Hey y'all, My name is Laura, I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I like to cook and I LOVE to bake. I think I have sweet teeth instead of a sweet tooth, because I seem to love sweets like a little kid. And I truly want to learn to love vegetables now more then ever, because I am trying not to eat meat. I like meat, I just hate the way our animals are treated before they get to my plate. It's only been a week for me not eating meat, but I've felt this way for a while now. I did eat fish and I think I could still eat seafood without feeling guilty. I wouldn't have any problem eating meat that was hunted or came from somewhere other then crammed and abused in factories. I am still cooking meat in my home for my fiance & my daughter, I don't have a problem with what others eat. I don't lecture or tell others what they should and shouldn't eat. The reason I am not eating meat is, because it's hard for me not to think about what I know and have seen in certain documentaries while trying to eat it myself. I love animals I've always had animals growing up and we have them now. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 bird and 1 guinea pig living with us they are all adopted except for the guinea pig. Anyway I thought maybe I could learn how to make vegetables taste great or at least taste good. I look forward to learning and sharing what I know with y'all and making some new friends too.