I'm a full-blood vegetarian!
I haven't got any recipes to refer to at the moment, but there are loads of books out there! (and if you Google "vegetarian recipes" for example, I bet you'll get lots of results).
The important thing when going veggie is not to just keep to your old diet while dropping out the meat - you have to look up recipes and so on, not only to make the food more interesting, but also to get the nourishment you need.
Anyhow - thumbs up for caring!
The meat industry isn't worth supporting, I don't know if you've read anything about it..?
I understand that it's a bit hard when the family and your boyfriend are meat-eaters, though. But you must do what you feel is the best for yourself, after all.
And I'm sure they will understand eventually.
Just takes a bit of explaining
I've been a vegetarian for 6 years, and it works out well - I never miss eating meat at all
At the time I became a veggie because I didn't want to eat animals, but later I found out more about the industrial way of treating animals, which convinced me even more.
To be honest I really want to become vegan (that is, eating no animal products - no milk, no eggs, etc...), but I haven't gotten around to that yet. It's my goal though.