Monday, October 24, 2011

Can't gain weight? Read on:

Is everyone aware that Megan Fox recently gave up veganism because she "couldn't gain weight?" Yeah. I had this reaction. Anyway, I have four words for Megan Fox: Mint Oreo Fudge Cremes. See, mint Oreos were already awesome, and vegan, and then they went and covered those fuckers in chocolate. Are you kidding me? These things are like Thin Mints, only BETTER. I always pick them up when I go to Target and feel like a pathetic junkie on the bus as I rip the package open.

Here's another nice surprise: Jell-O cook and serve pudding? Vegan. I shit you negative. It appears that the instant puddings are as well, but the cooking-required ones actually set using non-dairy milk. Now, I highly recommend using almond milk, because soy just doesn't set right, and it tastes funny. But the one thing about this find that's extra awesome? It makes bitchin' vegan ice cream.

So, I made up a batch of chocolate pudding this morning (using Silk Pure Almond vanilla-but the dark chocolate makes an even richer pudding), put plastic wrap over IT (to eliminate the skin on top) and refrigerated it. When I got home, I dumped it in the ice cream maker with 20 or so smashed up mint Oreo Fudge Cremes, and a teaspoon of peppermint extract to make it extra minty.

icecream 001

Flavor: check. Texture and mouthfeel (I hate that word): check. Weight gainable? Oh, check. Come to mama.


jessy said...

that really pissed me off reading about Megan Fox and how she was vegan and was "unable" to gain weight. i've gained about 20lbs since going vegan - she's full of shit.

i would say yes to a bowl of your chocolate pudding-cookie-mint awesomeness any day. bring it on! YUM!

and_i_say said...

I got a nasty stomach flu that kept me puking for two weeks last year. Lost 10 lbs. Had to go a 3000 to 3500 calorie per day diet to gain the weight back. It's totally possible to gain weight as a vegan. If you read about her veganism kick, she gave up a lot of other stuff at the same time (caffeine and such).