Closed to the meat.

So, in an effort to do something about my cholesterol I'm thinking about how to reduce my meat, dairy and egg intake as much as I can. To this end:

Dear Lazyweb,

Where is a good place for a life-long carnivore to find a gentle introduction to meat-free/vegan cooking?



Any thoughts, suggestions, etc. would be much appreciated.
I find it easier to think of it as 'adding more tasty noms' than 'not eating the beefs'. If you see what I mean. :)
I do, however I do tend to eat like a starved mountain lion when presented with somethings flesh. A habit which needs breaking.