I'm new to vegetarianism, and am redoing my kitchen to go veg for the 1st of the year. I am very excited and can't wait to see how this lifestyle works for me. I want to be dedicated to making the change to vegetarian, and maybe someday vegan (I am going to try to do it in steps so I don't blow it!), anyways, my boyfriend is Italian and a BIG meat-eater (I don't know if he'd ever consider going veg, unless he say a huge difference in me afterwards), and he eats meat pretty much every meal. My question is: how do I continue to have meals with him (at home or out to eat) where I can sort of satisfy us both, without having to make two totally separate meals? We work alot and dont have much time to cook or anything, so making two different things for a meal is almost impossible. Thanks for any tips and advice. I still want to cook for him and try to eat more at home, I just don't have time to spend hours in the kitchen. (I'm hoping to get him to like some of my veggie dishes so that he can see there are good tasting and satisfying foods out there that don't include meat).