January 6, 2012

The Post Punk Kitchen 100

by IsaChandra

There’s no doubt about it, veganism landed on the moon in 2011 — it was everywhere! This list is all about the food we ate once we landed. From the cookbooks and blogs that got us into the kitchen, to the gadgets that made it fun to be there — here are 100 ingredients, recipes, chefs, restaurant, tips, cookbooks, tools and websites that made us swoon all year.

I compiled the list by asking everyone from my mom to my favorite musicians what inspired them in 2011. I also posed the question on Twitter and Facebook (of course!) so that I could get as much feedback as possible. Since this is the Post Punk Kitchen 100, naturally there are a few items from Terry and I that made it on to the list, but I tried to make it as diverse as possible, giving shoutouts to the other people that made our 2011 a delicious year. I also tried to include things that everyone could afford to do right now today as well as a few items that you can add to your bucket list. For instance, I still don’t have a $400 blender but I can certainly swing an avocado masher. And hopefully there’s a tip or trick in here that will even save you money!

The list is in no particular order, #1 isn’t necessarily any more important or better than #47 in our eyes. The main point was just to have some fun. From time to time we link to stuff you can buy on Amazon. If you purchase through those links, the credit will go to supplies for The Teal Cat Project.

If you see a mistake or if I accidentally didn’t give credit, please just let me know. And of course let us know what inspired you in 2011. Enjoy!

1) Soaked cashews
2) Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food
3) Pinterest
4) Speculoos
5) Massaged Kale Salads
6) Magic Bullet
7) Garden Tomatoes No Matter Where You Live
8) Obsessive Confection Disorder
9) Caulipots
10) FUD Nachos, Kansas City, MO
11) The Broth Bag
12) Coconut Flour
13) Caribbean Vegan by Taymer Mason
14) Vegusto Cheese
15) WholeSoy Unsweetened Plain Yogurt
16) The Gnocchi at Portobello PDX
17) Vanilla Beans
18) Avocado Masher
19) Chia Seeds
20) Salt and Pepper and Chocolate
21) Down To Earth Fertilizer
22) Vegan Slow Cooking
23) Camera+ for iPhone
24) Bunnies on Blogs
25) Dunwell Donuts
26) Dumpling Squash
27) Skittles Juice
28) Tofu Xpress
29) Vegan Cadbury Eggs
30) Cuisinart Green Gourmet Skillet
31) Loafs
32) Soy-free Vegenaise
33) Secondhand Annual Magazine Cookbook Collections
34) Vegan Big Mac At Doomie’s, LA
35) Real Thai Soy Sauce
36) Refrigerator Pickles
37) OhSheGlows Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
38) Kansha, by Elizabeth Andoh
39) The Vegan Vine
40) Silicone Crust Shield
41) Anise/Fennel Seed Mix
42) Steamed Veggies
43) 00 Flour
44) Flan at Gracias Madre, SF
45) Devilled Eggs
46) Kombu
47) Cocoa from the Grenada Chocolate Company
48) Chickpea Tofu
49) Make Your Own Mixes
50) Cast Iron Pan
51) 3 Brothers Vegan Menu, Rockville Center Long Island, NY
52) Peanut Flour
53) Quinoa Sushi
54) Sweet & Sara’s Marshmallows New Formula
55) Blendtec
56) Beer Battered Avocado Tacos at Seabirds, Southern California
57) Hand Pies
58) Chickpea Magazine
59) Frozen Ginger
60) Cultured Cashew Cheese
61) Cookie Dough Shake, Chicago Diner
62) VKRees Photography
63) Sweet Pepper Onion Quiche from Louise Hagler’s Miso Cookery
64) Lentil Taco Meat
65) Stovetop Smokers
66) Steamed Dumplings and Assorted Wheat gluten at House Of Vegetarian, NYC
67) Grilled Kale
68) Maple Extract
69) Coconut Whipped Cream
70) Falafel Nachos
71) Agar Agar powder
72) Macnocheeto Burrito from Homegrown Smoker, Portland, OR
73) Parboiled Oven Fries
74) Donut Pan
75) Vegan Cheesecake
76) Saoji Masala Tempeh (and Long-ass Recipes)
77) Chloe Coscarelli’s Pumpkin Tiramisu
78) Illustrations at The Vegan Stoner
79) Gigante Beans
80) Whole Spices
81) Dulce De Leche
82) Smoky Soy Curls from Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson
83) How To Peel Garlic In 10 Seconds
84) Beet Burgers
85) Make Your Own Candy Bars
86) Marinated Tofu Sandwich From VegNews’ Recipe Club
87) Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta
88) Grapefruit Brulee
89) WeeklyVeganMenu Blog
90) Lagusta’s Chocolate Of The Month Club
91) Partially Frozen Olive Oil
92) White Balsamic Vinegar
93) Steamed Seitan from Viva Vegan
94) Food For Lovers Queso
95) Fresh Yuba
96) Indoor Mushroom Growing Kits
97) Vegan Dad’s Hot Cross Buns
98) Cooking for someone you love
99) Buying Vegan Food on Amazon
100) iPad In the Kitchen

Thanks so much for all who participated (in order of appearance)! Troy Farmer [Raven & Crow], Lagusta Umami [Lagusta’s Luscious], Lazy Smurf [Lazy Smurf’s Guide To Life], Johanna Fateman [LeTigre], Quarrygirl [Quarrygirl], Jason Das [SuperVegan], Alan Dubinsky, Kelly Peloza [Vegan Cookie Connoisseur], Angela Liddon [OhSheGlows], Sarah Kramer [Sarah’s Place], Laura Beck [Vegansaurus], Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan [OurHenHouse], Amy Gedgaudus [Tahinitoo], Terry Hope Romero [Vegan Latina], My Mom [no website], Gabrielle Pope [Vegans on the Move], Aaron Adams [Portobello], Joanna Vaught [Yellow Rose Recipes], Mo [Mo Betta Vegan], Michelle Truty [Vegtastic Voyage]

  • January 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm: MyVeganJournal DotCom

    Awesome!! I love this!! gotta share it on my blog & fb page! thanks PPK!! :D

  • January 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm: Kier @ Life {and running} in Iowa

    What a great list – now if only I had about an entire day to look though everything!

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm: Andrea - Butterflyist

    PPK has been a HUGE inspiration to me during the latter part of 2011 when I started to make more vegan choices and cook vegan recipes. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, & have a few favourite recipes now like skillet cornbread & seitan roast. But this list will be another invaluable resource for me on my (95%!) vegan journey. Thanks!

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm: Eve Love

    amazing! great list, I love it!

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm: Nanette

    My rescued rabbit Bubbles is thrilled that bunnies on blogs are now a trend. Thanks for the great list!

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm: Abby Bean

    Oh those hot cross buns. But where’s the Cinnamon Snail! You gotta get over here and try it.

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm: Candice

    Oh, vegan cadbury eggs! Vegans in or near Toronto, Bunner’s Bake Shop did their own version last year and I bet they’ll do it again this coming year. Vegan and gluten-free, and yes I had one and they were amazing. :) http://www.bunners.ca/ for their details, or look them up on facebook! :)

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm: laura

    IT’S ALIVE!!!

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm: The Fillo Factory

    Nice list with well-deserved shoutouts to our friends OhSheGlows and Chef Chloe Coscarelli! Hope our vegan foods or new e-store make the list someday. :) Really enjoy your cookbooks and site. Happy 2012!

  • January 7, 2012 at 12:35 am: Crystal Tate

    Thank you so much for including us on this list.

    This makes me really excited for veganism presently and in the future because every day that our community grows, even by 1 person; we’re decreasing the demand on animal products around the world. Just the fact that there are enough vegan things/people/places to compile such an awesome list, means a great change is happening in our world. We’re so lucky to all be a part of it.

  • January 7, 2012 at 1:24 am: Sandi

    Thank you so much for your hard work (and that of all you contributors!) for putting this list together. As a new vegan (but a well-seasoned foodie), I really appreciate knowing what all the kids in the biz are doing, and your list is a great to-do list for me! I’ve appreciated learning from you (and all your vegan friends)! Every day I go forward, I am so amazed, words can’t even express my gratitude. So please let me offer my humble thanks!

  • January 7, 2012 at 1:28 am: supercarrot

    dude! make your own cadbury eggs! <3

  • January 7, 2012 at 1:33 am: Audrey

    Love the shout-outs to Oh She Glows. One of my favorite blogs. This is such a fun list! I also appreciate the mention of the eco-friendly non-stick pan…and wow, so many other things. So great!

  • January 7, 2012 at 1:58 am: Jesse

    Please make this list every year. Absolutely awesome for someone with too little time to follow the dozens of vegan cooking blogs closely and simply wants a best-of-the-best yearly update. Otherwise I will return to checking each blog once a year at random, hoping to meander into awesomeness.

  • January 7, 2012 at 2:09 am: Christina

    Love this! Now to find the time to look at everything more closely and see what I missed last year. Thank you!

  • January 7, 2012 at 2:47 am: Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan

    Amazing list and so much vegan community love going around! Thanks for using my donut photo for #74. I’m shocked and stoked at the same time to even be on your radar!

  • January 7, 2012 at 3:09 am: FoodFeud

    Yahoo! Now we can do another bucket list! I gotta get on all of these.

  • January 7, 2012 at 3:16 am: Audrey

    Sorry to be commenting again. I just finished the list and I have to say that I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about vegan food. I want to get in my kitchen and stay there for a month, I think, in order to try all this stuff out!

  • January 7, 2012 at 7:12 am: Joleanna

    thank you sooo much for posting! i’m allergic to cashews *sniff* and currently sensitive to gluten *sob* so the post of coconut whipped cream made do a little happy dance that i can have something creamy sans cashews – i tried realllly hard to ignore the cheesecake post ;) – thanks again!

  • January 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm: KZCakes

    2011 was obviously the most inspirational vegan year for me, since I went vegan January 1st 2011! Happy Vegan Anniversary to me!

  • January 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm: Jante Hudson

    Jackfruit Tacos on the Seabirds Vegan Food Truck in OC!

  • January 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm: kendra

    I’d add the Cinnamon Snail too!

  • January 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm: Christine

    Thanks so much for doing this! ppk was the first website I visited almost daily once I became vegan 3 years ago after being vegetarian for over 25 years and it’s still one of my favourites…believe it or not, I was attracted to it because of the name – I’m the proud parent of three, all punks (now grown but still sweet punks who love my vegan cookin’ )

  • January 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm: Vegan Aide

    OMG – Totally knocked out by the list and not just cuz you posted my blog! Thanks so very much and keep up the awesome work!

  • January 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm: dr. Kim

    Wow this list is BLOWING MY MIND! Thank you Isa for putting so much work into it and for expanding my vegan horizons!

  • January 8, 2012 at 1:16 am: Jasmin SINGER

    We are so delighted to be included. However, I am Jasmin Singer — not Sullivan. Unless this person is the one who likes steamed veggies? http://www.jazminesullivanmusic.com/us/home xo

  • January 8, 2012 at 2:17 am: Gena

    Dear lord, I’m flattered that my kale salad was mentioned here! What a wonderful compilation of recipes, products, and tricks.

  • January 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm: moonsword

    sweetbananas…supercool compilation! I’ll definitely be exploring the list in the coming days. Thanks for posting it!
    Most inspiring for me has been discovering creative vegan makers and the philosophy and ethics that drive them. Everything from vegan recipe sharers (too numerous to name!) to chocolatiers (Theo Chocolate, Endangered Species and Wei of Chocolate get big love!) to indie clothing, craft and jewelry designers (thank you etsy vegan teams!). It’s exciting to see what and how they create and how it benefits all beings…I’m very grateful to them and more than happy to support them. Cheers!

  • January 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm: Angela

    I completely agree with you about veganism landing in 2011. It was awesome to see the growth. Thanks for compiling this amazing list and including my b’nut squash on there too.
    I think I opened about 30 pages to check out…better get on that!

  • January 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm: Ben

    I think Meet The Shannons should have made the list. The Betty Crocker Project was every where this year doing epic shit for veganism and making some breath taking food.

  • January 9, 2012 at 3:17 am: Sidney

    Have you tried Amande cultured almond milk? it is the best yogurt I’ve ever had and I definitely think it deserves a spot on your list, maybe next year?

    • January 9, 2012 at 3:33 am: IsaChandra

      Funny, I just picked some up! I’m excited to try it.

  • January 9, 2012 at 9:35 am: Sharon @ Big City Vegan

    Love this top 100!! The list of people and events that inspired me is long! One huge highlight was being at Farm Sanctuary’s 25th year anniversary Gala and covering the red carpet, interviewing Gene Baur and celebrities that are making a difference. The movies Forks Over Knives and Vegucated, your blog and cookbooks with such innovative recipes that make eating vegan continually exciting & a party for the palate. And the sense that the tides are changing, vegan is the new black. :)

  • January 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm: Kim

    I just finished going through your list, it took me 3 hours. What a fun time!!! Thanks so much for compiling the list and thanks to JL Goes Vegan for sending me there. I opened a word doc and inserted recipes I want to try and websites I want to visit when I have more time. I also opened my Amazon wish list and inserted everything I wanted to get. Happy to see the “Oh She Glows” entry. My daughter was home from college and came upon this website, every recipe we have made has been delicious! the Butternut Mac and cheese was great. We have made the 15 minute Creamy Avocado Pasta three times, we make frozen peas to have with it, yum! I have all your cookbooks, love the Vegan Cookies Invade your cookie jar (actually this was the first vegan cookbook I bought).

  • January 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm: Laura

    75) Vegan Cheesecake:

    THANK you for your recipes in Vegan Pie in the Sky that DON’T use 2 tubs of hydrogenated cream cheese substitute!! You should win an award for these recipes that are not only Vegan, but omnivore friendly. I can make any one of these for a “mixed” diet party and everyone loves them. Thank you for inspiring delicious vegan food!

  • January 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm: Emily (Edible Psychology)

    Wow, what a great resource! I am so glad I found this, as I check Oh She Glows many times per day, and so any list with Angela’s recipes included are sure to be great.


  • January 10, 2012 at 1:25 am: dorothy mora

    just start the 2012 list now- made the chocolate cake from veganomicon and another group of devoted carnivores are asking when i will make it again… :-)

  • January 10, 2012 at 2:46 am: Suburban Snow White

    Wow! Calafragalistic-fantastic!

  • January 10, 2012 at 6:10 am: Jen @ The Koi Experience

    Oh my gosh, this couldn’t have come at a better time, today was my very first day of going Vegan!! I will definitely be subscribing!

  • January 10, 2012 at 11:42 am: Bert

    Marinated tofu sandwich is the bomb! Delicious.

  • January 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm: julie

    What a great list! Thanks for all the inspiration throughout the year!

  • January 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm: Chicki

    Falafel Nachos = Falachos. Those are so awesomesauce. try them people. TRUST ME.

  • January 11, 2012 at 12:35 am: Joy

    I’ll just throw my voice into the chorus of praise, Isa. What a wonderful, inspiring resource you are to our community.

  • January 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm: Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie

    I absolutely love this!

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:27 am: William

    I can tell you what has already inspired me in 2012. Finding a website that has issues of “Eat Me” online. Oh how I am loving Conflict Gypsy.

  • January 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm: Tabatha

    What a super list! Thanks for this. I am always looking for creative food veganists and you have given me a place to start. Will definitely go through this list, one by one. Gracias once again and I look forward to reading your posts. Namaste.

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm: Neilesh Patel (Recruiter focused on Food Manufacturing Jobs)

    Hey, I noticed your blog, liked some of these posts! Would you mind if we republished some of these articles in our newsletter or on our own site? It’s mainly a site for industry professionals in food/beverage, but I think a lot of them simply love every part of the world and would enjoy reading your blog. Let me know? I’ve linked to our site so you can see it.


  • January 14, 2012 at 12:25 am: wendy (healthy girls kitchen)

    Isa, This list is amazing. Simply amazing.

    I read every word and enjoyed every minute of it. I’m going to share the love. And buy lotsa new stuff. On Amazon of course. Cause Jeff Bezos needs more dineros.

    • January 14, 2012 at 4:55 am: IsaChandra

      Thanks so much!

  • January 15, 2012 at 1:42 am: Amé

    Hey Isa! Thank you so much for this list! I noticed that #7 Garden Tomatoes No Matter Where You Live, doesn’t have a link (and of course, knowing me, that’s the one that excites me the most).

    Would it be possible to post the link when you have a moment? :)

    Again, thank you so much! You’re amazing! :D

  • January 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm: KZCakes

    Went to Dunwell yesterday, first donut I’ve had in a year! and also the best donut I’ve ever had and my vegetarian boyfriend agrees they are better than regular donuts for sure.

  • January 16, 2012 at 1:08 am: Dun-Well Doughnuts

    thanks so much for mentioning us in this list! It is such an AMAZING honor.

  • January 18, 2012 at 8:08 am: pc solid sheet

    I also opened my Amazon wish list and inserted everything I wanted to get.

  • January 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm: Vanessa

    Thanks for the shout out! =)

  • January 20, 2012 at 5:32 am: Audrey

    I went to the Chicago diner and tried their Cookie dough shake…and while it was delicious, the mocha shake at Salt Lake City’s “Vertical Diner” beats them hands-down. and that’s saying something. Regardless…I’m grateful that there are so many options, and that you put together this amazing list! Thanks for keeping the world delicious :)

  • January 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm: Amanda

    Try #57 – so yummy! The only sub I made was putting a little whole wheat pastry flour instead of using all-purpose in the dough. I had been looking for a recipe exactly like this. Definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for compiling this list! Goal for 2012 is to get through it :)

  • January 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm: Amanda

    I should have said I used a little whole wheat in place of SOME of the all-purpose. I used mostly all-purpose…

  • January 24, 2012 at 3:50 am: Brittany

    Great list, thank you so much!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm: Mary Beth King

    I ordered number 8 OCD for all my coworkers this year when they were on special at VeganCuts! It was a super win! Introducing nonvegans to vegan goodness is always a perfect gift!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm: Holly

    I am so stoked to try out the Ethiopian & Carribean cookbooks! They’re both on the way to shake up my bland, white girl palate!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm: Jordan

    My favourite discovery from the list is “71)Agar agar Powder.” I made Rad Whip and the Grasshopper Pie from VPitS and it went over really well–I think it’s pretty neat how it functions and it makes me feel like a scientist.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm: Becca

    I really want to try out the soaked cashews. I’ve been meaning to make a v. cheesecake that uses cashews as the filling.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm: Jennifer7905

    I’m new to this site and I LOOK FORWARD to going thru this blog and posting my favorites on Pinterest! Skittles juice – what fun!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm: Mark

    I have had the Flan at Gracias Madre and it is off the hook! can’t wait to go back when I’m in town for my bday in March. Can’t wait to try the broth bag idea.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm: Megan

    I LOVE soaked cashews. They’re revolutionized the way I make salad dressing. The vegan Caesar Chavez dressing is a staple at my house in the summer time. I also made a lot of massaged kale salads last summer. The caramelized beets made their way to my table last weekend and haven’t left!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm: Sarah Greis

    I can’t wait to try those indoor mushroom kits! Thank you for the link!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm: Janette

    I love soaked cashews – they can do everything!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm: Raybo

    Peanut flour rules! Once I discovered it, I can’t live w/o.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm: Samantha

    Vegusto cheese sounds freakin’ awesome!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm: Jan Marie

    Mmmm – I’ve already tried quite a few of these! Massaged Kale Salads are my current daily obsession. What I MOST WANT to try, however, is Vegusto Cheese. Bring It!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm: Mel

    I ordered Vegan Diner & Vegan Brunch the same year I moved in with a S.O. (significant other) for the first time ever, so cooking for someone you love (#98) has been my jam! I’ve tried so many of these & other new things in my transition to domesticism (new word!). Thanks for making it delicious, Isa – I can always count on your recipes!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm: Jackie

    Awesome list! Tons of good stuff! I’m most interested in the coconut whipped cream for a few reasons. 1. It says that vegans have been doing this for years. Uhhhm where have I been? For 2. It looks super duper easy, and for 3. I really hate the whipped soy and rice cream cans you can buy at the store, they taste like play-doh!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm: Tina1981

    I literally just got Veganomicon last night from Amazon and the book is beautiful!

    I am dying to try the chick pea cutlet recipe with the red wine sauce and scallion mashed potatoes!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm: j robinson

    I’m going to make Falachos!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm: Jennifer

    I am obsessed with speculoos. I tried it about 6 months ago, and I can’t get enough. I don’t even put it on anything, I just eat it straight from the jar with a spoon. It’s difficult to find where I live, so I’m always on the lookout. I really want to try Massaged kale salads, but kale is really hard to find in the stores around here. I guess I’ll be starting a little garden in my yard this spring (I hope the landlord doesn’t get angry)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm: Lara

    I want to try a massaged kale salad. The only way my husband will touch kale is if it’s baked, but maybe a salad would appeal to him (he just doesn’t like it steamed or stir-fried, my de facto way of cooking). It’s worth a try! Beets on other hand… those I don’t care that he doesn’t like, because now I get to keep them all to myself and eat every one of those morsels of roasty toasty goodness.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm: Jess Fuller

    I’m vegan and was pregnant for most of 2010. In my first trimester my body rejected every food I normally love (kale, spinach, root veggies) and wanted nothing more than stanky, gross cheeses. I made do with avocado and nutritional yeast concoctions but the craving was never really satisfied. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on some vegusto cheese (# 14)!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm: Jarrad

    I can’t wait to try/make 97) Vegan Dad’s Hot Cross Buns

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm: paula

    I gotta say that soaked cashews/cashew cream and speculoos spread were my jam this year, but I’m REALLY excited to try vegusto soon or i will die!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm: Linda

    I am excited about trying my hand at soaking cashews. I have been trying to incorporate more nuts into my diet and have been looking for different ways to prepare them. (P.S you are a total inspiration. Keep on, keepin’ on, my friend)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm: Nina

    The Cherry Almond Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar are AMAZING…but so is everything in that book. I also really love the Chickpea Broccoli Casserole in Vegan With A Vengeance. I look forward to buying Vegan Pie in the Sky soon!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm: Gaia

    I’m planning on buying more vegan food on Amazon, my nearest supplier is 90 miles away and even though my Publix is getting more products, it’s still not enough to really live on (black beans and rice ARE amazingly scrumdideliumptious, but one cannot live on black beans and rice alone). I’m excited about fermenting cashew cheese, though, because kicking cheese is the ABSOLUTE HARDEST THING EVER! My longest stint so far is a month, so I need some good replacements that won’t leave me sobbing in the tub later like a bad after-school special.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm: Sylvia Gonzalez

    I looove soy-free Veganaise and am really looking forward to tasting the vegan cheesecake…hopefully it will have the dreamy creamy texture that I used to love from the cream cheese cake.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm: Lisa

    My favorite on this list = Vegan Cheesecake (specifically your pumpkn with pecan crunch)! I look forward to trying many things from the books I have – VWV, Veganomicon, Appetite for Reduction, AND VCTOTW!!
    You’re recipes are fabulous!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm: Tina

    I’m really into massaged kale salads….you can do anything with them and they taste bomb. Also I got a juicer for Christmas and it’s changed my life. I’m kinda obsessed.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm: Wade

    That chickpea tofu looks neat but I really need to make those devilled eggs for a friend who is convinced vegan ones do not exist. And I think that avocado masher would save me so much time! Thanks for showing them!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm: Bonnie

    I was always a huge supporter of using a slow cooker regularly, but have gone crazy with doing so since going vegan! There’s nothing better than getting home for lunch (after opening at the coffee shop I work at) in chilly Chicago to a steaming pot of delicious soup, chili or stew!

    I am excited most to try making the savory butternut squash hand pies – they look like quite a bit of work, but also really delicious!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm: h. malinde

    I want to try the vegan cadbury eggs and the coconut flour. I’d also be interested in the vegusto as I still haven’t found a vegan cheese I can get behind :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm: jenny

    I’m excited about indoor mushroom growing kits! I got a shitake log (it’s soaking!) and i got an oyster mushroom kit from whole foods which is growing in my kitchen! creepy looking but so cool! :D

    i love ALL of your books!!!!! and everything you do! thank you!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm: cindy

    i’m definitely making the coconut whipped cream! made your pumpkin un-cheesecake for thanksgiving and it was mah-velous!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm: Mikel

    I want to try the “caulipots” because i’m obsessed with cauliflower. also, the garlic peeling clip is awesome.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm: Jeanette

    I enjoyed trying Speculoos for the first time. YUMMMMM. Have to keep that one in check.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm: Lisa O.

    I’ve been a nut for (soaked) cashew cream for the last few months. This year, I hope to get more use out of my slow cooker, make hand pies, and try Vegan Dad’s hot cross buns recipe. (BTW, I just made your Vegan Brunch omlette recipe for dinner a couple nights ago, and it was delicious. Filled them with spinach, onions, beans, salsa, and topped with cashew cream.)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm: Gita Devi

    Is it really possible that Sweet & Sara’s marshmallows could get any better? They are essential in my hot cocoa. Once I’ve used up the ones in my fridge I will have to try the new ones….

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm: Amanda

    I HAVE to try that vegan cheesecake! Pumpkin cheesecake with pecan crunch topping?!?! Yes please.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm: Melissa Morrison

    I got the Tofu Express for Christmas. It’s awesome and so easy!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm: Christina

    Soy free veganaise and soaking the cashews are the first things I’ve tried off the list……looking forward to trying them all!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm: Diane L

    I’ve tried Lagusta’s, Dunwell Doughnuts and the Tofu Xpress. Love them all!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm: Stephanie

    64, LENTIL TACO MEAT. For the 2011 State of the union address, I realized I hadn’t had tacos in years because of the vegetarianism, so I made some lentil ones based in part on your Snobby Joe recipe, Isa. OH MY GOD. We’ve had them every tuesday since, made a convert of my southern non-vegetarian boyfriend and his mom, and my obsession with tacos was even referenced in a friend’s MFA thesis play. Truly the signature food of 2011, and Taco Tuesday shows no sign of stopping in 2012, either. :D

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm: Stel

    I got Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar for Christmas 2010 and my only New Year’s Resolution for 2011 was to make every single cookie in that book. I loved all of them and gained 10 pounds but it was worth it, lol. Love Post Punk Kitchen.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm: Gina

    Thing I’m most looking forward to is easy – Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm: Sheenasaurus

    I would say it comes down to two: falafel nachos and quinoa sushi. Falafel nachos definitely combine two of my favorite meal choices–not to mention BEANS! And I’ve talked with friends lately about making veggie sushi, but quinoa would add so much more nutrition! I’m curious how it would live up to the sticky, starchy white rice typically used in sushi. :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm: Josh

    i feel like I want to make my own candy bars now.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm: Terry

    I want to, and will, try massaged kale salads this year.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm: Emily Davis

    I have been making a broth bag for years and I love it! I also just tried a massaged kale salad with avocado and I am in love! I really really really really want an avocado masher! :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm: Monica

    The butternut squash macaroni and cheese looks divine, and I’ve actually been looking for a healthier version of my favorite dish AND recipes for butternut squash. Win win! I already know I’d give the money to Tree House Humane Society in Chicago! I’ve been adopting my babies (aka kitties) from there since I was in diapers.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm: Lola

    I’m gonna have to subscribe to #58 Chickpea Magazine. Love it.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm: Michelle Bush

    Massaged Kale? Yes! Can’t get enough kale. Now I can play with it too. Yippee!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm: Crystal

    I just bought a steamer, steamed veggies are so fantastic!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm: mamachandra

    I never did much more with nuts than toast and sprinkle them on veggies. soaking cashews and making cashew creams has really changed what I’m enjoying this year. Massaged kale salads are like crack to me, as are caulipots. Mmmmmm, caulipots. My slow cooker is getting a workout weekly. so happy to be able to order Sweet and Sara’s marshmallows after my three year old was introduced to peeps (thanks, mom!) and kept asking if she could please have ‘more animals’. crisis averted. oh, and peeling garlic quickly related, I cannot peel garlic without thinking of your mention (was it a PPK video or in VWAV? i forget) of how you totally judge people by how they peel garlic. As I smash mine with with the side of my knife with a hearty whack i laugh and think, ‘yeah, me too’.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm: Nikki

    Definitely, DEFINITELY gotta try the Skittles Juice. Maybe I could even get my nephew to try it!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm: Kevan

    Looking forward to trying the Soy-free Vegenaise. Also heard there were some other Veganaise flavours coming out that I can’t wait to try.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm: Chrystal Moore

    Cannot wait to try some fun treats to make to send with my kiddos for their Valentine class parties! :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm: Katie Hansen

    I used soaked cashews to make a cream in a delicious pumpkin pie this past Thanksgiving!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm: katie

    so much to love! massaged kale and soaked cashews have become constants in my kitchen; i love how flexible and adaptable they both are. and so easy! and i’m very very very excited to try the vegan cheesecake…just waiting for an event because otherwise i know i will eat the whole thing by myself.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm: Karen Carmody

    I recently tried coconut flour for the first time in a veganized version of these gluten free margarita cupcakes. Turned out amazing. And I loved working with the coconut flour – can’t wait to try it in something else. http://eatthecookie.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/margarita-cupcakes/

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm: Izabelle

    Soaked cashews is definitely my next to-try. My friend brought a vegan cashew cheesecake to a BBQ I hosted this summer (full of omnivores!) and everyone swooned.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm: tara

    Cooking vegan dishes for loved ones has to be my favorite :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm: Rachael D.

    Planning on trying not just this year, but in the next month (whoawhoawhoa!):
    – Massaged kale salad. Romaine, you’ve been wonderful, but there’s gotta be more to kale than tofu stir-fries.
    – Soaking cashews: because cashew-miso mayo has got to be better than Vegenaise.
    – Grinding whole spices: because by the time I remember that I bought ground nutmeg/cloves a couple months ago and am finally using it, the flavour has already turned sad. I grind my coffee, why not my spices
    – Broth bag! It’s grown since I’ve started packing one a few days back, I suppose it’s time to boil the sucker! Weeeeeeeee!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm: Nancy Lennon

    I am new to being vegan but love your recipes we have tried so far. I am looking forward to trying #9, caulipots…and just about everything else! I hope I win one of your cookbooks in the giveaway. Thank you!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm: Lisa H.

    This list is great. I can’t wait to try the garlic trick. I am buying some TONIGHT! ;)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm: Diana

    I am most looking forward to using vanilla beans and soaked cashews…both have become my favorite ingredients to play with!! I just made vanilla sugar and a tiny bit gives my coffee a special little kick every morning :) And the cashews?? I just made the most yummy, creamy pasta sauce last night. This entire list is awesome! Thanks PPK! :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm: Sara P.

    I’m going to finally try out a massaged kale salad after spending the last year thinking it equated to a mache salad. I also moved to a major metro area and want to explore the mega-international grocery store. Asafoetida, you will be mine!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm: David

    I tried the rootbeer Dunwell Donut and it kicked my ass… and the guys who make them are super friendly and cute. Yum and yum!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm: Jeanie

    I tried the garlic peeling trick and it works pretty well. I only have plastic bowls that are the same size, so I think it’s slightly less effective than using metal bowls, but it’s still a whole lot faster than peeling a bunch of garlic by hand!

    I plan to try a massaged kale salad soon, and I want to make more vegan meals in general.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm: Ainsley McQueen

    I tried and loved vegan knish! HUBBA HUBBA

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm: kelleigh juers

    So much of this looks amazing. I would love to try the gnocchi this year but I won’t make it to PDX. So I think the devilled eggs sound adventurous and I’d love to try those!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm: Noah Patterson

    I loved #84 Beet burgers!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm: Lavanga

    I have GOT to try the recipe for Butternut Squash mac-n-cheeze!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm: Elaine Clark

    Thanks for this list. I am looking forward to checking out a lot of these, but I am most looking forward to trying one of your vegan pie recipes using Agar Agar now that I have found it. Great work!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm: Chicki

    Answering the question to win a book and tshirt! (vegan brunch is the only Isa book i dont have boohoo). Here are my top answers:
    what have you tried and loved?
    All year I have been doing the ‘broth in a bag’ with my leftover veggie scraps kept in a gallon bag in my freezer each week, and cooked in my pressure cooker. Saves me so much $$ each week! and i mean, what else are you gonna do with your veggie scraps?
    Which items do you look forward to trying this year?
    This year I really want to try making my own cultured cashew cheese. I have made regular cashew cheese, but really wanna get that extra tang described. I must admit, after 3+ years of being vegan, i do miss goat milk cheese sometimes.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm: Michael

    The list is awesome!! Soaked cashews were a revelation to me! I love making ‘goat cheese’ with them!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm: Kaylen

    I want to try peanut flour! Love peanuts.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm: Swaan

    I’ll come clean here and admit that I AM a Cadbury Vegan…so I’d love to try the vegan cadbury eggs!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm: MegaMeg

    FALACHOS! #70
    I made those bad boys on Sunday for good football food! After two bites my husband asked if we could put them in our regular “rotation” of deliciousness!
    I also can’t wait to try some vegan cheese cake!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm: Megan M

    Grapefruit Brûlée is fantastic!!! Gotta get smore soon!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm: wendy

    caulipots! also kimchi. <3

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm: Connie

    What a great list! I’m pinning it!
    I want to try the smoky soy curls…haven’t tried soy curls before, and have been wanting to for awhile. So, I will also be buying online, since I can’t purchase them around where I live….Amazon is becoming my new best friend for buying a lot of my vegan ingredients and items.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm: Chandra Nicole

    Quinoa Sushi Fo Sho!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm: Allison

    I am so looking forward to trying the Vegusto Cheese this year!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm: Lauren

    I want to try the marinated tofu sandwich recipe. I’m desperately in need of easy lunch recipes so I can start bringing my lunch more.
    Also, I have tried the tofu xpress and it has revolutionized tofu prep! No more paper towel waste and towers of textbooks toppling all over my kitchen counter.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm: Beth Koroleski

    I CANNOT wait to get into Portobello in PDX to try all their fantastic vegan fare! Especially the gnochhi. YUMMMM! I live around the corner from them and it has been SO HARD to get in the door! My mission in 2012? Eat at Portobello. Multiple times.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm: Karina

    I am looking forward to trying the Papa Tofu loves Ethiopian Food!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm: alex

    This is a great list! In 2011 a friend of mine referred me to this blog and I fell in love immediately! I really love the messaged Kale Salad and look forward to trying many of the top 100!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm: Melissa

    There are so many things on this list I already love, and so many I’m DYING to try!! But I’ll just name two of both.

    ALREADY LOVE: Steamed seitan from Viva Vegan! I really only make seitan from Viva Vegan! now, omitting the cumin if it’s not for a Latin dish. Also, Cooking for someone you love is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

    CAN’T WAIT TO TRY: Making my own vanilla extract! AND, maple extract!!! I’m freaking out that you have a link there. I have definitely searched Amazon before and was unsuccessful in finding maple extract, but THERE IT IS. I’m freaking out over here!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm: Angela

    Looking forward to making Quinoa Sushi!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm: Tatiana

    I’m pretty excited to try both soaked cashews and vegan cheesecake (how handy that they go hand in hand).

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm: lisa dawn

    88) grapefruit brulee! i grew up in the 70s having a grapefruit with a teaspoon of grape jelly on it before dinner! my parents nickname for each other was “anna grapefruit” because they said we had to have dinner and a grapefruit! i haven’t thought about doing anything with them in 25 years!!! yay!!!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm: Kristen

    I can’t wait to try the “new” Sweet n Sara marshmallows! They are a rare treat since they are so pricey, but I’m looking forward to trying the new ones, especially if they are more economical. My kids love them! Thanks for a great list!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm: Tiffany

    I’ve used my Magic Bullet to make salad dressings from Appetite for Reduction using soaked cashews! Three in one question answered.
    I’ve also purchased agar flakes (off Amazon) but haven’t used them yet which I really need to because I miss jello since turning vegan.
    Boy I hope I’m the winner (c’mon Vegan Brunch book and teal cat charity donation)!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm: Maddy Weaver

    Since embarking on the vegan tourbus this year, I already love and live by quite a few of the things on this list (no thanks to the PPK posts and the Veganomicon that I got for my wedding gift from one of my best friends). The big things on here that I utilize almost all the time are soaked cashews, #64 Lentil Taco Meat, and #87 Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta. I have been drooling over that tofu express, and really based on everyone’s reviews.. I think that I might break down and get one! The charity that I’d give the money to is the Animal Welfare League of New London County.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm: Lowrie Ward

    I really gotta get my butt in gear and try chia seeds – all over everywhere. And as far as trying and loving, um vegan slow cooking changed my world last year!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm: Stephanie

    I’m still a newbie. I became a vegetarian in 2011, so I’m looking forward to being completely vegan in 2012. Thanks for the info and inspiration.

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm: lisa

    We made a massaged kale salad last week – it was delicious! So good that we’re going to have it again tonight! We’re still relatively new to this whole vegan thing, but we love our chia seeds, quinoa, hemp seeds and beans! Lots and lots of beans! And I now want to try the falafel nachos… too intriguing to pass up!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm: Heather

    I loooove freezing ginger! Brilliant! Nothing better than from fresh ginger on hand to grate into your baking or to steep in some tea.

    Swooning over the grapefruit brulee recipe. Cannot wait to try that one! ::nom::

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm: Danette

    Caulipots and the insanely delicious lentil shepherd’s pie, vegan mac & cheese with SAUERKRAUT, it fooled my MOTHER! I love you Isa Chandra! xoxo

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm: Amelia

    SO excited for the Vegan Devilled Eggs!?!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm: David Tresner-Kirsch

    OhSoHardToDecide! Definitely would be excited to try quinoa sushi and the stovetop smoker. I also have a real soft spot for tiramisu, and look forward to trying Chloe’s. Hand pies and freezing ginger have already been important to me this year (freezing ginger because I grew my own for the first time — it all gets harvested together at the end of fall, and needs to be frozen to keep it to use through the year).

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm: Radha

    Kombu — not only does it add flavor to bean and legumes, it also aids digestion!

  • January 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm: Jane

    I can’t wait to try the coconut whipped cream!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm: Laura Ilardo

    My hubby and I went to SF for our honeymoon and had the creme brule at Gracias Madre…it was more than delicious!! I’d love to try the “Food for Lovers” Queso and make some nachos soon!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm: Tom

    I will be making Chickpea Tofu this weekend! Sounds yummy

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm: Lise

    I too am answering for the book and shirt giveaway. ‘Vegan With a Vengeance’ has been a revolution for me. I never was really sure what to do with tempeh, now I’m gooood! Oh…ha,ha…and I also love my Bullet blender. I like putting spinach in my smoothies. I really want to try the recipe for vegan cheesecake! Oh my goodness! I have ‘Appetite for Reduction’ and want ‘Vegan Pie in Sky’ next. Woo Hoo!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm: Priscilla

    Hi! I hope I am not cheating b/c I also commented on the original giveaway post, but I wasn’t sure where to comment! Anyway, it is hard to choose but right now I am most interested in the Vegusto cheese.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm: Holly

    Food for Lovers queso. WANT! They don’t sell it here, unfortunately. Fart.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm: Elizabeth

    I have the tofu press (#28) and it is the greatest invention EVER! I have had it for about 3-4 years now. LOVE it! The Steamed Seitan (# 93) is the bomb. I have never been able to simmer it on the stove, it always turns out gross. I make gyros all the time with the steamed version. It’s much easier than the standard way. We are going to L.A. this weekend and I’m going to find the vegan Big Mac (#34) just to see if it’s all that. ;-)

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm: Annie Dollins

    I use the Vengenaise. Next week I am going to try he coconut whipped cream.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm: Jessica

    Yes, I’ll have to say I am very excited to try vegan Cadbury eggs this year!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm: Jamie Phipps

    I’ve tried so many, it’s hard to pick my favorite! But I’m looking forward to trying the Skittles Juice! I’ve lately been a juicing feen!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm: kelly

    This list has inspired me to try out so many new things- I can’t wait to try the avocado masher- also soaked cashews and grilled kale. And of course, I absolutely couldn’t live without my magic bullet!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm: Laura V.

    (Which items do you look forward to trying this year?) It’s difficult to narrow down a small list from this top100, because everything looks so delicious and fun to try! However, in particular, the vegan deviled eggs really caught my eye. How exciting for a vegan to defy even the name of the dish and create something cruelty-free and awesome! I cannot wait to also try the quinoa sushi because, well, I love quinoa…and sushi. And lastly, our friend agar agar. I’d love to bake and cook more with agar, so I shall!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm: Jessica

    Chia Seeds…they are still a big mystery to me.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm: Anjali B

    Great list. I have heard so much about chia seeds but haven’t tried them yet. I am excited to in 2012!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm: matthew

    I really want to have at the vegusto cheeses!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm: Samantha

    chickpea tofu?! what?! that’s a thing? i must try that very soon!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm: Amy Cooper

    I look forward to trying all of these – but especially #16 The Gnocchi at Portobello PDX – and I am going to Portland in a couple months!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm: Sam

    Wow! I had no idea you could make chickpea tofu! So excited!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm: Jesse Johnson

    After looking through all 100, I must admit to being most excited about making the #29 Vegan Cadbury eggs. I know, I know. Vegans should set a good example by avoiding junkfood. Yet I cannot deny my love for the Cadbury without destroying half the universe in a big black hole of lie. To comfort myself after this embarrassing revelation, I shall prepare comfort food. Vegan Cadbury eggs anyone?

    One little aside that I cannot help but mention, food allergies (such as soy and nuts) are rather common and many turn to vegetarian diets to avoid them. While it may not be practical, please consider adding icons to the next 100 list which indicate the categories of allergens in the food or else make an effort to find equivalents which avoid the allergens.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm: T-Lo

    Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food and Vegusto Cheese! Wow! Both look great. (I’m vegan, and my BF is both vegan and gluten-free. I thought my cooking options had dwindled to nearly nothing. Thanks for helping out! (Also, I love the kittehs!)

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm: Lindsay

    I made your caulipots for the first time in 2011 and served them with the chickpea piccata (both from Appetite for Reduction)–pure heaven! :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm: christina

    there are so many things on this list that I already love, but my newest favorite is Chickpea Magazine! I donated on kickstarter and got their first issue in print and absolutely love it. it’s beautiful, educational and inspirational.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm: Cat Simpson

    You’ve been to FUD in KC!?! I’m so excited, yet bummed I missed out on an opportunity to fan-girl out on you in my city. Oh well. Another time ;) P.s. Their “Sweet Stack” is to DIE FOR!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm: Emily

    This post already inspired me to pick up a copy of Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food, freeze my ginger, and soak my cashews, so the one I’m still looking forward to trying is the Grapefruit Brulee. I’ve never liked grapefruit, but I’m willing to try anything that might make it more palatable, because we always have them around!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm: Liisa

    I had no idea there was any vegan food in Rockville Centre – I just started going to grad school there and I will HAVE to try it! Awesome!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm: Fran

    I have read this prior but now now with the focus of winning a cookbook, I knew I must express my excitement for a vegan Cadbury egg. I don’t know if it was the dizziness or bubble I blew from salivating so much that I usthave one of these when I find out there availability. Which I will be googling soonafter this post. Thank you for this wonderful list Isa.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm: Katie Beane

    I love, love, love the cookbook Caribbean Vegan by Taymer Mason, especially the recipe for Trinidadian Doubles (just like they tasted when I was in Trinidad last year!). Cookie Dough shakes from the Chicago Diner are kind of an obsession for me. They probably what I most look forward to when planning a trip to Chi-town.

    I am really looking forward to trying Coconut Whipped Cream, and Vegan Cadbury Eggs. How decadent. Also I have purchased Kansha, by Elizabeth Andoh, but not made anything yet. Shame on me; I really need to get on that.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm: Aimee

    I started freezing ginger in 2011 and bought my first cast-iron pan this month! Need to try: revamped Sweet & Sara’s, coconut flour, peanut flour, and coconut whipped cream. Also, it’s not on your Honorific Hundred, but I love the banana bread with allspice from the PPK recipe archive. I actually have 2 loaves (’cause why not double it, right?) baking right now. Thanks for all the recipes!
    aimeehagertyjohnson @ gmail dot com

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm: Chicki

    FALACHOS. how could I have forgotten those? So. damn. good.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm: cathy

    I can’t pick just one. I didn’t know Speculoos was available in the U.S. I can’t wait to try that. I’m also looking forward to trying Lentil Taco Meat. I love Terry’s recipe for steamed seitan in Viva Vegan. And WholeSoy yogurt is the only vegan yogurt I consider edible, both in texture and taste.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm: Karla

    I tried #91 Partially Frozen Olive Oil when I made a pie for my friend for his birthday. He said it was the best pie crust he EVER had! I tried to make a gluten-free version for my sister who has Celiac Diesease. I used an all-purpose gluten-free flour, but it fell apart way too easily and just wasn’t as good. I’m sure there’s a way to make it good, but I’m not a gluten-free expert AT ALL. Anyhoo, this is now my go-to crust for just about every pie I make. Thanks for all your culinary genius! :-)

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm: Jenny

    Soaked cashews. What a revelation.

    On the agenda for 2012: finding a friend who wants to venture out to Long Island for the 3 Brothers vegan menu!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm: Jeannie

    I want to try caulipots for Valentines Day (or before), chia seeds, Vegusto, and wholesoy yogurt.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm: Myra Bernson

    I learned about speculoos this past summer. They continue to be my new addiction.

    I look forward to trying dumpling squash and the beet burgers.

    It was so fun to read this list and see what I already knew about and those things that were new to me.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm: La Shonda Begley

    I love the tofu xpress soooo much – I’ve actually worn out 2 of them!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm: Carolyn

    Looking forward to doing the broth bag! Started one right after I read this post the first time.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm: Stephanie

    The donut pan and blueberry donut recipe look fun and delicious!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm: Eva

    I want to try the cultured cashew cheese! and I have to say that I have tried and always love the chicago diner cookie dough shake! I dream of chicago diner shakes on a regular basis

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm: Jessica

    The Gnocchi at Portobello! I can’t believe I live in Portland and have yet to check out Portobello yet- It’s a shame!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm: Denise G

    I’ve done caulipots so many times but it never gets old. I made it just a week or so ago as a topping for a shepherd’s pie. So good!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm: Stephanie C

    I love this list! I surely need a donut pan. I do and have a lot on this list. I want to try the partially frozen olive oil and make a sweet potato pie, or maybe date pecan. Thanks for all you do! Still loving the Pad Thai, it has become a family birthday favorite in my large family.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm: Lauren

    Dying to try caulipoys already! Seeing them everywhere!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm: Lisa

    I’ve now had Soy Curls (YUM!) and would really like to try the Tofu Xpress next. Ace list, appreciate your hard work!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm: Hannah T

    Maple extract has changed my life and I cannot wait to try those vegan deviled eggs!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm: choirqueer

    I haven’t yet tried Caulipots, but I want to!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm: Carole Winn

    love it all. vegan tacos, lentil shepherd’s pie, etc.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm: Rachel

    I am not even a desert girl, and the cookie dough shake at the Chicago Diner makes me weak in the knees, actually all their food does.

    I would add Karen’s on Greene to the list (also in Chicago), and Daiya finally showing up in my local grocery in Ohio! Whoo!

    I got a slow cocker for Christmas so I can’t wait to try vegan slow cooking!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm: Jenni Cousler

    I love this list!! I shared it on my wall a while back, and I am definitely ordering some vegan cadbury eggs for spring :) I also put many of these restaurants onto “The Ultimate Vegan Restaurant Road Trip” list. Thank you so much for posting this, and for writing books like Vegan With A Vengeance. And everyone should try a slow cooker, it makes seitan sooooo savory!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm: molly

    i’m looking forward to trying out the broth bag! i started one right after i read this, and so far it is looking promising. thanks isa!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm: Cally M.

    I’ve tried the Caulipots and love them! Chickpea Magazine was also a great find, thanks to the PPK 100. For this year – massaged kale salads and chickpea tofu!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm: Ellen Shetler

    Cooking for someone I love is what I do everyday! And I love doing it! because what’s on the menu is deliciously nutritious. Having started the vegan journey about 5 months ago, I’m looking forward to trying a lot of new things this year, and I have to say that quinoa sushi looks pretty spectacular.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm: tea

    quinoa sushi and cultured cashew cheese is on the list to try

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm: Graeme

    Liking the idea of hand pies and coconut whipped cream – those will definitely be this year.

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm: Jodie

    I love using kombu in soups and stews and I can’t wait to try coconut whipped cream, wine from the Vegan Vine and OhSheGlows (love that blog) Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese! Awesome list!

  • January 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm: Rebecca

    I was SO relieved to see the stock bag on there! i cringe when i think of making it with whole veggies. free stock for all!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm: Christy C.

    I LOVE the Coconut milk ice creams.. omg! They’re so close to ‘real’ ice cream it’s insane! Looking forward to making my own almond milk soon! Just have to get some cheesecloth!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm: Tereza

    CHICKPEA TOFU! I’m gonna plotz.

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm: Nichole

    I would love to try the Chickpea Tofu! I can not stand the taste of tofu (which makes this lifestyle a little rough). Now that I know this exists-I’m totally going for it!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm: Dawn K

    Agar-Agar powder has changed my dessert life this year! I’m not sure that’s been great for my waistline, but it’s definitely been great for my tastebuds!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm: Liorah

    I want to try the Caulipots! I have the recipe in Appetite for Reduction. And may I say, the Red Lentil Dahl from that book is just about THE BEST THING EVER! I make it at least once every two weeks. One time I had a hard time falling asleep because the amazing aroma had wafted back to the bedroom and kept me up. :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm: Julie Phillips

    I would love to try chickpea tofu. Like Nichole, I can’t stand the texture or taste of tofu and I try to avoid soy. I became a vegan last June and a fellow vegan turned me on to PPK and my life has been so much better ever since. You have, by far, the best vegan recipes. Thank you!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm: BethK

    I love soaked cashews, refrigerator pickles, and Chickpea Magazine. I can’t wait to try peeling garlic in 10 seconds and quinoa sushi!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm: Roshi

    Soaked cashews and trying vegan cheesecake as well as cheese-like sauce was awesome!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm: Katie Rose

    Thank you for compiling this list! Some things that have rocked my world- The Vegan Stoner’s illustrations, chocolate chip cookie dough shake from Chicago Diner, gnocchi @ Portobello, and Massaged Kale Salads. Things I hope to enjoy soon include Speculoos, Dunwell Donuts, and everything in Caribbean Vegan.

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm: LisaF

    KOMBU! I need to get some…especially I live 2 blocks away from Clement st (aka Chinatown2) in San Francisco I have no excuse to NOT find some!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm: Christina

    Oh my, the things I will try. Grilled Kale looks amazing (I’m pretty much addicted to the stuff) and beet burgers – why didn’t I think of that!?! I also want to learn how to make my own sushi, so the quinoa version is very interesting. Now I’m starving!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm: Meghan Ortiz

    I can’t wait to try Oh She Glows’ Mac N Cheese! It’s the one comfort food I’ve really missed. Also, the very first vegan cookbook I bought was Vegan with a Vengeance and your recipes made the transition SO much easier, thank you!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm: Phoo-d

    I’m going to try #60, the cultured cashew cheese. I miss goat cheese quite a bit and would love to find something that has a true cultured flavor without a beany aftertaste.

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm: Mary

    Chickpea Tofu! I have never had it but my interest is totally piqued. Going to have to get on that one.

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm: Jill

    I loved this entire list! There were so many things on it that I tried in 2011 or really want to try in 2012!! I’m especially excited to try the Vegan Vine as I’m always looking for new vegan wines to try. I was super excited to see the garlic trick because someone just showed it to me, and I couldn’t believe how long I’ve been slaving over peeling the garlic when I could have been dancing in my kitchen with my strainer!!! LOVED the whole list!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm: Lisa

    Loving the grilled kale, had it several times last summer…delish. very intrigued by salt and pepper and chocolate….oooooo

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm: Ruth Tallman

    The frozen olive oil trick is amazing – I have a new favorite pie crust!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm: Susan Otcenas

    The whole list rocks, but I definitely need to try the Felachos. They look amazing.

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm: caroline

    I LOVE chia seeds! And I’m looking forward to trying agar agar powder in this cheezcake recipe!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm: Michelle

    I totally spent 2011 exploring whole spices. LOVE LOVE LOVE the vanilla beans and whole spices, it’s made all the difference in my baking!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm: Mia Rotondo

    The soaked cashews made my Kaluhua Cheesecake the bombdiggity.
    In other news…
    I’m currently planning a roadtrip to Southern California to track down the food truck that sells Beer Battered Avocado Tacos. GOOD GOD THAT LOOKS AMAZING! I feel like it would be worth the trip… from Philly.

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm: Lynn Weis

    I love the grilled kale recipe! It’s super easy, but best of all my kids love it. I really look forward to trying the quinoa sushi. Looks delicious & exotic. I think this recipe would be another family pleaser!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm: Bess

    I tried the oh she glows butternut squash mac & cheese and it was mmmmmmmmmm :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm: Jennifer

    Great list! I just got a Magic Bullet (per your suggestion in AFR) and love it. I also just got a donut pan and look forward to baking my very first vegan donuts (very excited)! And vegan Cadbury Eggs are a must-try this year!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm: Marlene

    I like the pumpkin muffins the best. Everyone loves them!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm: Amanda

    I’ll admit that I’ve been a little afraid to try the very first one: soaked cashews. What if my crappy blender isn’t enough to get them perfect and creamy? But I’m addicted (it’s okay to abuse that word for a chance at a prize, right?) to Pinterest, growing my own tomatoes on my sad little balcony, vegan slow cooking, and my Tofu Xpress, with which I will be buried (unless I finally meet another person who doesn’t sneer at tofu. Then they can have it).

    Oh! And I want to get some agar agar powder so I can make some of the desserts from Vegan Pie in the Sky which currently elude me because Whole Foods only carries flakes. FLAKES! *shakefist*

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm: Nancy

    2012 will be the year of Speculoos!! Also wanting to try the oh she glows butternut squash mac & cheese. :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm: Kelly Howard

    Wow, that list is making me to happy…but BROTH BAG is starting TONIGHT and papa tofu loves ethiopian is coming in the mail ASAP. Thanks!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm: Erica O'Neil

    Great list! The coconut whipped cream is my go-to for desserts. It seduces non-vegans just as easily as it does me!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm: Kristen

    This year I tried chia seeds for the first time and love it! Mix them with oats before cooking and they gel up nicely to create a thicker oatmeal. Plus I get some protein and omega-3s – bonus!

  • January 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm: Sue

    All of it! I just started eating vegan so it’s a whole new world for me. I’m happy you’ve gone before me! Thanks!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm: Megan

    Yum, I love anything peanut related so I’ve got to try #52, Peanut Flour for 2012!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm: B'klynHeart

    I have tried many of these things already! I look forward to trying to make my own chickpea tofu, which I believe is a marriage made in heaven. Of those listed, my favorite so far was the Tofu Xpress which, for me, was life altering. I hope to touch all the 100 at some point.

    I am surprised your Chana Masala recipe did not make the list. On my list, it’s #1. Also, #s 4-17.

    Oh, and #s 42 and 76.

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm: Brian

    Grilled Kale. GRILLED KALE. I’d done everything else to it before, why haven’t I grilled it yet?! I’ll definitely be doing that this year.

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm: Melissa N.

    #69: Coconut whipped cream! Where I live there’s an annual “Pie Party” where people bake pies (lots of which end up being vegan!) and enter them in a contest. They get judged, and then people come and pay by the slice to eat as much pie as they want. The grand prize winner gets to pick one of a list of local charities that will receive the funds raised from selling the pies. ANYWAYS, I think this year my pie may have to have some coconut whipped cream on top for added pizazz :)

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm: Melissa Cadle

    Okay, I’m entering the giveaway! I want to get the tofu Xpress! I admit I’m a lazy cook, even though I LOVE cooking! And, although it may not sound very original I want to try using real vanilla beans and maple flavoring! So my entry isn’t very original but I REALLY want to win a cookbook!!! I love your vegan cooking–and especially baking!!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm: Paige

    My daughter and I are going to have to make the quinoa sushi. Sounds so good!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm: Missusweezy

    Vegan Cadbury eggs! Can’t wait to try !

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm: Lilypad

    #32 Soy free Vegenaise—I have not tried this yet because I love their reduced fat flavor so much. I got a different brand one time and it was so craptacular we had to chuck it, and I am not normally a food waster. I’ve already got several of your books but could always use another…thanks!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm: Ellen Hodgkin

    I am excited about many things on this list… Cadbury Eggs?!?!?!?!? My mind is blown.
    I am in love with making dried beans in my crockpot and then freezing them in jars. I am trying really hard to reduce my plastic consumption, and the thought of the bpa liner in the cans is just not cool.

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm: Anthony

    I was a vegetarian for 7 years before going vegan this year, yet always detested the taste, texture, and overall idea of mayonnaise. While this made me hesitant of Veganaise, I surprisingly loved it when I tried it (I guess it was just the idea of creamy eggs that grossed me out…) Another good reason to convert!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm: teddy

    LAGUSTA’S CHOCOLATE OF THE MONTH. SO DIVINE, I wish I had more money just so I could buy more ethically-sourced, hand-crafted chocolate!!!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm: Michaela

    If you ask me, the best thing on this list is the the mushroom growing kit!!! My boyfriend and I have just been getting into growing our own mushies. So far we’ve only done oysters, but they were so tasty and fun to grow!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm: Tammy @ The Sweet Tomato

    I am dying to try Oh She Glows Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese – I’m hoping I can win over my kids with that one!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm: Tamara Harmon

    Lentil tacos saved my life :)
    Can’t wait to try more recipes!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm: Eric

    I have the vegan cadbury eggs on my list!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm: Natasha

    I’ve just bought a magic bullet after all your recommendations, and have been using it non stop for the last three days! My friends joke I’m like a walking infomercial but I love it! Going to try the beet burgers tonight. This is the best list I’ve seen in a long time! x

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm: Michelle

    Seriously, I love all teh food but…the Illustrations at The Vegan Stoner were awesome! (#78) i must say too that I loved the Falafel nachos! (#70). Thanks!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm: Davita

    Can’t wait to try out the beet burgers!!!!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm: Maureen

    The devilled eggs have got me all worked up!! Yum!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm: Stephanie

    I am looking forward to doing more with soaked cashews! A fellow vegan made some cashew cheese nachos and I am blown away by all the possibilities for using cashews and how freakin’ creamy things are with cashews!!!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm: Kate

    I’ve gotta say, experimenting with cashews changed my life this year. I’ve battled some intense cheese addiction but cashews are the miracle food.

    Also, I need to get a tofu xpress.

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm: Shawnee

    This list is a great idea….I’ll be clicking through it for months. Couldn’t do within out soaked (and unsoaked) cashews. It’s been my kitchen staple!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm: barbara

    The list is great! I love appetite for reduction! there are some really great recipes in there.. since i live on long island, i plan on visiting 3 Bros Pizza #51 to check out their vegan menu…

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm: amanda

    BEET BURGERS sign me up!!!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm: Michele

    Love this list!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm: MIndy

    This year has been THE vegan discovery year. I have discovered soaked raw cashews, Pinterest, WholeSoy yogurt, chia seeds, salt and pepper chocolate, OhSheGlows butternut squash mac n cheese (love Ange!), kombu, and cooking for someone I love (Tom <3).
    I am totally excited to try massaged kale salads, a tofu Xpress, and some Sweet and Sara marshmallows!!! :D

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm: Audrey

    I started a broth bag! Such a good idea!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm: Andrea

    I can’t wait to try out the coconut flour!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:36 pm: Stacey

    I tried and love, love, love Pinterest. It’s such a good source to inspiration and ideas.

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm: katrina

    salt and pepper and chocolate, mmmyum

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm: Erik Poyourow

    Love the Portobello Gnochi. Sooooooo good!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm: Nan

    I had never even heard of massaged kale before this list! I adore kale and must find out more! I I discovered soaked cashews this year and now my beloved husband makes the best Indian food!!!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm: Kristina

    I can’t wait to try falafel nachos, mostly because I can’t beleive I didn’t think of it before this! Love it.

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm: Patrick Moriarty

    I can’t wait to try the cultured cashew cheese. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time.

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm: Marianne

    Since I have been impressing family and friends with “snobby joes” for quite some time now, the next venture will be the lentil taco meat. It is so much fun to introduce my omni friends to delicious alternatives and have them say “yum!

  • January 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm: Anabel

    I’ve been trying out the “broth bag” thing and it is awesome!! But I am most looking forward to trying out the cultured cashew cheese, which sounds amaaaaaazing!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:02 am: Vicki

    SO many great things on that list! Definitely love soaked cashews and coconut whipped cream. They help this girl from the Dairy state that never thought she could make the leap from vegetarian to vegan! Still trying to plan a trip to Chicago Diner to try that shake!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:04 am: Stephanie

    Tried and Loved: chia seed chocolate pudding, massaged kale salad, butternut squash mac & cheese, tofu xpress. Want to try: cultured cashew cheese, dulce de leche, grow your own mushrooms, beet burgers.

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:04 am: Heather

    I want to try #77 Cloe Coscarelli’s Pumpkin Tiramasu and #8 Obsessive Confection Disorder. What can I say? I love vegan desserts!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:05 am: Gretel

    I will drive out of my way to pick up 15) Wholesoy Unsweetened Plain Yogurt. It is the only vegan yogurt I love.
    83) Peeling Garlic in 10 Seconds – looks grand! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:09 am: celyn

    caulipots, Portobello gnocchi (holy hell), chia, Kansha, kombu, cultured cashew cheese, maple extract, gigantes, HGS, Lagusta, muchroom kits, and steamed seitan from VV accomplished. Tofu XPress, I eye you.

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:17 am: Anne

    48) Chickpea Tofu, 73) Parboiled Oven Fries, and 84) Beet Burgers.
    Why have I never heard of chickpea tofu before? It sounds great.
    I keep this list bookmarked on my computer. :)

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:21 am: Tedi

    I’m looking forward to eating more massaged kale salads this year!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:28 am: Linz-e

    Quinoa sushi?! I NEED to try that!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:29 am: Ashley

    Oooh!!! Yummy! I have tried the soaked cashews for sure! What a great idea that I would’ve never came up with on my own. I loved it in your mac & cheeze recipe w/the sauer kraut!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:29 am: Rosie

    I look forward to trying GRILLED KALE!!!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:29 am: Julia

    Favourite vegan discoveries from 2011: cast-iron, chia seeds and (soy-free) vegenaise!
    I resolve to make Lagusta’s Devilled Eggs!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:30 am: kmbrly

    This was the year of cashew creme/soaked cashews for me – love it! And can’t wait to try Sweet & Sara’s new & improved marshmallows!!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:32 am: JP

    *love* caulipots!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:36 am: Pamela

    I have a deep love for caulipots. Deep. And i can’t wait to try the beet burgers!

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:54 am: em

    What an amazing list! Lentil Taco Meat Tonight! (marinated tofu tomorrow?

  • January 28, 2012 at 12:56 am: Sandra

    Tried and loved: Soaked cashews do gorgeous things to tomato soup and macaroni and “cheese” (or cheeze, or whatever); and I’m of two minds about the parboiled oven fries–I came up with the technique some time ago, and was feeling rather brilliant. They’re still great, but I’m a bit more humble.

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:00 am: Hanna

    I’ve never gotten to try real vanilla beans–so excited to play with them! Madagascar vanilla already has such a smooth flavor… :)

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:07 am: Julia

    It may sound simple, but I am very excited about frozen ginger! I stopped buying it fresh because it goes bad, but the powered stuff is pretty terrible. I am buying some to freeze today!

    I would also love to win the $100… my friend is running a marathon to support Kitten Rescue (in LA) so I would be so excited to make a big donation to support her. Pick me!

    (tweeting doesn’t help your chances, but begging does… right?)

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:12 am: Suzanne

    What a great list!!! I am working on becoming a full-time vegan, by way of my 16 year old daughter. I love the variety of food that I have been exposed to on this journey. I will being trying more than 2 recipes from this list but the quinoa sushi and deviled eggs are at the top. Thanks for putting this list together!

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:25 am: Michelle Meehan

    I tried the soaked cashews over the holidays to make a creamy soup and sauce for veggies, loved it. I’m on Pininterest, love that. I have a magic bullet, loved that too. Made caulipots, also love. I want a tofu express. I’ve used kombu to make beans. I want to try the Quinoa Sushi and beet burgers. I have all the books on your give away except Vegan Pie in the Sky which I asked for Christmas and did not get so I hope I can win as I really want that book!!!

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:26 am: courtney

    Vegan Cadbury Eggs? Yes, please! I’ve marked my calendar for when they become available.

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:36 am: Miko

    i love massaged kale salads, i have to say. i never thought i would crave kale salad until i found out about it.
    Also, totally pumped for cadbury eggs if i can get my hands on some

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:42 am: Amy

    Discovered your site via my old college roommate three days ago and I plan on sending her a gift once I stop cyberstalking the recipe catalog. Made the Butternut Rancheros last night…. Charlie Sheen *wishes* he was winning that hard. Plan on trying the Fresh Corn Johnnycakes this weekend. And seriously, Isa? You had me at the Sopranos reference (even though I kinda had a thing for Michael Landon when I was little). I’m pretty new to gluten-free veganism, but rather than feeling deprived, it’s opened up a whole new universe of cooking experimentation (which I loved even when I was experimenting with pork butt). I’m in love with your site, your blurbage and your recipes. The cashew vegetable korma’s on my hit list, too. I’m never leaving. And grilled kale?!?! Yes, please.

  • January 28, 2012 at 1:58 am: Megan

    I tried soaking cashews for the sauce for a pasta dish and was happy with the results. I also learned that it is possible to make vegan Pennsylvania Dutch pot pie, which makes me a happy camper.

  • January 28, 2012 at 2:02 am: Natalie

    Absolutely love massaged kale salads, butternut squash mac n’ cheese, and vegan cadbury eggs (another shout out for Toronto’s Bunners Bakery!! Definitely a local addiction!).

    I’m intrigued by a great many entries on the list – the broth bag, vegusto, and the hubby got very excited at the mention of falafel nachos, heh. ;)

  • January 28, 2012 at 2:15 am: Emily

    In the next year, I will absolutely be trying WholeSoy Unsweetened Plain Yogurt…as soon as I can find it!

    I just started using Pinterest, and it’s been so fun to create boards! :)

  • January 28, 2012 at 3:44 am: Sandy Gunther

    Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Pie. Going to make it right now!

  • January 28, 2012 at 4:02 am: Christine

    I am dying to try out OhSheGlows’ recipes in 2012… especially the butternut squash mac and cheese! It’s been years since I’ve had KD and this sounds wayyyyyyy healthier!

    Thank you for putting together this list!

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