Friday, November 18, 2011

When not to argue with a meat eater

Today while I was out with my family, we went grocery shopping and we're going to pick up a pancake mix; for a breakfast this week. My family stated that I would have to eat eggs in order for them to make the pancakes because that is the only way you can make pancakes. Right then at the exact moment I bit down my tongue knowing that it was one of those moments in life that test you about your beliefs and way of life.

I decide that this was not the argument that would be worth the hard time and mental thinking to get my point across. However I guess that it was one of those days that I had to get my point across about vegans being able to eat the same things as meat eaters. This wasn't my first run in with this argument I have avoid it once before , because I don't like to push my thoughts on to other about my beliefs nor prove myself either. 

This argument  started about with how I like baking, and my family  chimed in will you can't bake without eggs. Oh boy that was when I was like man the ship for all weapons it's time to go to war. I was locked and load . 

See I used my knowledge to make sure that I could backup my argument , but about the baking apart that was the beginning. The argument ended today in the store over the pancake mix, after I stood their looking at my family while they were shopping for pancake mix. I just said look I am not going to argue about this anymore, if you don't believe then don't but their are facts backup me showing that it is possible for vegan's to make pancake mix with ANY eggs,honey, or milk.

I have a feeling that this argument may come back, but what I really learned is that if you believe in something . Sometime it is important to argue your point and sometime it is not. Which leads me to the title of this post when not to argue with a meat eater. I choose it simply because I live in the land of meat and potatoes ; I have to learn when to choose my battles.

Have you ever had an experience like this or anything similar?
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  1. It's one of those things, I find, that the proof is in the vegan pudding. If you make some amazing dessert or pancakes or whatever, then there's just no argument left. Delicious vegan goodies speak for themselves. I think Isa calls it "baketivism". :)

  2. I think you might have to make some pancakes for them so they can see! I had seen a number of recipes for vegan pancakes but didn't believe they would be any good until I actually tried them. They are so easy and you won't miss the eggs!

    Here are two recipes I've made with good results:

    Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes:

    Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:

  3. I won my baking argument with my family they are making me a vegan cake for my upcoming birthday.