Hi all, I've been "veggie" since the start of the year after falling very sick in India. My stomach is only now returning to "normal" and I still struggle to eat some foods. Meat and animal fats were and still are a problem, but I feel better for not eating them (mentally and physically) so don't see the point in trying to "get used to them again" as my family puts it. Anyway, I digress... I have a couple of questions that I would appreciate some advice with. Not just as a vegetarian but also for my general health and well-being: 1) Can you eat to many dairy products? I eat a lot of eggs (organic and from a local farm where the chickens run free and are well cared for) and drink lots of skimmed milk. I also eat organic natural yoguart and do enjoy cheese. All in all this seems to be a lot of dairy products to me. How does it compare to others on the board? 2) I've finally found a local chinese supermarket that sells mung beans, tofu and various lentils. Does anyone know what to do with the beans and lentils? I'm a good cook and keen to experiment so a few suggestions to get me started would be greatly appreciated. That's all for now, thanks! I'm just trying to make sure I get a balanced diet (don't substitute meat sandwiches with cheese every day for example) and some more interesting ideas as I've just about run out. Many thanks in advance.