Odds, Ends, and Cookbook Giveaway

>> Saturday, May 12, 2012

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CONGRATS TO KELLI, who writes: "I'm a frugal foodie in the making!"

There are several things I've been meaning to write about these last several weeks. But none of them have warranted a dedicated post.


#1: I played around with the Celebration Cookie recipe to eliminate sugar entirely (using all maple syrup). And I made it a bar instead of a cookie.

MAPLE-CINNAMON WALNUT OAT BARS

What you'll need . . . 
  • 1 cup walnuts, processed into flour 
  • 1 cup oats, processed into flour 
  • 1 cup rolled oats 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon golden flax meal mixed w/ 3 tablespoons hot water 
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
Method . . .
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8" baking pan and set aside. 
  2. Whisk together your dry ingredients. Then add the wet and mix until combined. 
  3. Spread mixture into your baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden on edges. 
  4. Remove and let cool before slicing.

#2: We're in a cookbook! And a fun cookbook at that. Check out Frugally Delicious for our Noodle Salad and Peanut Sauce recipe, as well as for recipes from these great bloggers.

They sent me two copies of the book -- one for myself and another for one of YOU! If you'd like to win one (1) copy of this book, please leave a comment with your name, email address, and the words "FRUGAL FOODIE" -- the winner will be chosen using a random number generator, on Friday, May 18th.

(Please wait until the DISQUS comment system loads or else I can't see your comments.)


#3: NatureBox, a monthly snack delivery service, sent us one of their snack boxes to try out. Inside, we found an array of healthy treats: Dried pears, peppery pistachios, smoky pumpkin seeds, zingy currants, and cranberry jubilee granola. They have a page for each month's box on their website, here's what was in ours.

Anyway, if you don't live in an area with a natural foods store or if you're just looking to have nutritious treats delivered to your home, just under $20 will get you a box delivered to your door. And for every box sold, NatureBox donates one meal to feed the over 14 million children in America who go hungry.


#4: Last, but certainly not least . . . I have a new job. If you haven't already read about it on Writing Chapter Three, you can head over there now. I'm planning to write much more on the topic, but wanted to get the big announcement out there.

Alright. I think that's about it. Happy Saturday!

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