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Personally I wouldn't touch or cook meat for anyone, so well done and stand your ground. Is it an option for you to make a vegetarian alternative to meat that everyone could eat or would they just refuse to eat it ?
All I would say is, "I'm NOT cooking meat! If you want it, you BUY and COOK it." They won't starve. And it's okay for you to stop - even though you might have been cooking it all along. Ethics trumps you having to cook for them.
Lying to people isn't a good thing. Imagine how you would feel if someone lied to you and told you that the meal you ate didn't have meat and then after you said how good it was they told you that it actually had some meat in it. I always let people know if something has vegetarian food in it and if they don't want to eat it, that's up to them.
You're absolutely right, Melvin. But to us, someone lying about the meat would be devastating. But getting no animal parts in your food and thinking they were, is not a big deal.
I actually meant to put that in the post, but went to something else and when I came back, I had forgotten. It's true that it would cause them no emotional or physical pain, but it could cause them to want to get revenge. It's just best for both sides to be upfront about what's in food. That even goes beyond vegetarianism. There are so many allergies these days that you never know what could happen.
Get wheat gluten and make Seitan. It's easy. With a few drops of liquid smoke and tamari, it tastes like bacon. It's amazing stuff. And I would keep sneaking it in for awhile and then tell them after a few months. If they refuse to eat it again, say, "More for me.You cook what you want!!!"
Um well seeing how I have never had to cook meat at all I don't know how so if someone asked me it probably be horribly done. I don't really like being around cooking meat because of the sound and the smell so I honestly would probably never do it. Maybe try and cook vegetarian meals instead though, I mean if they really want meat I'm sure someone will make some. You're not in the wrong for not wanting to. I understand how undesirable it is.
Occasionally. I feel as though it helps my relationships with people when I have a good attitude about what they eat.