Friday, November 5, 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 5 - MY thoughts, because I'm all that matters! ME!

 I have plans to cook up a storm tonight with friends, but I don't know if it'll be posted in time for day 5, so I'm taking the easy way out with a MoFo Quick Quiz.  I snagged this quiz from I Eat Trees and the idea from Manifest Vegan, just ignore that it was suppose to be for thursday! 

 For anyone curious, tonight we will be making a Vegan Mushroom Khinkali, along with some Kindzis Satsebela. The first is a stuffed Georgian Dumpling, similar to a pirogi, and the second is a Cilantro Apricot Pesto.  We hope to capture the flavors of the dish as well as get the thumbs up from our Georgian friend Kety.  If all goes well, photos, recipes, and reviews will be posted.


What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
Cheese, coming from an Italian background, how could I? However I have found so many ways to make sauces and there is always the all might nooch!

What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
I don't remember being a picky eater, the things I didn't eat were cottage cheese and seafood.  Both of which I did develop a taste for as an adult, and now have stopped eating as a vegan.

What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
Well I'm ok with Quinoa, but I'm not overly in love with it like some people.  However I'll eat just about anything!

What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
Water, I do enjoy some decaf tea before bed...

What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
Cupcakes, Cakes, or some sort of over the top dessert made entirely from scratch... Like when I made Cinnamon Hazelnut Pizzelle bowls for my chai latte ice cream and a coconut chocolate ganache topping...

What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
Guacamole or Hummus, if i have it around I will dip anything I can find in it...

What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
I don't like to buy meat substitutes, I make my own seitan and or just use beans... Also I have started cooking dried beans instead of using canned... But in general I avoid processed food...

What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
Everything! I am a foody, and I on average spend an obscene amount of money on food and ingredients. I get remarks all the time at the grocery store about how much my bill is for how little is on the conveyor.  I don't mention that I live alone or they'd probably faint...

Are you much of a snacker?  What are your favorite snacks?
Chocolate, I toss in my sleep dreaming about it... 

What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
Well I love everything, but Mushrooms are a big fav of mine, and also olives!

What is your favorite vegetable?  Fruit?
I don't really have one favorite, and since I buy organic its whatever is at the store or market.  My favorite thing is to mix fruits... 

What is the best salad dressing?
A little aged balsamic, depending on the salad I like fresh cut fruit and nuts. If the veggies are so tasteless or bitter you can't stand them in a salad, I don't think they should be in a salad.

What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
Peanut Butter and fresh fruit.

What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
Congee made with whatever is in the crisper, or a tomato basil soup with some sriracha and vegan sour cream.

What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
I could never choose a favorite, that's like a parent picking a favorite child... though we all know they secretly do, and its me!

What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Chocolate Chip Walnut or Snicker doodle

What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
Whatever is left in the fridge stir fry or some quick curry... love me some curry!

What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
I live alone with 2 dogs, and I am pretty sure they would eat anything, if just to make sure the other can't eat it first. Competitive food aggressive Corgis are natures garbage disposal...

How long, in total,  do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?
1 hour on weeknights, and as long as it takes to get what I want done on a weekend... I can go all day and night in the kitchen ladies, and can totally disappoint you other places!

How many fingers am I holding up? (Just kidding… but the answer is 11.  “My name is Inigo Montoya…”)
I milled your potatoes, prepare to dine!


OmNomNamaste,
-Seth

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