Möby-us Pie

12 Sep

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Dilemmas of what to post this week! I wanted to recap the kcrw pie contest, but also wanted to give you this smoothie recipe while it is still technically summer.

Then there was the straw that broke the camel’s back:

Today is National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

Ye gods.

The world wouldn’t give me more than I can handle-as luck would have it the smoothie recipe WAS in fact chocolate.

But lemme tell ya about the contest. It is a huge event with hundred of entries. I wrote about last year here. Moby was judge of the vegan category this year. So I made MY PIE substituting earth balance for butter in the streusel. And I out a pie dough Möbius strip on top. I made a Möby-us Pie:

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Surely I’d win?

Nope.

However! I had stayed friends with Joel Blum, who served his pie next to me last year. You can see the two of us-me showing him a pic of my pie-in the center of this photo. I’d be the one in all black in 90 degree heat.

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I thought Joel should have taken the Savory prize last year with his onion and cheese tart and he didn’t. Well this was his year! He won first in Savory with a chicken curry concoction.

That make me super-super happy and anxious for a tutorial on how he makes HIS crust.

Enough. On to the non-alcoholic drink.
The original recipe was for a chai crème frappe, and was vanilla. I changed it up, including throwing in these chocolate aztec bitters.

Good without em’ too.

Good with pie.

Other options, if ya aren’t into chai. Or protein powder:

Chocolate Black Russian Shake

Chocolate Cheesecake Shake

Chocolate Mug Shake

You’ve options.

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9 Responses to “Möby-us Pie”

  1. Kate@Diethood September 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    It was national milkshake day?!?! Oh my gosh, I missed it!! GAH!
    I love that you entered a contest. I am too chicken to do it. Seriously, you go gurrrrrrl!

    • Ellen September 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

      Oh, it’s a pretty low-pressure contest, and you get to try sooooo much pie so you should go for it!
      As for missing milkshake day, in order to atone you must consume twice the amount of milkshakes you would have next year;)

  2. Ameena September 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    There is such a thing as National Milkshake Day? Really?

    Looks delicious. I am a huge fan of streusel!

    • Ellen September 16, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

      Streusel is my favorite! I’d eat just a bowl of that sometime if it wouldn’t be too untoward. I saw the milkshake thing on a couple of other food blogs so…go figure. There is a day for every food these days.

      Sent from my iPhone

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