Food Plant

filler fun
November 28, 2007, 9:48 pm
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since i clearly have so much time on my hands towards the end of the semester, i’m jumping on the survey filling bandwagon that’s been rolling around.
1. Favourite non-dairy milk?

for versatility i get so nice original, but my favourite to drink is vanilla almond breeze. i don’t count pure-deliciousness drinkables such as chocolate flavoured milks or bolthouse farms’ vanilla chai.

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
these are just the ones that i remember right now: pumpkin cheesecake from the joy of vegan baking, bryanna’s malay yuba and daikon curry, fellows’ coffee kisses from let’s get baked.

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?

styrofoam by any other name would be nasty and inedible just the same.
4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?

i don’t know if i’ve ever experienced a major disaster. last year i used too much “flax egg” and not enough sugar in a cookie, so it was edible at best. once when i just turned vegan i tried to bake vanilla cake with strawberries in the batter and the inside refused to bake (too much moisture, now i know.) ohh and the first ice cream i made was coffee ice cream, and i added espresso powder directly to the custard instead of brewing and using the liquid. grittiness ensued.

5. Favourite pickled item?

i don’t really care which vegetable is pickled so long as it’s pickled in brine and not vinegar.
6. How do you organize your recipes?

n/a. some are bookmarked, some are saved as txt, doc or html files, the ones on paper are either loose and lost somewhere or in the cookbook pile. i tend to memorize any recipe that gets made more than once, though.

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?

i save some of the scraps for my friend’s compost, but too much ends in the trash.
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)?

quinoa, nutritional yeast and sweet potatoes. i tried to think practically, they’re long lasting and nutritious.

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?

picking mulberries and malva on our street.

10. Favourite vegan ice cream?

soy delicious chunky mint madness is pretty fantastic. or any homemade flavour, mostly strawberry cheesecake.

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?

my roomate’s 5 speed braun blender. it’s malfunctioning these days and it makes me so sad.

12. Spice/herb you would die without?

i will cheat and say pepper, to include both peppercorns and chili flakes.

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?

a tie between how it all vegan and japanese cooking – contemporary and traditional

14. Favourite flavor of jam/jelly?

strawberry rhubarb.

15. Favourite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?

home made ice cream and fancy cakes. people somehow think of those things as the hardest to veganize.

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?

like everyone else said, tofu wins for versatility.

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

i like cooking in the afternoon/evening, but earlier in the day means better, natural light photos of the freshly made food.

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?

canned mango pulp, dried yuba, tvp slices, hulled hemp seeds, dry gin, an immersion whip/blender.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.

wild blueberries, korean brand of vegetable dumplings, chopped lemongrass.
20. What’s on your grocery list?

we have much more than we need at the moment.
21. Favourite grocery store?

tara’s natural foods wins just because it’s a 5 minute walk and they carry specifically vegan and bulk things. i would like them even more if they weren’t so expensive and offered more produce. honorable mentions are produce town and loblaws.

22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet.

chocolate-praline cake in a jar

23. Food blog you read the most. Or maybe the top 3?

i get feeds for vegan yum yum, vegan feast kitchen and kay’s food journal, and commonly check my friends’ blogs, here, here and here.

24. Favourite vegan candy/chocolate?

green and black’s maya gold is good.

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?

nothing too recent. probably some fair trade chocolate thing.


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