Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Things

I love trying new things, especially if that 'thing' is food.

I'm going to get funny looks or this, but I have never tried pumpkin before. I know, I know! No pumpkin pie, no pumpkin oatmeal, nada pumpkin.

Regardless, I somehow built up a collection of pumpkin recipes. When I see pumpkin foods, I am drawn to them (like pretty much everything Ashlae has posted this month) even though I had no idea before if I liked it or not.

Well, now it is safe to say I like pumpkin! I am joining the pumpkin lovers bandwagon.

So yes, these granola bars are indeed pumpkin granola bars. The recipe is from Clean Eating Chelsey, and it is very yummy. The only things I did differently were: replaced have the agave with apple cider (no idea why I did this but it worked anyway), used walnuts instead of almonds, and carob chips instead of cacao nibs.

Can I just say, carob and pumpkin are really good together. Really good. You should try it out.

I almost forgot! I was nominated by the lovely Mandee at Cupcake Kitteh for the Liebster Blog Award.The award is for blogs with less than 200 followers in an effort to bring attention to them. Thank you! So now it's my turn.

1. Show you thanks by linking to the person who nominated you.
2. Link to 5 of your top picks and leave a comment on their blog to let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Enjoy the love and support of some wonderful people on the interweb!

I clearly need to get around more because thinking of five was a little tricky. I also have no idea how to check how many followers a blog has (I must be new) so I'll just go ahead and nominate whoever. I'm nominating:

1. Unhealthy Vegan
3. Three and a Half Vegans
4. Mo Betta Vegan
5. Birttany's Veg Kitchen


  1. You're very welcome, lovely!

    Your granola bars look perfect! And I am not a huge fan of pumpkin, but even I want to try this recipe!

  2. Thanks for nominating me:) I love your blog!

  3. Hey, you're not alone! That pumpkin gravy I made was the first time I had ever tried pumpkin! :)

    I have been wanting to try it in something sweet, too, but I haven't really been feeling some of the recipes I have seen. Mainly because I don't have the ingredients and I'm too lazy to get them.
    But these bars are perfect because I do have everything for these.

    And thank you so much for the award!
    You should know that I love your blog equally as much. Probably more :)

  4. Too funny...I was just coming to get your URL to give you that! Now I can return the favour! I gave it to you too!Check it out on my blog post http://threeandahalfvegans.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-double-post-in-one-day.html and pass on the blog love!

  5. trying new foods is totally exciting, I agree! Congrats on your maiden pumpkin voyage, those look like a nice pumpkiny treat! :)