Make No Bones About It We're Vegan

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Elvis P Pie

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:

3/4 C canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 C Natural Peanut Butter

1/3 C Pitted Dates

3 Packets Stevia

3 T Pure Maple Syrup

Chocolate Ganache Topping Ingredients:

1 C Coconut Oil (not solid)

1/4 C Pure Maple Syrup

1/2 C Cocoa Powder

One sliced banana

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.

Grease an 8-inch pie plate. Pour the nut crust into the pie pan and press down with your fingers.

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.


  1. I fear if Elvis had eaten this pie (and I'm assuming of course that he would have eaten the whole thing himself) he would have needed at least two jumpsuits sewn together. Or three. Tim Gunn could have some, though. No problem.

  2. Yum yum yum! Would you make that for me if I sang "Love me tender"? :oP

  3. bahahaha. Tim Gunn would have a sliver. Yes, you are quite right about Elvis and a hefty man cape!

    You will? Start singing Veganosaurus! :)

  4. I wouldn't wear white jeans while I was eating this. I'd get chocolately peanut buttery smears all over those snow-white bad boys. Perhaps a white nose bag, then no one could see me as I troughed gently on a slice or several of this.

  5. Oooohhhh num num!! Will you make me one? Not sure it would survive the mail, though.

  6. Thanks for reading Joey and welcome to Veganville. I don't think you've been here before I would have remembered the pb stained whtie pants and shnoz bag for sure.

    Sure I'll make you one mothrasue but you gotta come to my house.

  7. Delicious looking pie but where are the photos of you dressed as The King?

  8. Thank you foodfeud. I know I know, must be a big week for Elvis...all his capes were already rented.

  9. Oh my this looks amazing!

    haha unitard white jeggings - that is classic, I am pretty sure a lady in my yoga class stole the kings unitard jeggings

  10. All white? What was Tim thinking? She'd look like some kind of painter. People would be asking her all the time, "Are you here to paint our walls?" It's like when you accidentally wear a red shirt and khaki pants to Target and then other customers mistake you for an employee. Anyway, this Elvis pie looks fantastic!

  11. You see, Sunday MOrning Pancakes, that is precisely why I don't do yoga.

  12. hahaha Cadry. I need someone to paint my bathroom walls. Maybe I should send this outfit to my slumlord. I've seen Target employees wear tan jeggings...not pretty.

  13. Jeggings are never a good idea.

    This guy would like to volunteer to paint your walls - Tim Gunn said his look is solid!

  14. I know, Cadry.
    Tim Gunn is right about the guys work clothes, his eyes look maniacal though.

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  16. Oh, my! There's too much fun going on around here! :) looks awesome!

  17. hahaha, thanx for reading Jenny. It is really good :)

  18. There's that pie! I thought you had a new post up that I missed (being away from computer last week and I didn't even realize you had brought that gorgeous pie to VVLP). Luckily, Annie pointed it out :) Hope all is well!

    Zu @ Zsu's Vegan Pantry