Day two = finished! Today’s eats were so pathetic that I can barely talk about them. I didn’t take/get/have/whatever a lunch break, so I basically snacked every once in a while to stave off hunger. For dinner, I thought I’d be a genius and go to the grocery store and pick up some [more] snacks and a frozen meal or something, but just as I discovered Kroger’s fairly impressive selection of various vegan eats, I remembered that my room at the Hampton Inn is microwaveless. Har har haaaaar. I picked up some Back to Nature granola and Kashi cereal bars, and plan on making it a fully snackified day. Yeehaw.
What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
This is super unoriginal, but I really have to say cheese! It probably helped that I mostly gave up cheese before officially going vegan, so then the few times I did eat it during that time period, I realized that it really wasn’t tH3 gR3@t3$t th!nG 3v3R!1!!111!! Now, I only miss it very occasionally.
What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
Gosh… anything with sweet potatoes or squash. I KNOW. Now I LOVE sweet potatoes, and am much fonder of squash.
What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
Bananas. Also, Daiya.
What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
Geeze… any sort of dessert, really.
Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
I hate raisins in baked goods. Hate, hate, hate!
What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
Umm… anything sweet, really!
What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
Hmm. Baked goods? Most people these days buy packaged desserts or mixes…
What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
I don’t mind paying a little extra for organics. I don’t really buy “cheap” food… it’s my one weakness, ‘cuz otherwise I’m not much of a spender!
Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?
What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
Black olives, artichoke hearts, banana peppers, my dad’s awesome spice blend/spread dealio.
What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?
So difficult! Brussels sprouts, maybe?! And grapefruit. Or mango.
What is the best salad dressing?
I rarely use salad dressing, actually. But I do like sesame-ginger.
What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
A delicious all-fruit jam.
What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
I like pureed squash soups, although recently I’ve been making my own miso soup.
What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
Umm… anything with chocolate!
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
What a question! My weeknight meals tend to be fairly simple. I miss the big ol’ mess of sauteed veggies I made all summer long with my CSA yumminess…
What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
Umm… I live with a roommate, and we cook separately. Plus I think she’d eat anything I made, unless it had tons of mushrooms!
How long, in total, do you spend in the kitchen on an average day? Well, on weekdays I only make dinner at home, but then again I do tend to bake fairly often. So maybe an hour or two on week days, and three or four (or more) on weekend days?
How many fingers am I holding up? Eleven, apparently!