Lara Bar Give Away!

Remember way back when, when I mentioned potentially doing a giveaway?  Well folks, the time is now!

The Giveaway is for 12 Cashew Cookie Lara Bars.

Ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this post with any random quote that you like, try to live your life by, or just makes you happy (basically any kind of quote!).

2) Mention my blog/this giveaway on your blog

3) Mention my blog/this giveaway on your twitter

One entry will be submitted for each of the above items completed. So, it is possible to get up to 3 entries. The giveaway will end at midnight on Friday, April 1st. After that a winner will randomly be drawn.

*Open to United States residents only. Sorry, but for shipping purposes I had to limit it.

Also, if you do #2 or #3 you might want to leave me a comment or send me an email to make sure I give you the extra entries.

A few quotes I like to kick things off (quotes I wish I could say I lived my life by)….

  • “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mama T (AKA Mother Teresa)
  • “The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” -Princess Diaries
  • “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter; and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

Let the Giveaway commence!



Pancake Fate

Hello All,

I apologize for my lack of posting lately; part of it due to busyness and part due to lack of inspiration. But, I made some pancakes yesterday that were wonderful, and I just couldn’t wait to tell you about them. You see, I really wanted some pancakes (actually I wanted waffles, but didn’t feel like bothering with the waffle iron) so I quickly went to Google in hopes of finding a good healthy pancake recipe. No luck. “Hmm. maybe HEAB will have something on her recipe page,” I thought. As fate would have it, just minutes before I went to her page Heather had put up a new post about pancakes! I guess destiny wanted me to make these pancakes! It is actually a recipe from Alex at Spoonful of Sugar Free.

I follow the recipe almost exactly, except I used white whole wheat flour instead of brown rice flour and a little bit of coconut oil because I didn’t have applesauce. The first few I made, I poured the batter down then sprinkled on some frozen blueberries. When about half the batter was remaining, I mixed a handful of blueberries and probably about 1 tsp of apricot jam into the batter then proceeded to cook the rest. They were so, so, so delicious. I loved them!

Topped with plenty of butter (What can I say, I was inspired by HEAB)because butter makes everything better. Though I avoid most dairy, butter is one of those foods I will never be able to give up. It’s just so good and there is nothing else like it! (Attention makers of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, I can believe it’s not butter!)

Close up of one of the pancakes from the first half of the batch

Is there any food you continue to eat regularly because you love it even though it may not necessarily be the healthiest thing for you? (although I really don’t consider butter unhealthy)

Also, just fyi, I haven’t forgotten about this giveaway that I mentioned. The reason I have not done anything more with it is because I’m waiting until I find out how much shipping costs. It seems silly to me to pay$5-6 to send a few  Lara Bars that aren’t worth much more than that. Hopefully I’ll find out soon and let y’all know on that.

Have a marvelous week!

~Ann Claire