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My Cousins Invade Genghis Grill

The last day of my cousins’ visit to Texas went by in a whirlwind. We swam– Oh yes, we DID venture into the cold water!

We took a long walk around my campus (SMU).
We met up with some of my friends, who LOVED the twins.

And then we went to Genghis Grill! While my parents and aunt filled their dinner bowls with meat, all three of my cousins opted for vegan meals! And Charlie kept repeating, “Tofu is my favorite food ever,” as he devoured piece after piece of his teriyaki tofu. You don’t hear that very often out of an omnivore’s mouth!

No one told Charlie that kids aren’t supposed to like tofu. Apparently, no one told Abby either. Look at all that tofu in her bowl! And look at that huge smile on her face!

Published on April 2, 2008

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  1. Jennifer says

    You all look so cute! Sounds like you and your cousins had a blast. Way to show ’em a good time – vegan style.

  2. shellyfish says

    Given the chance I think kids *love* tofu! My almost 3-year-old is thrilled when I take out a package of tofu from the fridge and I hardly have time to rinse it before she starts nibbling!

    And thank you for being so polite & asking about adding me to your blogroll – of course – I added you sans your permission…sorry… 🙂

  3. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says

    I think you have the coolest cousins ever. That’s really awesome that they are being exposed to delicious vegan food before anyone gets the chance to place a stigma around it!! (Gotta get ’em while they’re young!) 🙂 Just kidding. (Sort of.)

    I am extremely jealous of the green grass & sunny skies in your neck of the woods… However, all our snow should be gone by this weekend! Yay! FINALLY.

  4. DJ says

    Yay Tofu! That’s brilliant to hear – my little boy loves tofu too, but my daughter, who can remember a time before tofu, won’t go anywhere near it… one day…

  5. Bianca says

    It’s awesome that you’ve been such a great influence on your cousins. You’re planting seeds and hopefully instilling food ethics that will stick with them for life.

  6. aTxVegn says

    You are all so cute! What a fun outing for everyone. Introducing tofu at an early age must be the trick to converting omnis to vegans.

  7. Cody says

    I can’t even imagine explaining veganism/vegan food to my cousins, nieces and nephews that are around that age… let alone convincing them to eat it.

    Looks fun, though. And I’m also a little jealous of the green and sunshine. The temperatures are rising here, but it’s still pretty dreary.

  8. loveofoats says

    Awww I’m so jealous to see you swimming 😉 I can’t wait til our weather gets nicer! Looks like a fun time w/ your fam!

  9. Kumquat Peekapoo says

    What a sweet family you have! And it sounds like you serve as a very positive role model for them.

  10. Melody Polakow says

    Looks like you all had a great time!

    My kids LOVE tofu… and always have.. people get so freaked out by tofu.. not sure why.

  11. Lizzy says

    Adorable pictures! Now I wish my family would come visit me!

    I’ve had them since I was a kid, they’re so comfortable. The pair I own now is this one. I never thought I’d see someone my age wear Birkenstocks *high five* 😉

    I love the fact that they enjoy tofu so much!!!

  12. Alice (in Veganland) says

    those tofu-eating-kids are so cute…If I ever have kids, I hope no one will tell them kids are not supposed to like tofu either!

  13. Vegan_Noodle says

    Looks like lots of fun with the family!! I didn’t even try tofu until a few years ago… congrats on getting your cousins exposed to it, even better they actually like it!

  14. Rural Vegan says

    I can’t believe you’re swimming! I had to scrape ice off my windshield this morning. Clearly I need to move!

    Isn’t tofu amazing? Everyone I’ve ever had try tofu loves it, despite its reputation for being “icky vegan food”.

  15. Bonnie says

    That’s amazing! I don’t think any of my cousins like tofu. Then again, maybe they haven’t tried it or haven’t tried it prepared the right way.

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