Hello everyone, just wanted to say hi before i bombard yall with questions..lol. Im 42, male, from TX. Married to my expecting "part time" vegitarian wife. She actually does a pretty good job sticking to her vegitarian eating. Recently i decided to clean up my diet so with a recommendation from a friend who is i triathete i looked into the paleo diet. Thats pretty much what ive been doing the last few months and having good results. Then i watched a documentry about becoming vegan, hmmmmm....interesting, then watched forks over knives, and several other documentries, VERY interested now. I had NO idea how bad animals were treated and the effects of the modern processed meat has on our health. Ive been starting to workout again and want to do a sprint tri with my buddy and an adventure race this summer. So i surfed the web to see if there was any info on vegan training. WOW was i suprised. I never ever though of a vegan as someone with some muscle or the endurance to compete in a tri. My biggest complaint about my wifes diet has been the fact she doesnt eat meat but still eats lots of processed foods. Eating something that has a list of ingerediants that you have no idea what they are cant be good for you. Ive read the back of some of her meat substitutes and there is all kinds of trash in that stuff. So after talking about it we are going to go for it and switch to the vegan lifestyle. I can do without meat if i get lots of vegies to eat with fruit as well. So i will be asking ALOT of questions from my new friends here. To start with, anyone got a recommendation for a great cookbook to get us started??