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For Love of Carrots Review

The below was taken directly from the blog For Love of Carrots:

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Love Grown Foods sent me an awesome package in the mail! If you are a granola lover such as myself you might want to get your hands on some of this stuff! I received some complementary granola to sample! They certainly hooked a sista up! I am so thankful and totally pumped breakfast will be taken care of for the next few weeks!

How awesom is Love Grown Foods!?

However I couldn’t wait until breakfast to open up the Cocoa Goodness! It was so delicious and I loved that it had actual chocolate chips in it (it wont be lasting very long!) I am sad to report that the others aside from Simply Oats have coconut in them, I am allergic to coconut but that does not stop me from picking around the pieces and enjoying the yummy goodness of Sweet Cranberry Pecan, Apple Walnut Delight, and Raisin Almond Crunch! They have so many tasty options! My brother was a big fan of them as well, as was my mother, we are all granola lovers and we love how tasty the granola. Aside from eating it straight from the bag like I usually do, its great with my morning yogurt.

My breakfast was fantastic, thanks Love Grown Foods your amazing!

The sample packs are great for breakfast on the go!

check out those chocolate chips!

Happy Friday!!

Anyone have any hurricane party plans this weekend!?

Sweetness of Life Review

The below was taken directly from the blog SWEETNESS OF LIFE:

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Anyone who is a food blogger or reads food blogs or just knows what’s up has heard of and probably already tried Love Grown Granola.
I was very fortunate to receive a few samples to taste and review! I was sent three full size flavors as well as several small sized samples of every flavor.
The flavors include:
~Apple Walnut Delight
~Cocoa Goodness
~Raisin Almond Crunch
~Simply Oats
~Sweet Cranberry Pecan

I can understand why this granola is LOVED by so many. Not only is it delicious, it is also:
-Free of Refined Sugar
-Free of High Fructose Corn Syrup
-Free of Trans Fat
-Free of Hydrogenated Oils
-Free of Artificial Flavors
-Free of preservatives
-Free of Gluten
-Free of Genetically Modified Ingredients

As said on their website:
“Love Grown Foods is a company that was formed to create delicious foods made with pure and simple ingredients that ALSO encourages you to live a healthy and active lifestyle that you love. We are founded on the beliefs that you should be able to pronounce every ingredient in a product and that food should be nutritious and healthy while also tasting great! As a company, we are determined to be a part of the movement towards the use of purer products with wholesome ingredients that are also affordable.

 

Here at LOVE GROWN FOODS, we take pride in the fact that all of our recipes are made with LOVE! Our bold flavors and wholesome ingredients reflect our own desires to live healthy and active lives while still enjoying great tasting foods. A healthy diet is one that is free of added chemicals, and it is for this reason we strive to LIVE FREE!”
Awesome, right?!
I tried every flavor and I can honestly not choose a favorite! It’s all delicious. I plan on talking to my local Whole Foods and suggest to them that they carry the LOVE! I want this stuff to be easily accessible to me and my fellow Sebastopolites….or Sebastoplians? Um, the folks that live in Sebastopol! That’s what I’m trying to say :-)
I got down on this granola in every way I could think of. Unfortunately it is now cashed out and I am ready for more!
I ate it in a bowl with coconut milk.
On top of smoothies:

 

On top of pancakes and french toast:
And this!

 

~Mini Peanut Butter Apple Crisp~
(Vegan and Gluten-Free)
(Serves 2)
1 large apple or two small ones
1/2 cup of LOVE GROWN GRANOLA (I used Raisin Almond Crunch)
1/4 cup almond flour
1 tbsp earth balance or coconut oil
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of salt
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cut your apple up into small, bite sized pieces and place aside. In a small bowl combine the rest of your ingredients. I used my hands to mix and massage everything together really well, until it resembled a crumb-like appearance. Lightly oil a small casserole dish or two ramekins. Place apples inside followed by the crumbly topping. Bake for about 15 minutes until the apples are soft and the top is starting to turn slightly golden.
I loved the peanut butter, apple, raisin, cinnamon flavor combo! It was so delicious. I think the Love Grown Granola really made it exceptional.
Now, since my granola stash has run out, I gotta get my hands on some more!

Have you ever tried Love Grown before? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?

Do you have veggie garden? If so, what is growing most abundantly for you?


Lots of love and beautiful blessings to all of you! I appreciate you <3

An Edible Mosaic Review

The below post was taken directly from the blog AN EDIBLE MOSAIC:

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Spreading a Little Love

Along with apples, oats are one thing I try to eat every day (gosh, I sound like a horse when I put it like that, lol!  Even more so when I mention that I drink bucket loads of water too).  Oh well, it’s delicious to me!  I like oats in any form (oatmeal, granola, cookies, breads, etc.), and I especially enjoy eating them for breakfast, so I was thrilled when I recently had the opportunity to try out some Love Grown granola.

The generous people at Love Grown sent me some of every flavor granola to try – apple walnut delight, cocoa goodness, raisin almond crunch, simply oats, and sweet cranberry pecan.  I thought every flavor was fantastic, but I have to say the raisin almond crunch was my personal favorite.

It had whole almonds, raisins, and coconut flakes with a subtle sweetness and a hint of cinnamon.  It was like an oatmeal cookie, but in healthy breakfast-friendly form.

Love Grown uses wholesome ingredients like whole grain oats, nuts, seeds, honey, apples, and coconut in their products.  You can read more about the ingredients they use on their site, look for a location near you, and read the (adorable!) story of how they started their company.

And I have to show you the box that my goodies came in, just because I thought it was so cute…

Getting packages is always fun, but this one really brought a huge smile to my face…thanks Love Grown!

The below post was taken directly from the blog Faith, Fitness, Fun:

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Well, I don’t have to get all creative up in here today because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Can you tell I feel just a wee bit excited? I don’t quite know why but I have awaited this birthday for awhile. It’s not even a big deal like turning 30 or anything. I’m simply another year older and hopefully at least a few months worth wiser. The last year has proved an exciting one, so perhaps I just anticipate even bigger and brighter things ahead.

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I don’t know how I can beat it though. Just look at all that has happened in my life since my last birthday:

Yowza! Looking at that astounds me. I sure hope you all hang around for the next year of my life. It wouldn’t be the same without ya. Smile

Since its my birthday and all, I think that calls for a little celebration. And what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway. I love you and nothing makes me happier than showing you some love. That’s what I want for my birthday – to say thank you and spread the love.

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You all know I worked with Love Grown Foods at the blogging conference. You all know how much I adore them. I think nothing compares to their granola. I think they may just be the nicest group of individuals to work with out there. They inspire the heck out of me with their commitment to producing quality, dreaming big, and still caring for the people who eat their granola. I think you will quickly fall in love with them too after trying their granola.

I think we need a Love Grown Giveaway so I can a) say the biggest THANK YOU in the world to Love Grown for sponsoring me at the conference, b) say an even bigger THANK YOU to you for reading and supporting my passion in FFF, and c) to have some fun on my birthday. Giveaways are a blast, right? Open-mouthed smile

What will you win? How about…

  • FIVE full sized bags - one of each flavor
  • FIFTEEN mini bags – great for portion control if you think it will help you not get addicted to handful after handful of the delicious goods
  • a Love Grown T-SHIRT! – insanely comfortable and cute

Five bags of granola = five possible entries! Whattaya say? Open-mouthed smile
Please leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH entry.

  • Leave a comment telling which flavor is your favorite / you would like to try most.
  • Tweet the following: I am celebrating @TinaFFF ‘s birthday with this @LoveGrownFoods #giveaway !! http://wp.me/p1MQ4z-38e
  • Like Faith Fitness Fun on Facebook.
  • Like Love Grown Foods on Facebook.
  • If you attended the conference, received a sample from me, and blogged about trying Love Grown – leave a link to that post for an extra entry.

There you have it! Let my virtual blog birthday celebration giveaway begin! Love you!

Open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends Wednesday August 24 @ 10 pm EST.

With a Side of Hope Review

The below post was taken directly from the blog WITH A SIDE OF HOPE:

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Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday!  The weather is absolutely beautiful outside today!  It feels like a cool and crisp fall morning!  I cannot wait for this weather every single day!  I love the fall.  I really like wearing sweaters and uggs.  I’m most definitely more of a fall girl.  I love the pumpkin flavors and the colors.  It really is beautiful!  I’m excited for pumpkin and apple picking too!  Those are always a guaranteed fun time!  Plus, fresh brussels sprouts are in season!  I cannot wait to buy some fresh ones on sale!!

Yesterday when I got home from work, I had a delightful package waiting for me outside my front door!

LOVE GROWN goodies!!

It was a box full of Love Grown Granola from the lovely, Laura!!  She even took the time to write me a personalized note which I thought was super nice!

Note from Laura!

Love Grown Foods was started by a couple by the name of Maddy and Alex in Colorado.  I love that their products contain pure and simple ingredients and that the company as a whole encourages consumers to live a healthy and active lifestyle.  Their mission is simple: “We are founded on the beliefs that you should be able to pronounce every ingredient in a product and that food should be nutritious and healthy while also tasting great!”  All of their products do not contain the following: Refined sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Trans Fat, Hydrogenated Oils, Artificial Flavors, Preservatives, Gluten, and Genetically Modified Ingredients.

Granola that I was sent

Love Grown Granola Heaven

Closer look at the smaller bags

I was sent three large bags of Sweet Cranberry Pecan, Simply Oats, and Raisin Almond Crunch as well as little bags to try out.  I was having a hard time figuring out which bag I was going to open first.  So I decided to try out the Raisin Almond Crunch!

Raisin Almond Crunch

 

The ingredients are simple: Certified Gluten-Free Oats, Honey, Almonds, Raisins, Organic Agave Syrup, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Spices, Milled Flaxseed, Cinnamon, and Sea Salt.

Large Cluster!

 

This Raisin Almond Crunch Granola was incredible!  I’m not just saying that because I was sent the products to try out.  My opinions are my own.  I like the fact that there were large clusters throughout the bags as well as pieces of almonds.  It had really great cinnamon raisin flavor.  I probably could have finished the entire bag in one sitting.  I had quite a few handfuls because it was so good.  If this is a preview of what the rest of the flavors taste like than I am in for a real treat!  I cannot wait to try the rest of the flavors!  I even had some of the Raisin Almond Crunch on my cereal today and it was delicious!  I am a big fan of Love Grown Granola!  Thank you so much, Laura for allowing me to try out your products!