I’ve been up and down in my life regarding vegetarianism; my wife has never eaten meat, and her parents have been vegetarians for maybe 60 years. I have lots of vegetarian cookbooks, some 40 years old, others newer, from places like the old Horn of the Moon restaurant in Montpelier, VT (where I often ate when a pastor in that city) and Moosewood in Ithaca, NY. I also have lots of international cookbooks with vegetarian options. Houston is a very easy city for a vegetarian, with several Whole Foods Markets, H.E.B. Central Market, and a number of vegetarian restaurants (including lots of ethnic options)–The Hobbit Cafe is a family favorite, as is Baba Yega in Montrose.
I’ve been cutting down on meat (I no longer eat out as often as I once did, and that helps) and on coffee (I’m only having a couple of decaf Americanos at Starbucks each week now, down from eight cups or more a day), but it’s time to take a bigger step.
So I’ve been Googling to try to get some further inspiration.
Here’s a webpage put out by my old friend Ted Phelps, who was one of the groomsmen in our wedding: Becoming Vegetarian: Why You Should Do This and How to Make the Transition.
Here’s a fun page: Vegan Lunch Box (she also has a book). At one point the author went to an Adventist cooking school, and she got so excited by the idea of different dinner loaves that she created the Magical Loaf Studio.