Back with The Vegan’s Hundred

31 Aug

Hi!  Loooong time, no post eh?  I owe you all an update.

What’s new in my life?  A new family member that’s what!  Meet Max! He’s actually my sister’s baby and his name isn’t actually Max, I just can’t bring myself to call him the ‘name’ she picked for him. He likes shoes a lot, inflicting pain on one’s toes and just being really cute.  (That’s my shoe he’s sleeping in)

kitty in shoe!

Last week, I got a break from work and travelled down to the states for a stay. Let me tell you America, I kinda always thought that I didn’t like you, I just thought that you know, Canada was a lot better, I mean we have free health care and all…but I was wrong. I think I kind of love you. I think we should talk about moving in together.

What spurred this romance? Your grocery stores! Oh. My. God. I was like…well like a vegan in a grocery store! There was soy yogurt that tasted like yogurt! And cookie dough soy ice cream! And mimicreme! Newman-os!  And everything was so cheap, a carton of soymilk down there was like half the price than I pay up here. Oh! And I got three pairs of non-leather boots for like 60 bucks, not at a grocery store though. So anyway, I really like shopping in the United States.

I stayed in Portland, Maine by the way, isn’t it pretty?

portland waterfront

Right before I left, Hannah of the Bittersweet blog posted The Vegan’s Hundred and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to participate so here we go!

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) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borsht 
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. Herloom Tomato 
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

As you can see, there is still quite a bit for me to explore.  The only things I crossed out are things that I imagine would taste “fishy”, sorry but I can’t do anything that tastes like the sea.  I’m looking forward to trying the rest of the list though!

So how’s that for an update?  It’s kind of lengthy and there’s not one photo of food so I’ll have to redeem myself soon.  As the end of summer approaches so does the beginning of school, I go back Wednesday, two more years to go and I’m done my degree!  So updates might be brief and sporadic, but I’ll try to update more than I did in the summer (shouldn’t be too hard!).  See ya everyone and have a restful labour day!

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11 Responses to “Back with The Vegan’s Hundred”

  1. VeggieGirl August 31, 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    Ash!! Welcome back!! SO glad to read that all is well, and that you had a lovely trip to the States (yet you didn’t visit me – not cool. Haha 😉 )

    Max is too cute 🙂

    Love the Vegan’s 100 list!! You MUST try polenta – I looove it, and never thought I would.

    Good luck with the beginning of the new school year!

  2. Ricki August 31, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Welcome back and good luck starting school! Your kitty is too, too adorable (in a shoe?! Can’t take it, so cute!). And don’t discount seaweed–it can be really yummy in the right context (I’m going to post a salad with it soon–you’ll see!).

  3. Melisser September 1, 2008 at 5:14 am #

    Aww, “Max” is adorable!

  4. catherine (FOOD SNOB) September 1, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    Awwwww . . . look at that kitty!

    I’m glad you enjoyed our grocery stores. We are VERY spoiled by our food choices in this country!

  5. destinyskitchen September 1, 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    I think I would “cat-nap” your sister’s kitty if I were you! So adorable. I don’t blame you on wanting to avoid the “fishy” flavored stuff, but I actually crave that flavor sometimes! I know, gross. But sushi with nori is my usual go-to food for that.

  6. BitterSweet September 1, 2008 at 10:04 pm #

    Glad you’re back, and what better way than to survey the “exotic” vegan foods you’ve had thus far? Thanks for putting in your 2 cents, and I can’t wait to see what you’ll be blogging about next. 🙂

  7. trave September 2, 2008 at 7:59 am #

    An interesting list. Not all of those are vegan, though. Be careful before you try them all!

  8. Bianca-Vegan Crunk September 3, 2008 at 1:35 am #

    That kitten has got to be the cutest thing I’ve ever, ever seen! Oh my god!

    And I’m with you on the America thing. I was born here but never cared too much for it…until I learned about how food prices are pretty low compared with other countries (especially during this food price spike craziness!). Now, I’m kinda grateful that stuff is fairly cheap here.

  9. VeganCowGirl September 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm #

    How CUTE is that kitten.
    your sister is one lucky kitty-mommy!

  10. veganthony September 5, 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    Hello,

    I added the vegan one hundred to my blog. I cannot believe all the stuff I have eaten before. Well I just thought I would tell you that your blog is awesome. P.s. I’m a vegan college student too!

  11. Liz² September 7, 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    sounds like an amazing trip – I wish I could see these american grocery store shelves for myself! as it is, I’m crazy jealous about all the donut places they seem to have, and the fancy vegan restaurants, and the meetups and costigan lessons, and oooooooh…. anyway, at least we have those doritos. :p

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