I haven't been on-line so much lately, and just noticed your post. Welcome!
I've been vegetarian since early 1972. I think it's important to try new things to replace the meat, etc you formerly ate- that is, things that replace the protein and calories of meat. How has it been going for you?
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.