Step 9: Make Meatless Meals at Home
Stop buying meat and other animal products at home only. This means no land or sea animals including beef (cows), chicken, pigs, venison (deer), buffalo, goat, turkey, fish or other sea life. Phew! That’s a long list but I know you can do it. Eat them only when you go out to eat—if you aren’t ready to go all the way.
A family member once said to me, “We aren’t eating meat anymore.”
I responded with surprise, “Really?” (Knowing full well this could not be true.)
“Yeah, we just eat a lot of chicken these days,” she said.
So I had to ask the obvious, “You know chicken is meat, right?”
“Weellll, yessss, but I mean we don’t eat red meat anymore.”
Omnivores will say the strangest things to vegans…unprompted. I didn’t initiate this conversation and it was with someone I consider to be an intelligent human being. If you are new to being vegan, you will get use to these conversations. They happen more often than you might expect.