Vegan survey time!
Hey guys—you can just disregard all those posts that popped up in your readers today (unless you want to go back and read them, then by all means do!). I was doing some tag-rearranging and for some reason I still can’t figure out, WordPress marks any Blogger-imported posts as new when I simply edit them. If anyone has a solution for this, please let me know!
(If you were curious as to what the inside of my savory Indian tart looked like, this is it!)
Today I’ve got something quick and fun for you—a survey! Remember when you used to do these on Myspace? (Come on, you know you did!) This is a combination of two surveys I got from Noelle and Healthy Exposures. Hope everyone’s having a great weekend!
1. What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
Belfonte White Chocolate Raspberry yogurt. I was never even that big on yogurt, but Belfonte’s has a thicker and creamier texture than any out there. Not that I’m opposed to ever eating it again, it’s just been a good couple years, at least, since I bought one.
2. What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
Pretty much EVERYTHING I eat, excepting bread and pasta. (It’s a long story.)
3. What vegan dish or food you feel like you should like, but don’t?
4. What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
Water, by far. Over a gallon of it.
5. What dish are you famous for making or bringing to gatherings?
Blondies, cake or cupcakes.
6. Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
I can’t eat anything that’s ever touched mustard, YUCK. I can’t chew leafy stuff…ew. I also can’t tolerate orange in chocolate (or much of anything else, really).
7. What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
Hummus or nut butter.
8. What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
9. What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get the good stuff?
Any and all oils.
10. Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?
YES; I wish I were less of one. I’ll snack on just about anything I have around. Nut butter by the spoonful is a favorite.
11. What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
Roasted garlic, roasted bell peppers, artichoke hearts, extra sauce.
12. What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?
Vegetable: No single veggie jump out at me; I like so many…broccoli, maybe?
Fruit: Berries, especially blackberries and raspberries.
13. What is the best salad dressing?
None of them!
14. What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
Depends—what type of bread? If it’s pita or flatbread, then hummus. If it’s focaccia or crusty loaf bread, then herbed olive oil. If it’s sandwich bread or a bagel, then nut butter and banana.
15. What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
Soup’s not something I ever really “turn to,” but if I did, lentil soup would be my pick.
16. What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
Cupcake: Vanilla or red velvet.
17. What is your favorite kind of cookie?
White chocolate macadamia.
18. What is your most-loved weeknight meal?
A pile of crackers and a tub of hummus.
19. What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
Matt thinks he hates olives, but he just hasn’t realized yet that he does in fact like them. I know this because I was once the same way.
20. Favorite non-dairy milk?
Coconut milk, hempmilk, almond or brazilnut milk.
21. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
No “disasters” to speak of, but I did fail at making polenta a few weeks ago.
22. Favorite pickled item?
23. 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)?
Hummus, nut butter, lentils.
24. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
I don’t have fond memories of food as a child…again, it’s a long story.
25. Favorite vegan ice cream?
My almond butter cinnamon coconut ice cream.
26. Most loved kitchen appliance?
27. Spice/herb you would die without?
28. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?
Blackberry or raspberry, WITH seeds.
29. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Mexican food is always a winner.
30. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
That’s tough. I love all three…I suppose I’d have to give the edge to tofu.
31. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?
I like making dinners and desserts, but I like doing my cooking/baking in the afternoon.
32. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
Strawberries, bananas, ice. That’s it (I’m in a hotel right now, remember?!)
33. What’s on your grocery list?
Fresh fruit, spinach for smoothies, Irish moss.
34. Favorite grocery store?
Whole Foods, I guess, out of necessity. I’m ready for Trader Joe’s to hit KC.
35. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet.
Rice Krispie Treats.
36. Food blog you read the most. Or maybe the top 3?
Wow, it’s very hard to pick just 3. I’d have to say:
Wayfaring Chocolate, because of her intellect and hysterical wit, her always kind and empathic disposition, and her proclivity for engaging in round after round of nut jokes with me.
An Opera Singer in the Kitchen, because her tastes and way of eating so closely resemble mine, and I can’t get enough of her inventive combos and creations!
Wing-It Vegan, because she’s snarky, clever, and possibly the most creatively crafty girl ever.
Girl on Raw, because she’s sweet as can be, and she attended the 105degrees Academy too!
(Ok, so that’s 4…oh well!)
37. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
Anything that resembles a Reese’s PB cup.
38. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
I actually haven’t done much grocery shopping lately, but a couple months ago I paid out the nose for a pound of raw organic pistachios.
39. I have to ask… last meal, what would it be?
Hummus and pita for appetizer, tofu tikka masala for the main dish, and pecan pie for dessert. (Yes, I’ve thought about this before!)
40. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Dallas, Texas. I just love it there.
41. If you could meet anyone on earth, who would it be and why?
I’m going to assume they don’t have to be living, and say Julius Caesar, because he is one of the biggest badasses in history.
42. Favorite quotes?
“Perhaps what matters is not the human pain or joy at all, but rather, the play of shadow and light on a live body, the harmony of trifles assembled… in a unique and inimitable way.” –Vladimir Nabokov
“The idea that ideas should be discouraged a priori is inherently self-refuting.” –Steven Pinker
“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” –Thomas Jefferson
“Tell me what a man finds sexually attractive and I will tell you his entire philosophy of life. Show me the woman he sleeps with and I will tell you his valuation of himself.” –Ayn Rand
(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands
–e. e. cummings
43. Where’s the most exciting place you’ve been?
All over Europe! I don’t know that I could pick just one city…
44. Think about something you didn’t think you could do, but did. What was it?
Oh, that’s easy—quit my job and go to raw chef school!
45. If Bobby Flay was your personal chef for a day, what would he make you? Well, what would you politely ask him to make you, rather?
46. If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?
A harp seal!
47. What’s something that, if you don’t do, your day feels incomplete?
Eat nut butter and read blogs. 🙂
…Your turn! Copy and paste this survey to your blog with your own answers filled in, and/or answer some of your favorite questions in the comments section below.