Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"The Vegan's 100 Food List"


I just finished the documentary "Vegucated" (2010) this morning (see: http://www.getvegucated.com/), and have decided to start exploring veganism for the next 7 days.

I found a food list to start from a website that does not seem to be particularly research-based, but sets the pace as far as its counterparts are concerned. As much as I have loved learning about nutrition in the last few years the, "Animal Liberation Front", is an entirely different ball game. Let's see what we can find.

As copied from: http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/09/vegans-hundred-100-foods-you-should-try.html.....

The Vegan's Hundred

Here’s what I want you to do:

1)
Copy this list into your blog or social networking site profile, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment on this post linking to your results.

The HHL Vegan Hundred:

1. Molasses
2. Cactus/Nopales
3. Scrambled Tofu
4. Grilled Portobella Caps
5. Fresh Ground Horseradish
6. Sweet Potato Biscuits
7. Arepa
8. Vegan Cole Slaw
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
16. Slow Roasted Butternut Squash
17. White truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Freshly ground wasabi
20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not store bought)
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
31. Starfruit
32. Oven fresh Sourdough bread
33. Sangria made with premium fruit and juices
34. Sauerkraut
35. Acai Smoothie
36. Blue Foot Mushrooms
37. Vegan Cupcake from Babycakes nyc
38. Sweet Potatoes and Tempeh combo
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
48. Tofu Pesto Sandwich
49. Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne fresh-pressed juice...with Extra Ginger
50. Grilled Seitan
51. Prickly pear
52. Fresh Pressed Almond Milk
53. Concord Grapes off the vine
54. Ramps
55. Coconut Water fresh from a young coconut56. Organic Arugula
57. Vidalia Onion
58. Sampler of organic produce from Diamond Organics
59. Honeycrisp Apple
60. Poi
61. Vegan Campfire-toasted Smores
62. Grape seed Oil
63. Farm fresh-picked Peach
64. Freshly-made pita bread with freshly-made hummus
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
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- (honeysuckle for me!)
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

Starting Results: 11 out of 100 foods. Ready to try it all. Whole Foods here we come...


7 comments:

  1. Been thinking of this same subject myself. Check out a book called The China Study. It's one of the strongest cases for correlation between eating meat and cancer that has ever been done. If that's not enough, consider this: it costs about 500 liters of water for every 1 kilogram of potatoes; about 1900 liters for every 1 kilogram of rice; and--get this-- 100,000 liters of water for every one kilogram of beef. That means one kilogram of beef is equivalent to 200 kilograms of potatoes (with respect to water). And a feedlot-raised-cow is a helluva lot more than 1 kilogram!!! So how many people on the planet are going hungry because one person is eating a steak? It's astronomical and the numbers make a moral case for vegetarianism in themselves.

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  2. Any chance that WP can support it?

    Funny you mention the China Study...before today I hadn't heard of it once, but you started the first of three references including this documentary. It happens to be $4.45 on Amazon- I think we have a winner.

    The numbers are too real to be anything but. It's funny to think you starting me out on recycling made me ride a moped for a year, buy Tom's, start juicing, take "military" showers, and now experiment with veg. and veganism. I still roll my plastic sacks (if I get them at all :), and if you can believe it, am considering getting a puppy soon (right!?). I was laughing at the playing cards when I read them again the other day, so perfect. Thanks for the flame Cosmonaut.

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  3. WP definitely supports it, but the problem here is the problem everywhere--culture. When is the last time you saw the Rock enjoying a tofu burger? And would you still love your boyfriend if he took you out to a nice Valentine's day salad? It sounds shallow, but it is what it is.

    My question for you, as you know much more about nutrition than I: is it possible to get the same amount protein and same muscle-building results WITHOUT animal products?

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  4. Lucky for us, we live in the U.S. and there only seems to be "capitalistic" culture...so vegetarian/vegan doesn't seem as daunting. In other parts of the world, India for example, vegetarianism IS the culture, or at least other forms of diet restriction (beef). In Hollywood, it's jello, in gyms it's chicken and rice and veggies and juice...in Crossfit, the "raw" caveman diet is becoming popular. All over the world these subcultures have been created and for good reason. Some crazy, but at least an effort is being made in good purpose.

    There are many, many, many ways to get adequate protein sources without animal products, especially nowadays. With technology at the rise, more products made out of brown rice, hemp, soy, etc. are being manufactured for just these purposes. Do a quick search for the vegetarian and vegan food pyramids- the meat category is replaced with lentils and meat substitutes. Granted you won't be seeing these individuals step on the Olympia stage (due to more reasons than one), but yes, it can be done. List from Wiki of famous vegans...and darn it, you're right, I don't see the Rock making the cut:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vegans

    Remember what Dan said about health and fitness being available in a pill by the year 2050? Well, it's happening...more meal replacement products, supplementations are making this idea of not eating meat more available to the general public. Ultimately, eat raw and organic seems to be the goal, but in the transition of doing so, these products are key to educating and learning this non-cultural way of life. If we can do it in time before the Earth's resources are caput (sp?).

    In the next few days I am going to be trying out a lot of different products that make this possible. Will post an update after. Until then, take advantage of that salad bar- dark greens make the top of the list on EVERY advantage in the health sector.

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  5. Did you know there is a line of supplements now called "Jeykll and Hyde." Had I thought of that 5 years ago I'd been rolling in dough now. I think Dan foresaw more than just meat replacement with supplements... Soon we will take all of our daily nutrients with a single pill and cooking will become recreational, just like exercise.

    I had an inside tour of bb.com's headquarters in BOI over break. It's nothing I would ever want to do, but jee wiz if there ever was a company that had its poop in a group, it's THAT company. The CEO is a visionary.

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    1. That's *Jekyll btw. You'd think I should know how to spell that.

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  6. Are you still taking your supps? I feel like the military could really take advantage of something like this..OR...you could. There is such a call for performance, enhancement, sustainability, etc. maybe you could be the next visionary to the pipsqueeks coming in to their first bootcamp...and the heroes coming out of their hopefully not last booktcamps.

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