Veg(etari)an MoFo- A Survey

You can access the original survey here and take it for your own blog. Even though I'm technically a vegetarian; they don't seem to have any surveys!

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
– Oops, darned at the first question; I just use dairy. Have tried soy and liked it, its just too expensive.

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
– Tofu Skins in Hot Pot- from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
– Hummus
– Fruit Salad with tofu dressing

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
– Salt

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
– Once, I tried to make banana fosters for a special dessert, and everything went wrong. The sauce was too thin, the rum wouldn't catch fire, and everything turned into a big gooey mess.

5. Favorite pickled item?
– Baby onions

6. How do you organize your recipes?
– I'm trying to minimize buying cookbooks, creating one online and one paper folder- hopefully I will decide on one medium soon enough and combine it all.

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
– Trash

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)?
– Maggi (Instant noodles-pure carb and fat), guavas( No scurvy) and spinach!
9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
– Anything blood curdlingly sour (raw tamarind, raw mangoes, raw starfruit, or just plain powdered amchoor) with rock salt.
10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
– Probably not vegan, but I love the Haagen-Daaz mango sorbet.

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
– Cuisinart coffee grinder (for fresh spices)

12. Spice/herb you would die without?
– Does salt count? Next would be..mustard seeds.

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
– Tarla Dalal's Atithya (Hosting)- It's my mom's, actually, but I know all the recipes by heart. It was the first cookbook that got me hooked to food.

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?
– Pineapple.

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
– Indian pilaf.

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
– Tofu.

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

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
– Tons and tons of greens; its a jungle out there.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
– Kulfi (indian icecream), frozen veggie stock and fenugreek leaves.

20. What's on your grocery list?
– Wheat bran.

21. Favorite grocery store?
– The International Store (truly international in spirit, they have a little bit of Everything)

22. Name a recipe you'd love to veganize, but haven't yet.
– I would DIE to make an eggless lemon souffle. The kind they serve at the Royal Palace in Chail, India.

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa's because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?    These guys cook my kind of food.

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
Almond chikki, at least for now.

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
– A bottle of 16 year aged balsamic vinegar. Its a little piece of heaven.

26. Your favorite memory of shared food?
– Bread and soup.

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About purplesque

Psychiatrist, cook, bookworm, photographer. Not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to Veg(etari)an MoFo- A Survey

  1. Jen Rizzo says:

    Ooh, the vegetarian Mark Bittman… Do you have his original How to Cook Everything? I've been debating over buying the veggie version but can't figure out if there's really enough new content to justify me owning both.

  2. Purplesque says:

    Nope..afraid I don't have the original. I was not much impressed by the veggie version, though..the real feat is that he has put it all together in one book; but there isn't much in recipes you wouldn't find elsewhere. He does have great information on food groups and things like that, and most of the recipes very flexible.

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