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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More MixMyGranola Giveaways

Kelsey at Bites + Bowls is giving away a MixMyGranola gift certificate HERE. You can enter until Friday afternoon.

P.S. Kelsey... I love your pimento cheese recipe! I've made it twice.

I'll actually be back later with a longer post and some wedding news!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Get Zesty!

ZestyCook launched his new clothing line today. This collection of T-shirts and aprons has the "Get Zesty" slogan, and they all look great! (I really want the red apron.)

Please support Zesty because all proceeds are going directly to food banks.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Hi everyone! And if anyone from my graduate class happens to drop by, welcome! Tonight one of our discussion topics was blogging, so I revealed to everyone in class that I have a personal blog and gave them the address. I hope I have some new visitors soon!

I was very inspired yesterday by Meghann's blogger bake sale, and sadly, I did not win Whitney's Customizable Granola. So, I made my own, using ingredients I had on hand.

In the mix:
  • 3 cups oats
  • 3 T. ground flax
  • 1/2 c. cashew butter
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • dried cranberries

To start, I toasted the oats for 10 minutes in the oven at 200 degrees, stirring halfway through. Then I mixed the remaining ingredients (except the cranberries) in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm and smooth. I poured the cashew butter mixture over the oats, stirred to coat, and spread it out evenly on the sheet pan. Then I baked at 200 degrees for approximately 40 minutes, stirring every 10. Finally, I mixed in the cranberries and let the granola cool before storing in an air-tight container.

I packed some up in bags to take to my classmates and a small container to take to work today for a snack. I wasn't sure how I wanted to eat it, but then I thought about the yogurt/granola combinations I always see around the blog world and put the granola on top of my honey flavored Chobani:

Delicious and very filling! I will probably have a repeat of this snack tomorrow afternoon.

Now it's time to do some packing (I'm moving into my new apartment Friday, and the wedding is in 53 days!). I'll leave you tonight with some springtime pictures, taken right outside of my apartment!