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Meatloaf for vegetarians: a coming-of-age story

Original post made by Jacqui Love Marshall, San Ramon, on Apr 13, 2011

This is difficult to admit in writing -- my oldest child turned 40 a few days ago. He said he was in a funk about it. I told him I was the one who should be in a funk – having your first born child turn 40 makes ==I me== feel older than anything he's probably feeling.

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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2011 at 7:20 am

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Thanks, Jacqui -- we'll try it!

My family and I have become interested in understanding our diet -- for us and our health, our family wallet, the environment and the animals raised for food (and very deliberately hidden from view of the consumers). "Omnivore's Dilemma" and especially "Eating Animals" have been factual, readable resources for folks who want to consider and control their choices in those regards.

One upshot is that we're eating less, but better meat as we search for beef and chicken that has been humanely raised and slaughtered. It's more expensive, and generally healthier for us, based on the animals' healthier diets and living conditions. The occasional vegetarian entree that hits-the-spot sounds like a good idea, too.

Thanks again!