real cheese, please. how to work around a non-vegan partner.
My partner isn't vegetarian, and you know what, that's okay!
I believe the whole food/vegan/vegetarian life is also about respecting other people's choices. Vegheads often get a bad rap for being too 'preachy.' While I do agree it's important to spread the message about how eating less meat and dairy is good for our earth and our bodies, I also think it's important to be loving and accepting toward everyone.
I am lucky that my partner is very supportive of my endeavors and always willing to try a vegetarian option. He seems to love my cooking (or so he says) and so by default, many of his meals are vegetarian.
However, when we head out for a nice dinner once in a while he will opt for a burger or some chicken fingers. When we make our lazy Sunday 'next level nachos,' I put Daiya vegan cheese on my half and regular cheese on his.
I've heard couples complain that eating habits are an issue in their relationship. I think it all comes down to balance and respect. We respect each other and our food choices. I will always encourage him to opt for the healthier option because I care about his body, not because I am bossy. ;)
It's very possible to date someone who doesn't have the exact same views as you. If you love each other, that love will always prevail! If you want tips on how to approach this situation in your relationship, feel free to send me an email.