Friday, June 3, 2011

B is for Butter!

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. :P

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, right, that was bad... :-P )


Joanne Sher said...

I love you, my dear random SAWA! And this post.

mwah JJ

Patty Wysong said...

ROFL Sara!! I sure hope to c you then too. ;-)

sigh. Life without real butter? *shiver* In my (birth) family that's tantamount to treason. LoL. but that's okay--glad you enjoy it--whatever it is. ;-)

Is C for CHOCOLATE??? yumz!

NancyK@A Softer Voice said...

Were YOU the voice in the "Parkay vs Butter" debate with the talking butter/margarine lids?
You get a "10" for randomness, and I'll check out your brand of the fake stuff.
Good job :)

Laury said...

Sara wrote a commercial:) Love it! Love our random Sara!

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

Trying to butter us up? Fun post!