I have been a Vegetarian my entire, almost 50 years. I've NEVER had even one bite of meat, of any kind, no fish, no chicken, nothing...honest.... When I was 13, I became a Vegan (no dairy, eggs, cheese), and I've been one ever since. Our family has held many cooking classes, helping people to first see the need to become a vegetarian, and then teach them how to do it. Books are a wonderful help! Listed below are some excellent vegan cookbooks!