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Vegan 100

October 15, 2009

3930562108_f07c8dec17Another vegan mofo activity circulating round the blogs at the moment is a vegan 100. I think my score is going to be very shameful!

Rules:
1) Copy this list into your blog or social networking site profile, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment on this post linking to your results.

The Vegan Hundred (my comments in italics):

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales (you can actually eat these things?!)
3. Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5. Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa (what??)
8. Vegan Coleslaw
9. Ginger Carrot Soup
10. Fiddlehead Ferns
11. Roasted Elephant Garlic
12. Umeboshi
13. Almond Butter Toast
14. Aloe Vera
15. H and H Bagel NYC
16. Slow Roasted Butternut Squash
17. White truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes (dunno)
22. Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic California Mango
24. Quinoa
25. Papaya Smoothie
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet or Habañero pepper
27. Goji Berry Tea
28. Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie (on my to eat list though!)
30. Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread (together, really?)
31. Starfruit
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread
33. Sangria made with premium fruit and juices
34. Sauerkraut
35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
39. Falafel
40. Spelt Crust Pizza
41. Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms
42. Jicama Slaw
43. Pumpkin Edamame Ginger Dumplings
44. Hemp Milk
45. Rose Champagne
46. Fuyu
47. Raw Avocado-Coconut Soup
48. Tofu Pesto Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice…with Extra Ginger
50. Grilled Seitan
51. Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
53. Concord Grapes off the vine (I have had grapes from the garden, but those probably aren’t Concord grapes…
54. Ramps
55. Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut
56. Organic Arugula
57. Vidalia Onion
58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59. Honeycrisp Apple
60. Poi
61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62. Grape seed Oil
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach
64. Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus (Well… I have made hummus)
65. Chestnut Snack Packs
66. Fresh Guava
67. Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
68. Raw Mallomar from One Lucky Duck, NYC
69. Fried plantains
70. Mache
71. Golden Beets
72. Barrel-Fresh Pickles
73. Liquid Smoke (not even available in the UK!)
74. Meyer Lemon
75. Veggie Paella
76. Vegan Lasagna
77. Kombucha
78. Homemade Soy Milk
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Lychee Bellini
81. Tempeh Bacon
82. Sprouted Grain Bread
83. Lemon Pepper Tempeh
84. Vanilla Bean
85. Watercress
86. Carrot you pulled out of the ground yourself (gotta love the family veg patch)
87. Vegan In-Season Fruit Pie
88. Flowers
89. Corn Chowder
90. High Quality Vegan Raw Chocolate
91. Yellow fuzz-free Kiwi
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. Harissa
94. Coconut Oil
95. Jackfruit
96. Homemade Risotto
97. Spirulina
98. Seedless ‘Pixie’ Tangerine
99. Gourmet Sorbet, not store bought
100. Fresh Plucked English Peas (these are the best!)
16, that really is dire! Though in all fairness, a lot of these products aren’t very available to me. Still, it’s interesting to think that I always thought I had quite a broad taste experience, but I still have so much to try!

Dinner tonight was a soupy stew like thing. I kinda let the veg cook into oblivion, so they went all mushy-like. Though turns out I had too much liquid. Other than that, it tasted pretty good, even if it doesn’t look the most appetising.

SN851441I had some of my favourite cabbage side dish. It’s basically red cabbage boiled in a little water with apple, onion, a little red wine vinegar and some spices. MmmmMmmMmm.

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A little more about me

October 6, 2009
It seems to be a vegan mofo tradition to take part in these surveys, and it looks like a fun way to celebrate mofo and give you more of an insight into who I am, so here you go, vegan mofo entry #5.
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1. Favorite non-dairy milk? I’ve only ever tried soya milk and oat milk, and oat milk is my favourite of the two, it’s creammy, yummy and makes great hot chocolate! Though it is more expensive than soya, so I drink Tesco’s unsweetened fresh soya milk 97% of the time.
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2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook? 1) Some kind of pumpkin dish, maybe roast pumpkin, pumpkin soup, or pumpkin pie oatmeal…or all of them!
2) Chocolate brownies, I’ve never made these as a vegan and I love love love brownies.
3) Wholemeal herb drop biscuits
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3. Topping of choice for popcorn? I like to keep things simple with just plenty of salt. Though I really want to try it with nutritional yeast.
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4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure? So far I’ve had no real disasters, but the time when some bread rolls I made came out as dense and heavy as you can imagine comes to mind.
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5. Favorite pickled item? Gherkins.
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6. How do you organize your recipes?Loose recipes? Sadly I don’t, really. I’ll print off a recipe and after I’ve made it the paper just gets shuffled from place to place and eventually someone gets fed up of it hanging around so it ends up in the recycling. I want to compile them in a binder or something.
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7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal? We have a mini compst bin on our counter top, where we put food waste. This goes into our brown bin, which is for compost waste (Including garden waste ect), which is collected by the council. The rest goes in either the garbage bin or recycling bin. Garbage disposal? Never had it, never will…unless I move to the States.
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8. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 foods…what would they be (don’t worry about how you’ll cook them)? Peanut butter, chocolate or carob bars, gooey chocolate cake.
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9. Fondest food memory from your childhood? Staying at my grandparents house in the school holidays, or when they used to take me on short holidays somewhere.
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10. Favorite vegan ice cream? I’ve only tried 2 types, Swedish glace vanilla and Booja Booja Chocolate. I love the Booja Booja one way more.
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11. Most loved kitchen appliance? Microwave. I know some people hate them, but it is so useful for quick cooking with little washing up!
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12. Spice/herb you would die without? Mixed spice, just the smell is enough to take me to easter and all those yummy hot cross buns. That said, It’s one of my lesser used herbs/spices.
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13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time? I only own one cookbook, and I can’t remember its name! something to do with oats and various things you can do with them. I get all my other recipe books from the libray.
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14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly? Blackcurrent, my grandparents neighbour used to give us jars of homemade stuff, it was awesome!
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15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend? Anything baked, so far all the treats I’ve baked have come out perfect.
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16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh? Tofu – it’s so versatile!
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17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)? Dinner
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18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator? Some tomatoes.
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19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking. Lovely Jubbly lollies, Tesco’s nut cutlets, sprouts.
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20. What’s on your grocery list? Soya milk, vegetables (what ever is on the cheap), apples, beans, chocolate.
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21. Favorite grocery store? Poppy’s Pantry – It’s a local wholefoods store and without it I would have access to half the vegan
yummies I eat.
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22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet. My grandma’s creamy potato soup that kicks serious butt; basil ice cream; and haggis.
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23. Food blog you read the most . Or maybe the top 3? Chocolate covered katie
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24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate? Dark chocolate covered ginger or Carob bars.
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25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately? Nothing extravagant, to be honest.
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26. Ingredients you are scared to work with? Spring roll wrappers because last time I tried I bulzed it up. Can’t think of anything else off the top of my head.
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27. Favorite food cart? Never encountered one of those.