bandwagon: Elisha’s Vegetarian Hundred Survey

1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions!
2) Bold all of the dishes you’ve eaten–or make them a different type color.
3) Cross out any of them that you’d never ever eat.
4) Consider anything that is not bold or crossed out your “To Do” List.

Elisha: I took a glance at this and thought that for sure I had eaten everything on this list. Once I took the survey, I realized that I was wrong.
1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked (I’m actually about to make this right now. I make this dish quite a bit.)
2. Tabouleh (Note: Traditional Tabouleh should be about at least 70% parsley. Bulgur wheat is one of the lesser ingredients involved.)
3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven
4. Fresh figs
5. Fresh pomegranate
6. Indian dal of any sort
7. Imam bayildi
8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu
9. Freshly made hummus
10. Tahini
11. Kimchi
12. Miso
13. Falafel
14. Potato and pea filled samosas (In Seattle, I used to go to an Indian market by my house every Sundy morning for fresh $1.50 samosas and juice.)
15. Homemade yogurt. (Uhhhhh, I was BORN on a hippie commune.)
16. Muhammara
17. Brie en croute
18. Spanikopita (I used to make tons of this at Nikos in Spokane, a high-end Greek restaurant and wine bar.)
19. Fresh, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes( Most people don’t know a good tomato until they’ve had a homegrown, vine-ripened one.)
20. Insalata caprese
21. Stir-fried greens (Gai lan is one of my favorite vegetables.)
25. Fava beans ( Not only have I had fresh Fava beans, but they’re in most falafel.)
22. Freshly made salsa
23. Freshly made guacamole
24. Creme brulee (I love making these. Custards are one of my favorite things to make.)
26. Chinese cold sesame peanut noodles
27. Fattoush
28. New potatoes
29. Coleslaw
30. Ratatouille
31. Baba ganoush (I make this using Indo European brand roasted marinated eggplant.)
32. Winter squash
33. Roasted beets
34. Baked sweet potatoes
35. Plantains (Fried plantians are good with banana ketchup. Google that.)
36. Chocolate truffles
37. Garlic mashed potatoes (Are there any other kind of mashed potatoes?)
38. Fresh water chestnuts (I’m not sure about this one. This is a good place to mention water caltrops though. Google that.)
39. Steel cut oats
40. Quinoa (Quinwhaaaaaat? Not yet.)
41. Grilled portabello mushrooms
42. Chipotle en adobo
43. Stone ground whole grain cornmeal
44. Freshly made corn or wheat tortillas
45. Frittata
46. Basil pesto
47. Roasted garlic (Great in mashed potatoes!)
48. Raita of any type
49. Mango lassi
50. Jasmine rice
51. Thai vegetarian coconut milk curry
52. Pumpkin in any form other than pie (Ice cream? Ravioli? Thai vegetarian coconut curry?)
53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette
54. Quince in any form
55. Escarole, endive or arugula
56. Sprouts other than mung bean (Radish, alfalfa, and…….that’s all I can remember.)
57. Naturally brewed soy sauce
58. Dried shiitake mushrooms (Reconstituted of course.)
59. Unusually colored vegetables (White carrots! Actually, orange carrots have only been popular for a short time.)
60. Fresh peach ice cream (Aw man! This is one of my favorite ice creams.)
61. Chevre
62. Medjool dates
63. Kheer
64. Flourless chocolate cake
65. Grilled corn on the cob
66. Black bean (or any other bean) vegetarian chili (However, some traditionalists would argue that beans don’t belong in chili.)
67. Tempeh (Remember the hippie commune thing?)
68. Seitan or wheat gluten. (Nasters.)
69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese
70. Sweet potato fries (I like these spiced with cardamom, cinamon, and ginger, served with honey butter.)
71. Homemade au gratin potatoes
72. Cream of asparagus soup
73. Artichoke-Parmesan dip
74. Mushroom risotto
75. Fermented black beans
76. Garlic scapes
77. Fresh new baby peas
78. Kalamata olives
79. Preserved lemons (I ate one of these on a dare one time. Nasters. They’re better roasted on top of poultry.)
80. Fried green tomatoes
81. Chinese scallion pancakes (Oh god!I Love these so much!)
82. Cheese souffle ( I rescently made this for my sweetheart after I asked what I could make for her to make her feel better when she was sick.)
83. Fried apples
84. Homemade frijoles refritos
85. Pasta fagiole (NO! Pasta F-R-A-G-I-L-E!)
86. Macadamia nuts in any form
87. Paw paw in any form
88. Grilled cheese sandwich of any kind
89. Paneer cheese
90. Ma Po Tofu
91. Fresh pasta in any form
92. Grilled leeks, scallions or ramps (Om nom nom. Once I misnamed these “rapes” in converstion with Schatzi.)
93. Green papaya salad
94. Baked grain and vegetable stuffed tomatoes
95. Pickled ginger
96. Methi greens
97. Aloo paratha
98. Kedgeree (the original Indian version without the smoked fish, not the British version with fish)
99. Okra( Not only was I raised by hippies, but I was raised southern.)
100. Roasted brussels sprouts

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