I've been flirting with the idea of going vegetarian or vegan as much as possible. For Lent i give up all meat every year, which after the first week is not bad. But I still have other animal products (cheese is my weakness!). Now I found out Im pregnant. How do I start the veggie/vegan process and still get all the nutrients i will need during pregnancy? What are the essential vegan items i should always keep in the kitchen? I live in Riverside, CA and there are not that many chains that carry vegetarian/vegan items being that there are several dairy farms along the outskirts of town. Please help!!