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Hey I'm new here...I'm a former vegan, now vegetarian who is in college and thinking about making the transition back to veganism. I'm looking for some tips on how to deal with friends and a roommate who all eat meat. Anybody have to deal with the same type of stuff and have any tips? I'm been veg for almost 5 years, and most of my friends don't try to get me to eat meat, but veganism would be a tough transition with these kids. Thanks in advance!

Welcome to Vegweb! I dont think going back to veganism would be that hard. I'm the only vegan living here (with family though) and i make do fine. What are you worried about with your roomates? Is it having animal products in the house, or the idea of it, or what?

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1.) Get really awesome at baking/cooking delicious vegan foods
2.) Make delicious vegan foods
3.) Serve to friends
4.) WIN!

For me, the easiest way to go about it is the above.

I don't talk about it a lot unless someone asks me and if something is said in a way that is like..argument starting, I ignore it. I'm not too picky about stuff like using the same pans to cook meat and vegan stuff, and I avoid being a preachy vegan, so I get along fine with my roommates and they really like when I make cookies and stuff (:

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welcome :)

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I have an omni roomie, and we just..eat our own stuff. She doesn't dig my beans and I don't dig her meat.

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Hello, and welcome!

Honestly, the less of a big deal you make about your diet, the less of a deal others will probably make of it. IT's just what you eat.

That said, expect some good natured-ribbing, but kindly let them know if it crosses a line.

Just do what you've got to do. Everyone else will deal.

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1.) Get really awesome at baking/cooking delicious vegan foods
2.) Make delicious vegan foods
3.) Serve to friends
4.) WIN!

For me, the easiest way to go about it is the above.

I don't talk about it a lot unless someone asks me and if something is said in a way that is like..argument starting, I ignore it. I'm not too picky about stuff like using the same pans to cook meat and vegan stuff, and I avoid being a preachy vegan, so I get along fine with my roommates and they really like when I make cookies and stuff (:

This approach has worked for me, too.

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