Though I currently eat almost anything, I did spend a lot of my life as a vegetarian (16 years), and good portion of that time as a vegan (5 years).
I would rarely eat tofu or anything that was trying to emulate meat, though veggie dogs and burgers were godsends for camping. Soy was modified to be
resistant to pesticides, so it was hosed down in that crap. It was hard to find soy that wasn't pretty much poison when I was looking, maybe it's
These were some of my favorite food stuffs in that time
Tempeh took a little getting used to (it has a bit of a sharp taste), but it made me feel really good. It is a soy product, but it's fermented not
processed so it's a little better. I would cut it into slices, marinade them, cover them in coconut flakes and then bake or fry them (mmmm).
Seitan is amazing (and not just because it's pronounced "satan"). It's wheat gluten, so it's abso-freakin-lutely delicious, but if you're sensitive
to that gluten stuff then you're out of luck, gluten sensitivities tend to make a vegetarian/vegan diet a little tricky, but not impossible by any
Coconut flour, almond flour, amaranth flour and a thousand other alternatives to wheat flour
are your friends,
they can add a lot of textures and flavors to your baking if used correctly.
Gourds, bake them, stuff them, roast up the seeds. Acorn squash was always my favorite, sweet.
This will sound gross, but I thought of it as my vegan version of Kraft Dinner through college, make a pasta sauce out of peanut butter and hoisin
sauce... try it.
and I'm sure you already know that thai restaurants are pretty much the best thing ever.
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