Monday, May 19, 2008

Bad Vegan: The Elvis With Fakin' Bacon

Way to spit on ol' El Rey by remaking his namesake sandwich for vegans. Red Hook Coffee has worked Fakin' Bacon into their menu, with vegan BLTs, egg & Fakin' bagels, grilled cheese & Fakin', and yes--the Elvis--a major indulgence of banana, peanut butter, honey, and those overly-salty protein strips, grilled to fuck. I like Red Hook, understand. I will probably order this sandwich at least once in my life. Doesn't make the love real.

Every now and then there's a time for the soy whatever.

Somewhere in my freezer, there is a box of faux bacon that I haven't the heart to insert into recipes. Even though I'm on-board with new food technology and like to rave about what vegan products exist, I stick with real food most of the time.

You can always skip the strips and do like Peanut Butter Boy does. His Double Decker Peanut Butter Sandwich is made with two kinds of jelly, two types of peanut butter, and twice the bread. Nothing fake about that.

My favorite nut butters right now? The raw spreads from Artisana will make you feel like a saint.

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