I was not quite as prepared for the return to school this term as usual. In fact when youngest joined me in bed last Thursday morning and asked what was for lunch, I didn't really have a suitable reply. As far as easy lunch options go, I hadn't really stocked up. No left-overs to take, not much salad, no bread, no honey, can't do Tahini (over-did it a couple of years back), can't do peanut butter for youngest 3. Only some wraps and cheese. Not that appetising to youngest who, out of the blue suggested vegemite and cheese - if only we had Vegemite.
Now I am a lover of Vegemite from when I was a young girl. The thicker the better. In fact toast was really only a vehicle for delivering that salty deliciousness to my mouth. But when I started to look at ingredients in things, Vegemite was one of the things to go. And as such I have rarely had Vegemite for the last 7 or more years. Until last Thursday.
When youngest suggested Vegemite and Cheese on the wraps, I thought "Well I did see a receipe for Homemade Vegemite and I am pretty sure I bought the 2 of 4 ingredients I didn't already have. Let's go see."
What a surprise when I looked it up again and realised it was about 60 seconds to make a Healthy Homemade Vegemite alternative. Woo Hoo! And bonus, the children all loved it! Vegemite and cheese on wraps for 2 days and a second batch needed to be made. Ahhh, love it when an old favourite makes a successful comeback.
And if you were never a Vege-fan to begin with, take heart. Our Canadian team member tried it with trepidation then announced that we should bottle it and sell it at OneTable.
First born just announced (as I was writing above) "Mum, your vegemite is a brewster" (Brewster is Jackson for Best Ever).
Give it a go...
SuperMite (Healthy Homemade Vegemite)
Prep Time: 1 min
Total Cook Time: nil
Serves: depends on how thick you like it
- Put all ingredients in a food processor
- Blend for 20 sec.
- If using a Thermomix, mix on Speed 3 for 20 sec.
- Store in a glass jar in the fridge
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