Have you seen the three lists of foods that are floating around on various blogs: The Vegetarian 100, The Omnivore 100, The Carnivore 100? They are lists of 100 dishes that those who consider themselves foodies should have tried in each category.

It’s fun to take a look at these lists, see which foods you’ve tried, and give yourself a score. Today, we’ll look at The Vegetarian 100. Now, I am not a vegetarian, but I am putting more and more meatless meals into my family’s diet. Sadly, my score on The Vegetarian 100 is only 37. I've bolded the ones I've tried. I’m inspired to improve that score. As I try some of those dishes that I haven’t had yet, I’ll post about them.

Take a look at the list and let me know in the comments what your score is.

1. Real macaroni and cheese, made from scratch and baked

2. Tabouleh

3. Freshly baked bread, straight from the oven

4. Fresh figs

5. Fresh pomegranate

6. Indian dal of any sort

7. Imam bayildi

8. Pressed spiced Chinese tofu

9. Freshly made hummus

10. Tahini

11. Kimchi

12. Miso

13. Falafel

14. Potato and pea filled samosas

15. Homemade yogurt

16. Muhammara

17. Brie en croute

18. Spanikopita

19. Fresh, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes

20. Insalata caprese

21. Stir-fried greens (gai lan, bok choi, pea shoots, kale, chard or collards)

22. Freshly made salsa

23. Freshly made guacamole

24. Creme brulee

25. Fava beans

26. Chinese cold sesame peanut noodles

27. Fattoush

28. New potatoes

29. Coleslaw

30. Ratatouille

31. Baba ganoush

32. Winter squash

33. Roasted beets

34. Baked sweet potatoes

35. Plantains

36. Chocolate truffles

37. Garlic mashed potatoes

38. Fresh water chestnuts

39. Steel cut oats

40. Quinoa

41. Grilled portabello mushrooms

42. Chipotle en adobo

43. Stone ground whole grain cornmeal

44. Freshly made corn or wheat tortillas

45. Frittata

46. Basil pesto

47. Roasted garlic

48. Raita of any type

49. Mango lassi

50. Jasmine rice (white or brown)

51. Thai vegetarian coconut milk curry

52. Pumpkin in any form other than pie

53. Fresh apple pear or plum gallette

54. Quince in any form

55. Escarole, endive or arugula

56. Sprouts other than mung bean

57. Naturally brewed soy sauce

58. Dried shiitake mushrooms

59. Unusually colored vegetables (purple cauliflower, blue potatoes, chocolate bell peppers…)

60. Fresh peach ice cream

61. Chevre

62. Medjool dates

63. Kheer

64. Flourless chocolate cake

65. Grilled corn on the cob

66. Black bean (or any other bean) vegetarian chili

67. Tempeh

68. Seitan or wheat gluten

69. Gorgonzola or any other blue veined cheese

70. Sweet potato fries

71. Homemade au gratin potatoes

72. Cream of asparagus soup

73. Artichoke-Parmesan dip

74. Mushroom risotto

75. Fermented black beans

76. Garlic scapes

77. Fresh new baby peas

78. Kalamata olives

79. Preserved lemons

80. Fried green tomatoes

81. Chinese scallion pancakes

82. Cheese souffle

83. Fried apples

84. Homemade frijoles refritos

85. Pasta fagiole

86. Macadamia nuts in any form

87. Paw paw in any form

88. Grilled cheese sandwich of any kind

89. Paneer cheese

90. Ma Po Tofu (vegetarian style–no pork!)

91. Fresh pasta in any form

92. Grilled leeks, scallions or ramps

93. Green papaya salad

94. Baked grain and vegetable stuffed tomatoes

95. Pickled ginger

96. Methi greens

97. Aloo paratha

98. Kedgeree (the original Indian version without the smoked fish, not the British version with fish)

99. Okra

100. Roasted brussels sprouts

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

The vegetarian 100: How do you rate?
How Many of the Vegetarian 100 foods have you tried? Even non-vegetarians can find inspiration from this list.