Team Allegiance

by HEAB on October 4, 2011

Remember my jar of Marmite? Well, there’s a new yeast extract spread in town (there’s something you don’t hear everyday).


Lou sent me my very own tube of Vegemite all the way from Australia. Thanks Lou! (Please check out Lou’s blog, Fridge Scrapings if you get a chance. Loving her recipes!). As soon as the Vegemite arrived, I squirted a little on some buttered toast. It reminded me of Marmite, but more bitter and not as sweet. This past week, I’ve been trying different combos with both Marmite and Vegemite, in an attempt to decide which spread I prefer.


I thought Hannah might disown me as a friend if I didn’t try her beloved Tiger Toast pictured above: toast with butter, Vegemite, and sharp cheddar grilled to melted perfection. Hannah – you were so right about this combo. Delicious!

Next up we have Marmite Spaghetti, or my version anyway. This combo was recommended by Kristy, who actually pledges allegiance to Team Vegemite.


I melted a TBSP of butter with 1/2 tsp Marmite over low heat and then poured it over roasted spaghetti squash, onions, mushrooms, and spinach. I didn’t have any Parmesan, and so I grated cheddar cheese on top. WOW – the combo of the melted butter + Marmite = one amazing sauce. Try it!

Today’s lunch featured the following:


Toast with mashed avocado and Vegemite (recommended by several).


Toast with peanut butter, banana, and Marmite (recommended by Emmy). Emmy, I have three words for you: I love you.

So, which is it? Marmite or Vegemite? Honestly, I love them both, but I think I love the British version of Marmite a little more. And on that note, me and my Chucks must run before someone starts throwing kangaroo dung at me. 😉

Happy Chuck Taylor Tuesday!