The below was taken directly from the blog HEATHER EATS ALMOND BUTTER:
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This past weekend, we visited a local pumpkin patch and came home with two big pumpkins and five wee ones. Summer and I spent today carving and painting. After cleaning out the pumpkin, we rinsed, drained, and dried the seeds. To speed up the drying process, I spread the seeds in a single layer on a silpat lined baking sheet and put them in a 200℉ oven while we ate lunch. After lunch, they were dry and ready to be spiced.
After transferring the seeds to a foil lined baking sheet, I added a few dollops of coconut oil, 1/2 packet of stevia, lots of cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt. Into a 325℉ oven they went. After 10 minutes, I checked on the seeds, gave them a good stir, and then roasted them for another 10 minutes or so. I just kept them in until I heard a few pop. The kitchen smelled so good!
After an afternoon walk, I enjoyed some of my cinnamon sweetened seeds atop a bowl of pumpkin and Love Grown Foods Cocoa Goodness (best granola ever!). The seed + chocolate granola combo was perfect. Salty + sweet + crunchy + chocolate. Doesn’t get much better than that.
We still have another pumpkin to carve, and I can’t wait to make a batch of savory seeds. What do you do with your pumpkin seeds?
This weekend team LOVE went around gifting LOVE to goblins, vampires, princesses, and cowboys alike! We served up some LOVE to hungry halloween’ers after their annual Halloween Parade. We met the owner of the newest addition to Denver’s health and wellness scene, Barre3 Exercise and Fitness Studio, which will be opening early this winter. Wohooo!
Happy Halloween all! LOTS and LOTS of LOVE!
-Team Love Ambassador Katie Apple Walnut Delight!
This month Alex and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary! It was perfect timing with our sales trip to Canada–so we could SPREAD THE LOVE while celebrating LOVE in the beautiful and fabulous city of Toronto!
Toronto is WONDERFUL. We fell in LOVE with it! The European feel, the progressive and “green” mentality, and the primary sport being hockey…we could move there! Our 3 day trip was busy with meetings and LOVE SPREADING, but we definitely made time to sight see.
Alex and I checked out the ROM — the Royal Ontario Museum. There were so many fun things to see! We also learned some cool facts. Check it out:
The feature exhibition was amazing and truly a sign of our times: David Hockney’s fresh flowers: Drawings on the iPhone and iPad . What an incredible tribute to Steve Jobs, his legacy will forever live on. David Hockney has captured art in a playful way, while illustrating the role technology plays in our lives.
The ROM explains, “This cutting-edge exhibition reveals David Hockney‘s extraordinary use of a new medium, and its impact on shaping visual culture today. Hockney is one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary artists.”
We also had the FABULOUS opportunity to meet a LOVE-FAN, Katie who TOTALLY ROCKS OUR SOCKS OFF!
To top it off (no pun intended), we visited the CN Tower and saw a 360* view of Toronto!
Towering over the city at 1,465 feet it felt like we were on top of the world!
CHEERS TO LOVE and an amazing anniversary!
The below was taken directly from the blog FOOD FITNESS FUN:
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I can’t believe it’s already 1pm and I’m just having a chance to sit down and get things done today!! My sweet sister in law is pregnant with her 2nd baby and has been put on bed rest, so today was my day to help her and watch her little snuggle bunny, look at this face?! Isn’t he adorable?? He’ll be a big brother in just a few months…
After I put him down for a nap and said bye to his mommy, Aiden and I headed home for lunch and now my little bear is down for a nap so I can have a bit of free time before the other two come home from school and our night of Halloween fun starts!
My breakfast was nothing special, same thing I’ve been having every morning this week, except I ate it on the road. But lunch, lunch was a good one, and brought to you buy a company almost everyone in the blog world knows about, Love Grown Granola.
I tried the Sweet Cranberry Pecan today and I get it now! When Love Grown started popping up on blogs, I didn’t really get the hype, now that I’ve tried it…holy granola! I get it!!!
With its award-winning flavor, our Sweet Cranberry Pecan is the perfect combination of tart cranberries and toasted clusters of pecans and whole grain rolled oats. Our cranberries are sweetened with apple juice concentrate, rather than sugar or cane juice, allowing their full flavor to explode and making this the perfect topping to your yogurt or a healthy snack! Plus, instead of using refined sugars or artificial sweeteners, we only use honey and agave to sweeten our products. Natural, healthy and DELICIOUS is what we’re all about!
- Kroger Carbmaster Tropical Fruit Yogurt (2P+)
- Chia Seeds (1P+)
- Love Grown Granola, Sweet Cranberry Pecan (3P+)
- Kiwi (0P+)
If you’re looking for a granola that’s not overly sweet, full of clusters, search no more! Head to your nearest store and pick up a bag, you’ won’t be sorry! The little slivers of coconut…YUM!!! Each little piece was perfectly coated with just enough sweetness and flavor without being over-powering. A winning combo in my book!
Just look at that granola goodness?! Thanks Love Grown for the chance to try your granola blends, can’t wait to try the other flavors!
Contestant #1: Heather Eats Almond Butter‘s LOVE-o-Lantern
Contestant #2: Sweet Tooth Sweet Life‘s LOVE-o-Lantern!
Contestant #3: Clean Eating Chelsey‘s LOVE-o-Lantern!
It’s the Battle Royale! 3 LOVE Bloggers, going head to head in the fight of their lives. They have both slaved tirelessly over these LOVE-o-Lanterns and it is up to you, the LOVE fans, to choose the winner. Go to our Facebook page and “Like” whichever LOVE-o-Lanterns picture you LOVE the most! The contest ends at midnight of All Hallows Eve!