Actually, I want to talk about a whole lot more than butter, but I was really struggling to come up with a snappy title for this post. So, we’ll start with butter.
Butter is pretty basic. I remember making my own butter back in kindergarten. If memory serves me correct, I was given a little jar (baby food perhaps) with a lid. Then, my teacher put in some white liquid. Could have been milk, could have been cream, I really don’t know. (Actually, I do ‘cuz I just looked it up. It was heavy whipping cream.) Anyway, after carefully tightening the lid, I shook my little jar ’til my scrawny kindergarten arms gave out, and eventually I was rewarded with butter. The butter was then spread on saltine crackers. Best kindergarten snack ever. Or so I thought at the time.
Here’s my problem. Butter has a rather short ingredient list. Vegan butter has a rather lengthy ingredient list.
Now typically I’m more of an olive oil/coconut oil type of girl so I really don’t use a lot of vegan butter, but I’m troubled just the same. (I feel the same way about cheese, but I’ll save that rant for another post).
As I’ve continued my journey into veganism, I’ve come to terms with the fact that fake butter may not be the best for my body, but it is the best for the animals and it is best for the environment. That’s how I sleep at night.
Now here’s where I get excited. A few weeks ago I received this text:
The sender of the text is a person I look up to immensely. She often sends me texts like this. Sometimes they are in regard to professional development (you know, teacher’y’ type books), but sometimes they are food related!
Look what book I have now added to my rather embarrassing collection of books:
And guess what recipe is next on my list…
There are only 5 ingredients, all of which are recognizable, although I did have to go to the local health food store to order one of the ingredients. I am anxiously awaiting a phone call letting me know that it’s in. As soon as it’s in, I will give you a play by play on my butter making abilities. I betcha it’s even better than the butter I made in kindergarten.