Hi- I was glad to see this thread!
I had been enjoying the monthly veg mamas threads a while ago but it seemed like it petered out. I missed it b/c I got most of my recipes and dinner ideas from there!! I thought they had tried many times to get a tribe started but it kept not happening for some reason.
I'm a relative newbie- o/l vegetarian for about 3 yrs now, since I was preg. with my first- dh has been veg for several years now and I was cutting down on meat, but then I read info from this organization, Compassion Over Killing
, and watched the Perfect Storm (where they're killing salmon) and that did it for me for good!!
Ds has growth problems and egg allergy so he gets a little free range/organic meat just b/c he doesn't eat anything or grow so he needs protein and fat and more of a range of food choices- however, I don't plan to continue that once he gets a little bigger and eats better. It makes me really sad when he says 'chicken' and makes chicken noises! That really upsets me
And I have to brag, I have had the healthiest pregnancies ever, despite the fact that many in the medical profession (of which I am in!) say that veg. is incompatible with pregnancy and nursing. My bloodwork and iron levels have always been great. People always ask me the protein question, as well! To me, it is much UNhealthier to eat all those hormones and mercury in meat and fish and expose your baby to diseases!
anyway, hope we can get some good meal ideas going here...I am looking for good things to freeze for after the baby comes!