Servin’ up a Survey, MoFo Style

Day two = finished! Today’s eats were so pathetic that I can barely talk about them. I didn’t take/get/have/whatever a lunch break, so I basically snacked every once in a while to stave off hunger. For dinner, I thought I’d be a genius and go to the grocery store and pick up some [more] snacks and a frozen meal or something, but just as I discovered Kroger’s fairly impressive selection of various vegan eats, I remembered that my room at the Hampton Inn is microwaveless. Har har haaaaar. I picked up some Back to Nature granola and Kashi cereal bars, and plan on making it a fully snackified day. Yeehaw.

Anyway, Keri over at I Eat Trees posted a fun MoFo-inspired survey, so Imma fill it out, and you should do the same!

What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
This is super unoriginal, but I really have to say cheese! It probably helped that I mostly gave up cheese before officially going vegan, so then the few times I did eat it during that time period, I realized that it really wasn’t tH3 gR3@t3$t th!nG 3v3R!1!!111!! Now, I only miss it very occasionally.

What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
Gosh… anything with sweet potatoes or squash. I KNOW. Now I LOVE sweet potatoes, and am much fonder of squash.

What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
Bananas. Also, Daiya.

What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
Water!

What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
Geeze… any sort of dessert, really.

Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
I hate raisins in baked goods. Hate, hate, hate!

What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
Umm… anything sweet, really!

What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
Hmm. Baked goods? Most people these days buy packaged desserts or mixes…

What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
I don’t mind paying a little extra for organics. I don’t really buy “cheap” food… it’s my one weakness, ‘cuz otherwise I’m not much of a spender!

Are you much of a snacker?  What are your favorite snacks?
Yes. Everything.

What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
Black olives, artichoke hearts, banana peppers, my dad’s awesome spice blend/spread dealio.

What is your favorite vegetable?  Fruit?
So difficult! Brussels sprouts, maybe?! And grapefruit. Or mango.

What is the best salad dressing?
I rarely use salad dressing, actually. But I do like sesame-ginger.

What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
A delicious all-fruit jam.

What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
I like pureed squash soups, although recently I’ve been making my own miso soup.

What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
Umm… anything with chocolate!

What is your favorite kind of cookie?
See above.

What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
What a question! My weeknight meals tend to be fairly simple. I miss the big ol’ mess of sauteed veggies I made all summer long with my CSA yumminess… :(

What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
Umm… I live with a roommate, and we cook separately. Plus I think she’d eat anything I made, unless it had tons of mushrooms!

How long, in total,  do you spend in the kitchen on an average day? Well, on weekdays I only make dinner at home, but then again I do tend to bake fairly often. So maybe an hour or two on week days, and three or four (or more) on weekend days?

How many fingers am I holding up? Eleven, apparently!

Your turn! :)

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7 thoughts on “Servin’ up a Survey, MoFo Style

  1. What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
    I thought I’d miss thin sliced turkey for sammitches much more than I did. And now, the thought pretty much grosses me out.

    What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
    I remain just as picky as I ever was. ;]

    What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
    Eggplant. I just can’t get behind it. (Unless it is in some really good baba ganoush.)

    What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
    Ditto on the water.

    What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
    I make a mean key lime cheezecake.

    Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
    No sweet beverages with sweet meals – example – orange juice fine with tofu scrambler, but NOT AT ALL OK with pancakes and maple syrup. Just seems yucky to me.

    What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
    Baked tofu. And when I make these chocolate mint cup candy things, I eat, like, three a day, which is really bad of me, but I can’t help myself.

    What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
    Seitan. The store bought stuff seems SO inferior to me after making my own for years.

    What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
    Organic stuff, definitely. And I do love Daiya, even though it comes out to about $8 a pound, even in the discounted bulk bags.

    Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?
    Yes, sometimes I’m a little out of control. ;p Jalapeno Kettle chips are a favorite lately, and I LOVE a whole wheat tortilla with some mozzarella Daiya melted on it, and folded in half.

    What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
    Homemade tomato sauce, Yves pepperoni slices, tons of chopped green pepper. OR, spread with garlic-y olive oil, then a white style sauce, with artichokes, and sundried tomatoes.

    What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?
    Broccoli, probably. Rainer cherries.

    What is the best salad dressing?
    I love Annie’s Goddess Dressing (not the Green Goddess, mind you, just regular old Goddess).

    What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
    Earth Balance and cinnamon/sugar.

    What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
    If I’m gonna make it from scratch, potato soup is the favorite in my house. For out of a can when I’m super sick, there’s nothing like Amy’s No Chicken Noodle.

    What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
    I’m on the outs with cupcakes right now. I just can’t seem to make a decent one lately. But if I could, I like boring yellow, with a strawberry or cherry frosting.

    What is your favorite kind of cookie?
    Snickerdoodles. I am on a quest to bake the perfect vegan one. Haven’t found it just yet.

    What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
    Probably a pilaf adapted from a recipe a friend of mine wrote – potatoes, rice, baked tofu cubes, lots of thyme and dill.

    What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
    Nothing. I’m very lucky in that the hubby and the dog both love everything that I do.

    How long, in total, do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?
    I usually spend one night a week doing baked goods for the coming week, and one night doing stovetop items, so I spend 2-4 hours each on a couple of days, then less than an hour on the other days.

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    • Ooh, snickerdoodles! I haven’t had one for a while. You’ll have to share when you find the perfect vegan snickerdoodle recipe!

      Y’know, it seems like lots of people are coming out of the woodwork and admitting to a distaste for eggplant. Funnily enough, I’m a big eggplant fan but not too enthused about baba ganoush!

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  2. LOL, Kelly, we have so much in common. Dip pretty much anything in chocolate and I’m happy. Did you see the chocolate covered GARLIC on the MoFo Roundup one day last week?! SWOON!

    xoxo,
    LJ

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