My friends don't invite us over to watch Project Runway anymore, not since Heidi split from Seal and Tim Gunn left. I don't miss Heidi that much, my sister's name is Heidi and that's enough. My mother named my sister after a dachshund and me after a poodle, I think. I like Tim Gunn. He wouldn't let any fur onto Project Runway and remember when he did an ad for PETA. I read his book, he's very kind and I like his fashion advice in Marie Claire. His column is called "Gunn Laws" and he answers reader's questions. Questions like, I'm over 50 can I wear tartan jeans? I have a high forehead, would I look okay with a shaved head in a monastery?
Stuff like that. A chunky fashionista recently asked if she could wear white jeans. Tim said she could, if they weren't jeggings and as long as she wore them monochromatically. All white hmmm. I thought this would make her look like Frosty the Snowman. White all white? Really?
Oh Tim, Timmy, Timmo I can see your point with the future high forehead monk, they wear hoodies all the time anyway.
But white, all white? Lest you forget fat Elvis. Elvis' jumpsuit was equivalent to white unitard jeggings.
Elvis was more than a houndog. Sure he was jowly like a houndog and was at a very unhealthy weight. But let's be real here. Suffice it to say, Elvis was a pig! By now you are all well aquainted with the Elvis sandwich right...
Yep that infamous peanut butter and banana sandwich with bacon. Presley was renowned for his food cravings such as the Fool's Gold Loaf, a loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon, peanut butter, and grape jelly. Apparently Elvis did not stop at one sandwich either. Remember how he would sweat on stage. Don't get me wrong, I love peanut butter, and could probably eat my weight in it if we did not have an alarm on the refrigerator. But bacon. That just makes me sad. I think Elvis should have watched Fork and Knives at least once.
Here's how I would help turn the King vegan. After all I wouldn't mind being Queen for a day.
Oh yeah guess what, we're invited to a major vegan party, because I shared this very recipe at the Virtual Linky Potluck thingy. A big shout out to Ann from a Refined Vegan and Angela of Canned Time. If I missed anybody I apologize big time :)
Vegan Elvis Pie (serves 1 Las Vegas King) Beware of it's exravagant calories.
Chocolate Nut Crust Ingredients:
1/2 C macadamia
1/2 C peanuts or pecans
1 Cup Raw Slivered Almonds
1 C Pitted Dates
1/4 C dark Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Water
Peanut Butter Filling Ingredients:
1 C Natural Peanut Butter
1/3 C Pitted Dates
3 Packets Stevia
3 T Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 C Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 C Cocoa Powder
Blend each layer separately in food processor. The crust will be dough-like, the peanut butter filling and ganache should be smooth. If you get lazy and don't want to make the filling or ganache, the crust will make great candy!! Just roll into balls or something.
Pour in the peanut butter layer and smooth with spatula.
Pour the Chocolate Ganache layer over the pie.
Pick up and set down your pie plate a couple times to smooth out any bubbles.
Chill for 3 hours in the freezer. Top with banana. Serve with your fave vegan ice creme.
Enjoy! You might want to swap the white pants for a pair of sweats while eating. Just saying.