It’s giveaway time!
But first, pumpkin.
I’m certainly getting in the spirit of the changing seasons and the upcoming holidays, but I really don’t go too crazy with pumpkin this time of year. I enjoy pumpkin year round, so aside from the classic warmly spiced holiday desserts, it’s just another ingredient to me.
This would be one of those warmly spiced holiday desserts.
The holiday? um. Thursday?
pumpkin whoopie pies
adapted from lemon cardamom cake stacks
makes 20-22 whoopie pies (10-11 sandwiched)
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
1/2 cup butter (Earth Balance Soy Free), melted
2 tablespoons flax seed
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup pumpkin puree (Pacific Natural Foods)
2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cardamom
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt butter and set aside to cool.
Grind flax seed in blender, coffee grinder. Place 2 tablespoons flax in a bowl, add water and stir. Place in refrigerator to set into gel (this equals / replaces two eggs).
Stir maple syrup and pumpkin into cooled melted butter, add flax mixture. Sift together flour, cardamom, baking soda and xanthan gum, add to wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Fill prepared whoopie pie (or cupcake tin) 2/3 full, or divide between two 9 inch rounds. Bake 13-17 minutes for whoopie pie or muffins, 28-33 minutes for large cakes, or until inserted toothpick comes clean. Cool completely before frosting.
ginger cream frosting
gluten, dairy and egg free, vegan
8 ounces cream cheese (Tofutti)
1/4 inch (small) piece ginger, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon cardamom
2 – 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Whip cream cheese, grated ginger and cardamom until softened, gradually adding powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Transfer to piping bag or frost as desired.
…and this giveaway I am so excited about?
Pacific Natural Foods has some new product, and I recently had the chance to try it all. There are holiday staples like pumpkin, cranberry sauces and gravies:
They also have a new line of soup starters that are fantastic!
The Pho and the Tom Yum are my current favorites, I love those flavors!
Five winners get to choose twenty five items in the Pacific Foods line!
This month is Pacific Natural Foods 25th anniversary, so they are generously making this Stock Your Pantry giveaway 25 items of the winners choice – including the new items like the holiday line and the pumpkin puree.
Did I mention five people will win?
Pacific Natural Foods uses wholesome, natural and organic ingredients to create their products. Their products include gluten free, fat free, vegan, kosher, and low sodium options.
One of their (awesome) beliefs - If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, there’s not much point in including it.
GIVEAWAY: (Five) winners choose 25 Pacific Natural Foods products.
FIVE winners, many ways to enter – leave a comment for each:
#1) are you a pumpkin fan? what would you make with the pumpkin puree?
#2) visit the Pacific Foods website – what are some of the products would you choose?
#3) what recipe would you like to see me prepare with Pacific Naturals products?
#4) tweet about this giveaway, including a link back to this post (tweet this):
enter a 25 piece STOCK YOUR PANTRY giveaway from @spabettie – FIVE winners! –> http://spabettie.com/?p=10499
#5) stumble and like this post
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#8) follow Pacific Natural Foods on twitter
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#10) like Pacific Natural Foods on facebook
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Enter through midnight Wednesday October 17. Winners selected via random number generator and notified via email on Thursday October 18. Winners have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
THIS POST SPONSORED BY PACIFIC NATURAL FOODS. WHILE PRODUCT WAS ALSO SUPPLIED TO SPABETTIE FOR REVIEW, THIS DID NOT INFLUENCE ANY OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN.