I think yes! But my friend Tawny says no. She says that on the inside I am still a hot dog lover and I will never really be vegan, I'm only fooling myself. Harsh!
Vegan hot dog at SXSW 2010. Ketchup, bbq sauce and mustard! Just the way I want it, even if it's unsophisticated according to Chicago standards. This pic was taken right before the condiments ended up all over my face and shoes.
It's true, I am a hot dog addict. I don't think I could be vegan if there wasn't a substitute for the meat version. Nuts, I know, but I'm trying to keep it real and be honest with you.
I did admit to Tawny a little part of me dies every year the Arcata Oyster Fest happens and I am not in attendance. That festival used to be my Christmas. Maybe I can patent a soy oyster! Soy oyster shooters with cocktail sauce! Fried soy oysters! Smoked soy oysters! Or....not. The world might be a better place without that substitution.