I actually saw the recipe when you posted it, Ashcottmanor
, and printed it out. It's on my weekend to-try list.
I'm from Texas, so I completely understand. People literally go on the defensive the second they find out. It's rather annoying. And I can't even complain about being tired anymore because everyone's constantly telling me it's due to lack of protein.
Fiber is pretty important, as well as protein. I'm a big soy person. But I eat almonds like they're going out of style, too. It was really hard for me to start eating enough vegetables, but once I did I found I actually enjoyed them. It's funny, because people assume that, once you go vegetarian, you'll lose weight. In actuality, a lot of new vegetarians simply resort to pasta, cheese, potatoes, etc. It takes a while to get a hold of your nutrition, but it's completely worth it.