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VeganMoFo: The first cut is the deepest.

My first experience with…

Tofu:  I was 19, and my parents and I had just moved into a new house.  On our first shopping trip, I decided to buy a package of tofu.  I had no idea what to do with it.   drained the water, sliced it, and cooked it in oil.  I think it might’ve been silken tofu.  I ate it just like that.  Needless to say, I didn’t try it again for a very long time.  And that didn’t go very well, either.

Tempeh:  I can’t remember where I bought it or how I learned what it was, but I used it exclusively to make tempeh salad sandwiches and occasionally BBQ tempeh.  I would just take the tempeh, crumble it and mix it with mayo and and relish.  Ewwwww.

Seitan:  I had never even heard of Seitan before I bought the book ‘Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes’, that has a recipe for making your own by washing and kneading whole wheat flour for a very long time.  This was long before I knew that gluten flour even existed, so even though it took me a good half hour to make the flour turn into gluten, I thought it was the coolest shit ever.

Sorry for the lame MoFo.  I have a callus on my finger from folding papers and i’m really tired.

posted: 07 November 6
under: lists, veganmofo

  • I can’t remember the first time I had tofu but it probably wasn’t too good or it would have left an impression. It’s surprising how bad people are at cooking tofu. I went to a weekly vegan café here in town. They were serving tofu and potato gratin that night. The tofu was completely flavourless. As in, they hadn’t even seasoned it, they just fried it with a little salt. That was nasty!

  • I know what my first time was, but don’t remember specifically. First time would have been in miso soup, which I’ve been loving since I was about 5 years old. It helped me be much more open minded to switching away from meat when I decided to do so, I already knew what I was in for, and that I loved it.

  • *specifically when. Stupid typing faster than I can think…

  • amanda

    My first tofu was at your house. That scrambled tofu stuff Brian made for breakfast. It was good stuff. Alyssa might even eat it if you tell her it’s eggs. 🙂

  • I try not to lie to people about what they’re eating. Except for that time I put cauliflower into Brian’s mashed potatoes.

  • ak1drland

    I’m still utterly horrible at preparing tofu. Sigh.

  • You’ve made your own seitan out of washing whole wheat flour?! And you call this a lame MoFo? It is not lame, Katie. That is awesome. I don’t think I have the patience, although I’d like to try it someday.

  • amanda

    Cauliflower in mashed potatoes is awesome. I need to do that again sometime.