By merrymary - 07/01/2012 11:11 - United States
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Anyone who has ever taken a state food handler class knows that as long as you put meat at the bottom of the fridge it can't contaminate anything else. Also, your roommate had better not bitch about people being prejudiced and inconsiderate against vegetarians, considering how she behaves towards herbivores, which is the natural diet of humans.
also Neanderthals our extinct big cousins were all carnivores but another split of the chimp the gorila is a all herbivore unlike normal apes and there all almost dead showing extremes of the to are bad but eating both meat and veges insures our survival as the apex predator on earth
That's the first thing that came to my mind. If it's a shared fridge, OP has just as much say. She sounds like a really hardcore vegan. She doesn't eat anything with a shadow lol. She can put her veggies in the crisper to offer them some protection from the meat molecules invading the fridge space. Another option OP, is to secretly rub meat on her veggies for a few months and then reveal to her that its not so bad....and no that wasn't dirty. Beef broth in her soy milk, etc.... only if she refuses to compromise and is a real bitch about it, because the last 2 suggestions really are cruel. lol. good luck OP.
Then she needs her own fridge, tenancy rules probably back you up on this
^^^ it's not gonna contaminate her food either. I don't think op should have to suffer just because the roommate has weird pet peeves. Since the roommate is the one with the problem, then the roommate should have to store the veggies somewhere else. This is assuming "moved in with my roommate" means they got the place together. I'd assume it's like that or else it would be like "I moved in with my friend/cousin/whatever". It's probably a dorm of some sorts since its "new roommate" as in OP hasn't met her before. just a guess though :)
She deserves it for not screening her new roommate more carefully. And yea, she needs to get over it and realize that not everyone is on the psycho craze fad diet she's on.
And being vegetarian is not a psycho craze fad diet. For most people it's a lifestyle choice. Some do it because of animal cruelty. Some do it for the health benefits. There is nothing wrong with being vegetarian. There is something wrong with being over-exaggerated about it and not allowing meat in the same fridge. As long as its sealed and not set where blood can drip on things then it should be fine. OP needs to propose sectioning off of the refrigerator.
I believe that #9 was saying that the paranoid vegetarian deserved it for not screening her roommate (OP) to check to see if she was herbivorous or omnivorous. In my opinion, since this wasn't discussed prior to moving in together, the Veggie person has to suck it up and deal with it.
119, That's the biggest myth about vegetarianism. There's protein in everything. If you eat a varied diet and enough calories, you'll be getting enough protein. There's lots of it in grains, legumes, and since she's only vegetarian - dairy. If there can be successful vegan bodybuilders, protein is no problem. I've been a vegan for 2 years and a vegetarian nearly all my life and every full bloodwork I've had done has come out perfect. So, really. Stop talking out your ass.
119 wasn't necessarily "talking out of his/her ass." It's not true for every vegetarian/vegan, but some people really do need to take extra measures to make sure they get all of the nutrients they need when on one of those diets. I knew a vegetarian who had to take an iron supplement to keep from getting anemic, even though she ate lots of dark green leafy veggies, and I've heard of other people who had to switch back to eating meat because even the supplements weren't helping. It doesn't happen to the majority, but there are variations in how people's digestive systems work that can make being vegetarian or vegan challenging, or in some cases impossible even when they're doing everything right. Maybe 119's only exposure to these lifestyles has been one of those cases. Or maybe s/he really is just making stuff up. I don't know. On a slight sidenote, I eat meat and probably always will, but I know a few vegetarians and vegans who are doing just fine and aren't crazy like OP's roommate.
159 - B12 is found in bacteria! If you have cultured drinks/food like kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, or even just plain yogurt, you're good to go. As for the iron, cooking in iron cookware leeches it into your food, which will help with that. Most anemics are such not because of their diet, but because their body has an inherent problem with either absorption or loss of iron.
Vegetarianism is not a "fad diet." It's a way of life, that shows compassion to animals (by killing, wearing, or torturing them). It's also healthier, when done right (completely balanced and monitored low fat diet). It's not often that you see an obese vegetarian.
322, You either can't read, or are the laziest person on the planet. I don't see how simply EATING anything is called going out of your way, since as I said, that's basically all you need to do to get enough protein. The stupidity in your comment did make me laugh, however, so I thank you for that.
Try eating something you hate every single day and then tell me how you feel about that statement. You must eat complimentary sources of protein in a vegetarian diet, this means sometimes eating more than you'd like. Not everyone is happy to just keep eating until they're bursting. You have no idea what you're talking about, so take your confused nonsense elsewhere because I don't need to waste my time correcting someone too stupid to admit there's no perfect lifestyle.