B is for Butter–I wonder, did you see that one coming? I hope not, or else I’m losing my claimed fame to occasional bouts of randomness. This is for the second letter in the wonderful bloggy meme of a2z4u&me, click here to read more about it!
If you’ve read my bio, then you know I’m vegetarian/vegan, depending on if there is chocolate involved. I don’t quite care for certain dairy products, but in certain cases I make an exception. Butter is not one of them. 😛
Like most people who use butter, it’s in pretty much everything and my occasional urge to bake usually means that butter will be involved. I don’t like the taste of real butter, much less using real butter in recipes, so of course, I use a ‘butter’ substitute.
Most folks these days use some form of ‘fake butter’ as I tend to call it and there’s quite a few brands and types out there. My favorite is Earth Balance, a 100% vegan, vegetable oil spread that melts and tastes quite nicely.
I use it on everything from garlic toast to cake, muffins and baked plantains. There’s different kinds, a soy-free formula, a whipped version (which makes really good biscuits and popcorn!) and a few other kinds, which I haven’t tried. Anyway, I hope that made you smile in some way or another. Granted, butter is not the first thing to pop into your head when you think of the letter, B–at least, I don’t think it is, my brain just likes to think in different directions.
Happy weekend! (and I’ll C you when C comes along…er, right, that was bad… 😛 )