My Vegan 100

Posted on August 23, 2010


Some time ago, various lists of “100 foods” were circulating blog world.  Healthy Happy Life posted a list of 100 vegan foods one must try.  I think it’s brilliant.  And I think I’ve done quite well for myself.  How would you rank?  Get into the kitchen or market and use this as an inspiration.  I’ve made bold the foods I’ve already had and added additional notes in parantheses

1. Molasses (both blackstrap and regular)
2. Cactus/Nopales
3. Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5. Fresh Ground Horseradish

6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa (only once, though)
8. Vegan Cole Slaw (both raw and cooked!)
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 (I am not a bagel fan. I like bread, but the round bumpy variety doesn’t suit me)
16. Slow Roasted Butternut Squash

17. White truffle  (I detest white chocolate)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes  (unless you count my non-alcoholic lacto-fermented orange juice)
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20.Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream
(to be fair, I made it from coconut flesh, not just milk)
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 (just a bite!…hot!

27. Goji Berry Tea
28. Fennel
29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

30. Radishes and Vegan Buttery Spread (Are radishes and butter a popular combination?)
31. Starfruit
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread

33. Sangria made with premium fruit and juices
34. Sauerkraut  (always always homemade)
35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms

37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo (taste-gasm)
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 (it’s old hat by now)
48. Tofu Pesto Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice…with Extra Ginger (I’m coming clean–I only just had this after reading this list)
50. Grilled Seitan
51. Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
(Oh a hundred times.  Hazelnut, macadmia, cashew, pistachio, pine nut , sunflower seed, and pumpkin seed milk can all be added to the list.)
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 (Trouble is, I’ve always thought marshmallows are like styrofoam.  I have this irrational certainty that they’ll release toxic fumes when heated.)
62. Grape seed Oil
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach
64. Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus (I’ve actually made both myself–what fun!)
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 (too much work, ha)
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

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