Saturday, November 20, 2010

Survey Saturday

Blogging on the weekend, what? Don't get all excited, it's just a survey...the EPIC PPK VEGAN MOFO SURVEY from vegetalion.

What's your favorite spice or spice blend?
chili powder

You have $20 to spend on fresh groceries and produce for the whole week (with a fairly well stocked pantry of dry goods, legumes, grains, and spices). what do you buy?
tofu, soymilk, chard, kale, broccoli, onions, ginger, garlic, apples

What's your favorite way to make tofu?
pan-fry it and coat with sriracha sauce, soy sauce, and maple syrup -- it creates a sticky glaze that is sweet and hot

Vegan guilty pleasure?

If you could make anyone vegan, who would it be?
that's easy -- my husband

If you could only read one other vegan blog, what would it be?
vegan crunk

Were you always interested in cooking, or did veganism change the way you saw and interacted with food?
i've enjoyed cooking for many years, so it's not a big change.  i think omnivores see becoming vegan as cutting down your food options, but my current diet is more varied than ever.

Excluding analogs, what new things have you tried that you probably wouldn't have as an omni?
nutritional yeast, nut cheeses, seitan, tempeh

What is the one vegan staple that everyone seems to love, but you can't get behind?

What was your first "wow, I'm such a stereotypical vegan" moment?
i realized that, whenever i'm traveling anywhere, the first thing i do is get on that happycow website and see what restaurants i want to eat at

First recipe you veganized?
fettucine alfredo

What would you like to veganize, but haven't yet?

Favorite kitchen utensil/appliance?
food processor

Most disastrous kitchen failure?
i burned an expensive pan so badly by leaving it on a hot burner, that i had to throw it away.

First vegan cookbook?
how it all vegan

What question about being vegan do you HATE answering?
"you eat fish, though, right?"

If you could tell the world one thing about vegans, what would it be?
we eat a lot of stuff besides salad

Funniest vegetable?
i dunno, cucumbers?

What is a family recipe you have veganized?
we don't really have family recipes

Weirdest food combination ?
i can't think of any super weird ones

Is there something you wish you could veganize, but can't/couldn't?
blue cheese dressing (although, i've heard there is a vegan blue cheese that can be mail-ordered)

Favorite ways to prepare tofu, seitan, tempeh, any other vegan proteins?
tofu - mentioned above
seitan - seitan saltado from viva vegan
tempeh - bbq

Are your pets vegan?

Favorite non-dairy milk?
silk soymilk


  1. Wow, Sara, love that tofu glaze idea thing! I have to try it soon. Um, maybe tonight...I share your sentiment that veganic cooking is, at least for me it is, far more inventive and expansive than omni or vegetarian cooking. Sure the options are open to omnis and vegetarians too, but faced with the choice of trying something new or melting cheese over something old, most people are tempted and they fall...

  2. We don't have any family recipes, either. It's weird because my Mom, her brother, and her dad are all fabulous cooks.