30 December 2010

Vegan 100 and Month-By-Month 2010 Notables

With 2011 lurking just around the corner and "top 10" and "best of" lists plastering the web, I thought I'd throw in another compilation by ending my 2010 blog posting with this "Vegan 100" from The Picky Vegan.  The items I have tried are in bold; the items first tasted during the past year are also marked with an asterisk (*).  I'm always making lists--I'd be much more disorganized without them--and this one in particular put my sense of culinary diversity in perspective.


1. Molasses
2. 
Cactus/Nopales
3. 
Scrambled Tofu
4. 
Grilled Portobella Caps
5. Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
8. 
Vegan Cole Slaw*
9. 
Ginger Carrot Soup
10. Fiddlehead Ferns
11. 
Roasted Elephant Garlic
12. Umeboshi
13. 
Almond Butter Toast
14. 
Aloe Vera
15. H and H Bagel NYC
16. 
Slow Roasted Butternut Squash
17. White truffle
18. 
Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not store bought)*
21. 
Heirloom tomatoes
22. 
Orchard-fresh pressed apple cider
23. Organic California Mango (in season Sept-Oct only)
24. 
Quinoa
25. Papaya Smoothie

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet (habanero) pepper*
27. Goji Berry Tea
28. 
Fennel
29. 
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
30. Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread
31. 
Starfruit
32. 
Oven fresh Sourdough bread

33. Sangria made with premium fruit and juices
34. 
Sauerkraut
35. Acai Smoothie*
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. 
Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
39. 
Falafel

40. Spelt Crust Pizza
41. Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms
42. Jicama Slaw
43. Pumpkin Edamame Ginger Dumplings

44. 
Hemp Milk
45. 
Rose Champagne
46. 
Fuyu
47. Raw Avocado-Coconut Soup
48. 
Tofu Pesto Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice…with Extra Ginger
50. 
Grilled Seitan
51. 
Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk*
53. Concord Grapes off the vine
54. 
Ramps
55. 
Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut
56. 
Organic Arugula
57. 
Vidalia Onion

58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59. 
Honeycrisp Apple*
60. Poi

61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62. 
Grape seed Oil
63. 
Farm fresh-picked Peach
64. 
Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus
65. Chestnut Snack Packs

66. Fresh Guava
67. Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

68. Raw Mallomar from One Lucky Duck, NYC
69. 
Fried plantains
70. 
Mache*

71. 
Golden Beets
72. Barrel-Fresh Pickles
73. 
Liquid Smoke*
74. 
Meyer Lemon*

75. Veggie Paella
76. 
Vegan Lasagna (raw optional)
77. Kombucha*
78. Homemade Soy Milk

79. Lapsang souchong
80. Lychee Bellini
81. 
Tempeh Bacon*
82. 
Sprouted Grain Bread
83. Lemon Pepper Tempeh 

84. 
Vanilla Bean
85. 
Watercress

86. Carrot you pulled out of the ground yourself
87. 
Vegan In-Season Fruit Pie
88. 
Flowers
89. 
Corn Chowder
90. High-Quality Vegan Raw Chocolate
91. 
Yellow fuzz-free Kiwi
92. White Flesh Grapefruit
93. Harissa
94. 
Coconut Oil*
95. Jackfruit
96. 
Homemade Risotto
97. 
Spirulina

98. Seedless ‘Pixie’ Tangerine*
99. 
Gourmet Sorbet, not store bought*
100. Fresh-Plucked English Peas



I hope to get through each items at some point, although I'm proud of myself for having tried just over half the amount listed.  What's part of your "Vegan 100"?
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As part of my year-end reflection, I've selected some of my favorite vegan food ventures from 2010--just those shared here on Bread Without Butter, because choosing favorites from around the blogosphere is a much more daunting task, given the volume of amazing food produced by bloggers everywhere on a continual basis.  I selected one food/meal/experience from each month and listed them all chronologically for convenience.


January: homemade soymilk and tofu
February: recipe testing for Caribbean Vegan
March: baking from The Bread Baker's Apprentice
April: Fresh Vegetable Lasagne with Tofu "Ricotta"
May: Yeasted Roasted Banana Bread
June: cooking from The Enlightened Kitchen
July: culinary "travel"
August: discovering kelp noodles
September: homemade noodles
October: getting my sugar fix
November: all of Vegan MoFo! (Seriously, it was an awesome--albeit exhausting--month!)
December: eat-in bibimbap
What are your favorite food projects/moments from 2010 (here or otherwise)?  I'd love to know, so please feel free to share.  Best wishes for a safe and happy new year!

4 comments:

  1. I'd say you had a very adventurous year, my dear!

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  2. Oh you have to try grilled portebella, help milk, lychee and aloe! I only have golden beets if I juice it with apples. I actually hate fennel, so you are not missing anything there by not trying it. Happy New year to you!

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  3. Oh you have to try grilled portebella, help milk, lychee and aloe! I only have golden beets if I juice it with apples. I actually hate fennel, so you are not missing anything there by not trying it. Happy New year to you!

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  4. I'd say you had a very adventurous year, my dear!

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