What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
Cheese. Yeah, not really and I was a cheese fiend and snob.
What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
What dish are your “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
I won't eat anything that's been lying around in the fridge for more than 2 days or so
What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?Tofurky Italian Sausage
What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
Beans. I used to buy canned beans but now I almost always make them from scratch.
What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
Organic extra-virgin olive oil. Good chocolate. Honestly, I almost always spend extra money on groceries. I am a snob like that.
Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?
I love snacks more than meals. Right now, I love BBQ soy crisps.
What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?
Lacinato kale, green peas, onions, scallions, leeks, garlic. Pink lady apples, pineapple, mango.
What is the best salad dressing?
Oil and vinegar with some dijon mustard and maple syrup.
What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
Earth Balance or olive oil with nutritional yeast and sea salt.
What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
Black bean soup.
What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
Chocolate with peanut butter frosting.
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
Pasta with lentil tomato sauce from The Complete Vegan Kitchen or Tofurky sausage with a side of kale.
What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
I live with someone who will eat anything, whether he likes it or not. He doesn't care for ginger or vinegar.
How long, in total, do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?
At least an hour per day.