I just wanted to share with everyone something that made my day! I have four friends coming out to visit me this summer; one will be staying with me for a month, and the other three for about ten days.
Anywho, the one that will be staying with me a month is a vegan (woo!), and one of the other three is a veggie! But here's the super exciting part... the veggie girl is going to eat vegan while she's staying with me, AND one of the two meat eatin' girls is going to eat vegan while she's here! I think that's so awesome of her! She said there's no better time to try the food than when staying with a vegan, so she wants to check it out! Yay! And who knows, maybe it'll be a lasting thing?
There is but a small kink in my Summer of Vegan Goodness. The remaining meat eating individual is convinced tofu is disgusting, hates veggies with a passion, only mildly tolerates fruit, and (in her words) "needs whole milk", etc.
I'm struggling with not only ideas on what I can make that everyone, including her, will like.... but mainly... the whole meat thing.
One of my roomies is a meat eater, but he only eats fast food (seriously!), and so there's never any meat in the fridge. Which makes me very very happy indeed! I've gotten to where I can't stand the smell of the stuff, and he knows and is respectful of that.
So, this gathering of friends is a rare opportunity indeed, and I don't want to single this one person out and make her feel uncomfortable... especially when she sincerely doesn't like many foods of the foods I have available. On the other hand though, I'm not comfortable with the idea of cold cuts hanging out in my fridge or on my kitchen counter. If she wanted to grab a fast food item, I'd be fine with that... I just don't want to have her meat sharing space with my tofu.
Am I being unreasonable? Part of me thinks I should just suck it up for ten days and go with the flow... yet my inner only child demands "Why should *I* have to suck it up? Why can't she?"
I think she'd be more willing to work with me if I had some alternatives other than tofu and veggies and such. Any ideas?