Originally Posted by Laura Ng
anybody can do it as long as you give it a try! welcome kwanatic4evr
So true, and I welcome you too. It's really cool to see you supporting her choice, a lot of parents and family members don't do that.
I can't really help you w/ the tofu dilemma, but the recipe boards are full of recipes for it. I personally am not a fan of the stuff. There are a lot of other options for protein.
For meat alternatives, I LOVELOVELOVE Lightlife's line of meat alternatives. They have great "chik'n strips" and "beefy strips" and their "deli not-meats" are good too. I know they make an imitation bacon, but I haven't tried it.
Here's their website -- http://www.lightlife.com/
I also like the Boca brand for veggie burgers and crumbles.
The cool thing about imitation meats is that every brand is different. If you don't like one kind, just move on to the next. Nowadays there's a big variety to choose from, so there's something out there for everybody.
Basic combinations of veggies can give complete proteins too, like brown rice and beans. If you do a Google search for "Vegetarian nutrition" and "vegetarian recipes" you'll come up with a ton of sites -- you'll be reading all day!
Good luck, and have fun! You'll all be learning a new way to cook and eat, so try to look at it as the adventure it is.