Vegan woman sparks controversy with ‘difficult’ issue at family dinner: ‘She had to go home hungry’

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A sibling cooked dinner for their brother’s vegan fiancée, but it didn’t go over well.

The sibling shared what happened on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. They hadn’t spent much time with their brother’s vegan fiancée but volunteered to cook on family night. The sibling made sure to do their research and the entire meal was vegan. The trouble was that the fiancée just didn’t like the ingredients that were chosen. 

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“I do eat meat, eggs and dairy,” the Reddit poster explained. “That being said, I’m lazy, and prepping and cooking meat takes more work than I’m willing to do a lot of the time. So I’ve built up a pretty okay repertoire of vegetarian and vegan meals. [I] volunteered to cook last night for a small family dinner even though I would normally never. This is all a thing because my brother has recently gotten engaged to a vegan woman. None of us have really spent a lot of time with her due to [the] pandemic. So I did my best. I put together a dijon vinaigrette salad, pasta tossed with roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes. She could eat every single thing served. At least I thought so,” the Reddit poster said

But the fiancée was a lot more selective than they could have predicted.

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“We sit down, plates are dished, she has questions. Reassurances are made, I did my homework, but…she has other complaints. ‘You roasted the veggies in olive oil? There’s olive oil in the salad dressing? The pasta isn’t whole wheat? This is white bread? Yes. Vegan, all of it, but not stripped down to as few calories as possible. Anddddd now she won’t eat. [She] just sat there and tore one of the rolls up into tiny pieces until the table was cleared. My brother texted me later that night about how f***** up it was that she had to go home hungry, and this is where I may be the asshole. I replied something [to] the effect of saying I thought I had to cook to accommodate veganism, not an eating disorder. He told me to go f*** myself, which again, fair.”

Reddit thought the fiancée was being unfair. 

“It seems rude that you cooked a vegan dinner and she didn’t eat any of it. What is the problem with olive oil?” someone commented

“She was just being difficult for no reason,” another wrote

“You don’t deserve to be portrayed as someone who didn’t try,” a person said

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