I don't like vegetarian/vegan food. Never really have actually. I don't care fore tofu, most beans, plain yogurt, and many of the cooked vegetables often substituted for protein. I actively dislike tempeh and mushrooms. I only eat spinach raw.
I thought it was difficult being vegetarian in Nebraska, but here, I've just plain given up. In Nebraska, I can control my own diet. I like pasta, white rice with teriaki stir fry, potatoes and corn, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables. For protein I love milk, cheese, fruity yogurt, smoothies, pinto beans and refritos, and soyburger which I add to many, many dishes.
So I'm a bad vegetarian. The deal was (which I made with myself) I won't buy meat, order it at restaurants unless there is literally nothing vegetarian on the menu (as is common in Nebraska), or request it from friends or relatives, but if someone puts it in front of me.....well, I do actually like meat. At home it usually means I end up eating meat once every couple of weeks, usually when I'm with my family. Grandma is a fan of Atkins, so at her house I eat pot roast, and Dad is a fan of Arby's, so when he's buying I eat roast beef. My friends have all adjusted fairly easily, since we all like Italian, Mexican, and restaurants which serve breakfast all day, all of which are easy on vegetarians.
I try the things the kitchen here puts out. I keep hoping to find something I'll like, but the truth is woman cannot live on salad and peanut butter alone. And they do such good roast chicken here...and salmon...and ribs...yum!
*sigh* What's a girl to do?