Some of the things I have been eating whilst neglecting the blog and a new goal.

October 24, 2009

late october mosaic

Clockwise from upper left: roasted brussel sprouts in garlic sauce, chewy chocolate chip cookies, basmati pilaf with currants, pepitas and ginger and braised celery.

Speaking of pilaf, did you know that the word originated from Persian and is directly borrowed from Turkish? I wonder how many borrowed words there are in English from Turkish… Wikipedia here I come!

Okay, I’m back. there are a lot of loan words, many that came to English through more common loanword languages like French and Russian. I also learned that kefir has its origins in the Caucuses! I had no idea! AND Poland is the second largest producer of kefir after Russia? Crazy.

Now, apparently this list has been going around the blogosphere, but I first came across it on Full of Beans. Though I’m not technically participating in Vegan MoFo, I thought it would be interesting to post this list and use it as a guide. By this time next year, I want to have tried everything on this list that I haven’t already! In other words, on Willie and my third anniversary (!!!) I will have tried all this deliciousness!

1) Copy this list into your blog or social networking site profile, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment on this post linking to your results.

The Vegan Hundred:

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 (I am very much looking forward to this one!)
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic California Mango (in season Sept-Oct only)
24. Quinoa
25. Papaya Smoothie
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet or Habañero 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 (didn’t care much for it…)
51. Prickly pear (is this different than nopales?)
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 (mmm…)
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 (??? sounds wonderful though… I’ve eaten fresh roasted chestnuts before, does that count?)
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
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 (kind of can’t believe I haven’t tried this…)
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. Harissa (once again, can’t wait to try!)
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

48/100 is not too bad. What I like about this list is that a couple of the items listed aren’t just about the food, they include the experience along with the food. I would love to eat a carrot I pulled out of the ground myself!

On a final note, I should be posting a new, simple and fabulous culinary discovery soon! Hint: it involves Buffalo AND Asia.
Until We Eat Again,

P.S. Look at this awesome bobcat:


Yeah, I miss Arizona…


  1. Speaking of kefir, I recently discovered So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir. Great stuff. Rose champagne? For real? And please tell me you’ve tried #20, because Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream is seriously amazing.

    • I really liked the Purely Decadent peanut butter flavor! Now that I know that So Delicious makes kefir, I can’t wait to try it! I mean, strawberry-flavored vegan kefir?!?! Yes, please!

      Your reaction to the rose champagne was about the same as my reaction to the lychee bellini… Well, I guess my reaction was more like “whaaaa?” accompanied by widening eyes and a tilting of the head to the right…

      Oh, and thanks for checking out the blog!

  2. Speaking of kefir, I recently discovered So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir. Great stuff. Rose champagne? For real? And please tell me you’ve tried #20, because Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream is seriously amazing.
    Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

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