Yes, you heard me…
This is how it all started… Few years ago, I discovered my favorite ever in the world sushi. They make them at Toko Sushi on Yonge Street, downtown Toronto, and I haven’t seem them anywhere else. Not surprisingly. How many restaurants would dare to make sushi with peanut butter and bacon? I mean, really…
In the spirit of “trying anything once, and more than once if I like it”, I ordered the strangest thing on the menu – the sushi in question. They were… to die for.
More recently, at a burger chain “The Works”, I yet again ordered the strangest sounding burger. Beef burger with peanut butter, banana and bacon. Gross? No. Life changing.
Then I discovered Elvis. That’s a sandwich with peanut butter, banana, bacon and honey that king of pop reportedly adored. My circulatory system was terrified. And with good reason – later in life, his majesty ended up with high blood pressure and a slew of other health problems.
And that’s how my obsession with all things bacon, banana and peanut butter, and all the possible permutations and combinations of the three, began.
My most recent gustatory experiment – baked potato ice cream with chives and bacon… [What????] Yes, it was awesome. I swear.
You need to work your way to baked potato ice cream though… So I’m starting you off gently today.
bacon chocolate chip cookies
[see original recipe here]
3 slices of bacon
1.5 cups of almond flour [can also use all-purpose flour]
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
cocoa powder + chili powder???
*Apart from butter, the cookies are paleo, and you can easily replace butter with coconut oil.