Re: vegetarian/vegan cooking
Husband and I didn't like tofu much until I learned how to press the water out just right, and cook it right. Now we love it, but my love is much more then his. My suggestion is get some vegan cookbooks. So many of them have substitutions for common allergies like nuts, soy, and gluten. My family switched to a vegan diet in the spring and so far no complaints from dh or the kids. We only ate meat like 3 times a week before, but now the only meat dh or the kids get is at family parties, so not very often.
I have Chloe's kitchen, Vegan on the Cheap, Everyday Happy Herbivore, and The Vegan Table. I make all my meals out of these cookbooks.
Amanda, mom to Evelyn (5) and Natalie (2)