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melaniekaren is the “Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian” Contributor on Squidoo

me3Tonight we’re happy to introduce you to melaniekaren. She’s our “Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
Lacto-ovo vegetarianism is a topic close to my heart. It is currently and has been the most popular type of vegetarianism. It is for those who eat primarily a plant-based diet, but who also eat dairy and eggs. It encompasses a wide range of cooking styles and discussion topics revolving around food and where our food comes from. Due to it’s increasing rise in popularity, there are also many new yummy recipes being created and shared everyday. Since, I love to cook, this is the really fun part.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
It’s been a slow, cumulative process spanning over more than 20 years. I’ve been learning about it and taking part for a couple of decades now. I haven’t always been vegetarian, and there was a time that I’d say I’ve eaten just as much meat as vegetables. There was also a time when I was vegan, and if you’d like to read my story about that, just scan over my Squidoo Contributor lens page.

I love to talk about better food choices, healthy food choices, and self-sufficiency. I mean I really like this diverse array of topics one is introduced to through vegetarianism. It gets us all really thinking and contributing to a better life and world. This excites me greatly.

Who had the most influence in your life?
My father and grandmother have had the greatest influences in my life. My grandmother was a woman ahead of her time and a natural leader. My father took right after his mother and continues to naturally lead today. However, I’d have to say that the most influence over this niche topic came from the many wonderful teachers and professors I’ve had along the way. I am also influenced each day by all sorts of people who love to learn and share anything vegetarianism and sustainability.

I’d like to continue my family’s natural knack in leading and share with others my views and findings. I also look forward to learning more and more from the general vegetarian community. This process will never stop. Lastly, I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and out to the gardens!

You’ll also find melaniekaren by visiting:
Lacto-ovo Vegetarian Contributor Area for Squidoo on Pinterest
Lactoovo Vegetarianism Learn and Share

melaniekaren invites you to stop by and share a review at her, Review these Hot New Books on Vegetarianism and Sustainability

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  • TrulyNoble

    Do you have any issue with energy or endurance with this type of eating; I hate saying diet ughh…I have cut pork and beef out of my meals all together and feel so much better since I have.

  • Brite-Ideas

    you’ll have a great deal to offer to this area on Squidoo, congratulations to you, wonderful interview

  • CherylFay

    Welcome! I’m trying to eat better so I’ll be on the watch for your tips and recipes.

  • MandeeSears

    Congratulations! Sounds like you were the perfect choice as Lacto-vegetarian contributor!

  • RenaissanceWoman2010

    We can all live healthier together as we follow your lead.

  • SherwinG

    Milk does the body good. Sound like a great diet. Congrats

  • kinworm

    I’d never heard of this term before but this sounds good because it also includes diary foods so I will be interested to read more. Congratulations on leading this niche topic :)

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  • StephenJParkin

    I have recently developed a deeper interest in healthier eating. However my recent reading of books by medical doctors on this topic indicates that lactose products actually inhibit our bodies ability to digest the vital nutrients from fruit and vegetables. It is similar to the belief held by many beer drinkers that drinking a pint of milk before going on a binge stops you getting quite so drunk.

    Do you have any comments on that?

  • Sylvestermouse

    I am definitely looking for great suggestions and recipes from our Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Contributor! I do believe MelanieKaren is the perfect choice!

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