The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
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Letter from Frank about Vegetarianism - 30 Oct 2007

Greetings~

I was reviewing your web site and want to applaud your noble efforts.

I recently became a Buddhist and as part of my beliefs I want to stop eating meat. I understand you are Christian, but I also suspect we are “on the same page” when it comes to mistreatment of animals. My questions may seem silly, but they are sincere.

I don’t really like many vegetables at all. I eat carrots, corn, spinach, peas and green beans. I do love legumes. I eat berries, apples, pears, peaches, bananas and a few other fruits. Could I obtain all my health needs with these? How do I learn to expand my palette to include more fruits and vegetables? Also, is dining out possible when one is vegetarian? Do I need to become a vegan to not harm any creatures?

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your great work!

Best,

Frank

Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Frank:

Thank you for your letter and inquiry.

Perhaps some of the reasons you don't like veggies is that you may need to think of flavoring rather that the taste of individual vegetables. Try looking at our recipe section for the kinds of food you used to like to eat, and how we've used those same style recipes for vegan meals, such as putting collard greens is soups and curries.

One of the most important things to include in your diet are leafy green and cruciferous vegetables.

Please look at some of our suggestions and get back to us with any questions and we'll do our best to help you.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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