Monday, June 6, 2011

Peanut Butter, Meet Marmite

About two summers ago, I had the pleasure of meeting one awesome PPK-er, Panda Cookie, at Veganstock 2009. You can see her little monster crafts (and her new zine Baggin' and Ballin') on her blog. I have a wee blue monster and one of her tofu pirate tote bags, and I think about how swell Panda is every time I look at them. By the way, I really wish someone would buy me Panda's Tofu Scramble Plush Pirate Set! OMG!! Just look at it!! An asparagus, a mushroom, and a tofu pirate!!!

But scramble plush set or not, there's at least one other time that I think back to hanging out with Panda at Veganstock in Asheville, North Carolina. That would be every time I eat Peanut Butter with Marmite:

All-natural, salted chunky PB swirled with smidgen of yeasty, salty Marmite. It may be the second best Marmite combo on earth. The first would be my fave tofu cottage cheeze with Marmite, but I've blogged about that before.

But one night (or was it a day?) at Veganstock, we got on the topic of things to do with Marmite, as all vegans do from time to time. Panda mentioned combining it with peanut butter, and though the combination sounded strange at first, I had to try it when I returned home. So glad I did! Thanks Panda!

How do you eat your Marmite?

23 comments:

Meeps said...

ooo, yes pb and marmite. good combo. my ultimate is just marmite and some nondairy butter on toast. So simple yet yummy! glad to find another marmite lover~~

AJ said...

As an aussie I eat vegemite, but its pretty much a similar thing. I eat vege on toast, sammiches, crackers (like vita wheats) with pb, jam, honey or fresh tomato. Also good to mix into savoury dishes like veggie spag bol to add deeper flavour

AJ said...

As an aussie I eat vegemite, but its pretty much a similar thing. I eat vege on toast, sammiches, crackers (like vita wheats) with pb, jam, honey or fresh tomato. Also good to mix into savoury dishes like veggie spag bol to add deeper flavour

panda with cookie said...

Yes to the marmite and pb! I am like panda marmiteseed, spreading the word across the south.

Rick said...

wtf is marmite? brb learnin ;)

VeganLinda said...

I was reminded of marmite the other day (my hubby has eaten it, but I have never...the shame!) because I found an article while I was researching for my veg radio show about marmite being banned in Denmark. Then here you are posting about marmite. I might just have to go out and buy some today.

The Preppy Vegan said...

Yuuuuuum.

P.S. What is your email? I can't find contact info anywheeeerrrre. (Mine is the_preppy_vegan@yahoo.com)

Trina said...

Where do you purchase Marmite? Sounds interesting.

Lauren said...

I've never tried Marmite. I've been seeing it all over the blogs lately, though. I think I need to get some the next time I'm in Meijer!

Tender Branson said...

Marmite is difficult to find so I still only have dreams of tasting it (I searched two years ago every store in the area). I've heard rumors of where I can purchase it but none have proven true yet. When I do buy some marmite, I will gladly eat it with peanut butter.

Alan Roettinger said...

Is it really that good? I've never been motivated to try it. I guess now I'll have to (I hate being uneductaed ;-)

Bianca said...

Hey Trina! Our Whole Foods sells Marmite here, though it's way pricier than it should be. But it's imported and they're the only place that sells it here, so...

Also, you can order Marmite online.

Mihl said...

Every time I eat a pb and marmite sandwich I have to think pf Panda, too.

Heidi said...

I eat Marmite and non-dairy butter on toast loaded with fresh tomato every morning for breakfast

Lenna said...

That´s so cool! I have never thought of combining marmite and pb! :) I like to add marmite to sauces and stir fried veggies to give them a bit more taste - so nothing creative:)

Elise said...

Mmm...peanut butter and marmite? That sounds really weird but I may just have to give it a go! Marmite is abundant here in the UK but I guess that's a bit far to go if you live in the US!

JohnP said...

This was my breakfast today!!

topquark said...

PB and marmite is one of my favourite combinations. Beaten only by peanut butter and banana, or peanut butter and dark chocolate. Mmmmmmm.....

Ash said...

It doesn't mean anything to me

Anonymous said...

Love love love it. Especially the crunchier the peanut butter. May have to try banana and pb now.

Adey said...

I am eating it right now... sandwich with PB on one side and Marmite on the other. Who said British food was bland! Rule Britannia!

Marmite is excellent for putting in PPK's chickpea cutlets as a replacement for the soy sauce. Also try brown miso mixed with PB and a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice...

Anonymous said...

Yo! Marmite is made by Unilever, vivisectionist scum. Other Yeast extracts are available! X

David Lettvin said...

I eat Marmite and peanut butter sandwiches several times a week, One of the benefits of Marmite is that it is a minor but vegetarian source of B12. It makes a good substitute for soy sauce and adds depth to veggie stocks and soups. You can find it in many US groceries but it is usually shelved with the baking yeast for easy categorization.