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Veggie food meme.

Following on from the last food meme, Janet gives us 100 vegetarian dishes to try. As there is nothing vegetarian I won’t try, I’l just bold those I have tried and pass this along. As usual, comments are welcome.

1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked
2. Tabouleh
3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven
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
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

Comments

  1. #1 Barn Owl
    September 10, 2008

    I think I’ve tried all, except for garlic scapes, fattoush, muhammara, and imam biyaldi. Once you’ve made your own hummus or tabouleh, you won’t go back to store-bought.

  2. #2 Sabine
    September 13, 2008

    good lord, how can an Irishman never have eaten steel cut oats??? (I looked at your other food list, too. No pho?? I’m aghast.)

  3. #3 sabine
    September 13, 2008

    Oh, forgot to say-have had everything except the fresh water chestnuts.

  4. #4 Bee
    September 15, 2008

    I’ve eaten 76 of those food. Missing in particular are any food containing soy beans, except in familiar soy sauce form. There is some flavour in every other soy product I’ve tasted (but not eaten), beginning with tofu and the beans themselves that immediately makes my brain think the things are poisonous.

    And don’t anybody tell me tofu only has the flavours you add to it: that’s a falsehood, stuff tastes like iron and pesticide, IMO.

  5. #5 Jim Lippard
    September 15, 2008

    Bee: There are a few soy-based items on the list, including Tempeh, Ma Po Tofu, and pressed spiced Chinese tofu.

    John, if you haven’t tried kimchi, I recommend a visit to the Manna Cafe in Chandler (Arizona Ave. and Guadalupe). I never eat like a vegetarian there (I have to get the spicy pork BBQ), but every meal comes with a bunch of appetizers including kimchi, most of which are vegetarian and quite tasty.

  6. #6 John Lynch
    September 15, 2008

    @ Sabine & Jim

    Actually I have tried those (oats & kimchee) … don’t know how I missed them first run around.