Thanks for the great article. I am also a Texan, people look at me like I'm from Mars when I tell them I'm a vegetarian.
Since I decided to just be a vegetarian I have slowly moved my whole family to be flexitarians. We have TVP spaghetti and tacos and when they fell like meat I get them ground turkey. I have weaned them off of evil ground beef. I make lots of vegetables and pasta or rice to fill them up with small amounts of meat. Of course I can not get them to break the bacon or fried chicken habit. My daughter would eat bacon for every meal if you would let her.
I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke