By veggiedude - United States - San Francisco
Today, my girlfriend suggested we try something new and spontaneous. Excited to find out first-hand what she had in mind, and ready to fool around, I hurried over to her place. Turns out she's just taken up vegan cooking. FML
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  MattM95  |  16

I agree with you completely. I've had some vegan food that was amazing. Most people get the idea that it's tasteless and disgusting but if you know a good cook it can be delicious.

  askantik  |  4

This ^

In my experience, almost anyone who says "vegan food is nasty" has never really eaten a specifically vegan meal. And they tend to think that all of us just eat grass and twigs and shit like that. I love to eat just as much as the next guy and I don't miss out on delicious flavors at all. It's just like "regular" cooking-- there is good and bad depending on who made it and where you are.

  TheDrifter  |  23

For me, accidental veganism is Doubtful. I put cream in my coffee and bacon on everything else. But vegan can be good, just avoid the chemically altered soy products and your stomach will thank you.

  Dthsapprntc  |  23

Vegan food is damn tasty if the cook knows what he/she is doing. Just like your ordinary meat type food, even bacon, can be bland and tasteless or downright disgusting if the cook has no idea what he/she is doing.

Just stay away from vegan meat substitute, it's pretty awful.........

  Skyzeri  |  20

I'm a vegan, and can make some kickass food. I make a whopper that tastes almost like the real thing. Also a lot of things are vegan that you may eat regularly, like Oreos.

  DanielleinDC  |  32

Depends on the analogue. Gardein is a line of analogues, some of which are pretty amazing. Tofurkey sausages are pretty good. The Match Meat, however, I don't really care for. And if she makes stir-fry, I hear that the Beyond Meat strips are scarily close to the dead chicken it replaces. I think the Today show did a feature on Beyond Meat, and the taste-testers were fooled by which was the flesh and which was the plant.

It just takes a bit of practice. I've gotten really good at cooking tofu; the trick is freezing it. I also make my own seitan ("wheat meat").

#35--That's why you buy organic soy foods whenever possible.

  Blippety  |  23

Vegan food CAN be good, but I really wouldn't want it every day. If OP's girlfriend plans on making that a regular thing, veggies and soy frankenmeats might become unappealing quickly.