Sunday, November 1, 2009

UK Vegan 100

This is from efcliz's blog. I wasn't vegan when I was living in the UK, but am interested to see what I'm familiar with anyway. I hit 34.

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!

If you don’t have a blog, just let me know your total in the comments. I’m going to post it first in its naked glory so you can copy and paste it without reformatting and messing about, then next week I’ll add my own crossings out and bolds, so you can see my total!

All items on the list refer to the vegan version. Please don’t contact me to tell me that butter isn’t vegan, for example. I mean a vegan version of it!

Hampshire watercress
Montezumas chocolate
Melting mozarella Cheezly
Granose Mock Duck
Churros at Terre a Terre
Yorkshire pudding
Beans on toast
Mushy peas
Aldi croissants
Bourbon biscuits
Holland and Barrett fruit flapjacks
Linda McCartney sausages and chips
Marmite on toast
Kent black cherries
Marmite breadsticks
Sunday roast at The George
Anything at Birmingham’s curry mile
Rhubarb crumble with Swedish Glace
Paskin’s full breakfast
Jersey Royal potatoes swimming in butter
Evesham asparagus
Potato farls
Bubble and Squeak
Sticky toffee pudding
Irn Bru
Bacon buttie with tomato sauce
Marigold bouillon powder
Booja Booja truffles
Scones and jam
Bird’s custard
Anything at Dandelion and Burdock
White chocolate
A bought pizza with cheese in the UK
Hot cross buns
Staffordshire oatcakes
Bread and butter pudding
Summer pudding
Pickled onions
Potato from the Baked Potato Shop in Edinburgh
Wetherspoons curry
Irish stew with dumplings
Mashed carrot and swede
Pease pudding
Christmas pudding
Blue Sheese
English muffins
Scotch broth
Walker’s prawn cocktail crisps
Mildred’s mushroom and ale pie
Masala dosa
Realeat fishcakes
Worcestershire sauce
Mushroom ketchup
Pickled walnuts
Anything at Vbites
Co-op donuts
Anything at Saf
Chip shop curry sauce and chips
Warehouse Café bangers and mash
Innocent Smoothie
Eccles cake
Semolina pudding with jam
Linda McCartney country pie
Scallop (potato fritter)
Elderflower cordial
Spotted dick
Victoria plum
Marigold braised tofu
Clive’s pie
Wagamama Yasai Chilli Men
Spring cabbage
Holland and Barrett Porkless Pie
Henderson’s relish
Scottish raspberries
Fry’s Peppermint Cream
Roast parsnips
Booja Booja ice cream
Rice pudding
Beef and Tomato Pot Noodle
Sesame Snaps

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Post? Yes, A Post.

A Vegan MoFo Survey.

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
Soy. Hemp tastes funny and almond is too thin. I'm terribly sad that Vitasoy is no more; that was my favorite.

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
Right now, pizza, hot and sour soup from Veganomicon with some variations, and tacos. Ooo, and tempeh bacon. And scalloped potatoes.

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
Salt! I'm slowly becoming a nooch convert.

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
I made some pretty disgusting pancakes recently. Somehow I thought I wouldn't need a recipe.

5. Favorite pickled item?
Asparagus! I love pickled anything though: cucumber pickles, pickled beets, sauerkraut, anything.

6. How do you organize your recipes?
In my head? There are recipes in my files somewhere, and in my email, but I have trouble finding any. In my head.

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
Trash and garbage disposal.

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)?
Strawberries, spinach, and chickpeas.

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
My mother's stew. She is still mystified that I liked it as much as I did. I'm going to have to make some seitan and try to veganize it.

10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss, strawberry lemon love, now retired, so let's say cherry amaretto.

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
I am kind of in love with my immersion blender.

12. Spice/herb you would die without?
Cayenne, nutmeg, cumin, and oregano.

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
The Silver Palate and the Silver Palate New Basics.

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?
I don't really LIKE jam or jelly. I guess strawberry or cherry.

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Moroccan vegetable stew over lemon couscous with toasted almonds.

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
All three. What a question. Tofu omelets, tempeh sausage crumbles, and Joanna nuggets.

17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
A basket of winter squash (celebration, sugar pumpkin, and pink banana) and shallots, and a platter of cippolini onions and organic garlic.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
Chickpea flour, frozen strawberries, and homemade vegetable broth.

20. What’s on your grocery list?
I'm out of fresh ginger and low on sea salt.

21. Favorite grocery store?
There is a gorgeous little grocery store in Manzanita called Mother Nature's. In Cambridge, I loved Harvest Coop.

22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet.
My mama's stew.

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa’s because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
Lagusta's Luscious, Vegandad, Vegan in the Sun, Stumptown Vegans, Get Sconed, Year of the Vegan

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
The coconut milk yogurt I bought yesterday was ridiculous, but I think the prize goes to dried mushrooms and to truffle salt.

26. Ingredients you are scared to work with?
Natto, and after an extremely bad experience, tapioca flour. It made me nearly throw up.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blog in Prog

Welcome here! I am jocelyn, and I am starting this blog because Vegan Mofo (month of food) is coming up in October and I want to play. My camera is off being serviced, my ingredients are in the cupboard, and cat hair is everywhere. Pictures will be either non-existent or cameraphone-quality until I get my camera back, so apologies.