I've been a vegetarian for over 25 yrs. There are tons of things on here I can eat. I do make meat dishes for some family members during the holiday season. My favorite vegetarian site is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vegetarian_group/ I love trying new dishes and we often have potlucks at work and so far I haven't found a bad recipe on here yet. I work as a bill collector and there's so much stress involved that I love to unwind in the kitchen some evenings and get my mind off the day or there's times I'm exhausted and just want to make a quick meal. My pet peeve is a person that isn't willing to try foods they have never eaten. how do you know you don't care for something if you haven't given it a try. My favorite cookbook is an old faded red tore "Redbook" hardback I found at Goodwill 10 years ago for $2.00 Has the best applesauce recipe in it. I won't lend that book to anyone. No way! Glad I joined.