So a quick break from recipes. I wanted to take a moment to recommend a couple things that I have just discovered, so that hopefully you can discover them earlier in your vegan career. :) And also because oh my god yum - can't not write about them immediately. I'm surprised I've restrained myself for 2 days!
The first is Dr Cow cheeses, specifically the aged cashew nut cheese.
Wine and cheese tasting anyone? :)
The second item I tasted within the past couple days is Primal strips - vegan jerky. I was never a jerky eater as an omnivore. Had it for the first time less than a year before I became vegan. It was tasty, and a useful snack for hiking, but not something I would devour like I've seen others do. I want to say that Primal's strips are even better than beef jerky. They had the exact right texture, great flavor, and a moistness that makes them much more appealing than the tough dryness of beef jerky. I could easily eat the whole package, and while I have made my own tofu jerky before for convenient hiking snacks, I may be switching to the Primal strips. I can't wait to try all the flavors!