Monday, November 12, 2007

VeganMoFo and Answers to Questions

When I was about 21 or 22, I worked two jobs AND went to school full time, AND I still found time to have fun. Now, having two jobs seems like the end of the world! I am so exhausted when I get home that I don't feel like doing ANYTHING! Not even cook, or bake, or blog, or ANYTHING! I am sure I will get into a groove, as this is only the first week. Because I made nothing in my kitchen today, but leftovers, for today's entry...

...I have decided to answer the list of questions that Liz posted on her blog.

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
It used to be silk, but lately it has been the Von's (Safeway) Organic Storebrand light version.

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
Butternut squash/pumpkin ravioli, cinnamon rolls, more burgers

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
Earth Balance, Salt and Nooch

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
It was a curry recipe. The lid fell off of my curry bottle and the entire bottle of curry powder fell into the skillet. I tried to scoop most of it out, but there was a lot of curry in there. I served it husband tried to politely eat it, but finally said, "I'm sorry, babe, but this just doesn't taste right." I started cracking up.

5. Favorite pickled item?

6. How do you organize your recipes?
In a 3 ring binder with clear protective sheets

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
trash and garbage disposal (and dogs!)

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)?
Nooch, Pasta, Soy Nog

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
My sister, Kristen, and I would make "dough" when we were home alone in the summertime. we would just mix together flour and other sweet ingredients until it was a dough like consisitency and then eat it. We also used to melt butter and pour it over dry frosted flakes!

10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
So Delicious

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
Cast Iron Skillet, followed closely by the food processor.

12. Spice/herb you would die without?

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
Vegetarian cooking of the Mediterranean

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Cupcakes...or Mac & Cheeze

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?

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

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
A big basket with a Wok and a few other things that won't fit anywhere else inside it.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
edamame, tofu and brocolli

20. What's on your grocery list?
Nothing! No grocery shopping until Thanksgiving for me!

21. Favorite grocery store?
Whole Foods

22. Name a recipe you'd love to veganize, but haven't yet.
Lemon Meringue Pie

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa's because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
Cakemaker to the Stars, have cake, will travel, Julie's Kind Kitchen

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
Chico Stix

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
Soy Nog (totally unnessecary splurge.)

26. What was your favorite food BEFORE becoming veg*n?
Bacon. Sorry.

Today I had coffee, black, for breakfast, leftover pasta from yesterday for lunch along with a burger bun (as a side?) and a couple of cookies. Skipped dinner, but had 2 glasses of soynog. One with Kahlua in it.


Unknown said...

I'm giggling at the curry "incident". at least he tried, right?
and I'm with you on the unnecessary splurging of Silk Soy Nog. I have two quarts waiting for me in the fridge. meep!

Vegan_Noodle said...

What a fun list to read, and perfect for Vegan MoFo!! It's tought to have a homemade food post everyday, especially with two jobs. Wow, how do you do it? Maybe I'll answer these on my blog as well :-)

Anonymous said...

I stopped drinking Silk soy when I looked at the label and noticed that they were adding far too many corn-based stabilizers. Now all I drink is Trader Joe's unsweetened soymilk, where the ingredient list says "soybeans, water." You should really take into consideration how much "added value" corn is in everything you eat, a la Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen.

Anonymous said...

Oops, *Pollan

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

It's OK, bacon was my favorite as well & my last meal before going veg when I was 13.

Anonymous said...

These are really great tips on cooking vegan and keeping it healthy. For those of you who enjoy pastas, have you seen Chef Rocco diSpirito promoting the Bertolli Frozen Dinners on Top Chef? They're absolutely delicious (I work with them, so I can guarantee a great meal =) Quick and easy to cook as well! Check it out at

Sheree' said...

you made me smile. i just tried to cut the end of my finger off right in the middle of cooking. Ruins my whole plans. Hubby says it doesn't need stitches so here i see surfing my favorite blogs and making myself crazy wanting to cook. Darn it is my day off and it will end soon. Maybe I will post my answers to these questions as well. Might make someone else laugh too.

Liz said...

loved your answers! Especially the "baking" you used to do as a kid. I used to mix butter and powdered sugar up and mix in in a mini Barbie mixer and eat it straight up. Of course, I still eat frosting plain when I'm baking...

Anonymous said...

Okay, am I the only one who has no idea what nooch is?

Fun read, I had to giggle at the curry incident too.

Joni Marie Newman said...

NOOCH = Nutritional yeast

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