Saturday, 30 August 2008

The Vegan's Hundred

I came across this fun list while reading the many, many blogs I read, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was originally from this blog My Sweet Vegan. Since this blog has 2 people doing it, I'll post mine in blue and hopefully Sarah can add hers in another color.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

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
Tried it a few times, still not a fan
Meh, I wouldn't really choose to eat it but it's ok once you get over the smell and appearance factors!

2. Green Smoothie
Yep, they are good.

3. Tofu Scramble
Of course!
I <3>

4. Haggis
Well, I am Scottish and I believe it's pretty much a prerequistite to like haggis.

5. Mangosteen
Been to Thailand a few times and eaten it, but don't actually remember it well
I've only had the juice.

6. Creme brulee

7. Fondue
Only had it in my pregan days but melted cheese freaks me out. Blech.

8. Marmite/Vegemite
Tried Vegeminite once
I always have Marmite in my kitchen because it's got lot's of B vitamins and it's useful for cooking sometimes.

9. Borscht
Had it once at my Polish friend's house. I don't remember if I liked it though.

10. Baba ghanoush
Wasn't a huge fan the few times, I've tried
I love it!! So good with falafel and chilli sauce in a wrap!!

11. Nachos
All the time, using the Cozy Inside recipe
Duh, everyone eats nachos. I like 'em with re-fried beans, gaucamole, fresh salsa and loads of hot sauce :)

12. Authentic soba noodles
Ugh, I live in Japan

13. PB&J sandwich
Of course! It was my lunch box classic in Primary School. Peanut butter and banana is better though IMO.

14. Aloo gobi
Uhhhh, again. Did I mention I'm Scottish? Curry is our national dish and aloo gobi is a vegetarian classic. I've probably eaten aloo gobi around 400 times (at a conservative estimate)

15. Taco from a street cart

16. Boba Tea Oh, yeah...

17. Black truffle

18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
Yep, I've had raspberry, strawberry and elderflower wine.

19. Gyoza
I believe my gyoza recipe is one of the first posts on this blog.
Gyoza are yummy.

20. Vanilla ice cream
I like Rice Dream. Mixing vanilla ice-cream in a blender with banana, maple syrup and soya milk is also good.

21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Fresh wild berries
I picked berries every summer in Scotland since I acquired the motor skills for such a task. I used to give baskets of them to my granny and she'd make jam and pies. Mmmm :)

23. Ceviche

24. Rice and beans
Most recently with the Chickpeas from ED&BV
Good stuff.

25. Knish

26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
I'm sure I've tried to show off by eating these at some point. Just don't touch your face after you chop them - ouch!

27. Dulce de leche

28. Caviar
yeah unfortunately. Puke.

29. Baklava
Yeah!! Good with some sweet mint tea.

30. Pate
I think so
Tartex yeast pate is delicious. I get my family to ship it to my in Japan.

31. Wasabi peas
I've tried them but I hate them. Wasabi somehow manages to taste like plastic and metal simultaneously.

32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Mango lassi
Yeah, so good!!

34. Sauerkraut
Same here!

35. Root beer float
Disgusting. Root Beer tastes like poor evil.

36. Mulled cider
Mmm, so good on a cold Scottish winter evening.

37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
Yeah, I love scones. I've never been able to make good ones though...

38. Vodka jelly
yeah, hahahaha

39. Gumbo
I love okra

40. Fast food french fries
Does Big Boy count?
Hmmm, I've had fries from Burger King at some point in my life I believe.

41. Raw Brownies

42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans

43. Dahl
I lived off this stuff in Malaysia
When I was a student I ate dahl at least 2 times a week. So cheap and easy! And it gives me an excuse to eat mango chutney.

44. Homemade Soymilk

45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more

46. Stroopwafle
In Amsterdam :D

47. Samosas
Yeah, I love samosas with masala sauce, pickles and chutney.

48. Vegetable Sushi
Well, pretty much only cucumber
I do live in Japan, haha

49. Glazed doughnut Yeah, Vegan Essentials

50. Seaweed
Again, I live in Japan
Yum! salty sea goodness is tasty.

51. Prickly pear

52. Umeboshi
See previous post, I can ship some if anyone wants to try it...
Just ate some in my udon.

53. Tofurkey
In my Bregan days

54. Sheese
I frickin love Scheese! I want to make a pilgrimage to Bute to visit their factory, haha.

55. Cotton candy
Yeah, always gets caught in my hair though.

56. Gnocchi
Many times but I don't like it very much.

57. Piña colada
I think so
If you like pina colada, and getting caught in the rain... I like booze.

58. Birch beer I feel like I have

59. Scrapple
(N.B. I had no idea what this was so I googled it. I would never eat that, it sounds disgusting!!)

60. Carob chips

61. S’mores

62. Soy curls

63. Chickpea cutlets
Just had one for lunch
Yeah, they rock!

64. Curry
Still not my favorite food, but sometimes I need my curry fix
Curry is my religion. Bhindi masala, bhaigan bharta, chana masala, dhansak, with pakoras and parathas and pickles and chutneys... Aaaah, drool!

65. Durian I made that mistake twice: in Thailand and Malaysia

66. Homemade Sausages
Had them just last week
Yeah, Pam's sausages are good. Hehe, that sounds vaguely dirty.

67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
Not vegan versions
Churros are sooo good! With Mexican hot chocolate... mmm, paradise.

68. Smoked tofu
yeah, it's good.

69. Fried plantain
Back in the day
Yep, in a Jamaican restaurant in Edinburgh

70. Mochi
Of course!
Yep, I love me some mochi.

71. Gazpacho
yeah, my friend's gazpaho is pretty tasty.

72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
Oh yeah!
mmmmmmm :)

73. Absinthe
oh yeah.... but I never remember what happens after I drink it so I tend to avoid it these days!

74. Corn on the cob

75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
Not from the can, but from the box
Yep, Soyatoo from the can :P

76. Pomegranate
really annoying to eat but worth the effort if you get a good one.

77. Fauxstess Cupcake

78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
Uh, Yeah!
yeah, great comfort food

79. Jerky
Yeah, to Vegan Essentials, again
Primal Strips (smoked hickory) are the shiznit

80. Croissants
Toasted with hazelnut chocolate spread and a cup of coffee in the morning, aaaaahhh...

81. French onion soup
yeah, I'm not a big fan though.

82. Savory crepes
Yeah, galettes are good (depending on what's inside cause they eat some wierd shit in those things)

83. Tings

84. A meal at Candle 79

85. Moussaka
My mum's moussaka is one of my favourite foods

86. Sprouted grains or seeds

Yeah, I like to put them in hummus sandwiches and in salads

87. Macaroni and “cheese”
I usually make the Cozy Inside recipe
Anything that I can put hot sauce on is a good thing :)

89. Matzoh ball soup

90. White chocolate
Yes but I've never been able to find it again since that one time.

91. Seitan
I heart Seitan
Yeah, praise seitan!

92. Kimchi
Kimchi is so good! The hotter the better!

93. Butterscotch chips

94. Yellow watermelon

95. Chili with chocolate
I've had it a few times, good stuff.

96. Bagel and Tofutti
Yeah, so good! I miss tofutti.

97. Potato milk

98. Polenta
Not for a long time but I like it.

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
Yeah, I'm a coffee connoisseur. Ethiopian Harar coffee kicks the ass of Jamaican coffee though.

100. Raw cookie dough
Of course
C'mon, everyone has eaten raw cookie dough surely?

There were a lot more foods that I haven't tried than I thought there'd be...I'll have to get to work.

76/100 - I'm happy with that! There aren't really many foods that I won't try though. If it's vegan, I'll eat it! A lot of the things I haven't tried are specific to North America too (like Tings, S'mores, Fauxstess Cupcakes etc.) so I've never had access to them. If I ever go to the States again, I'll be sure to load up on the junk food though!
-- Sarah

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Thanks for playing along- I like how you did this for two people at once! :)