Mom. I am a 39 year old wife and mother.  My husband and I live in Florida with our four children.  When I met my husband seven years ago, he had two sons (now 15 and 19) and I had a daughter (now 15).  A few years later we got married and decided to make our baby girl, who is now four.

Life with four children, I quickly found out, is very busy and at times a bit stressful.  With in just a few years, I went from cooking for two to cooking for six! Shopping and cooking was only about making foods that everyone will enjoy and keeping in our food budget. Well, that all changed about a year ago when I decided to give up meat and become vegetarian.

My decision to become vegetarian was made after much thought and research. One day I decided I wanted to know where our food came from. I wanted to learn how was it made and how did come to end up on our dinner table. I read many articles and watched many documentaries that left me feeling angry and sad. I knew then that I just could not continue to buy and eat meat. I could not go back to life as usual as if I learned nothing at all!

When I broke this news to my husband, I was very surprised by his response.  He told me that he too will try to live as a vegetarian.  I was shocked because my husband has always been a devoted carnivore! But he decided that it was time to take on a healthier way of eating. I think it was because he was approaching forty! Whatever his reason, I was glad to have his support. 

My children, on the other hand, were not so happy.  They could not believe that we would no longer be eating meat at home.  I told them that I would try to make meals that were so good they would not miss the meat.  Well, I think for the most part, I have kept my word.  I have tried to come up with creative and tasty dishes that they will love.  Quite a few times I have fooled them and made meals that they thought were meat dishes!

Often people ask me "why" did I become a vegetarian.  I always have trouble answering this question.  There is no simple answer.  I became a vegetarian for many kinds of reasons...ethical, environmental, health and spiritual. I guess if I had to come up with a simple reason I would say, "I feel it's the right thing to do."

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