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livejournal recently came out with pingbacks for paid accounts, and i want to see how it works. 🙂

vegetarian times’ almond feta recipe.

i was all set to upload episode 1 a week and a half ago, and then the motherboard got fried. a week and a half later, relieved that we didn’t lose data (oh, did i mention we hadn’t had a back-up plan? we didn’t know if the first 4 podcasts were gone for good, but luckily the whole hard drive was safe) so, within 3 hours of getting the computer back from the apple folks (it was under warranty, so whew!) a doggie paw smashes into the screen and the computer lands face down on the carpet. (screens, unfortunately are not covered under warranty. oops!) luckily mr. carrot is a computer nerd and enjoys a new challenge/experience.  a $100 part is better than sending it away. again.  and being charged $700.

i’ll do my best to get episode 1 uploaded tonight, however, something tells me the universe doesn’t want that to happen.

oopsie!

oopsie!

ETA:  ok, it’ll take a little while longer.  the motherboard freak-out appears to have affected the sound of one of the tracks.  luckily i have the raw data saved as a different file. gah!   we’re looking at monday for the upload now.  (have to make lots of food for grandpa’s [and my] birthday party on sunday.  including the cake.  podcast takes a back seat to cake.)

the vegan’s hundred

hannah kaminsky of my sweet vegan drafted up a response to VGT’s omnivore’s hundred

(p.s. where it mentions “meats” it means a vegan meat, and all “dairy” is non-dairy)

yes.  a vegan haggis exists.

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
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
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich

14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries

23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas

32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam

38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk

45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed

51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey

54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer

59. Scrapple (aaaah, this is where i’ve had the original, but not the vegan version.  but i did have okara sausage which reminded me very much of scrapple)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry

65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake (only the original, however.  i’m still working on that vegan funnel cake)
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies

73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky

80. Croissants (only the omni version)
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings
84. A meal at Candle 79

85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers

89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti

97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough (one of the best things about not eating eggs.)

notice nothing’s crossed out on this one?

yep, i’m open to scotch bonnet peppers, natto and durian.

nobody said i had to eat a whole serving, right?

The Omnivore’s Hundred

having gone vegetarian before age 16, and having grown up with cop/secretary parents in northeast philly, i think i’ll be quite happy with my “score”

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

**(i’ve also added a V after vegan options i’ve had)

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
V
8. Carp

9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
(i know, i had it shortly before going veg, at a celebration in chinatown. it was gross.)
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses

17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes mmmm. blueberry wine.
19. Steamed pork buns V
20. Pistachio ice cream (V and NV)
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (although if there’s a vegan version i’m all over it)
28. Oysters

29. Baklava (only vegan stuff though)
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi

34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea

38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo (would eat a vegan version though)
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal

44. Goat’s milk

45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut oh the memories. *sigh*
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle

57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (although i’d definitely eat a vegan version)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake *sigh*
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill

76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail

79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum V
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare

87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate ?? (if lindt’s madagascar bar is criollo, then hell yes!!!!!!)
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor

98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

32? not bad. (however, 5 of those were only vegan versions of the omnivore stuff, so i don’t know if it counts)
(although i’m more proud of my 51 “never hads, and never wills”)