Thursday, August 21, 2008

a hundred you can count on.

Still very little notable activity in the kitchen. I've kept my baking to a minimum since becoming unable to fit in my jeans. However, I vow to make a day trip to Portland before summer is over and will hopefully relish at least a piece of the city's finds.

In the meantime, Hannah of Bittersweet just posted the revised Vegan's Hundred, and I accept her challenge to complete it. As proprietor of this blog, I challenge you to do the same.

So here it is, The Vegan's Hundred complete with a few of my own barely-relevant anecdotes.

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble

4. Haggis (I'd eat it, but it seems so vaguely like the original that I wouldn't call it haggis. Not that I have a problem with avoiding the implication that I was eating a stuffed animals' intestine.)
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue

8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a
street cart (If you're ever eating from one of the California Taco wagons we see in Olympia, get the pickled carrots: you might never be able to eat them plain again.)
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream

21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar (Because the whole connotation just bothers me. I really don't see the appeal in a veganized version either.)
29. Baklava
Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam

38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
57. PiƱa colada
Birch beer (Not a fan.)
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
Mochi (A dessert I grew up with, considering my parents grew up in Hawaii and the majority of my family still lives there.)
71. Gazpacho (Isn't that the cold soup? I don't like cold soup. Unless there are many beans in it. And by soup you mean chili.)
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
Jerky (All Primal Strip varieties are so bomb, it warrants the almost unforgivable use of the word "bomb.")
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup (I'm not a picky eater, especially not when it comes to soup, but the soggy bread deal is not my thing. And without it, it's just a Toffuti slice floating in some broth with onion chunks.)
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds (My favorites are buckwheat groats - I think they're the most versatile and tasty plain.)
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers

89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough


Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing along! I feel like I'm learning so much about my fellow veganites... It's pretty cool to compare foodie experiences!

Vegan_Noodle said...

I need to do this!! I"m not sure I would try vegan haggis. The texture of canned faux meats awakens my upchuck reflex.... I have tried that vegan caviar stuff... just gooey and salty.

Hope you get to visit Portland soon!!

jennconspiracy said...

Oh - Mama VeeGee - gazpacho is so good! And it's very easy to make. It's a great summer soup if you have good local ingredients -- basically, seed a tomato, cut the seeds out of a cucumber, throw'em in a blender with some onion, garlic and a bit of parsley -- whir! You've got gazpacho. You can skip the croutons since you don't like soggy bread.

My list is up but I take exception to the addition of highly processed and packaged foods like soy whipped cream and fake meats, so I've made a "crunchy vegan 100" version of the list, reinstating some items from the original -- like rose harissa, ZOMG! the yum!

Veronica said...

I'm with you, Vegan_Noodle. Canned faux meat is almost more of a novelty item than a food.

Jennconspiracy, I will end up eating gazpacho sometime I'm sure. I don't mind a raw soup, if it isn't too cold. Nice variation with the nonprocessed list!

jd said...

Ooo! Go to Portland, asap! It's an absolute vegan heaven :)

PS I love the list - it's cool to see what you've tried...