Monday, October 6, 2008

Veganmofo survey!

Thanks for passing this along, VeganView!

1. Name a song that involves food in some way?
Biscuit - Portishead

2. What criteria do you use when buying a new cookbook?
Do I have money? LOL! No really, I'm a novice cook, so I don't have many cookbooks. I use vegweb a lot.

3. What did you eat today?
A bagel with hummus and veggies, a small bowl of veggie chili, a sticky bun... I need some fruit!

4. Name a vegan food you know exists but have never tried...
I don't think I've ever had a vegan tamale. Sad!

5. The Food Network just called and needs you to start your new show tomorrow. What will the title be?
Vegan Eating for Dummies

6. Favorite hot sauce or other spicy condiment?
That is a tough one... I love Sriracha, Aarvark habanero hot sauce, and wasabi

7. How old were you when you became vegan?

8. Favorite vegan cheeze?
Follow Your Heart because it's cheap. Sheese Gouda flavor is really good on crackers with mustard, though!

9. Cutest baby animal?
Any that's not a human and is very furry!

10. Favorite type of jam/jelly?
I love the lavender-infused ones at the farmers market

11. Do you take any vitamins/supplements?
VegLife Vegan Multi

12. What food/dish most embodies the Fall Season?
Definitely pumpkin pie!

13. What food would you have a hard time living without?
Tofu, avocado, olive oil, chocolate

14. Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate?
If it's plain old coffee, then hot chocolate for sure, but if it's a yummy mocha with hemp milk or something, I'm all over that!

15. It's 10 pm and you're starving. What do you eat?
Have I been drinking? haha If not, a handful of nuts or a salad or just go to bed, if yes - I've been known to make cheezy sauce all hours of the night!

16. If you have an animal companion, what is her/his favorite food?
My kitties love their fancy gross meat food, but they (especially Cookie) love to eat whatever else I'm eating. Zoey loves vegan coffee cake, Smart Bacon, and goes wild over chevre when my husband has it.

17. Worst injury you have gotten in the kitchen?
I burned myself pretty good on my inner forearm on the oven the night before I left for Italy... when I got back 2 weeks later it was still all scabby. No scar now, though! That was about 2.5 years ago.

18. When you have a food-related question, who do you call?
Whoever I think will answer the phone! Usually my husband or my best friend.

19. Summer is ending-what food will you miss the most?
That's a toss up between heirloom tomatoes and berries. I love summer!

20. What snacks do you keep in your purse/backpack/desk at work?
Purse - dried fruit and nuts
Work - Lara bars and sometimes a box of cereal or packets of oatmeal. I'm trying to start eating breakfast... it's really hard for me :(

21. Favorite soup to make on a rainy day?
Does chili count?

22. What is your favorite combination of fresh vegetable/fruit juices?
I really like green juices, a la Naked or Columbia Valley.

23. Favorite brand of root beer?
Root beer is foul

24. You are having three vegan celebs to dinner! Who are they?
~James Cromwell
~Woody Harrelson
~Erykah Badu

25. Make your own veganic question! Here's mine:
When was the first time you heard the word "vegan?" What was your first impression?
I remember hearing the word vegan (pronounced vay-gun) when I was a sophomore in high school. A punk friend of mine thought I would be interested in all this stuff he had found out about dairy because I was a vegetarian. He told me about it while I drank a milkshake and he ate a burger at Burgerville. I didn't believe him. I never heard anything about vegans again until I started college and met a few!

And here's a yummy little sticky bun I just ate from Dovetail Bakery


VeganView said...

hahaha! love your responses! babes, you gota make up your own question for the last, although i do like your answers to mine ;)
I had chili today as well ;)

River said...

That sticky bun looks so delicious and... well, sticky good!
I would have a hard time answering the cutest baby animal question.

Chelsea said...

VeganView - ha, I was going to add my own, but wanted to keep yours because I liked it, but then I forgot! D'oh! Lemme edit... :)

River - the baby animal question was so hard! Chinchillas are right up there, tho.

jelymo said...

i'll have to answer these questions in my blog sometime in the near future. you went to italy? totally jealous! i'm married to a man with family from sicilly.

Chelsea said...

Jelymo - love your new picture! I actually went to Italy for work, there are some totally amazing schools in Reggio-Emilia that I went to do a study-tour with. Pretty sweet! My co-teacher and I went a week early to visit Rome and Florence. I was really blown away by the history... to stand in a piazza where a documented event happened over 2,000 years ago is something you just can't experience here in the US. The food was good, too. Especially the soy gelato! I found some in every city :)