Wins and Losses

by Holly on October 14, 2009

in breakfast,giveaway,reviews

At this exact moment, I am eating another sheet pan of garlic parmesan kale chips, re-reading yesterday’s post and wondering what the heck was I thinking while writing it?

I guess ya can’t win ’em all.

But…you can win breakfast with The Best Pumpkin Oats Ever.

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup skim milk
pinch salt
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 smashed banana
drizzle of Xagave
cinnamon, ginger + nutmeg
dollop o’ Mighty Maple PB

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But you can’t win with some uber-foamy nonfat chai lattes.

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Not my favorite chai I’ve ever had.

However, you can win with POM.  POM Nectarine Spritzer anyone?

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Tart, sweet and yummy, with a side of pictures from Southeast Asia and a box of cane sugar.

Overall, I did not win this day. I am meh at best right now.  However, YOU can win today.  That’s right, if you read my girl Janetha’s blog, you know where this is going…

XAGAVE GIVEAWAY!!!!

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That’s right, one of you lucky readers will be the recipient of a bottle of Xagave, the natural sweetener made from both blue and white agave, as well as a cookbook utilizing this wonder sugar replacement!  It’s organic, low glycemic (doesn’t raise the blood sugar) and tastes good – it doesn’t have that weird aftertaste I have found with some agaves.

Here’s whatcha gotta do:

(1) Leave me a comment telling me your favorite use for agave syrup. If you haven’t tried it, tell me
the first thing you will use/make with it.

(2) Link back to this giveaway on your blog, and leave me a 2nd comment letting me know you did so.
If you don’t have a blog, just leave me a 2nd comment and tell me something random about yourself.

(3) Vote for me in the Foodbuzz Blogger Awards (no shame, no shame) by clicking on that link, then leave me a
3rd comment letting me know you did so.  If you already voted for me, make it known!

You have until Sunday at 9pm to enter – the winner will be announced bright n’ early Monday morning.

Off  to cross my fingers that my 2-3 day (2 wins, 3 losses) evens itself out to .500 soon…

{ 36 comments }

Catie October 15, 2009 at 9:17 am

aaaaaaand I voted for you. I’d LOVE to take you our for dinner!

Erica October 15, 2009 at 9:46 am

The oats look fantastic. I have not yet tried this product but want to use it in my granola!!!

Erica October 15, 2009 at 9:46 am

and you know I already voted for you foooooohhhh sure!

Low October 15, 2009 at 10:14 am

I’ve never tried agave before but I want to use it on my oats for sure! And maybe finally make some chia pudding.

Low October 15, 2009 at 10:17 am

Just linked back here http://lowandbhold.com/2009/10/15/change-your-socks/

Btw, I hope you were thinking of Jafar from Aladdin when you typed “Here’s watcha gotta do”!

Low October 15, 2009 at 10:17 am

Psshh, you know I voted for you girl!

Karen October 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

What a delicious giveaway! I always use agave when I am creating my own variations on Gena’s Banana Soft Serve. However, it would be fun to have a cookbook full of even more ideas.

brandi October 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

i linked here!

http://branappetit.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/survey-says/

Happy Thursday girl! Have you seen anything about when they’re supposed to let the Bread Ambassadors know? They had a date in the pasta one earlier, but in this email. I’m dying to find out!

Chrysta October 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Hi!!

Awesome give away! I linked on my blog!
http://livingfitdaily.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm

that bowl of oats looks AMAZING!!

I would love to win this sweetner and use it in my oats!! also I think it would be great in my morning cuppa joe :)

Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm
Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm

DUH i voted for you girl!
xo!! :)

janetha October 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

ahahaha i love how you tied the giveaway to voting for you. GENIUS! i dont want to win but you KNOW i voted for mah holly!

Karena October 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

OOOO. POM + nectarine + bubbles??? SOLD!

emily (a nutritionist eats) October 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I had my first chai latte of the season the other day and now I’m addicted to them again!!!!!

Kelly Michelle October 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

mmmm I just love to drizzle agave over stuff, like apples or yogurt AND I love to use it to bake muffins!

Kelly Michelle October 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm

ok so for number 2… I don’t have a blog but random about me…… I love contests that don’t require you to have a blog to get an extra entry, like yours!!

Kelly Michelle October 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm

hmmmmmmm and three, yup just went and voted for you, awesome contest

courtney October 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

i’d love to try it with some chopped baked apples and cinnamon!

theskinnyplate October 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm

I have not tried agave syrup, but i think it would be nice to bake with it. Home made pumpkin bran muffins.

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) October 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I would love to try Xagave drizzled on my oats!!

Your pumpkin oats sounds beyond amazing!!

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) October 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Oh – and I definitely already voted for you. :-)

Jacquelyn October 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

This may sound weird but I love love love this stuff over my rice crispies with milka s a sweet night time cereal snack.. :)

E.S. October 15, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I love to use Xagave in oatmeal or in salad dressings (homemade)… It also works good in some baked goods. Oh and I definitely definetly voted for you at the Foodbuzz.

E.S. October 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Oh and the random thing about myself is I love any color of pink… :-)

alyssa October 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I’ve never actually tried agave syrup, so I’d love the chance to test it out!

PS. Odd question, but do kale chips taste like kale? Or does the bitter-ness leave after baking them… I’m curious!

theskinnyplate October 15, 2009 at 8:24 pm
Jess October 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I haven’t tried it yet so I will definitely first try it with pancakes, then oatmeal, then in recipes! Haha :)

Thanks so much!!
<3 jess
xoxo

Iris October 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I’ve just started using agave instead of sugar for my baked goods. I want to try making a raw pumpkin pie with it.

Kimberly October 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Never tried it…but I bet it would be an awesome addition to my morning oats!

Melissa October 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm

I haven’t used it but I would love to in some homemade bars, ala Larabars!

Mary October 16, 2009 at 5:20 am

Would use it instead of sugar in baked goodies :D

Jesse October 16, 2009 at 9:11 am

I use agave to sweeten apples when I microwave them! (I mix them with cereal and yogurt in the morning for a very FALL breakfast!)

Emily (The Experimentarian) October 16, 2009 at 11:01 am

Hey, how did I miss this one? Good grief! Thanks for the link back love though in your post today. xoxo

Autumn B. October 16, 2009 at 11:11 am

i haven’t tried this before, but heard its great on waffles!
autumn398 @ yahoo.com

Cellabella October 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm

I’ve never tried it before, but the first thing I’d do is add it to my morning oatmeal. I’ve heard good things about Xagave, I hope to sample it!

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