Okay guys, so I’m using my other wild card and leaving you with this survey for today. But I had tons of fun filling it out! So that counts, right?
Don’t worry, I’m gonna make it up to you… stay tuned ’cause Friday (the day before my birthday) I’m hosting a giveaway for a nifty messenger bag from etsy. Aren’t birthdays fun?!
Here’s some random survey questions that came from (but I can’t find it now) the PPK forum…. and possibly other sources as well:
What’s your favorite spice or spice blend?
garam masala! I put it in everything… seriously, it’s outta hand.
You have $20 to spend on fresh groceries and produce for the whole week (with a fairly well stocked pantry of dry goods, legumes, grains, and spices). What do you buy?
avocados, tofu , almond milk, bananas, and the rest goes to whatever other produce is on sale.
What’s your favorite way to make tofu?
Straight on the foreman grill! then slathered in some kinda special sauce…
Vegan guilty pleasure?
Guilty? Hmmm…. I drink wine and eat bags of chocolate chips quite often, but I don’t feel guilty about it.
If you could make anyone vegan, who would it be?
Who’s in charge of Big Ag? That guy.
If you could only read one other vegan blog, what would it be?
I have the hugest blogcrush on Have Cake, Will Travel . Ohmygoodness, it’s perfection.
Were you always interested in cooking, or did veganism change the way you saw and interacted with food?
I have always been into cooking since I was a wee babe, but my first vegan cooking experience changed the way I looked at food forever. It’s definitely made me a better and more adventurous cook, baker, and candy maker.
Excluding analogues, what new things have you tried that you probably wouldn’t have as an omni?
Nooch! Tempeh! Almond Milk! Kale! Everything I live for now.
What is the one vegan staple that everyone seems to love, but you can’t get behind?
Beets. I want to love them, but… um, I think they are terrible. Am I doing something wrong here?
What was your first “wow, I’m such a stereotypical vegan” moment?
When I realized that I too have tattoos, a pitbull, and a desperate longing for a Vitamix.
First recipe you veganized?
A simple spice cookie from my mom’s recipe box. I was thrilled that baking powder and water mixed together was an adequate egg replacer (I found that on the internet back in the day when my parents’ computer was running on MS-DOS. Seriously.)
What would you like to veganize, but haven’t yet?
A soufflé. Any kind will do.
Favorite kitchen utensil/appliance?
I love my food processor, but I also really rely heavily on my kitchen aid mixer, ’cause I hate to cream margarine and sugar together by hand…
Most disastrous kitchen failure?
Pretty much everything after I first went gluten-free. I had to re-learn baking all over again. Lots and lots of wasted ingredients.
First vegan cookbook?
My first vegan cookbook that I purchased was definitely Vegan with a Vengeance… prior to that, I just veganized omni cookbooks or made up recipes by my lonesome. To this day, that is the only vegan cookbook I own, besides the ‘nomicon.
What question about being vegan do you HATE answering?
But, don’t you miss_____________? ? ?
Ahhh! No, no I don’t miss anything that I once ate as an Omni… that’s why I don’t eat it now. This isn’t the adkins diet, folks.
If you could tell the world one thing about vegans, what would it be?
As a combined force we have the superpower ability to transform any omni food fave into an exact vegan replica. For reals.
Spaghetti squash. It’s like pasta masquerading as a gourd. Crazy.
What is a family recipe you have veganized?
I cannot think of a single family recipe that I haven’t veganized…. They’ve all been tainted!
Weirdest food combination?
I get pretty weird sometimes… I love peanut butter, jelly and pickle sandwiches.
Is there something you wish you could veganize, but can’t/couldn’t?
I am very intimidated by meringue; therefore, I feel I may not be able to ever make my favorite “seafoam icing” (or divinity candy)… but someday I’d like to.
Favorite non-dairy milk?
Almond Breeze original. I love that stuff.
What’s one “vegan myth” you’d like to squash?
omg, please – just stop it about the protein. It’s so 1980.