Friday, October 31, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 31:No Tricks-Just Treats-Actually,Lots of Tricks-Peanut Butter Chocolate Pumpkins Eating Ghosts!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pumpkins Eating Ghosts!

Happy Halloween!

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Pumpkin-shaped peanut butter cups with Sweet and Sara marshmallows inside!

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next to the awesome veganomicon lentil soup.and the thing next to the punkin on the plate is chocolate covered crumblz!impromptu butterfinger made with crumblz! and excess ganache.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 30:No Treats,Just Trick-sjaaks Vegan Halloween Peanut Butters Cups!

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Okay,well they are a treat,but compared to what comes/happens tomorrow,they're merely tricks.
Delicious tricks at that.They're just like the regular sjaak's peanut butter cups,and I don't have any to compare so I don't know if the chocolate is actually darker,but it's pretty dark.The filling is really good.Like,they nail it.It's perfectly slightly salty,and I love salty-sweet,but it's salty-sweet in the same way Reese's peanut butter cups are.Only thing is,these are TINY.Like,the peanut butter cups normally come at twice the size,which is still small,but these are so itty-bitty and cute.Y'know I once had a cat named Itty Bitty?BUt I don't want to get into that epic tale,it's too tragic,really.

sjaaks vegan halloween peanut butters cups!

j'like my socks?

sjaaks vegan halloween peanut butters cups!

aren't the black foil wrappers SO goth?!
but how un-goth are the way they're made in a flower mold?c'mon,it's halloween!

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p.s I bought these at Food Fight! in Portland,and I think you can get them through their website.
Also,coincidentally I got the VegNews e-mail newsletter and these were the "product review".

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 29:Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread!

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I love eating bananas with peanut butter.So good.I also like it with chocolate.
I like it with chocolate spread.
I like taking a mouthful of peanut butter and taking a sip of coffee,too.
I like dipping bananas in coffee,also.

This was awesome.I love the crust.
I'll post the recipe,soon!
I'm so excited I have quite a few of my own recipes now!

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Tubb really liked this,he ate about 98% of it.Heh.

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That's at about 37%,btw.

Daniel is stupid and hates bananas,except for once in a blue moon he'll buy some really ripe ones for toast,or is like "aww man,I was gonna eat that last piece of banana bread as toast for breakfast".But really,once in a blue moon.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Art that Barks

Hi everybody,I'm in this art show,so please come.
Do you see my name(mcgraw)on the poster?!
Even if you don't come to the opening.
And even if you hate me or art,it's about animals/animal issues/animal rights.
Thanks for the support!

Art that Barks

Vegan MoFo Day 28:Crumblz vs Chick o' Stick-a battle of great vegan peanut butter candy proportions

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Both Crumblz and Chick o' Stick have been proclaimed to taste like "the insides of a Butterfingers bar omgzed" by just about every vegan who tries them.I say vegan because my little brother shrugged his shoulders and said maybe not.
But,the thing is that they do.
And I even took some Crumblz,lined then up on some parchment,coated them in leftover ganache,and they were just like Butterfinger BBs.

Pros/Cons of Crumblz:
really peanut buttery
totally melt in yr mouth,save for a peanut now and again
come in a chocolate cococnut macadamia flavour(!!!)
really crumbly so when you add to ice cream there's little crumbs everywhere in the ice cream for you to eat!
all natural,no preservatives/nasty stuff
expensive and not sold in Canada,or a lot of places,like Whole Foods in Seattle

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fun colour,right?!

Pros/Cons of Chick o' Stick:
pretty peanut buttery,but also quite coconutty-it IS a peanut butter toasted coconut candy.THOUGH,with crumblz you get plain,and there's a coconut one!
cheap!sold in lots of places like the scary run down convenience store near King station in Seattle!
no transfats,like you may expect!
melt in yr mouth,until you get some coconut
artificially coloured,but it IS a fun colour,right?

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So,with this in mind I must say that Crumblz! is the winner!

It was somewhat of a difficult competition,because I do really like Chick O Stick,but Crumblz are so go eff-bombing good,and yeah,a lot peanut butter-y-er.

I brought back two bags of Crumblz with me from Portland earlier this month,and one Chick O Stick rod.
It's all gone,now.
I brought the Chick O' Stick out at Canadian thanksgiving ummm lunch thingy and offered it to everyone,and my sisters friends from acting class were really impressed.I think everyone had some except for Daniel,but he's a bisque who was angry that there were Sarah's guests because it meant less food/tofurkey for him,but then the next day I brought him all this free Tofurkey I got,so whatever.
Anyways,I actually got the Chick O Stick right outside of Olympia at a gas station driving back with Isa and Justin-it was about 9:30 or 10pm and I had eaten like nothing but a piece of chocolate at Taste of Health earlier that day,so I got a Chick O Stick.Justin said I was gross,I think.But then I fell asleep and next thing I knew I was in Portland.

p.s Crumblz and /or Chick O' Stick,send me free stuff!I could nmake so many awesome desserts incorporating yr candies,it would be great PR!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vegan MoFO Day 27:White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies & Peanut Butter & Co.

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These are White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies.
It's Joni's incredible recipe from Cozy Inside but using PB&Co. White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter and vegan white chocolate chips.
These really were amazing,and I wish that I didn't make them the day I left to Toronto,so I only got to have a tiny bit,though,that doesn't mean much because Daniel(who every time I've made them before,and including the other night when I made them eats 1/4 of the pan as a piece)said he was pissed because Patrick ate them all.

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Also,I decided since it was Vegan MoFo and I was writing about peanut butter everyday,then it would be a crime not to include Peanut Butter & Co.
They make the awesome white chocolate peanut butter which I used for these here brownies.
Now,unfortunately I don't have awesome food porny pictures of all the seperate peanut butter because like 5 minutes ago I deleted a ton of stuff from my camera accidentally.But whatever.You win some,you lose some,and there's still some pictures.
Anyways,here's some reviews:

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White Chocolate Wonderful-This stuff is magical.It's soo good.It's a little bit chunky,doesn't seperate at all,and tastes like Reese's Pieces.I guess that's what peanut butter and white chocolate taste like?Who cares,it's so good.I used to buy it every time I went down to the states before they sold it here,and now I just bought 2 jars of it at SaveOn Foods on sale for $2.99.

Dark Chocolate Dreams-Hmm,this stuff is good,but not amazing.Chocoreale is better.It's really sweet(which is fine)but it's just not knock-yr-socks-off good.

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl-Oh god.Sometimes I feel like I like this even more than white chocolate.It's so yummy.It's like the insides of a peanut butter cinnamon roll,and yes I know very well how that tastes,The chewy raisins are great,too.The first time I bought this one was summer 2006 at Sidecar in Seattle.and the woman working,who had a bit of a British accent and was older said "this stuff is good...on TOAST.or with a spoon."
I doubt I emoted and portrayed that through the internet in a justifying way,but if was really funny.

Mighty Maple-a new falvour,I've only had a jar of it once,but it's really good.Not as many stores sell it,probably because it's newer,but they should.It's really,really sweet,and maple-y,tastes like Canada.or Vermont.

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and I haven't tried the Heat Is On,the hot,spicy,savoury one,but I hope to soon.
And then there's the non-vegan honey peanut butter one,and the plain smooth and crunchy ones.I don't think they're too great.Okay,well,yeah they're great,it's peanut butter!I just mean nothing unique or mind blowing.

p.s Peanut Butter & Co.,are you gonna send me free stuffs now?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 26:Fluffernutter!!!

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it has a theme song,apparently.

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I had two tubs of RiceMellow,but the open one was all yellow and gloopy,not fluffy!Probably because I bought it in January.But I had a new one,all fluffy and nice!

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as you can see,very time consuming and difficult to make.
Now,why just make one for myself when I could make one for my little brother who comes home everyday from school and makes a peanut butter and jam sammich?I don't think he's always done this,but I haven't,and still dont,lived with him for like 3 years,so maybe...

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his verdict was that marshmallow fluff is good,but doesn't go on a peanut butter sammich.But c'mon,look at the guy,he clearly knows nothing about peanut butter.

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The first time I had marshmallow fluff was ricemellow which brandy gave me when I was buying all of her pantry stuff when she was moving to Ontario(p.s if yr reading this,wtf,i'm here!) and had an almost empty tub.All I had really heard about the stuff was these sammiches or rice krispies treats.So I went home,and made one on a bagel and before ate a ton of spoonfuls of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.So good.Then I felt sick.Wait,actually no,in December 2006 when Anne and I went to Seattle to see Kimya Dawson at Dearborne House we went to Sidecar and Anne bought some!She didn't know that marshmallows weren't vegetarian,but she wasn't vegan either.Then we went to Wayward Cafe and she ate slices of her margarined bread that came with the scramble we shared with the fluff on top.Maybe this why I forgot,because I was grossed out and try not to remember those types of things.Anyways,I had some later that night on raspberry chocolate chip soy ice cream.And he mom ate a bunch with melted cheese.Yeah,again with the trying not to remember.

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In closing,yay fluffernutters!Sticky,messy,gooey,marshmallow-y,peanut butter-y sammiches that are apparently okay for lunch at school because kids hate healthy food!Yay!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 25:Tricked Out Stuffed Peanut Butter Caramel Apples part 4:Crumblz Apples!

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Peanut Butter Caramel Candied Apples Stuffed with Chocolate Ganache.
Crumblz & Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Crumblz variations.
Saving the best for last!

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Unfortunately that's the end of the peanut butter candied apples,but there's a lot more vegan mofo where this came from!
Let's end with a nice retrospective photo:
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 24:Tricked Out Stuffed Peanut Butter Caramel Apples part 3:Candy-Candied Apples

Peanut Butter Caramel Candied Apples Stuffed with Chocolate Ganache.

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what's better than a candied apple?a candied apple rolled in candy,of course!

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these gots jimmies.

apparently Brits call jimmies "hundred-and-thousands".thanks,wikipedia.

Okay,this was part 3.I'm really sad that tomorrow is the last segment of these bad-ass-bisques,but I'm saving the best for last,sewars it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 22:Tricked Out Stuffed Peanut Butter Caramel Apples part 1:Plain Janes

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Peanut Butter Caramel Candied Apples Stuffed with Chocolate Ganche.

part one:plain jane variation.

i made peanut butter caramel but boiled it to soft crack stage so it would be firm enough for apples.coring these was the funnest!
thanks kittee for posting about these on the ppk!there's the non-vegan,non-peanut butter caramel article on them here.

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Please not,this is ONLY part one.
I can't wait for tomorrow!
Here's a taste of what's top come.
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Oh,and a PSA:
I would like to publicly apologize for yesterday not mentioning that is was my good friend Jess who gave me Vegan Indulgence from which I made the Banana Cheesecake from.My friend Ben mentioned how he saw "your friend Get Sconed!'s blog" today when I was with him and I told him all about you.Are you embarrassed yet?
Though,I would NOT like to apologize to the rest of the United States of America for talking about the lack of custard powder because SOMEBODY(who I didn't JUST mention in the last paragraph)was going on about how they couldn't get custard powder.So whatever.

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p.s anybody else try this?I had high hopes,but I thought it really sucked and tasted like nothing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vegan MoFo Day 21:Banana Cheesecake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Topping

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This is a banana cheesecake.Mmm.Banana-y.
It's an actual recipe,from a book called "Vegan Indulgence".
It's Australian!Find out more about it here.
It's a small cute book.I've seen the author on the ppk,but can't remember her user name right now.Anyways,I was given it by a friend while in Portland because the book calls for a lot of custard powder.Most recipes,actually.Anyways,I guess since us common wealth health care loving countries are so similar we have custard powder everywhere.I mean,it's the heart and soul of Nanaimo bars!I couldn't find it in the Save on Foods and told a clerk and they were shocked,but then we found it!It's a totally normal thing!Well,not for that freak country America.Wtf?Anyways,the book was almost useless to her,so I got it!And yay,because it looked really exciting.I saw it for sale at Food Fight! btw.The book,not custard powder.Maybe that have that too?

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Anyways,this cheesecake is AWESOME!Suuuuper banana-y.So for banana lovers only.The texture is great!Really creamy.And dare I say"custard-y"?Sorry,i'm rubbing it in certain people's faces.
And I added a topping of peanut butter covered pretzels while it was hot out of the oven so the peanut butter melted down onto the cake a bit,and added a nice chocolate drizzle.
The book calls it Banana Cheezecake,with a "z",in case it matters.
It's a short book,but next I hope to make the Tiramisu,or Creme Bruleee.
THOUGH one huge complaint,is that there is not a single peanut butter recipe.Whatevs,I can add it like I did this one.