8/23/10

I'm Nuts About This Post!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend.

We did the usual...shopping:)

The rain stopped us from a day trip to Vermont, but we were just there last weekend anyway:) Below is a picture of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains in the background. It was so lovely.

Our main reason for going to Vermont last week was an Antique and Classic car show in Stowe. Have you ever seen a car with a record player in the dashboard?

Raise your hand if you actually know what a 'record player' is! :)

Since we usually have to do our food shopping on weekends, I was so happy to find a great Natural Foods store right on the same road as the show:) We stopped on the way home for a much needed cold coconut water and a few pantry essentials. If you find yourself in Waterbury Center, Vermont make sure to stop by Sunflower Natural Foods.

The store was very well stocked,

and so neat and clean with a very friendly staff:) There was even a sweet play nook upstairs for the little ones:)

Don't you wish you were 4 or 5 again?

My recent post, Raw Pantry Essentials, showed a few pictures from one of my usual places to shop. But sometimes, a 'special ingredient' can only be found online.

I recently ordered Heathy's Moonie Pie ebook (they look amazing btw), and noticed that I didn't have one of the ingredients. Hmmm...as well stocked as my favorite store is, they do not carry this one special ingredient. A quick online search for it brought me to NutsOnline.

My order was placed on Monday, and the box arrived at my door Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours later! What a pleasant surprise:) Everything looked great!

NutsOnline has a huge selection of organic and raw products, as well as hundreds of other products.

While checking out their blog, I was thrilled to see they had linked up to my Sprouting Chia seeds post:) Thanks NutsOnline!

So, I am very excited to tell you NutsOnline has generously offered one of you* a chance to try 2 of their products!

One pound of Organic Chia Seeds, and one pound of Raw Organic Hemp Seeds! YAY!!!!!

Thanks so much to the lovely Katie Ide from NutsOnline for making this giveaway possible.

These products were hand picked by yours truly:), but you can change them if you have issues with either of these...for anything of a lesser or equal value:)

*This giveaway is limited to residents of the United States and Canada only.

Requirements to enter this giveaway are simple:

Mandatory for entry #1:
Visit NutsOnline and leave a comment below telling me which of their products you would love to try, and what you would make with them.

For one additional entry:
Subscribe to the NutsOnline Newsletter to receive special offers and coupons, leave a comment here telling me you did so, for entry #2.

That's it! This giveaway will close at midnight EST Sunday August 29, 2010. Winner will be announced on, or shortly after Monday, August 30.

You probably already have a favorite recipe using hemp or chia seeds, but if you don't, here are several pictures of a few of mine to whet your appetite.

All the links are to my posts which either have the recipe, or tell you where to find it:

Chia Puddings

Bitts Hemp Brownies

Kate Magic's Marching Biscuits

Magic Chocolate

Hemp Power Ball Truffles

Chia-Sesame Cracker

Oh my...I think we need something with a little green:)

Russell James' Wilted Kale Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing


My S&M Salad with Creamy Macadamia-Lime Hemp Dressing

There, that's better!

Good luck everyone!!!!

59 comments:

Melissa said...

Hey Angela! Awesome giveaway! I would love some raw pine nuts so that I could makes heaps of pesto and freeze it for the winter:)

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to make pesto with the pine nuts, and I'd love to try the Organic Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs just to eat on their own.

Gloria P. said...

Hello I do like chia but have not experimented with hemp as of yet so make this will motivated me to give them a try. Love figs and dates the Turkish figs look out of this world yummy! I signed up for the newsletter gloprater@yahoo.com
Thanks for the giveaway. Crossing my fingers.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try Coconut flour. I am on a very limited diet, and just found out that I can have coconut flour (which is the ONLY flour I can have) and it is not sold around where I live. I have several recipes that use it, so it would be awesome to have some. I have signed up for the newsletter also, stephlippert@aol.com...
Thanks you!!

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said...

awesome giveaway! i love nuts online!

i would love to try the dried jackfruit + lucuma!

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said...

i subscribed to the nutsonline newsletter!

What Now?... With Paula said...

Angela, your recipes look SOOO yummy!! Believe it or not, I've been hearing alot lately about hemp and I'm itching to try it.

I'm a huge NutsOnline fan & LOVE their crystalized ginger & cooa nibs. I already subscribe to their newsletter & just love all their products, recipes & their customer service is 5 star!

What Now?... With Paula said...

By the way, I meant to say: Thank you for the give away, what a lovely idea!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try making muffins with their flax seeds and one of the dried fruits (like cherries or blueberries). Or a pizza with some sun-dried tomatoes.

Keith Sperlongo said...

I'm on a diet to gain weight, I've been underweight for years. That wouldn't be a problem, but I really want to gain healthy weight, which is probably just as hard as losing weight. Nuts are one of the best sources of fat that is actually HEALTHY for you.
I can't really go out of my way to get stuff like chia seeds because I still don't have a job (like many Americans) and sometimes you just have to settle for not having stuff or you won't get other stuff.
What would I make with them? More experimental recipes than anything, like 90% of my cooking. But I think they'd be really great in the fudge I make!

-Thank you~

Ms.Erika said...

I just saw their Maple Mesquite Pod Walnuts and drooled. I tried a salad at a sushi place in Missouri with mixed greens, an entire ripe avocado, glazed walnuts, sunflower seeds and a ginger-carrot dressing. It was DIVINE and I'd love to replicate it with those maple mesquite walnuts. :-)

Janice said...

Oh, yay! I subscribed. :)

Janice said...

And I'd like to try the hemp protein powder, I'd put it in my green smoothies for sure!

Traci D said...

Hemp, hemp, hemp! I love Nutsonline (I buy from them a LOT) and would love to try Hemp Seeds. I have two recipes I'd like to try out
1: Hemp Hummus
2: Hemp Pesto!

THANKS!!

Traci D said...

WELL! I already receive Nutsonline newsletter and coupons
:)
Does that count??!! LOL

evergreen said...

Wow! Thanks for all the entries everyone!

@Traci D~ yes, that counts!!! :)

Lauren said...

Wow, drool! :) I love Nuts Online!!! I'd love to try their organic wild blueberry powder! I'd add it to smoothies and raw desserts! YUM!

Lauren said...

I subscribe to their newsletter!

kelli said...

i'm nuts about this post too!=) a record player in a car?! my parents let me use their record player growing up - i loved the grease album and my mom's old shirley temple records. animal crackers in my soup...=)

i'd love to try nuts online's pine nuts. great giveaway angela!xo

kelli said...

subscribed!=)

Elaine said...

YUM!!!!! I joined the mailing list, and a fan on facebook! I would really love the chance to try the dry roasted unsalted almonds, the supreme sized ones sounds like a dream. In my heart I could never, ever cook them! The best treat in the world is snacking on almonds and relaxing with a vegan glass of wine. That is my treat every week!

Sayward Rebhal said...

Um, ALL OF IT! It alllllll looks so good! But especially the maca, which I've been dying to try in my daily green smoothies. =)

Nancy Reed said...

I would love to try the raw cacao almonds and raisins or the Turkish figs, but just as they are - I wouldn't make anything with them

But for something I would make into a dish, it would have to be the organic pecans as I am in the mood for a peach pie with a pecan crust.

Nancy Reed said...

I subscribed to their newsletter.

Pam said...

OMG girl.....you know how to do FLAVOR!...just love you and your creativity!

Love the photo's, so fun and a very nice giveaway!

I would take some dried fruit and nuts and make some more dark choccie bark...love that stuff!

Pam said...

Registered for their cute newsletter!

xoxo

Isle Dance said...

OhMyGosh!

Okay, I'm not entering the drawing only because I'm super stocked up on both chia and hemp, so I know someone else could really use a win, but let me say...

I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you ((so)) much for taking us on this amazing field trip!!!

:o)

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said...

That car is so awesome!! I want one. :)

Ooh! Yay! :) I would LOVE some hemp and chia seeds. I recently tried making my own hemp milk and it was delish, I really want to continue doing that. Chia I would use in chia seed pudding and overnight oats, yum! I just ran out this morning. :(

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said...

I registered for their newsletter! :)

Sayward Rebhal said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

HiHoRosie said...

Look at all those yummy eats! And just before bed too. Hmpf! That Russell James kale salad I've always wanted to try but just haven't. Yet. :)

Btw, I've heard of a record player! Just not one in a car before!

Awesome giveaway! I would love to try their raw organic cashews. Mmmm!

HiHoRosie said...

And I'm now a subscriber to their newsletter!

Thanks Evergreen!

Alisha said...

I would love to try the raw pumpkin seeds. I would put them in my morning energy bar.

griffen said...

what an amazing post. the food is all so inspiring to make!

and the record player in the car! i didnt even know that existed until now!

Alisha said...

I also subscribed to the newsletter.

La Mama Naturale' said...

Super cool giveaway! Loved the natural foods store you visited. The children's area is so neat! I would love to shop in a place that had a spot for my kids to play. Cool! You live in such a beautiful place. I've always wanted to visit Vermont. ;) Onto giveaway...so, many awesome products! How about some gooseberries + pomelos and all of those powders sounded Mmm! Camu, Acai, Yumberry. :)

Angelique said...

Nice giveaway, thanks Angela! I checked out their site and would love to try a lot of their products like the turkish figs, paper shell pecans, and white buckwheat. Thanks for letting me know about this store!

angelique@rawshopper.com

Angelique said...

I just now signed up for their newsletter.

angelique@rawshopper.com

Jessica said...

I would like to try the hemp and chia seeds to I can attempt some of the recipes I see here. I added you to my google reader and signed up for the newsletter. This is my kind of blog! Keep up the awesome work!

Best,

-Jess

Daneen said...

I would try the 100% Matcha Green Tea Powder. I've fallen in love with matcha smoothies - they are so good. Matcha blended with almond milk and ice is so refreshing in the summer. I've just signed up for their newsletter. Thanks!
Daneen

Michelle said...

So many things to try. Believe it or not I haven't tried chia seeds. I'd love to attempt a pudding. Or coconut flour.

Colleen said...

I would love to try their Macadamia nuts. I would make a Macadamia nut Key Lime Pie - yum!
Oh, I've been to that health food store! Last summer we were in Stowe for a wedding. I bought a few raw food bars there, was very excited they carried them.

Meghan said...

I checked out the website and can't decided between maca or the vitacherry powder and the organic mulberries. Each of them would be perfect in my smoothies or chia pudding bowls or putting into whatever else I could imagine.

bitt said...

I would love to try their raw pistachios. Thanks for this giveaway.

http://www.nutsonline.com/nuts/pistachios/raw-no-shell.html

Dave M. said...

I really want to try the Organic Red Maca Powder. I quit smoking a few months back and started to regularly exercise and lift weights. I have read that Maca helps with energy as well as recovery after a tough workout. It would be great to put it in one of the raw smoothies that I make during recovery.

Dave M. said...

Oh, I also subscribed to the Newsletter.

Missy said...

I'd like to use their raw quinoa flour, dates, pecans, and pistachios to invent a raw version of baklava.

Missy said...

I subscribed to their newsletter and fanned them on facebook!

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, all those recipes sound so good! You were in my neck of the woods for your trip - we live near Stowe!

FoodsThatFit said...

Great giveaway! I would LOVE to try the chia seeds and hemp seeds. I would make Chia Pudding with them!

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

I would love to try their hemp seeds and make some of your delicious looking recipes like the hemp brownies. Yum ☺

Gabriele Agustini said...

Love all the jars in the store!! And especially love the goodies you made!!

I'll be back!
gabriele

Julia said...

I would like to try the dried boysenberries

mary beth said...

I would love to try any of the dried berries, figs, dates. Or the raw "crackers" Any of the nuts... probably would like to try any and all o your products, they all looked so good.

Michelle said...

I subscribed to the newsletter

Ashley Detig said...

Their website is amazing! And their raw selection is fantastic. I think that I would take some of their raw macadamia nuts to make some sweet raw vanilla icing for some raw carrot cake. Other than that I would love to try some of their raw nut flours, I loved creating new recipes with them! Thanks for a great post!

Ashley Detig said...

Oh and definitely subscribed to the newsletter! :)

Parikeltias (part angel spirit) said...

They all sound so tasty. How about coconut and cocoa and blueberries and grade b maple syrup? Let them stand out for a night, so that the syrup hardens with the shaped mixture and you get a nice breakfast and served on a lillypad. Have a salad of kale, green onions, beansprouts, stone chopped walnuts all in a cabbage leaf. Also squeeze your own juices from ripe and tart fruits and make a cup out of twine and add groundwater with the maple syrup to reconstitute sugars.

Parikeltias (part angel spirit) said...

I truly love mother nature <3 I often romanticize how I wish to mail someone by pigeon or other carrier bird or the light of a flame on a wax candle or even paper made out of hemp. Ink from a squid, and a feather from a bird. I don't have any such luxuries sadly :( I would love a home in a cavern too or underground, or cob since the earth is the truest eco-friendly and warmest place to live in. It's the earth afterall x3

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