When I went on my first date at 15, I had already been a vegetarian for a few years. But I never thought I’d have a problem with dating a meat eater.
A recent YourTango poll shows that 88 percent of our readers, even though they’re not vegan (which is a much stricter diet than that of vegetarians), would still date a vegan — while the rest proclaim “No way! How could I date someone who doesn’t share my love of bacon?”
We have a tolerant bunch of readers. But, as a veggie-loving teenager, I was about to become a lot less tolerant — of meat-eaters. Read more…
For 10 years now, PETA has crowned one man and one woman as the Sexiest Vegetarians of the Year. And for their decade-iversary, the organization has chosen two of my favorite celebrities for the honor—Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig. Brand has apparently been a vegetarian since age 14 and when asked recently by Kelly Ripa if he took a fish oil supplement said, “I’m vegetarian. I think it’s cruel to squeeze oil out of a fish. Cause they’re lovely little guys, aren’t they?” Meanwhile, Kristen credits her vegetarian diet with her rockin’ body. I’d like to offer a meat-free congratulations to Russell and Kristen, who will be succeeding the honor from Olivia Wilde and Cobra Starship’s frontman Gabe Saporta last year and Kellie Pickler and Milo Ventigmiglia the year before that. [PopEater, PETA] Keep reading »
When I was a kid, I read this book that had a line in it that has stuck in my head to this day: “Eat it or wear it.” Well, when the clothes are made of meat, I suppose the choice is yours. In this fashion show, models strutted the runway in outfits made from raw meat. A beef skirt, a filet mignon purse, a necklace of ribs — this collection was not designed for the vegetarian or the vegan in mind. I can’t say I’m ready to run out and buy a dead cow scarf; I try not to get e. coli from my accessories. But a few of the piece are … interesting. Get a gander at more wearable edibles after the jump. [Via Copyranter] Keep reading »
Food is an essential for life, of course, but it’s also a vital component of relationships. Without food, what would we do on dates? There would be no candlelit dinners, and no romantic champagne and strawberries or other supposedly aphrodisiac combos. In her new book The Gastronomy of Marriage, Michelle Maisto explores what happens in the food department after the dating stage is over, recounting the year before she and her fiancé, Rich, got married, and what they ate.
Both Michelle and Rich love a delicious meal, and they initially shared cooking duties when they moved in together; neither wanted to live according to dated rules dictating gender roles. But as Rich worked more to earn money for the wedding, Michelle volunteered to do his share, creating a more traditional division of work at home. So, did they go back to co-chefs after they got married? And how can a vegetarian and a meat-eater dine in harmony? We spoke with Michelle via email about food and marriage. Keep reading »
PETA announced today the winners of their annual sexiest vegetarian celebrities online vote, and singer Leona Lewis and the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Anthony Kiedis were the winners. Now, I’m a vegetarian and find myself very annoying. I worry about my friends always have to think, “Is there anything for Catherine to eat here?” when deciding on a place for dinner, and that makes me feel bad. If I were a celebrity, though, all of my friends would be vegetarians. Seriously. The list of female actresses in the running for the sexiest vegetarian award included 90 names. Here are 12 vegetarians who I wouldn’t mind befriending. Tofu anyone? [PETA] Keep reading »
Can a vegetarian and an omnivore have a lasting relationship? And what happens if one person has a gluten allergy and the other subsists on pasta? A Chicago Tribune article considers how people with eating issues fare in relationships. It seems, as with everything, that there aren’t any major trends (i.e., vegetarians have higher divorce rates!), and it just depends on the people involved. Some are willing to change, adapt, or look the other way when a bloody steak goes on the grill, while others won’t budge. Kathryn Zerbe, a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders, told the Tribune that food has a strong subconscious link to love. Turning your nose up at a partner’s food can feel like rejection, she said. Keep reading »
The people at PETA arenâ€™t okay with objectifying fur, but theyâ€™re happy to host an annual Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door beauty contest. Photo submissions were accepted through January and now the veggie-loving judges have narrowed it down to 10 male and 10 female pieces of meat. From a former NFL Cheerleader to a Harvard Law School grad, the competition is tighter than the pens they keep chickens in. You can check out the contestants and cast your vote for your favorites by clicking here. Keep reading »