Vegetarian 100 – Tigers and Strawberries

Like the previous gourmand’s meme I already did.

Link to this new one’s original post.


[C]opy 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. If you want, you can leave a comment here, linking to your results, or you can link back to this post so I can try and keep tabs on what folks have eaten and not eaten. Finally, if you think something else should be on the list–feel free to add that to your post, and add any comments you like to your own posting of the list. I am just as curious to see what people have to say about food as whether or not they have eaten them.

(any hyperlinks are my own and not the original author’s)

  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 (boy does this look good!)
  8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu (usually but not always spiced with five spice seasonings)
  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 (warning – popup, flash, ads, etc.)
  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 (this is a sauce you can have on non-veg things, if inclined)
  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 (I’ve had it roasted, among other ways)
  53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette
  54. Quince in any form (I’ve had it as a jelly/jam)
  55. Escarole, endive or arugula
  56. Sprouts other than mung bean (I’ve had alfalfa)
  57. Naturally brewed soy sauce (I am pretty sure not, but would be totally into it)
  58. Dried shiitake mushrooms
  59. Unusually colored vegetables (purple cauliflower, blue potatoes, chocolate bell peppers…) (had all three, thank you, but especially Romanesco – that’s my baby. :) )
  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 (I pronounce it the same way I pronounce the Devil, but I’m contentious that way)
  69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese
  70. Sweet potato fries
  71. Homemade au gratin potatoes (warning – is also big, flashy and spammy)
  72. Cream of asparagus soup
  73. Artichoke-Parmesan dip
  74. Mushroom risotto
  75. Fermented black beans
  76. Garlic scapes (my Chinese family calls these garlic sprouts)
  77. Fresh new baby peas
  78. Kalamata olives
  79. Preserved lemons (home made, even!)
  80. Fried green tomatoes
  81. Chinese scallion pancakes (not just Chinese – I was first exposed to these in Korean cuisine – if you go to a restaurant for these watch out – they’re often made with dried shrimp which Asian chefs seem to think of as a seasoning unless they’re Buddhist)
  82. Cheese souffle
  83. Fried apples
  84. Homemade frijoles refritos (aka refried beans)
  85. Pasta fagiole
  86. Macadamia nuts in any form
  87. Paw paw in any form (I would like to, because I understand it’s related to the soursop/custard apple, which I LOVE)
  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 (do you see what I mean about the dried shrimp? Use something pungent and salty to substitute for it)
  94. Baked grain and vegetable stuffed tomatoes
  95. Pickled ginger (warning –
  96. Methi greens (looks good, though!)
  97. Aloo paratha (warning –
  98. Kedgeree (again, looks good!)
  99. Okra
  100. Roasted brussels sprouts (this converted even H from not liking brussels sprouts)

95/100. Woot. :)