May 8, 2012

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

“There is sweet water inside a tender coconut. Who poured the water inside the coconut? Was it the work of any man? No. Only the Divine can do such a thing.” - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

It's National Coconut Cream Pie Day!

Sponsored byMassutera

It's a good thing I didn't attempt to make today's food holiday, because it would have gone something like this . . .

. . . and I'm pretty sure there's more to making a coconut cream pie then what I imagine there is in my MS Paint world.

I was beyond humbled and excited when Massutera wanted to help me succeed in my attempt to eat the year. According to their website, Massutera was "founded on the belief that just because food is vegan doesn't mean it has to taste like cardboard. In fact, it should taste better because it's better for you, for the environment, and for the animals!"

Amen, sister! That's what I've been preaching, too! I mean, it makes sense, right? Tessa, the founder of Massutera, has truly mastered the delicate balance that is vegan baking. Though, I'll admit - when I first received my box of coconut cream pies from them I was put-off. They were an odd shade of yellow that weirded me out. Coconut cream pies supposed to be, like, white or something... right?  Bravely, I picked one up, took a bite, and then suddenly it was gone. And then a second one was gone. And before a third one could disappear down my gullet too, I put the rest in an airtight container in the back of my freezer and walked away to the room farthest from my kitchen.

They are one of the best baked goods I have ever had... vegan or otherwise.

Tessa's little "five bite" coconut cream pies (more like two when you've got a big mouth like mine) are creamy and so, so flavorful. The crust is perfectly flaky, too. There's nothing cloyingly sweet or artificial tasting about them. She had suggested I put whipped cream on them, but I personally think that's a very bad idea. Nothing should distract from the awesomeness these pies embody.

They may be my new food addiction.

And they make vegan treats for cats, dogs, and horses (I think I've convinced her that bunnies are next).

My life is probably going to be a lot less skinny as a result of discovering Massutera, but that's totally okay, because I know most boys prefer curvy girls anyway (and vegan calories totally don't count... right?). Rumor has it they'll be making an appearance later on in the year as well (my National Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcake Days never looked so good!).

You can find Massutera on Facebook (or in my belly, but not in my freezer anymore because I've eaten them all), or check out their website for a complete listing of everything they make.

Happy National Coconut Cream Pie Day!

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