Behold! The Vegan's 100 list compiled by the awesome Hannah of Bittersweet Blog fame. As you guys know, I'm nuts for lists, so the idea of compiling a list of the 100 foods that every vegan should eat at least once in their lifetime is quite intriguing to me. You can participate too! Just go to Hannah's blog for the original list, and then follow these directions:
1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (edit: I've also added a big X next to them for greater visibility) 3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. 4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one. 5) Pass it on!
1. Natto I've heard tons of stories about this scary fermenty Japanese specialty, but I've never tried it. I have promised myself that I will once I get myself to Japan, though! 2. XGreen Smoothie Baby spinach and spirulina powder are my smoothie greening agents of choice. 3. XTofu Scramble Oh god yes. I like tofu scrambled any which way, any which day. 4. Haggis I have not tried vegan (or non-vegan!) haggis yet, but I'll be much closer to its birthplace in a couple of weeks, so who knows...? 5. Mangosteen I've come close! I've had dried mangosteens and bought some fresh ones in Paris which turned out to have gone bad. This fruit sounds so good by all descriptions, that I can't wait for a trip to southeast Asia, to finally try some fresh ones. 6. XCreme brulee I have had this in vegan form in a number of restaurants, but have yet to try making any at home. 7. XFondue Yes! Fondue is too fun not to have tried. 8. XMarmite/Vegemite I have tried both, and Vegemite is a kitchen staple in our house, to give a savory, "meaty" taste to lots of comforting dishes. 9. XBorscht Yes. Again, I've had yummy veggie borscht in restaurants, but have never tried it at home. Why not? This goes on this Winter's to-do list! 10. XBaba ghanoush Heavenly stuff. Fire-roasted eggplant, tahini, and plenty of garlic, what's not to love? We have this frequently at our house. 11. XNachos Yes! For Daiku and me, Friday nights are fun nights for dinner, which often means a big plate of nachos. 12. XAuthentic soba noodles I can't live without soba noodles. I have them about once a week. 13. XPB&J sandwich 14. XAloo gobi 15. Taco from a street cart I will not rest until I can say that I have! 16. XBoba Tea 17. XBlack truffle 18. XFruit wine made from something other than grapes 19. XGyoza 20. XVanilla ice cream 21. XHeirloom tomatoes 22. XFresh wild berries 23. XCeviche Yes. =) 24. XRice and beans 25. XKnish 26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper - I don't know if I've ever had a raw one! 27. XDulce de leche 28. Caviar I don't remember, but I don't think I have. 29. XBaklava Mmmm hmmm. 30. XPate veggie pates kept me alive in Paris. 31. XWasabi peas 32. XChowder in a sourdough bowl 33. Mango lassi It's funny- I don't actually know if I've had one since becoming vegan! 34. XSauerkraut 35. XRoot beer float 36. XMulled cider 37. XScones with buttery spread and jam 38. Vodka jelly *adds to must-try list* 39. XGumbo 40. XFast food french fries 41. Raw Brownies 42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans I'm so intrigued by these, can't wait to come across some 43. XDahl 44. Homemade Soymilk I don't think I have had this! 45. XWine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more 46. XStroopwafle good god they're tasty. 47. XSamosas 48. XVegetable Sushi 49. Glazed doughnut - hmmmm. Come to think of it, all the vegan donuts I've had have been cake-style rather than glazed! This must be rectified! 50. XSeaweed 51. Prickly pear - it's about time, though! 52. XUmeboshi 53. Tofurkey I've had lots of Tofurky products, but never the actual big roast. 54. Sheese England, here I come! 55. XCotton candy 56. XGnocchi 57. XPiña colada 58. XBirch beer 59. Scrapple sadly, I've never made or tried one. I will soon, though! 60. XCarob chips 61. XS’mores 62. XSoy curls 63. XChickpea cutlets 64. XCurry 65. XDurian and I liked it! 66. XHomemade Sausages 67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake - again, I'm not sure that I have had vegan versions! Weird... 68. XSmoked tofu 69. XFried plantain 70. XMochi 71. XGazpacho 72. XWarm chocolate chip cookies 73. XAbsinthe 74. XCorn on the cob 75. XWhipped cream, straight from the can 76. XPomegranate 77. Fauxstess Cupcake - Oh god, I'm such a PPK failure... I've never gotten around to making these! 78. XMashed potatoes with gravy 79. XJerky 80. Croissants It seems really bizarre, but I can't remember whether I've had vegan croissants or not- crazy! 81. XFrench onion soup 82. XSavory crepes 83. XTings 84. A meal at Candle 79 Does Candle Cafe count? 85. XMoussaka 86. XSprouted grains or seeds 87. XMacaroni and “cheese” 88. XFlowers 89. Matzoh ball soup 90. XWhite chocolate 91. XSeitan 92. XKimchi 93. XButterscotch chips 94. XYellow watermelon 95. XChili with chocolate 96. XBagel andTofutti 97. Potato milk No, but I'm duly intrigued 98. XPolenta 99. XJamaican Blue Mountain coffee 100. XRaw cookie dough
Whew! 80 out of 100... I just squeak by with a B- ! Well, now I've got some clear goals set out before me of foods to try. Try this fun meme yourselves- I can't wait to read your lists!