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Saturday, September 13, 2008

veggie one hundred

The Vegetarian Hundred from Barbara at Tigers and Strawberries

Bold any items you've eaten, and strike through any items you'd never eat (okay, the Safari version of blogger does not allow strike-throughs, so I shall italicize items I'll never eat).

Have fun!

1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked: the ultimate comfort food
2. Tabouleh: fresh and summery
3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven (preferably with homemade strawberry jam): i once made brioche, which takes 2 days, loads of butter, and a powerful kitchen aid mixer
4. Fresh figs
5. Fresh pomegranate
6. Indian dal of any sort: i really want to play around with indian food more this fall and winter
7. Imam bayildi
8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu
9. Freshly made hummus: yummm. i make a white bean hummus.
10. Tahini
11. Kimchi
12. Miso
13. Falafel: i really wish that we had a falafel joint around here
14. Potato and pea filled samosas
15. Homemade yogurt
16. Muhammara
17. Brie en croute: a favorite of mine at Beggar's Banquet in East Lansing, Michigan
18. Spanikopita
19. Fresh, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes: from my favorite farmers
20. Insalata caprese: pure summer
21. Stir-fried greens (gai lan, bok choi, pea shoots, kale, chard or collards): i love chard!
22. Freshly made salsa: i make an avocado and grape tomato salsa with a touch of red onion
23. Freshly made guacamole: one of the few non-local staples in my kitchen
24. Creme brulee: hahaha. my friends and i have an elaborate creme brulee joke:)
25. Fava beans
26. Chinese cold sesame peanut noodles: something i've always wanted to try
27. Fattoush
28. New potatoes
29. Coleslaw
30. Ratatouille
31. Baba ganoush
32. Winter squash: i love butternut squash soup and ravioli in late fall and winter
33. Roasted beets: but i don't like them
34. Baked sweet potatoes: with a little olive oil and sea salt
35. Plantains
36. Chocolate truffles: i make these for special occasions, and often for christmas gifts
37. Garlic mashed potatoes
38. Fresh water chestnuts
39. Steel cut oats
40. Quinoa
41. Grilled portabello mushroom: i don't really like them, though
42. Chipotle en adobo
43. Stone ground whole grain cornmeal: my friend M sends me a bag of fresh stone ground grits from georgia every fall
44. Freshly made corn or wheat tortillas
45. Frittata
46. Basil pesto
47. Roasted garlic
48. Raita of any type
49. Mango lassi
50. Jasmine rice (white or brown)
51. Thai vegetarian coconut milk curry: one of my favorite foods that i don't eat often enough
52. Pumpkin in any form other than pie: pumpkin soup, pumpkin lasagna
53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette: and how about peach?
54. Quince in any form
55. Escarole, endive or arugula: arugula with parm slivers, salt, pepper, and lemony olive oil dressing
56. Sprouts other than mung bean
57. Naturally brewed soy sauce
58. Dried shiitake mushrooms
59. Unusually colored vegetables (purple cauliflower, blue potatoes, chocolate bell peppers…)
60. Fresh peach ice cream
61. Chevre
62. Medjool dates
63. Kheer
64. Flourless chocolate cake: i am a master of chocolate baking:)
65. Grilled corn on the cob
66. Black bean (or any other bean) vegetarian chili
67. Tempeh
68. Seitan or wheat gluten
69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese
70. Sweet potato fries
71. Homemade au gratin potatoes: number 2 comfort food
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
80. Fried green tomatoes: southern classic
81. Chinese scallion pancakes
82. Cheese souffle
83. Fried apples
84. Homemade frijoles refritos
85. Pasta fagiole: winter staple
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 (vegetarian style–no pork!)
91. Fresh pasta in any form
92. Grilled leeks, scallions or ramps
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: coated with corn meal and pan fried, yummm.
100. Roasted brussels sprouts

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