Adventures in Ethics and Science

The Vegetarian’s Hundred.

Sean assesses his familiarity with the Omnivore’s Hundred. I thought about playing along, but it’s pretty meaty, while my diet is not so much. However, Sean was kind enough to post a link to the Vegetarian’s Hundred, a list of one hundred vegetarian food items everyone should try at least once. (Unless you’re vegan, at which point maybe you need to propose your own hundred.)

If you want to play along, here’s how you do it: copy the list, including my instructions, and bold any items you have eaten and strike out any you would never eat, and then post it to your blog.

I’m going to add the following rule: italicize items you have made (or grown) yourself. (Presumably, you’ve eaten those as well.)

The Vegetarian Hundred:


1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked
2. Tabouleh
3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven (preferably with homemade strawberry jam)
4. Fresh figs (currently working on growing my own)
5. Fresh pomegranate (currently working on growing my own)
6. Indian dal of any sort
7. Imam bayildi
8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu
9. Freshly made hummus
10. Tahini
11. Kimchi
12. Miso
13. Falafel
14. Potato and pea filled samosas
15. Homemade yogurt
16. Muhammara
17. Brie en croute
18. Spanikopita
19. Fresh, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes
20. Insalata caprese
21. Stir-fried greens (gai lan, bok choi, pea shoots, kale, chard or collards)
22. Freshly made salsa
23. Freshly made guacamole
24. Creme brulee
25. Fava beans
26. Chinese cold sesame peanut noodles
27. Fattoush
28. New potatoes
29. Coleslaw
30. Ratatouille
31. Baba ganoush
32. Winter squash
33. Roasted beets
34. Baked sweet potatoes
35. Plantains
36. Chocolate truffles
37. Garlic mashed potatoes
38. Fresh water chestnuts
39. Steel cut oats
40. Quinoa
41. Grilled portabello mushrooms
42. Chipotle en adobo
43. Stone ground whole grain cornmeal
44. Freshly made corn or wheat tortillas
45. Frittata
46. Basil pesto
47. Roasted garlic
48. Raita of any type
49. Mango lassi
50. Jasmine rice (white or brown)
51. Thai vegetarian coconut milk curry
52. Pumpkin in any form other than pie
53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette
54. Quince in any form
55. Escarole, endive or arugula
56. Sprouts other than mung bean
57. Naturally brewed soy sauce
58. Dried shiitake mushrooms
59. Unusually colored vegetables (purple cauliflower, blue potatoes, chocolate bell peppers…)
60. Fresh peach ice cream
61. Chevre
62. Medjool dates
63. Kheer
64. Flourless chocolate cake
65. Grilled corn on the cob
66. Black bean (or any other bean) vegetarian chili
67. Tempeh
68. Seitan or wheat gluten
69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese
70. Sweet potato fries
71. Homemade au gratin potatoes
72. Cream of asparagus soup
73. Artichoke-Parmesan dip
74. Mushroom risotto
75. Fermented black beans
76. Garlic scapes
77. Fresh new baby peas
78. Kalamata olives
79. Preserved lemons
80. Fried green tomatoes
81. Chinese scallion pancakes
82. Cheese souffle
83. Fried apples
84. Homemade frijoles refritos
85. Pasta fagiole
86. Macadamia nuts in any form
87. Paw paw in any form
88. Grilled cheese sandwich of any kind
89. Paneer cheese
90. Ma Po Tofu (vegetarian style-no pork!)
91. Fresh pasta in any form
92. Grilled leeks, scallions or ramps
93. Green papaya salad
94. Baked grain and vegetable stuffed tomatoes
95. Pickled ginger
96. Methi greens
97. Aloo paratha
98. Kedgeree (the original Indian version without the smoked fish, not the British version with fish)
99. Okra
100. Roasted brussels sprouts

I have a handful of items still to try, I suppose, but I think I’m more interested in learning how to prepare or grow some of the favorites that I have tried.

Comments

  1. #1 Lisa
    September 10, 2008

    Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven (preferably with homemade strawberry jam) YUM!

    Great list–now I’m hungry!

  2. #2 Shawn
    September 10, 2008

    I added a dash before the items I’ve tried in an effort to improve readability.

    1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked
    2. Tabouleh
    3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven (preferably with homemade strawberry jam)
    4. Fresh figs
    5. Fresh pomegranate
    6. Indian dal of any sort
    7. Imam bayildi
    8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu
    9. Freshly made hummus
    10. Tahini
    11. Kimchi (not a fan)
    12. Miso
    13. Falafel
    14. Potato and pea filled samosas
    15. Homemade yogurt (does Yonah Schimmel’s count?)
    16. Muhammara
    17. Brie en croute (F***ing heaven!)
    18. Spanikopita
    19. Fresh, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes
    20. Insalata caprese
    21. Stir-fried greens (gai lan, bok choi, pea shoots, kale, chard or collards)
    22. Freshly made salsa
    23. Freshly made guacamole
    24. Creme brulee (oh, yeah!)
    25. Fava beans (just boiled with a little salt, it’s awesome.)
    26. Chinese cold sesame peanut noodles
    27. Fattoush
    28. New potatoes
    29. Coleslaw
    30. Ratatouille (on my short list of things to try)
    31. Baba ganoush
    32. Winter squash
    33. Roasted beets
    34. Baked sweet potatoes
    35. Plantains (not a fan)
    36. Chocolate truffles
    37. Garlic mashed potatoes
    38. Fresh water chestnuts
    39. Steel cut oats
    40. Quinoa
    41. Grilled portabello mushrooms
    42. Chipotle en adobo
    43. Stone ground whole grain cornmeal
    44. Freshly made corn or wheat tortillas
    45. Frittata
    46. Basil pesto
    47. Roasted garlic
    48. Raita of any type
    49. Mango lassi
    50. Jasmine rice (white or brown)
    51. Thai vegetarian coconut milk curry
    52. Pumpkin in any form other than pie
    53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette
    54. Quince in any form
    55. Escarole, endive or arugula (all three)
    56. Sprouts other than mung bean
    57. Naturally brewed soy sauce
    58. Dried shiitake mushrooms
    59. Unusually colored vegetables (purple cauliflower, blue potatoes, chocolate bell peppers…)
    60. Fresh peach ice cream
    61. Chevre
    62. Medjool dates
    63. Kheer
    64. Flourless chocolate cake
    65. Grilled corn on the cob
    66. Black bean (or any other bean) vegetarian chili (try Trader Joe’s veg chili)
    67. Tempeh
    68. Seitan or wheat gluten
    69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese
    70. Sweet potato fries (are there any other kind of fries?)
    71. Homemade au gratin potatoes
    72. Cream of asparagus soup
    73. Artichoke-Parmesan dip
    74. Mushroom risotto
    75. Fermented black beans
    76. Garlic scapes
    77. Fresh new baby peas
    78. Kalamata olives
    79. Preserved lemons
    80. Fried green tomatoes (blah, what’s all the fuss?)
    81. Chinese scallion pancakes
    82. Cheese souffle
    83. Fried apples
    84. Homemade frijoles refritos
    85. Pasta fagiole
    86. Macadamia nuts in any form
    87. Paw paw in any form
    88. Grilled cheese sandwich of any kind (try whole grain bread, brie with thin slices of pear)
    89. Paneer cheese
    90. Ma Po Tofu (vegetarian style-no pork!)
    91. Fresh pasta in any form
    92. Grilled leeks, scallions or ramps
    93. Green papaya salad
    94. Baked grain and vegetable stuffed tomatoes
    95. Pickled ginger (nope, but sounds great)
    96. Methi greens
    97. Aloo paratha
    98. Kedgeree (the original Indian version without the smoked fish, not the British version with fish)
    99. Okra (ick!)
    100. Roasted brussels sprouts

    Additions: Salt Potatoes, Tamales, borscht, Pierogies

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