I am a born vegetarian. I am a Chef by profession and passion. Now, working as a Executive Chef for a health food start up.
Even though I have tried cooking most fo the foods I prefer to be a Vegetarian. Love to feed people and to create Original real veggie recipes to suit everybody's palate. I am totally against using imitation meat and calling it by meat names. I refuse to go to those type of restaurants who call it Vegan and Vegetarian and serve mock meat!
Obviously you are entitled to do whatever you like but I see nothing wrong with using tofu in any of it's forms. A friend and I got together yesterday and made a very yummy "scramble" using a spicy sausage style tofu. It didn't remind me of meat at all but it added a great texture to the dish. Trader Joes also makes some really yummy meatless sausage that I like to chop up and saute with onions and pepper and serve it over rice or potatoes. Yum, I'm hungry.