Friday, March 07, 2008

Vegan Survey Time!

I love surveys! So fun! They make me feel like I'm important...
Anyway, I found this one on Pleasantly Plump Vegan, and apparently it's been cross-referenced a million times and I didn't feel like tracing it back to the original source, so if you want to find the original creator be my guest :)
It's a bit random, but that's how I like it ♥
Heeeeere we go!
1. If you have to choose between locally grown or organic, which do you usually choose?
Here where I live, we don't exactly get to choose. But in my old town we had a farmer's market where most things were local and organic, and that was really nice. But I guess I would choose local since it supports community farmers.
2. Favourite way to prepare potatoes:
EVERY WAY. I'm 50% Irish, and taters are one of my all-time favorite foods. I guess the top three would be: red skins roasted with onions, garlic, rosemary, olive oil and fire roasted peppers; Home fries with hot sauce and BBQ sauce; and a fry-up of diced taters with onions, diced red/green peppers, paprika, and salt.
3. Do you press your tofu before preparing/cooking it (if you eat soy)?
I'm not a huge 'fu-fan, actually. I eat mostly prepackaged stuff like Tofettes, which I think I already pressed. If I use it in desserts, I usually don't press it.
4. Name your favorite recipe that is a tradition in your family:
Boiled green cabbage with margarine and roast potatoes.
5. Any food allergies?
More like intolerances. Milk and eggs (makes veganism pretty easy). I used to always get mild stomach aches when I drank milk, and cooked eggs outside of baking always made me queasy.
6. When you want to go to a fancy dinner, where do you go?
Mostly my boyfriend and I eat at Burger King, lol. For fancy food, there's some nice vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Montpelier, Vt.
7. When you have a cold, what do you crave?
Oriental ramen noodles.
8. What kind of water do you drink? (Filtered, spring, tap, etc.)
Filtered water through the fridge. But I love Fiji water :)
9. Name a flavor of soda you'd love to see:
In PEI they have red cream soda. AMAZING. But if I had to make a made-up one, I'd say peppermint.
10. If the recipes you ate as a child were compiled into a cookbook, what would the title be?
Most of them weren't vegan. So if I had to start from when I became vegan, I'd say The Transformation.
11. If you were allowed to grow one food that can't grow in your climate, what would it be?
Cocoa beans.
12. Favorite type of mushroom?
There's so many to choose from, but I love portabella and white mushrooms.
13. Most frustrating part of your kitchen?
Glass-stop stoves and a TINY oven. I have a huge cookie sheet that I can't use here and no copper-bottom or cast-iron pans on the glass-top.
14. Last food you burned?
Cherry Pepperidge Farm turnover in the toaster oven.
15. Usual response to a veg*n's favorite question, "But where do you get your protein?":
Lots of foods, like beans, soy products, mushrooms, pasta, and bread.
16. If you were baking your own birthday cake today, what flavor would it be?
Chocolate cake with butter cream frosting.
17. Favourite brand of chocolate chips?
Ghirardelli semi-sweet
18. You have $200 of your tax return reserved for Williams Sonoma - What do you buy?
I'm not really a kitchen freak, I'm 16 but I guess I get a good orange peeler, apple corer, and those carrot shaving flower makers. And a good knife for dicing herbs and a sharp knife for tomatoes.
19. Do you plan your menus in advance? Any tips to share?
Once or twice a week I'll make an actual meal like burritos, tacos, lemon-butter pasta, etc. I get recipes off the web and in a few cookbooks I have. Sometimes I ask my mom for recipes that I can veganize, or she'll give me some of what she's prepared for me to do what I want with. A lot of times I'll just eat the veggies she makes and a veggie burger or pasta and salad.
20. You have 3 minutes before you have to leave the house and you're starving- What do you eat?
Heat up a frozen homemade burrito or a slice of rye bread with SmartBalance and horseradish and tomato.
21. If Martha Stewart, Paula Deen, and Rachel Ray got into a fight, who would win and how?
Ummm. I'd say Martha 'cause she's probably learned a few tricks in the can.
22. If you eat oatmeal, what do you add to it before serving?
Maple syrup or brown sugar and margarine.
23. If you got to travel to one country and learn all the traditional dishes there, where would you go (ignore commitments in your current place of residence.)
I'd definitely say India or Oriental, with no fish sauce and ghee.
24. Favourite late night snack?
Chocolate chips with Ritz crackers.
25. Favourite springtime food?
Pasta salad with olives, broccoli, peppers, and other veggies.
26. Favorite food-related magazine?
I'm not a big magazine person but I like Vegetarian Times.
27. Which do you prefer: shoyu, tamari, conventional soy sauce, or Bragg's Aminos?
It's a tie between shoyu and conventional soy sauce.
28. What vegetable or fruit do you dislike the most?
I used to hate asparagus, now I love it. Hmm, I don't really hate anything, maybe raw red peppers and overcooked broccoli.
29. Name a holiday food you look forward to all year long:
Bread pudding/
30. If you could convert anyone to veganism with your magic wand, who would you convert?
Well, I believe it's everyone's choice to do what they want to do. But it's a tie between my boyfriend Kenny, and my friend Cassie. My boyfriend can't cook but loves his meat so if we ever moved in that might be difficult. And my friend Cassie loves animals and really wants to go vegan but her parents wont let her so she doesn't bother to try.

1 comment:

ZebnLaur said...

Sadly, Oriental Ramen Noodles are not vegan. They contain beef flavoring. :(

I was bummed too when I found out.

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