By veggiedude - 08/05/2014 03:01 - United States - San Francisco
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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.
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.........
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.