Eau de Vegie Smugglers

I’m thinking of launching a Vegie Smugglers fragrance. If it’s good enough for Kylie, then it’s good enough for me.

The scent will be based on all my favourite smells – toasted coconut, topped up with freshly toasted flaked almonds. Round it off with freshly ground coffee, meringue and a touch of gin with lime and I’m shoving all my best wafts into one, saleable potion.

I suppose the bottle will have to be lime green, and possibly shaped into an artistic impression of a zucchini. If I make it out of flexible plastic and add some batteries, I can offer mothers both a good smell and a happy day.

But I’m having trouble with the name. I’m trawling all the celebrity scents to find inspiration. I could go atmospheric, like Antonio Banderas’s ‘Mediterraneo’, or try to entice you, like Cher’s ‘Uninhibited’ or Britney’s ‘Hidden Fantasy’ (excuse me while I vomit a little in my mouth). Or even onamatapeic like Katy Perry’s ‘Meow’.

What do you think? Do you have any other enticing ingredients that need to be considered? Or good name suggestions? Possibly I’ll stick to simple. Maybe just ‘Delish’, just like these dairy-free coconut muffins.



Coconut mini-muffins (Dairy-free)

These are delicately flavoured treats that freeze really well – perfect for lunchboxes. After a couple of days they dry out a little but will revive after a quite zap in the microwave.

1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
270ml can coconut milk (full fat)
Desiccated or shredded coconut to sprinkle on top

Preheat the oven to 180C. Line mini-muffin trays with paper cases.

In a large bowl, combine the flour (no need to sift), oats, coconut & brown sugar.

Whisk together the eggs, oil and coconut milk in a separate bowl or jug. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir until just combined, then divide into your muffin cases until full (the mix doesn’t rise overly much). Sprinkle a thick layer of extra coconut over the top and bake for 13-15 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean.

Makes 36ish mini-muffins.

23 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    You are so funny, I nearly spat my tea all over the computer screen!! I think that zucchini thing might take off – what a nice little side line!! 😀

  2. 3

    rooey5 said,

    Lol brilliant. That’s a fragrance I’d buy!

  3. 4

    Lisa said,

    Hmm, will never look at a zucchini the same again! 😉 Very funny.

  4. 5

    Lisa Z said,

    I was very disappointed zucchini didn’t feature in the muffins 😉

  5. 7

    katie poli said,

    bahaha! your posts are gold 🙂 i think you are onto something… however i’d add warm baking cinnamon to the list of scents included in the fragrance…

    • 8

      wendyblume said,

      oooh yes, you’re so right! I actually just bought some ground cassia to make some cinnamon scrolls!

      • 9

        katie poli said,

        Oh stop! I’m 28 weeks pregnant and baking cinnamon infused products like they are going out of fashion… but I don’t have anything in the house at the moment so the mere mention of cinnamon scrolls sends my craving mechanism into a spin!!!!

        perhaps you could call the fragrance ‘secret thrill’…? bahahaha!

  6. 10

    Linda M said,

    stupid question time – any reason they wouldn’t work as normal sized muffins? Actually I’ll probably be able to tell you this time tomorrow – I’ll give it a whirl! (don’t have mini muffin tins)

  7. 12

    Leah said,

    Love ya work! Hilarious! 🙂

  8. 13

    brenda34 said,

    What a tantalising idea Wendy. How about “Vibrating Veges” . Plain and simple : )

  9. 15

    Allison said,

    Love the look of these! Was ready to bake them but I don’t have grapeseed oil. Can I substitute something else?

  10. 19

    Ha ha! But need to get out a dictionary (onamatapeic???). On to google I go!

  11. 20

    Janelle said,

    Would could you sub for self raising flour? Almond flour or coconut four? Thanks 😊

  12. 22

    I think you should go with a self-titled fragrance…. ‘Veggie Smugglers’ would be a very apt name if you went with the battery operated zucchini packaging 🙂

  13. 23

    Kym said,

    You crack me up Wendy!

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