Vegan Mofo – Survey 2009!
October 5, 2009, 10:09 AM
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1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
Absolutely, 100% Almond!

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
Vegan Spanakopita (because it sounds like a challenge), Vegan Crabby Cakes (because it sounds interesting, and I have no idea what crab might even taste like, nor will I ever actually know), Some sort of lemon cake or pie, although I’ve yet to figure out exactly what it will be!

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
Earth balance + salt. I like to keep it simple.

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
Hmm, where to begin – these are so many choices! Probably screwing up a very, very, ridiculously simple soup recipe. It’s not the most grandiose failure ever, but, it should have been so simple! I still don’t understand what went wrong to this day. I blame in on bad dill weed.

5. Favorite pickled item?
I’ll go out on a limb here – pickles.

6. How do you organize your recipes?
Some in a file on the computer, but most are printed out in a binder I keep in the kitchen cupboard! I use plastic sleeves to keep the pages safe from my many spills, and dividers to organize everything by category. It’s a nice, simple system. I also make lists of new recipes that I want to try, and post them on my bulletin board – that way I can never complain that I don’t know what to make!

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
I live in a small high rise, so mainly trash for now. I do keep some veggie scraps in the freezer though. I hear it’s good for making your own soup stock 😉

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)?
Dark chocolate would be number one (75%), avacados, tortillas. That makes no nutritional sense, but I thoroughly enjoy all three.

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
The first time I made my own vegetarian meal. I believe they were potato quesadillas, and I was 12. I remember feeling quite accomplished!

Also, my Mom. She was amazing, and made me a separate, meatless,  meal from the rest of the family every day! I was the only vegetarian in the house, and she was always incredibly supportive!

10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
Turtle Mountain’s Purely Decadent Peanut Butter Zig Zag

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
Blender/food processor.

12. Spice/herb you would die without?
Habanero

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
Company’s Coming’s Meatless Meals by Jean Pare, a cookbook my grandmother got me for Christmas when I stopped eating meat about 11 years ago (when I was 12 years old). Most definitely not a vegan cookbook!

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?
Raspberry

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Cookies, who doesn’t like cookies?

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
Seiten/tofu toss up – I would never be able to pick just one!

17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?
Dinner, but a good breakfast on a Sunday morning is nice too!

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
Dog treats, Cereal box, coffee, a few take-out menus, other random things.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
Edamame, wheat germ, ice cubes.

20. What’s on your grocery list?
Brought home a big haul yesterday! It ranged from parsnip, shallots, and edamame to both coconut and flax oil. Some fruit (bananas, oranges, apples), a lot of veggies (eggplant, green onion, carrots), Panko bread crumbs and much more!

21. Favorite grocery store?
Planet Organic (formerly knows as the Big Fresh)

22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet
Spanakopita, and cheesecake. But, they will both happen. Possibly even this month. Stay tuned for all of that excitement!

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa’s because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
veganyumyum.com , bittersweetblog.wordpress.com , everydaydish.tv

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
Lindt’s Ecuador 75% dark chocolate.

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
Maybe Tofurkey Slices? That isn’t exactly extravagant, but it’s all I’ve got!

26. Ingredients you are scared to work with?
None yet, bring on the challenges!

And, because every post is better with a picture: look how cute my dog is!

Quito