Originally Posted by Tesseract
I did it the same way. I was veg for probably 8 months before I ever bought a single fake meat product at the grocery store.
That's not just bananas. That's crumbelievable!
Like I said, when I started out there just wasn't much available.
There were Wheat Balls, a powder mixture which you added water to and formed into glutinous balls. They required a lot of mushroom gravy. You know. If you're fussy about taste. I don't think they make them any more.
The only veggieburgers available were made from sawdust with added bits of corn and peas in them to throw unsuspecting diners off the trail.
And then were was, no wait. There wasn't. That was it.
So I added the odd new meat analog into my diet here and there as they came along over the years.
That's how it went for me.
I just figured recent converts would make the switch to the fake crap right away. I think this may well be the first time I was wrong on veggieboards. ( Huh. A single blemish on my otherwise flawless record. Damn!)
Another problem I have is that so many of the fake meats contain egg and milk ingredients which, from my perspective (which doesn't have to be yours) means you might as well eat meat.
These are good when fried and added to certain dishes and are suitable for vegans:http://www.yvesveggie.com/ca/index.php?id=85
Anyway, you weren't looking for jeezycreezy's history of fake meat. So I'll just leave it at that.