Hi All ... been vegetarian for probably 12 years and eventually want to transition to veganism ... am having some professional issues going on in life and waiting for those to calm down before I start the transition. LOVED reading Vegan Freak (see http://veganfreak.net/). That's already got me thinking about how I'll handle different things. Also am very happy that my BF has been vegetarian now for 6 months ... he wasn't when we met but he is now! It's been great that we can share meals at restaurants and not have to worry about cooking different foods. Also - LOVE Uncle Eddie's vegan cookies! They carry them at the Vitamin Cottages nearby to where I live. Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself, say hi, any newbies to vegetarians please feel free to drop me a line ... I've had a lot of experience dealing with family issues around my vegetarianism ... so feel free to email me. Am glad I found the VeggieBoards!!!!