Survey Says!

14 Nov

I’m still procrastinating.  But I am multi-tasking!  I’m writing an assignment while filling out this survey… 

1. Favorite non-dairy milk?
Soy.  I always used to get So Nice because I rationalized that they’re a Canadian brand and Silk is apparently evil.  But then, I became concerned about my B12 status and found that Silk had more B12 per serving then So Nice.  Then I actually tried Silk and found I actually enjoyed its taste more.  So to answer the question my soy beverage of choice is Silk with Omega 3 DHA.  I also like Vanilla Silk which I didn’t know I liked until my dad accidentally bought me a carton instead of the original flavour so thanks, Dad!

2. What are the top 3 dishes/recipes you are planning to cook?
Spaghetti with Bean Balls from Veganomicon
Ginger-Macadamia-Coconut-Carrot Cake from Vegan with a Vengeance (but in mini-form!  I got mini-cake pans at a huge sale yesterday.)
Hot Coco-Cocoa from Eat, Drink and be Vegan.  I’ve had all the ingredients for it and everything as it was perfect hot cocoa weather last week but I haven’t got around to trying it yet.

3. Topping of choice for popcorn?
I’ve never really tried toppings and it has been awhile since I’ve even had popcorn.  I’ve heard that tamari and nutritional yeast are supposed to be good toppings though so I’ll try them the next time I have popcorn.

4. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure?
My first vegan baking venture!  It was a pumpkin spice cake with a cream cheese frosting.  Well, for the frosting I picked up Tofutti Better than Cheese but discovered after I frosted and served the cake I had grabbed the herbed variety!  (I *thought* those green things were rather odd)  No one noticed though.

5. Favorite pickled item?
Dill pickles and my mom’s preserved beets.

6. How do you organize your recipes?
I have a Favourites folder that is partially organized into sub-folders.  (It needs to be re-organized though)

7. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal?
Compost.

8. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 foods…what would they be (don’t worry about how you’ll cook them)?
Peanut Butter
Honeycrisp Apples
Oatmeal

9. Fondest food memory from your childhood?
I remember my mom making her Cinnamon Loaf on snow days, I can smell the aroma now…mmmm…

10. Favorite vegan ice cream?
Hmmm, Purely Decadent Cherry Nirvana.

11. Most loved kitchen appliance?
I know it’s not an appliance but I just love my pink knife.  I find it’s just the right size for my small hand and it doesn’t hurt that it’s pretty.  But appliance…I’m not sure I have the worst luck with appliances, both my blender and food processor just fried on me.  Oh!  My Waffle-maker, it always makes perfect waffles every time.

12. Spice/herb you would die without?
Cloves!

13. Cookbook you have owned for the longest time?
I just started my cookbook collection last year so my oldest is Vegan with a Vengeance.

14. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly?
Strawberry.

15. Favorite vegan recipe to serve to an omni friend?
Any dessert.  Cake is always good.  And waffles, I’m not that great at pancakes but damn, can I make some mean waffles.

16. Seitan, tofu, or tempeh?
I’ve really been loving tempeh lately but it could be a phase.

17. Favorite meal to cook (or time of day to cook)?
I think it’s been well established that my favourite meal is breakfast.

18. What is sitting on top of your refrigerator?
My father’s paperwork.

19. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking.
Rolled oats.  Frozen blueberries.  Frozen bananas.

20. What’s on your grocery list?
Kale.  Honeycrisp Apples.  Tofu.

21. Favorite grocery store?
Pete’s Frootique.  So much variety and lots of local produce.  But I probably do most of my shopping at the larger-scale Superstore.

22. Name a recipe you’d love to veganize, but haven’t yet.
My mom’s cinnamon loaf that I mentioned earlier.

23. Food blog you read the most (besides Isa’s because I know you check it everyday). Or maybe the top 3?
havecakewilltravel
bittersweet
get sconed!

24. Favorite vegan candy/chocolate?
maya gold chocolate

25. Most extravagant food item purchased lately?
Dutch-processed cocoa.  Yeah, it’s not that extravagant but I’ve never bought it before.

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13 Responses to “Survey Says!”

  1. Celine November 15, 2007 at 2:34 am #

    you missed number 24! and I’m dying to know. 🙂

  2. ashmacaroon November 15, 2007 at 11:39 am #

    Aww, the pic’s not showing! I’ll try to fix it.

  3. Vegan_Noodle November 15, 2007 at 3:58 pm #

    Those honeycrisp apples are awesome….
    Definitely give that cinnamon loaf a shot (and share the veganized recipe with us of course)

  4. ashmacaroon November 15, 2007 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh, I definitely will share the recipe! I really want to try it soon, I have to try my new loaf pans out! I just discovered honeycrisp apples this year and they are by far a superior apple to any other apple I’ve had.

    And damnit! That pic’s not showing again!

  5. VeggieGirl November 15, 2007 at 6:16 pm #

    once again, I find that we’re a lot alike, just by reading the answers to the survey!! for instance, we’d be eating the same foods on that island (haha). by the way, if you’re concerned about getting enough B12 from non-dairy-milks, I HIGHLY recommend the Living Harvest brand of hempmilk (which is a great source of B12, among other nutrients – and it has more calcium than soymilk! and damn, it’s just DELICIOUS!!)

  6. Lori- the pleasantly plump vegan November 15, 2007 at 9:56 pm #

    fun!

  7. ashmacaroon November 16, 2007 at 5:44 pm #

    Ha ha, VeggieGirl, I swear we must be vegan soulmates! I’ve been looking for the Living Harvest brand but with no luck. I’ve tried Manitoba Harvest hemp milk but that was just horrible plus I don’t think it was fortified. Sigh. Bring a carton when we’re stranded on that island! 😉

  8. Cassie Young November 16, 2007 at 7:46 pm #

    Oh, popcorn with a little melted EB and good sprinkling of nutri. yeast is one of my favorite snacks. 🙂

  9. VeggieGirl November 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm #

    I’ll definitely bring the hempmilk! :0D and yes, the mantioba brand is HORRID – the Living Harvest brand reigns supreme. I order a 12-pack of the hempmilk (since I go through a carton practically every 2 days, haha), from http://www.livingharvest.com

  10. ashmacaroon November 17, 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    Aw, they don’t deliver to Canada, but I looked under ‘store locator’ and found a store that carries it but I’m pretty sure it’s the pet store where I buy my dog’s food! Maybe they carry the living harvest hemp oil for pets? I’ll check it out though, you never know!

  11. lucy November 17, 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    oh my goodness…i’ve found my food twin!

  12. VeggieGirl November 18, 2007 at 9:28 pm #

    haha how funny!! well if you DO find it, PPPLLLLEEEEAAASSSEEE let me know how you like it – I’m obsessed with it, so I hope you find it at least TASTY, as well :0)

  13. Teresa November 19, 2007 at 2:12 am #

    I definitely think that you can consider knives as a kitchen appliance. Utensil, appliance, what’s the difference. I actually named them a close second- but it better be knives from a good knife set.

    I’m so going to be knocking on your door one morning with my plate and fork in hand ready to demolish off your waffles!

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