Monday, August 25, 2008

first day of school!

i am so excited. i love school. and that's not even sarcasm.

this year i'm taking french III, physics, and british literature at home and design II, english II, and american history II at the college. i also made up a huge reading list that i want to get done. i've already read two--my antonia and the time machine (which seemed reminiscent of tripping on shrooms.)

today will probably be a simple day food-wise, as i'm trying to get a feel for my schedule. breakfast this morning was just a bowl of cheerios and kix (yes i am still a little kid) with strawberries and vanilla almond milk, and a piece of whole wheat toast with a blob of all-fruit blackberry preserves.

my grandparents weren't that bad after all. i think they're finally starting to get the concept of "vegan." that's not to say that they still don't mention it every five minutes, but oh well. i did end up mostly eating boca patties and salad like usual but my grandma made an ALMOST veggie dinner, with sweet potatoes, crusty bread, seasoned brussels sprouts and onions, and yellow hominy. with a small plate of sausage to make my grandpa happy.

this is me with my two cuzzies playing littlest pet shop ;D they're cute and all but there's still just something incredibly irritating about hearing someone say "i wanna go watch barney" in a hick accent.

and now for The Vegan's Hundred, courtesy of Bittersweet:

1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.
5) Pass it on!

1. Natto
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. Haggis
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee
7. Fondue
8. Marmite/Vegemite
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart
16. Boba Tea
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza
20. Vanilla ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar
29. Baklava
30. Pate
31. Wasabi peas
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Mango lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly
39. Gumbo
40. Fast food french fries
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more (as long as I wasn't paying for it. =)
46. Stroopwafle
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey
54. Sheese
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Soy curls
63. Chickpea cutlets
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake
78. Mashed potatoes with gravy
79. Jerky
80. Croissants
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup
90. White chocolate
91. Seitan
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Raw cookie dough

how sad! only 24. i need to expand my food horizon.

more food-related stuff coming soon!


Celine said...

you and your cousins are too cute!

River said...

YAY, happy first day of school!

Your breakfast looks great, and go grandma for making an almost veggie dinner!

I'm embarrassed to do "The Vegan's Hundred" list because I haven't tried most of those things! :(

shelby said...

I love cereal! hehe

Your cousins are so cute, and you look gorgeous!

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