Saturday, March 28, 2009

Interview Time!

Laural from Body, Mind, Soul kindly selected me to be her interviewee. Thanks for choosing me! Here are my answers to her questions:

1. What is the best way to make broccoli at The Broccoli Hut?

Although this is a difficult question, since I enjoy the wonder-veggie in so many ways, I would say the best way to prepare it is in a tofu scramble, one of my all-time favorite dishes.

Here are some other delicious ways to enjoy this most glorious vegetable:

2. What it your all-time favorite recipe?

Another difficult decision! However, one recipe that never fails to make me and my stomach happy is Cashew-Ginger Tofu from Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton. That also happens to be an all-time favorite cookbook of mine.

3. Are you strictly vegetarian and when did you make this choice?

I eliminated meat and fish from my diet five years ago, when I was 16. After becoming comfortable with that lifestyle, I toyed with the idea of veganism (In fact, you can read about my contemplations here). I cut out eggs and dairy from my diet for a period last summer but found that I lacked energy; I also worried about my calcium intake considering my history with anorexia. Thus, I compromised: I am now a lacto-vegetarian, meaning I do not eat meat, fish, or eggs, but I still consume some dairy (mostly cottage cheese and Greek yogurt!). I think my story elucidates the notion that there is no "one-size-fits-all" diet, vegetarian or not--it's best to experiment and find what works well for your lifestyle.

4. Pair of shoes you could not live without?

I am quite the shoe fanatic, so I simply CANNOT choose just one pair.

-I have been fortunate enough to discover my perfect running shoe, the Nike Air Pegasus. I could walk forever and a day in these.

-I must always have a pair of classic black pumps. Here is my latest pair.

-Fun shoes are also quite necessary.

5. Ethnic cuisine you most want to try (or country you'd most like to visit)?

I would love to try Korean fare. My aunt is Korean, and one of my best friends here at school is Korean, and they are always singing the praises of Kim Chee and Korean BBQ. I'd be interested in finding a locale that specializes in Korean cuisine...but I am not sure I'll find it in North Carolina OR Alabama. Oh well, maybe I'll just have to make a voyage to Korea one of these days!

Now it's your turn!

If you would like to be interviewed:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." If a few people want interviews, I will randomly pick 2.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Enjoy your Saturday!


VeggieGirl said...

LOOOOOVE this interview, girl!! Photo #6 for the first question is what inspired my B-S-Cubed dish, as you know :-)

ksgoodeats said...

What a fabulous interview!! Gotta love that CC and Greek yogi ;) I can see why you'd have a hard time picking your favorite recipes! Everything you make it delicious!

itsawrapteacher said...

Great interview! Ask me some questions :) And I love your fun shoes from one shoe addict!

Kristin said...

Interview me!

bhealthier said...

oh i loved the broccoli in the soup! and then I loved that pizza looking thing!

and great shoes too! this was so much fun to think of questions AND to read about your answers- really cool.

shelby said...

Love all the broccoli pics, delicious!

I agree with your words about diets, one thing could be right for one person but not another. Just eat what you love =)

jane said...

oh interview me!

Kim said...

I LOVE kim chi, and highly recommend it! (you can find it at Whole Foods or Publix.) It satisfies those "salty" cravings perfectly and the probiotics are so very good for you. The potent aroma sort of freaks some people out, though, so I try to eat it at home ;)

dailydulcie said...

Ok you seriously made me crave broccoli after posting those glorious pictures!!

Interview me lovely lady<3

Hope you had a great night!

CeciLiA said...

WOOOooo, I'm so glad to be able to learn more about you!! I totally agree on you about the one size fits all diet - everyone's gotta do what is right for them!

As for ethnic cuisine, I would LOVE to try Ethiopian one day ... i heard its very vegetarian friendly and oh you get to eat with ya hands ;) How fun would that be!! As for Korean kimchi - meh, I'm not a great fan of it ... the cabbage is sour/spicy-ish, BUT! I do love the tofu stew ... so spicy n good for you, YUM!!!

eatingbirdfood said...

Great interview! I love all your broccoli dishes. One of my favorites is roasted broccoli, but really it's good no matter how you cook it.

Is the photo of the leopard shoes taken on your bed. If so, I really like your green polka dot sheets!

jesslikesithot said...

Interview me! I bet you would have fun questions to ask!! And I love running shoes, those ones are cute! haha! :)

curlytop said...

Interview meeeee!!!

PS: Cottage cheese=the reason emily is not a vegan. Yup. That pretty much sums it up.

With Love,