The random winner was Katie (kdhay) from The Spunky Veggie!!! There are still plenty of giveaways happening for this cool book, so if you're hoping to win your own, check Allyson's blog tour schedule and enter 'em all.
|Behold the magnificent.|
The Pixies sell their Grubbin' L'il Grubbers (Millet Burger and Mock BLT), puddin's, cheezie kale and raw chocolates liberally around town--Food Fight, New Seasons, the Co-Ops and Kure stock them regularly. Once upon a time, I was even able to order their raw and insanely good cannoli from the dessert menu at Portobello.
|Mock BLT L'il Grubbers are a xgfx delight: microplaned, spicy dehydrated eggplant shreds planted between homemade onion-sunflower seed-flax crackers with smooth and tangy cashew cream cheese, a single tomato slice and fresh chard. They do not skimp on any of the components, the cheese is thick, the crackers are chewy and the eggplant is thin and abundant.|
For months, I've been made sick watching these specials come and go, without the chance to sample my own. Finally, last week, I got my shit together and ordered a special meal--Chile Rellenos. It blew my mind and changed my life. It really did.
|From the Pixie's Lab Case: Vanilla Kreem with Karmal and Chocolate L'il Puddin's (and I thought I used apostrophes a lot) and Millet Burger Grubbers.|
I can truly understand balking at the pixie price-tags. That's one of the reasons it took me so long to come around, but now that I've had the chance to sample them rampantly, I can honestly declare these treats worth the splurge. 'Cuz they're totally--and I'm quoting here "raw vegan organic soy free non processed gluten free dairy free animal produce free plant based whole foods ultimate grubbin'." They're also so rich and decadent, they're easy to stretch and savor. My lunch turned into my dinner, which turned into enough to share with Dazee serious proof not just in the L'il Puddin', but of true love (if you know me, you know I hate sharing tasty food).
|A tiny bit bigger than real life, but not by much.|
❤ Raw chocolate filled with "karmal." I dunno what this karmal is exactly, but I know it's good for you both in the mouth and belly departments.
❤ Raw chocolate heart studded with almonds and stuffed to the brim with some sort of nut creme.
❤Chile Relleno Burrito--an Anaheim chile stuffed with cashew cheese, battered with young coconut and macadamia nuts and served inside a raw zucchini and flax tortilla. With homemade "pico guaco."
❤Vanilla Kreem with Karmal & Chocolate pudding--this was at least two servings. It's really little, but it's so decadent.
❤A special puddin'-vanilla kreme with fresh strawberries and karmal.
Sorry for so much gushin', but I really wanted to share. If I was planning a trip to PDX, I'd make sure to special order one of these and hit the city on a Thursday.
Pixie Retreat Raw'r Laboratorie & Makery
1670 SE 3rd Street