4: Tell us about a weird food combo that you love.
To be honest all of my favourite food combos are pretty mainstream. Cherry and chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate, banana and peanut butter, mac and cheese with BBQ things and greens... nothing that anyone would be weirded out by. Some people are confused by my love of Vegemite and avocado, but that is a nationally registered and acceptable combination. Vegemite has an advertisement about it, so it is true. But I did want to share an unusual combination (that is the brief after all), so I settled on one that I enjoy, rather than love, it will have to do.
When I first heard about eating Vegemite and peanut butter together I was somewhat appalled. There is just no way that that could taste good, right? I love Vegemite and I love peanut butter... but together? Curiosity won out and I tried it, and it is actually pretty good. I liked it! It is not exactly the prettiest combination, as witnessed here on this piece of bread....
Mmmmm.... looks.... kind of... ewwww? But tastes pretty great! In the spirit of MoFo I wanted to explore this flavour combination more, and I knew just the thing. There is a recipe in 500 Vegan Recipes for Peanut Butter and Marmite Savory Cookies that I had been eyeing off for some time, and what better reason to finally try them out? Of course being the good Australian that I am, I made this with Vegemite. Marmite is for weaklings, what even is that stuff? A pale attempt at Vegemite, that is what it is. Marmite wishes it was as awesome as Vegemite!
As well as peanut butter and Vegemite, the cookies also have some cumin added. They are based on spelt flour, so feel the virtue! I made a half batch of these and got 8 cookies plus a little funny one from left over scraps (you roll and cut the cookies). I really enjoyed the flavour. The Vegemite was mellowed out (so if you used Marmite I can imagine the flavour might be lost all together?) and the peanut butter just provided a nice, creamy backdrop. The cumin was not too strong, and just added a nice little extra something to it.
I served these for lunch one day alongside the Tomato Basil Bisque from The Abundance Diet. I'll be talking more about this book during the upcoming month.
To be honest, I am of the opinion that peanut butter goes with everything! Except for butter/margarine, I don't like that. But everyone else I have spoken to says that they do like it with that, so I guess I am just the odd one out there and peanut butter does actually go with everything! You name it, I'll try it! As long as it is vegan, of course.
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post: Month of Gizmo
She loved sitting in this cushion on my parents' bed, I think she thought it was made just for her!