Even if it's just dinner, this is a huge diet change for me. Most meals I know how to cook revolve around a meat portion. I don't particularly want to eat fake meats because then it just feels like an inferior substitute for something I'd rather be eating. I want to find some staple meals I genuinely like that happen to not contain any tasty dead animals. I'm also concerned about what I need to change about what I eat to meet protein and iron requirements. This would probably involve finding out a bit more about what kinds of vitamins and minerals and other matter is supposed to go in my mouth and down my throat in general.
This boils down to two questions:
- What are some tasty vegan/vegetarian meals that you have cooked? Where did you learn them from?
- What is a reliable source of information about ingredients and their nutritional value? How do I avoid scurvy and/or going mad?