I'm being lazy today and doing the survey from I Eat Trees because I haven't cooked anything for a while. I'm still feeling a bit queasy but I hope to get back to eating beyond farley's rusks, tinned spag, mash and toast over the course of the weekend.
What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
Artisan cheeses- the smell of cheese disgusts me now
What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
Olives, mushrooms, dried fruit, beans
What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
Hmm, apart from fake cheeses, mock meats and some vegan milk chocolate attempts, I'm not keen on some aubergine dishes (don't mind thin roasted slices, but big chunks are yucky)
What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
Water, followed by black coffee, following by herbal tea
What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
Spicy one pot things or dessert, either incredibly chocolately tarts or apple/pear tart
Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
The only real rule I have is no compromise on veganism. I have a few guidelines like eating very little processed food, eating vaguely macrobiotic, eating only when I'm hungry etc, but I do break them in the name of pleasure every now and again.
What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
Granola and other naughty breakfast cereals, non dairy ice-cream
What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
Bread- I don't eat a lot but prefer to make the no knead stuff in my Le Creuset when I fancy some. I never buy pre-made salad dressings either.
What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
Wine, spices, chocolate, proper bread
Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?
I don't really graze at all, more of a 4-5 small meals throughout the day girl. Although I like peanuts, peanut butter and pumpkin seeds.
What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
Roast veggies, homemade pesto, black olives
What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?
Any brassica (espescially dark cabbage or cauliflower) and raspberries are my favourite fruit
What is the best salad dressing?
Homemade pesto or vegan tapenade thinned out with balsamic vinegar
What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
Crunchy peanut butter
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 don't get the world's obsession with cupcakes, and get even less why vegan bakers have jumped on this short lived bandwagon. I hear we're on to whoopie pies now (wtf). I'm more a classic un-iced cake fan- like banana loaf cake, chocolate and nut cakes, fruit cake etc.
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Not a big cookie lover either. PB and dried cherries would be good.
What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
Coconut curry with rice noodles or quinoa and loads of spring greens/collards.
What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
Roast turnip is really the only thing my SO will not finish off his plate. We have differing tastes; he eats more stodgy carbs and I prefer creamy things like chocolate and ice-cream
How long, in total, do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?