Monday, September 15, 2008

More about food. This time, of the list variety.

Recently, I've read about the Omnivore's 100 on a few blogs and since first doing so, I've seen a few more of these lists pop up. The one I've found most notable is the Vegetarian 100 listed here because, right now, I am trying to make my diet less similar to an omnivore's diet and more similar to a vegetarian's diet.

If you haven't seen one of these lists yet, the way to play along is simple. Copy the list to your site and bold the items you have eaten and strike out the ones you would never eat and then post the list on your blog. Feel free to put comments next to the foods (as I've done below, in italics). And, if you want, leave a comment linking to your results so I (and others!) can read them.

Here's mine!

The Vegetarian Hundred

1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked (One of my favorite foods. Ever.)
2. Tabouleh
3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven (preferably with homemade strawberry jam)
4. Fresh figs
5. Fresh pomegranate
6. Indian dal of any sort
7. Imam bayildi (Didn't know what this is but now that I do, I want to try it!)
8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu
9. Freshly made hummus
10. Tahini
11. Kimchi
12. Miso
13. Falafel
14. Potato and pea filled samosas
15. Homemade yogurt
16. Muhammara
17. Brie en croute
18. Spanikopita
19. Fresh, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes
20. Insalata caprese
21. Stir-fried greens (gai lan, bok choi, pea shoots, kale, chard or collards)
22. Freshly made salsa
23. Freshly made guacamole
24. Creme brulee
25. Fava beans
26. Chinese cold sesame peanut noodles
27. Fattoush
28. New potatoes
29. Coleslaw
30. Ratatouille
31. Baba ganoush
32. Winter squash
33. Roasted beets
34. Baked sweet potatoes
35. Plantains
36. Chocolate truffles
37. Garlic mashed potatoes
38. Fresh water chestnuts
39. Steel cut oats
40. Quinoa
41. Grilled portabello mushrooms
42. Chipotle en adobo
43. Stone ground whole grain cornmeal
44. Freshly made corn or wheat tortillas
45. Frittata
46. Basil pesto
47. Roasted garlic
48. Raita of any type
49. Mango lassi
50. Jasmine rice (white or brown) (I've had both white and brown. Delicious. Few things smell better than this rice.)
51. Thai vegetarian coconut milk curry
52. Pumpkin in any form other than pie
53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette
54. Quince in any form
55. Escarole, endive or arugula
56. Sprouts other than mung bean
57. Naturally brewed soy sauce
58. Dried shiitake mushrooms
59. Unusually colored vegetables (purple cauliflower, blue potatoes, chocolate bell peppers…)
60. Fresh peach ice cream (this is even better when you've made it yourself!)
61. Chevre
62. Medjool dates
63. Kheer
64. Flourless chocolate cake
65. Grilled corn on the cob
66. Black bean (or any other bean) vegetarian chili
67. Tempeh
68. Seitan or wheat gluten (Don't really like it.)
69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese
70. Sweet potato fries
71. Homemade au gratin potatoes
72. Cream of asparagus soup
73. Artichoke-Parmesan dip
74. Mushroom risotto
75. Fermented black beans
76. Garlic scapes
77. Fresh new baby peas
78. Kalamata olives
79. Preserved lemons
80. Fried green tomatoes
81. Chinese scallion pancakes
82. Cheese souffle
83. Fried apples
84. Homemade frijoles refritos
85. Pasta fagiole
86. Macadamia nuts in any form
87. Paw paw in any form
88. Grilled cheese sandwich of any kind
89. Paneer cheese
90. Ma Po Tofu (vegetarian style–no pork!)
91. Fresh pasta in any form
92. Grilled leeks, scallions or ramps
93. Green papaya salad
94. Baked grain and vegetable stuffed tomatoes
95. Pickled ginger
96. Methi greens
97. Aloo paratha
98. Kedgeree (the original Indian version without the smoked fish, not the British version with fish)
99. Okra
100. Roasted brussels sprouts

There are a few foods that I would add to this list, including sun-dried tomatoes, freshly ground peanut (or other nut) butter and brick-oven margherita pizza.

What have you eaten? What would you add?


Marcy said...

LMAO I'd say that I've NOT eaten at least 98% of that list. If it doesn't come in the freezer section next to pizza, it's probably not for me :P

merathon said...

gotta add edamame, veggie sushi, summer rolls (made with rice paper skins), black bean burger, and spinach lasagna!

tfh said...

This is fun! I may do it myself. Very cool to see NO strikeouts on your list.

Felice Devine said...

Marcy -- Maybe you can try the paw paw (HUH?) and tell me what it's like. You'd feel so adventurous! Ha!

Merathon -- Right on with the spinach lasagna. Veggie sushi and summer rolls are great, too!

tfh -- Yup, no strikeouts! And, some things that I really would like to try.

Aileen said...

I've eaten a good deal of those, which surprises me because...I like meat and there's nothing wrong with it.

But I also didn't know what many of those food items were! Thanks go out to my former roomie, who is Indian and a vegetarian for the stuff that I did know!

Bridget said...

This list is hilarious. What the heck is METHI greens and Aloo Paratha?????
And - why is pumpkin okay but not the pie???
I do love your #1 food - MAC and cheese!!!! I could eat that EVERYDAY!

carla said...

I guess I need you to come and cook for me (or didnt you make it? that just hit me) as Ive NEVER HAD REAL HOMEMADE MAC& CHEESE!

you know.


with varieties of cheeses and made in oven.

is that sad?

I was raised in a BOXED world.


Mark Salinas said...

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing! :)

Felice Devine said...

Miz -- I made it! I make it a lot during the cool months. Mac & cheese...yum!

Bridget -- The idea w/the pumpkin is to get you to eat it some way other than pumpkin pie, because that is the most common way people eat it. They want you to break out!

Gotta Run..... said...

I knew after reading your list that Marcy would turn her nose at it. That girl loves "real food." I, on the other hand, have found that I am leaning more away from meats these days. not sure what that means for me.

Felice Devine said...

I definitely still eat meat -- I'm just trying to eat it less. Same with the junk food. I TRY to eat it less, but that doesn't always work!

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