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I’m so proud of you, Charlie!

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Judging by the comments I received on yesterday’s post, I guess I should abandon my pot pie stew recipe and go back to making regular pot pie. It seems I have a plethora of blogging friends who would be delighted to take the crust off my hands. But anyway…

Remember this little guy?

This is my cousin, Charlie. Charlie is only nine, but he’s wise beyond his years. I am so proud of him, because Charlie is now a vegetarian! And this isn’t just a week-long phase either. (I was a vegetarian when I was eight, but I quit after only two days!) Nope, apparently Charlie hasn’t touched a piece of meat since his family visited me back in March!

You ROCK, Charlie!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. magpie says:

    Yayyy Charlie! That’s awesome. I did not have that kind of willpower until high school, and even then I went back and forth.

    You should teach him how to cook amazing vegetarian food :)

  2. romina says:

    Congratulations to Charlie, he should be proud that he’s saving a heck of a lot of animals!

  3. loveofoats says:

    awww he is too cute :) congrats!

  4. Jenn says:

    That’s great! He is a cutie – and you are gorgeous, by the way!

  5. CeciLiA says:

    Oh my goodness! What a great kid! I have to admit – I never gave vegetarianism a single thought when I was a kid …. wow Katie, I bet he look up to you so much .. you’re such a role model!

  6. Kristin S says:

    Good for Charlie!

    And I think I saw you at whole foods again today.. haha

  7. chandra says:

    That is so awesome of your cousin! And it shows he’s not just having one of those “phases” kids go through since it has been months now! That is awesome!

  8. Danielle says:

    congratulations charlie!

  9. Kimberly says:

    Wow, congratulations to Charlie!! What a smart and independent kid, and what a stellar example you must have set. You’ll have him whipping up his own seitan in no time!

  10. herbstsonne says:

    YAY CHARLIE! 😀

  11. Simple and Divine says:

    Awwwww <333 Thatis SO awesome! Way To Go Charlie!!!

  12. shellyfish says:

    That is so cool! My younger brother went veg after I spent a few weeks one summer at my parents’ house. It made me feel so proud of him & was wonderful to share that change with him, too!

  13. kindkitchen says:

    Oh, how cool! Go Charlie :]

  14. lighterportions says:

    Oh my goodness, what an independent little cutie. Good for him!

  15. Lauren says:

    aww that’s so awesome! it’s so great that younger people are learning about “vegetarianism” and such..i too started at a young age, i think it’s best that way! :)

  16. Bonnie says:

    Go Charlie!! That’s so, so great! :)

  17. Cookiemouse says:

    Well done Charlie! I wish I’d become a vegetarian that young. I switched at the age of 22.

  18. springsandwells says:

    that’s great!

    I became a vegetarian when I was kid after spending time with my veggie aunt. Then, many years later after I became vegan, my aunt switched to being a vegan also! Isn’t that fun?

    xo Amey

  19. Jennifer says:

    Wow Katie you must have had a pretty profound influence on little Charlie. Good for him and you should be very proud of yourself.

  20. LK says:

    That’s so great that Charlie (and you) were aware of vegetarianism and the horrors of the meat industry at such a young age!

    We didn’t even think about vegetarianism until the last few years, especially after taking a great eye-opening Food & Society class at the University of New Hampshire.

    Kudos to Charlie!