A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral
. -Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)
I will urge you, along with all the other vegans out there, please do not let FOOD be the reason you don't go vegan. Vegan food is AMAZING! It's abundant, tasty, rich, indulgent and even good for you. It serves your body instead of taking things away. It gives you vitamins, fibre, minerals and ENERGY.
If you love cooking, great! Get into the kitchen! Explore! Make things up. That's the best way to OWN something - make it your own. Find your favourite recipe and "veganize" it. It's easier than you think.
As Steven says above - "peace begins on your plate". If you care about animals, if you want to end suffering, if you want to live like you give a damn, the easiest way is to start with food. It matters. It matters so, so much.