Any other vegetarian/vegans on this forum?
This was my first Thanksgving as a vegan, though I've been a strict vegetarian for 40 years.
With all the emphasis on food...well, I have to admit it was kind of strange. My brother's in-laws hosted Thanksgiving dinner in their new house, and it was a terrific spread - big roast turkey, all the trimmings.
Last year, when I still did a little cheese, I could have managed, but this year I was limited to salad, corn and marinated mushrooms.
Not that I didn't enjoy it; I did, and I did tell the hosts about my new diet ahead of time, downplaying everything and reassuring them I would have plenty to eat in the vegetable dept.
Thanksgiving is about tradition, and I was just out of step with it all. This was my choice, so I'm not complaining.
I had to leave the festivities a bit early to get to work. I picked up some Chinese on the way; I was really hungry.
Any other vegans here? I think the only really awkward moments were provided by my Mom, who urged me to eat some mashed potatoes and some riccota-stuffed shells - loudly enough for everyone to hear...
Why am I a vegan? I love animals, I don't eat them. And I try not to exploit them.