Friday, August 29, 2008

The Vegan 100

When I first saw the Omnivores 100 list, I kind of threw up a little inside my mouth (oxtail, foie gras? ew). Thank goodness Hannah came up with a Vegan 100 so all of us vegan foodies could play along without having to cross out half the list due to ethical reasons. You should play along too!

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (and mine are in blue)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment on Hannah's blog once you’ve finished and link to her post
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie - I love me some spinach in my smoothies!
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis - ick! some faux meats are really too creepy!
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue - chocolate counts, right?
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle - I've had the oil, but never even seen the real thing
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries - while hiking near Seattle one summer, we pickes a ton of mountain blueberries and made a crisp!
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche - made my own!
28. Caviar - had a tiny taste and thought is was waaaay too salty
29. Baklava - had this at vegan bootcamp!
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas - addictive little boogers
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
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - this is all thanks to John
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut - I think I've hit the triumvirate of vegan donuts: Mighty-O, Voodoo, and Ronald's
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese - I had a tiny bite for free at the Seattle Veg Fest!
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada - had a lot of these on our honeymoon at St John
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips - might have never tried them if it weren't for VeggieGirl!
61. S’mores - please send more for my birthday! (the sweet&sara kind, but I've also done the homemade route)
62. Soy curls - ordered these in bulk, so I'm all set
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages - Julie's are the best!
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe - I love little green fairies
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake - somewhat embarassing to admit...
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes - must get over my fear of crepe-making
83. Tings - oh man, now I really want some
84. A meal at Candle 79 - one of the best meals of my life!
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan - a good reminder to make some this weekend
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips - thanks to Bazu!
94. Yellow watermelon - I hope I find this someday...
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough - one of the benefits of lots of vegan baking!

With the only failing grade in my life (66/99, discounting the haggis), I really need to get to work on trying some of these!


Almost Vegetarian said...

Okay, this is such a cool list.

Hmmm, now, what would be on my list ...


Animal-Friendly said...

Don't worry, I think my "grade" was quite a bit lower than yours! At least this is one grade that we can easily improve upon (while trying even more delicious food).

megan said...

Veggie haggis really isn't all that bad. Of course, it's not all that good either, but I would definitely choose it over natto any day.

Am I really to believe you've never had funnel cake? And you live in Texas? You definitely need to take care of that one ASAP.

Maria Purviance said...

I'm going to be in houston tomorrow. Any cool vegan/vegetarian restaurants I need to check out???

VeggieGirl said...

No such thing as a failing grade for this - just think about how many people out there haven't eaten ANYTHING on that list!!

Hehe, thanks for the shout-out about carob chips ;0)

Hannah said...

Bah, the way you could fail is if you didn't try anything at all! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

What kind of crazy husband do you have who doesn't like pasta?! Haha I guess I shouldn't talk... as a kid, I never liked soda or popcorn, and people thought I was nuts.

B36Kitchen said...

I'm totally with you on eating Haggis. Vegan or not it's just not something I'll ever want to try. It was crossed off my list as well.

Anonymous said...

I love reading these! You've got me thinking about the haggis thing... I need to do this list, seriously, I'm starting to feel left out!

Anonymous said...

Wow! We'll have to save this list and write "to do" on the top! I'm not about to go out and try the Haggis though. I'm weird about food texture so some of those faux meats give me chills. I'm sure Sergio would give it a try!

Kristen's Raw said...

Cool and fun!

I love the green smoothies too!

Lenora said...

Ohhhh!! Fun! I just did it!

Anonymous said...

Great list, even though I disagree with your rejection of #4 (vegan haggis). I hate faux viandes as much as you do, but the recipe you mentioned is not at all meat-like (see I've made it three times. It's wonderful.

Never mind. I'm with you on almost everything else.