I started to enjoy cooking when I got married ten years ago (since I love to eat, and had no one to cook for me, it was the most logical solution!). I've only recently (about two years) become a vegetarian and/or near-vegan. My husband and step-daughter been so great to try everything I've made with an open mind--and my 7 year-old golden retriever, Teddy, is also a willing taste tester. :-) I can't remember how I found Zaar to begin with, but now I'm hooked!!