February 10, 2012

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

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"Childhood smells of perfume and brownies." - David Leavitt

It's National Cream Cheese Brownie Day!

Sponsored by: Galaxy Nutritional Foods

I don't really love brownies. They're definitely not my go-to for dessert options, because generally I find them to be the whiny and less attractive little sister to chocolate cake.

Yep, I just said that.

It irritates the crap out of me when restaurants put brownies and chocolate cake on their menu. Without fail the brownies are always inferior, and I just want to ask the chef, "Why even bother? Is it just a social experiment to see what kind of customers buy brownies versus those who get chocolate cake?"

However, if I'm going to make them (or be forced to do so for some zany food holiday), I might as well make them as darn unique as I possibly can.

So tonight, I present: chocolate avocado cream cheese brownies.

I am thankful for Galaxy Nutritional Foods. This year I discovered their vegan cream cheese, and I have to admit: it's become one of my favorite cream cheese alternatives out there. It's got the right texture like all the others do, but what sets it apart is that it doesn't leave that distinct, funky "cardboard-meets-lawn" aftertaste like the other vegan cream cheese I've tried. And it's versatile, too: it's been great in my carrot cake frosting, in my Alfredo sauce, and tonight standing more on it's own two-feet (without too many other flavors masking it) in my brownies. I'm impressed. You will be, too, when you rush out to try it. Which you're gonna do, right?

Galaxy cream cheese is a dairy free, hydrogenated fat free, cholesterol free, lactose free, gluten free, and "cardboard-and-lawn" aftertaste free product that also happens to be Kosher certified.

And they make a chive and garlic version, too.
(Yeah, that'll be in my shopping cart the next go around!)

Om nom motherflippin' nom.

Happy National Cream Cheese Brownie Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission of company.