Thursday, October 16, 2008

Half Way Through MoFo Survey !


Chocolate Mint Ice Box Cookies - a test recipe for the upcoming PPK Cookie book by Terry Romero and Isa Chandra Moskowitz.


Now that I have your attention....

Hey MoFos!
I made a survey!

Basically, I had time on my hands and haven't purchased a new USB cord yet.  I'll get on that.

  1. What was the most recent tea you drank?
    1. Half jasmine/Half Blossoming Lotus 8 Herb
  2. What vegan forms do you post/lurk on?  If so, what is your username?  Spill!
    1. I’ve been a Post Punk Kitchen member since 12/6/2005, when I joined to post food porn, though I visited the site before then.  My username is jdfunks.  I also post occasionally on VeganRepresent as jdf and read the NW Veg forums a couple times a year.
  3. You have to have tofu for dinner, and it has be an Italian dish.  What comes to mind first?
    1. Tofu ricotta stuffed eggplant lasagna.  My mind is very Italian?
  4. How many vegan blogs do you read on an average day? 
    1. On an average day, I read less than 10, maybe 5.  I play catch up and read tons though!  The ones on my links list are the ones I read the most frequently.
  5. Besides your own, what is the most recent one you’ve read?
    1. The lovely Allicia’s Broke-ass Vegan.  I was going to complete the survey Allicia filled out, but then decided to make my own.
  6. If you could hang out with a vegan blogger that you haven’t met, who would it be, and what would you do? 
    1. I’m lucky to have met so many, and be actual friends with many as well.  I’d like to visit Philly again and meet Dynise of Urban Vegan and go for fancy Thai food and to one of her favorite art galleries. She’s so hip! And urban!  I’ll also meet any vegan blogger that comes to Portland, obviously.
  7. If you had to base your dinners for a week around one of the holy trilogy – tofu, seitan or tempeh, which would it be? 
    1. Tofu – I can think of versatile uses immediately.
  8. If you had to use one in a fight, which would it be?
    1. Large blocks of frozen tempeh from People’s Coop! 
  9. Name 3 meals you’d realistically make with that tough protein of choice!
    1. Baked BBQ tempeh, cornmeal fried tempeh from the Candle Café cookbook and Tempeh Sausage over pasta with veggies.
Baked BBQ Tempeh dinner

  1. What’s a recipe in vegan blogland that you’ve been eyeing?
    1. The Herb Crusted Tofu with Mushroom Marsala from the The Farm Café – technically this counts because Julie Hasson has a recipe for it up on Everyday Dish.  This dish is one of the Stumptown Vegans’ Top 10 Favorite Things We’ve Eaten – as published in the travel edition of Herbivore Magazine last year.    
  1. Do you own any clothing with vegan messages/brands on them?
    1. I own two Herbivore logo sweatshirts, one in green and one in black , and two bags – the “Wings are for flying, not frying” and “Cowhugger”.

Drinking Stumptown espresso at Backspace in an Herbivore Hoodie.  Photo taken by the marvelous Rayray of Bjorked Off


  1. Have you made your pilgrimage to the 'vegan mecca' yet?  (Portland, duh)
    1. Well, I moved here in September 2004.
  2. What age did you first go vegan?  Did it stick?
    1. I first went vegan at 19.  At 20, I studied abroad and did indulge in European cheese.  I'm not proud, and I know now I'd pass, but I don't have regrets - just gas.   I went vegan again afterwards, but I have had realistic bumps. 
  3. What is the worst vegan meal you’ve had?  Who cooked it?
    1. Last holiday season my office went to lunch at a fancy restaurant that had actually prepared a decent vegan dinner for me last year – and had this actual vegan item on their dinner menu.  I asked for a veganized lunch sandwich with sautéed mushrooms since they had a few mushroom varities in other dishes – and was given toasted white bread with thinly sliced white mushrooms inside.  That’s it.  Not the worst, but boring and odd.
  4. What made you decide to blog?
    1. I’ll be blogging on Get Sconed! for 3 years as of January 1st, 2009.  I was inspired by Vegan Lunch Box and vegancooking on Livejournal in general.  I wanted a place to document my love and growth of a vegan kitchen.
  5. What are three of your favorite meals to make? 

First off, I had to reference my blog to try and think of what, oy.

    1. Pizza with tofu ricotta
    2. Bbq tofu or tempeh with brown rice and greens
    3. Spicy quinoa with tempeh, black beans and kale
And well, brunch foods.  Brunch testing has been a pleasure!  

  1. What dish would you bring to a vegan Thanksgiving-themed potluck?
    1. My late mother’s veganized sweet potato pie casserole.  This will be my 6th holiday season making it.
  2. Where is your favorite vegan meal at a restaurant?  How many times have you ordered it?
  3. Besides the Tofu Marsala at The Farm and outside of Portland –in May it was this oyster mushroom crusted seitan from Candle Café in NYC:
Oyster Mushroom Crusted Seitan 
          with Potatoes and Greens from Candle Cafe

  1. What do you think the best chain to dine as a vegan is?
    1. P.F. Chang’s....even if I found a cockroach in my Ma Po tofu back in 2004 on Long Island.  They have vegetarian oyster sauce listed as an ingredient online, how cool is that?  Cool, cool.  I’ve even reviewed it on Stumptown Vegans – it’s my preferred default chain when traveling, followed by CPK.
  2. My kitchen needs a………
    1. A sifter.  How embarrassing. 
  3. This vegetable is not allowed in my kitchen…..!
    1. Onions are rarely allowed.  When they are, they’re pureed into homemade BBQ sauce.
  4. What's for dinner tonight?
a. I'm thinking Tofu scramble or pasta.  Something with the tofu marinading in tamari in my fridge, or the chipotle & sundried tomato sausages I made.
20.Add a question here!
Herb Crusted Tofu with Mushroom Marsala from The Farm Cafe


13 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I LOVE THIS SURVEY!!! Such a fun idea. You know, YOUR blog was one of the very first ones that I ever started reading :0)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I love this too! So creative. It was interesting to learn a little more about you. I remember being inspired by your tofu hearts a while back, and then making tofu 'tinis as a result! I'm gonna work on my responses!

Celine said...

I ♥ you, Jess. you're the reason why I started blogging. and I'm getting mushy so getting the hell outta here, but it's honestly one of the coolest survey I've seen.

DJ said...

I love surveys - so interesting to find out more about people! I stumbled across 'Vegan Lunchbox' after checking out various bento blogs and then googled 'vegan food blog' to come across a review that mentioned VL, 'Eat Air' and yours. The rest, as they say, is history...

funwithyourfood said...

congrats on making 1/2 way through!!

Teddy

B36Kitchen said...

This survey will be perfect for me to mofo this weekend while I'm away! Thanks Jess.

My kitchen was sadly missing a sifter until very recently. Go get one!!

laura said...

i totally had the same experience at a work holiday lunch a couple of years ago. the restaurant had the ubiquitous portobello mushroom sandwich on the menu. i was brought a RAW portobello on a dry bun. ick.

Bianca said...

This is probably the most interesting survey I've seen floating around! I think I may fill it out soon too!

I'd like to see the fight where frozen tempeh comes out.

sophia said...

thanks for the survey and sweet jesus, thank you for pointing me to the herb-crusted tofu recipe and video! i have plans to make it very soon. if it's half as good as the farm's i will be thrilled.

sarchan said...

Why does Portland always look so fun? An apple-tasting festival is kind of my idea of heaven. As long as there are Winesaps available.

trina said...

Well done!

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