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Monday, 25 August 2008

The Vegan 100

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Last week, when I posted the carnivorous version to this, I'd mewsed that maybe we should have a piscitarian / vegetarian / vegan version and lo and behold, like buses, one comes along, as The Tropical Vegan says, "taking the vegan blog-iverse by storm".

I saw it at The Stripey Cat first (who points out that some of these items are not available in the UK / Europe, so we're still in need of those adaptations), but I'm using the one from Bittersweet here, on account that it included links to all sorts of things I'd never even heard of.

Though I should point out that my diet, since taking on board the many recommendation (nah, restrictions) of Diamond Geezer's cholesterol reducement regime could be described as "Vegan with added fish and chicken". Vegetarian, I discovered, with all the eggs, cheese and dairy was probably worse, fat and cholesterol speaking, than eating whole herds of animals. Fish I ate anyway and chicken I added (and may yet did subtract again), simply because there wasn't a fat lot left to eat once you deducted all the things that weren't allowed or that I previously could not obtain.

Anyway, back to The Vegan 100 ...

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

It's hardly worth counting a score (22). There are plenty of things that I'd had the non-vegan versions of in a previous life, but there are so many more that you just couldn't get in a remote, inhospitable village stuck in a timewarp, when one has no transport and, it was nearly as bad out in Tenerife. In general, I've always preferred vegan / vegetarian options that are what they are; beans, pulses, vegetables, etc., and not those pretending to be something else (substitutes), but who woulda thunk that there would even be a call for a Vegan Haggis, though it's absolutely no surprise to me that it's, "not only healthier than the original, it tastes a lot better too." :)

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