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.