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Vegan bloggers have been doing this “vegan hundred” meme, in response to (I believe) a similar list for omnivores. Since I’m stalling on actually cooking food today (although I did eat another bagel, yum) I figured I’d give it a go. Foods that I have eaten are bolded.

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales
3. Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5. Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
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
22. Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic California Mang
24. Quinoa
25. Papaya Smoothie
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet or HabaƱero pepper
27. Goji Berry Tea
28. Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
30. Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread
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
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
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
74. Meyer Lemon
75. Veggie Paella
76. Vegan Lasagna
77. Kombucha
78. Homemade Soy Milk
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Lychee Bellini remember
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
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

Some of these things seem a bit… obscure/specific for a general list of one hundred things all vegans should try. Pumpkin edamame dumplings? Why not just “dumplings”? I’ve had those. I’ve even had pumpkin dumplings. And while I’ve had vegan bagels and vegan cupcakes, given that I don’t really care about New York City I might never have them from those specific locations. But all and all I think I’ve done pretty well by this list.

I have an afternoon of binge muffin-baking ahead of me–pear butterscotch, apple pumpkin, and possibly banana bread muffins are in the works today. But to start off, I’m going to fill out this survey from Lauren at Woah Wren.

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
Chocolate Almond Breeze. I’m not a big drinker of anything other than juice, tea, and water, but Friendboy loves chocolate almond milk, so I keep it around. It is quite tasty. For baking, I keep around 8th Continent Original Light soymilk.

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
Oh my goodness, I can only pick three? Okay… let’s say homemade seitan, borscht, and oatmeal bread (in my bread machine!).

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
Nutritional yeast and garlic salt. I then share that popcorn with my cat–it’s her favorite snack (other than ladybugs (not vegan)).

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
I made some pretty abysmal pancakes when my friend Amy and her boyfriend came to stay with me last winter. Also, some succotash made with lima beans which turned out to be severely freezer-burned and inedible. But my prize-winning kitchen error would be making snickerdoodles with two TABLESPOONS of baking soda instead of two TEASPOONS (it was an error in an online recipe and for whatever reason I didn’t question it). They were totally vile, and my friend ended up giving them to her neighbor as dog treats.

5. Favorite pickled item?
Straight-up dill pickled cucumbers.

6. How do you organize your recipes?
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha.

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
Trash. I would compost, but I live in a ritzy building where I think a bin of rotting vegetables in the garden might be against the bylaws.

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)?
Muir Glen crushed fire-roasted tomatoes, brussels sprouts, and couscous.

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
My mother makes eggs benedict on Christmas morning every year. When I got to the age when I could help, I became a very efficient maker of hollandaise sauce.

10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
Whole Fruit peach sorbet.

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
My blender, but I wish to god/s/ess/esses I had a stand mixer. Or even just a hand mixer.

12. Spice/herb you would die without?
Crushed red pepper. Seriously, I put it in EVERYTHING. I even put it in broth when I’m sick. I’ve put it in brownies. I need help.

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
I do not own any cookbooks.

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?
Hot pepper apricot jam. It might sound gross, but it is AMAZING.

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Pumpkin brownies. Always a smash hit.

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
Tofu. Mmm, tofu “egg”salad is my favorite.

17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?
Dinner. There are plenty of days when I don’t eat breakfast or lunch.

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
A bag of cat food, a box of Cheerios, flour and sugar canisters.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
Edamame, strawberries, lima beans.

20. What’s on your grocery list?
Right this second? I need more egg replacer, orange juice, seltzer, tofu, tomato paste, instant coffee, miso, and beets.

21. Favorite grocery store?
Nearby, Harris Teeter. Making a short voyage across the harbor, Whole Foods. Although honestly, I only go to WF for things that I just can’t get within walking/biking distance of my apartment.

22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet.
Graveyard pudding. My mother used to make it for Halloween–chocolate pudding with gummi worms in it (where am I going to find vegan gummi worms?!), crushed Oreo cookie dirt, dyed coconut grass, cookies decorated like tombstones stuck into the ground, and a decorative scattering of Dem Bones candies.

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa’s because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
What the Hell Does a Vegan Eat Anyway, Chocolate-Covered Katie, and This Is Why You’re Fat (not vegan).

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
Airheads.

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
Uh. In terms of price, either carrot juice or beet-pickled horseradish. The horseradish is definitely the more exotic of the two. I know, I am not exciting.

26. Ingredients you are scared to work with?
Tempeh. I have never been able to make it taste good.

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