So today is the last day of Vegan MoFo 2010 and therefore this is the last post…. aw *sheds a little tear*. I have posted something every day which has been a challenge! I have had overseas visitors most weekends and needed to prepare a lot of posts beforehand. It has been lots of fun though. I have had a great time finding new blogs and book marking a lot of new recipes that I will get around to making one day! I have enjoyed getting comments from people and have really felt part of this very big vegan community, which at times can seem very small when you’re walking the streets of Germany. My next challenge is to get through all the items in my reader!!! I think that will take me all of December and there will be a lot of late comments popping up on blogs. I also need to come up with a regular blogging schedule – once a day is a bit full on but maybe once a week!
In honour of the passing month I thought my final post should resemble the post I started with – something about me. I couldn’t think of any recipes that would be good enough and my stock pile of food photos has dwindle down to nothing so I decided to do the Vegan MoFo 2010 survey.
Alright then lets proceed!
What is one food you thought you'd miss when you went vegan, but don't?
I was a vegetarian before I was vegan so nothing meat related. I guess it was cheese I thought I would miss the most. Now though I only buy good quality vegan cheeses for their melty quality to add more texture to something. White chocolate might be the other thing I thought I’d miss! But to be honest I can’t really remember so I can’t be missing it that much anymore!
What is a food or dish that you wouldn't touch as a child, but enjoy now?
Broccoli! I hated the stuff as a kid but I absolutely love it now. Others include mushrooms and olives!
What vegan food or dish do you feel like you should like but you don't?
Tempeh and too much nutritional yeast (a little goes a long way).
What beverage do you consume the most of each day?
Water and sparkling water. Most days I also have an organic cola!
What dish are you famous for bringing to gatherings?
A lot – I go overboard. But I usually supply a dessert.
Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
Raw and cooked separate. Even though it doesn't matter in a vegan world I still won’t chop something cooked on a board I chopped something raw, even though I might throw them into the same salad.
What's one food or dish that you eat too much off when it's in your home?
What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available repackaged?
Almost everything but I guess the main thing I always make rather than buying is bread, pasta (unless the shape matters) and seitan.
What ingredient or food is worth spending extra money on to get the good stuff?
Avocados, vegan cheese (why bother otherwise), chillies.
Are you much of a snacker? What are your favourite snacks?
No I’m not but when I do snack (usually in front of the TV or a movie) I like home popped warm popcorn with a little bit of vegan margarine and salt……..mmmmmmmm
What are your favourite vegan pizza toppings?
Mike’s Mediterranean Madness and Caramelised Onion
What's your favourite fruit and vegetable?
Tough one!!!! I love onions, potatoes, chillies, raspberries, coconut, avocados.
What is the best salad dressing?
When I make a small salad as a side it is usually to cleanse the palate and freshen things up a bit. Consequently I’m lazy and just like putting a little bit of White Balsamic Crème over everything. Otherwise it’s a meal in it self and needs a specific dressing.
What is your favourite thing to put on toasted bread?
Hands down my Avocado Spread. I’m addicted to it.
What kind of soup do you turn to on a chilly day or when you don't feel well?
On a chilly day I love the Chilli Sin Carne Al Mole from Vegan with a Vengeance, it’s so hearty. When I’m sick I usually make nothing because I can’t be bothered but when Mike is sick I always make a Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup full of lots or ginger and garlic.
What is your most-loved weeknight meal?
Brooklyn Pad Thai from Vegan with a Vengeance.
What is your favourite cupcake and icing flavour?
Coconut everything all the way!
What is your favourite type of cookie?
Hmmm well I’m not a cookie person so that’s tough. I like anything with a filling or that melts in your mouth! Or the Magic Coconut Cookie Bars from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.
What is one food or dish you enjoy but can't get anyone else in your house to eat?
Nothing, I’m the fussy one. I am blessed with a husband that will eat anything I cook for him even if he doesn’t really like it and will follow me on any diet or culinary decision I make.
How long do you spend in the kitchen a day on average?
Another tough one. Some days almost all afternoon, other days no time cause I cooked so much the day before. Some days the bread has run out. On average though probably 2-3 hours.
So that’s it everyone!!! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments left on my blog during MoFo too!! What will my next post be? Until then here is a photo of Skadi all rugged up to survive her first European winter.