Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tomorrow, I will have special treats to mark the release of a special movie. But tonight, we dance! Or, um, answer questions.
What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
Cheese! This was a huge surprise, I was addicted to the shit. I do miss fried eggs, I'm not afraid to admit it.
What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
Lentils! The texture used to gross me out, but I think I've gotten past that!
What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
I really don't like Tofurkey slices.
What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
You want me to say beer here, right?
What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
I'm not really sure, I'm varied in what I bring! I had mucho compliments on my kabocha squash and tempeh bacon risotto for Fakin' Fest, though!
Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
Unless it's soup, my food can't be liquid-y. This can be a problem when it comes to casseroles.
What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
Pasta. I am a carb-o-holic. I can't stop eating it, so I make my husband put the leftovers away.
What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
Gnocchi! I make a bunch and freeze it for pennies of what it costs in the store.
What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
This may stem from my carb leanings, but bread. There's a brand local to Portland called Dave's Killer Bread that's mostly vegan and so, so worth the $4+ splurge. I don't get it all the time though.
Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?
I have a small problem with Oreos.
What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
Extra sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes and artichoke hearts.
What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?
My favorite vegetable is squash of all kinds, and my hands down favorite fruit is raspberries.
What is the best salad dressing?
Tahini + lemon juice + soy sauce + salt + pepper.
What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
Smart Balance (the vegan one, obviously!) and nooch.
What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
I'm a huge fan of chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Simple and sweet.
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
OREOS! Homemade, I love chocolate peanut butter pillows.
What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
New Farm Mac & Cheese, get sconed Style. I'm kind of ashamed by how much I make it.
What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
Eggplant! Jeff tries it each and every time I make it but still hates it. He's such a trooper <3
How long, in total, do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?
Maybe an hour as of late, and that's pushing it.