NuNaturals + Jazzy Vegetarian + Todd’s Seeds + E-Book Giveaway

Giveaway on An Unrefined Vegan

Long time no post! 

But I thought I’d better share this awesome giveaway with you: Laura Theodore (the Jazzy Vegetarian) and I are hosting a giveaway for FOUR U.S. readers to each win a big ol’ prize package that we’ve put together with some help from NuNaturals and Todd’s Seeds – companies whose products I use in my own kitchen, but also in the recipes in my cookbook, Crave Eat Heal

Blogs participating in my Crave Eat Heal Blog Tour from today through May 11 are also participating in this giveaway so look for those posts!

Four U.S. winners will each receive the following prize package

(1) A signed copy of ONE of the following from Jazzy Vegetarian: 

(2) One 1/2 pound bag of Todd’s Seeds Sprouting Seeds Mix

(3) All of the following NuNaturals products:

(4) A copy of my e-book, Crave. Eat. Heal. Outtakes.


Virtual Vegan Potluck Sign-Up Closes in One Week! Reminders and: Prizes!

Stay Calm VVP

If you’ve put off signing up for the next Virtual Vegan Potluck on December 13, you’d better get on it! There’s only about a week left to add your name to the list of plant-powered bloggers already signed on. It’s easy – just click here to fill out the form – and then get cracking in the kitchen!

Couple of other important tidbits:

  1. I’ve created new buttons that you can use to navigate readers from one blog to the next. Find them here.
  2. Please note that the posting time for those in the U.S. is NOT the same as it has been in prior Potlucks. We go live at 11:00 PM Eastern – one hour earlier than normal. This is so I can get my proper beauty rest! Questions? Check the How It Works page.
  3. Please get me your shortlinks by December 8, otherwise you will not be included in the Potluck. Shortlinks look like this: and are preferred over permalinks because they do not change even if you change your post. If you send me a permalink, make sure you have already scheduled your post AND that you have the permanent/correct title on your post. Any changes to either of those two things will change the permalink.
  4. Once I have the final list of Potluck participants on December 3, I will be sharing this with the VVP Mentors. They’ll be contacting participants shortly thereafter.
  5. As always, PLEASE read the How It Works page before emailing me or mentors with questions. Thank you!

Now, on to the prizes! To give you a little added incentive to sign up and share your best recipe, I’ve got some great prizes to share with the winners in each of the 8 courses + the winner of the Featured Ingredient category! Every single winner will receive:


Looking forward to seeing you at the Potluck!

A NuNaturals Giveaway + Gluten- and Sugar-free Fudgey Brownie Bites

Fudgey Brownie Bites NuNaturals Giveaway

It’s NuNaturals giveaway time!  I love these giveaways because they are open to everyone – if you don’t live in the U.S. or Canada you can still enter to win the following products:

  • One bottle of Cocoa Syrup
  • One bottle of Simple Syrup
  • One bottle of Vanilla Stevia Liquid
  • One 50-count box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets
  • Bonus product

NuNaturals Collage

Additionally, if you use the code BLG1214, you’ll receive a 15% discount (cannot be combined with other discounts, FYI) on your entire NuNaturals order, effective until December 31, 2014.  U.S. customers get free shipping on orders exceeding $35 after discount.  Please visit the NuNaturals website to see all of their wonderful products.  

For the recipe for my gluten-free, sugar-free Fudgey Brownie Bites, you’re going to have to visit An Unrefined Vegan!


Day 2 of the NuNaturals Giveaway!

GF Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies An Unrefined VeganOkay, as promised, it’s Day 2 of the big, honkin’ NuNaturals products giveaway. In case you are just tuning in, four winners will get:

  • One bottle of Cherry-Flavored Stevia Liquid
  • One bottle of Vanilla-Flavored Stevia Liquid
  • One 16 oz. package of Oat Fiber (a new product)
  • A 50-count box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets

Remember, this giveaway is open to anyone living anywhere in the world.

To get my gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free recipe for Chai Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (that feature NuNaturals NuStevia Reb99 sweetener and their new product, Oat Fiber), please visit An Unrefined Vegan.

GF Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies An Unrefined Vegan

Giveaway ends at midnight U.S. Central time on March 13.


Big, Honkin’ NuNaturals Giveaway! Four Winners!

NuNaturals Products

NuNaturals has generously given me the opportunity to share four of their fabulous products (including a brand new one) with FOUR of my readers.  Here’s what’s up for grabs:

  • One bottle of Cherry-Flavored Stevia Liquid
  • One bottle of Vanilla-Flavored Stevia Liquid
  • One 16 oz. package of Oat Fiber (a new product)
  • A 50-count box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets

You have to visit An Unrefined Vegan to get the recipe for my Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding which features another NuNaturals product, Peppermint-flavored Stevia Liquid.  And on Monday, March 10, I’ll be sharing a recipe for (gluten-, oil-, and sugar-free) Chai Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies that uses NuNatural products NuStevia Reb99 and Oat Fiber.

The best news??  This giveaway is open to ALL of my readers – national and international alike!

Mint Chocolate-Mint Pudding An Unrefined Vegan

Giveaway ends at midnight U.S. Central time on March 13.


The Polls Are Open! Vote for your Favorites… & A Pinterest Contest

Vote! ButtonWas that a party or what?!  You guys outdid yourselves! I can’t thank you enough for your enthusiasm for this event.  Extra special thanks to Poppy for jumping into the fray and asking folks to correct their links.  By the time I got to the Potluck it was nearly seamless.  Despite a few hiccups, asking for those permalinks ahead of time paid off.  Also, a word to Betsy: you may regret offering your help for the next one – cuz I’m takin’ you up on that!  Now – ahem – it’s time to VOTE!

Collage of VVP PrizesThe voting form is now available, so you can select your favorite dishes from each of the eight courses – – PLUS – – select the blogger who made the most delicious and creative use of the Featured Ingredient, beets.  I’ve got eight beautiful vegan cookbooks to hand out (one per winner) and a very special, handmade piece of pottery by our own Cadry Nelson (Olive Pit Pottery) for the winner of the Featured Ingredient category.  And get this:  ALL nine winners will receive $75 worth of products from NuNaturals (the folks behind those amazing stevia and other natural sweetener products)!  Whoa!

NuNaturals CollageSo what about that Pinterest contest? Angela has been absolutely stellar in helping me out during this Potluck.  Not only did she mentor a group, talk me down from several ledges, make me laugh, and manage the VVP Pinterest board, she worked with NuNaturals to arrange for the donation of some amazing prizes.  Here’s how it’s going to work.  First, you need to follow the Virtual Vegan Potluck November 2013 Board*.  Then – – start pinning!  Get those mouthwatering photos of your VVP recipe up on the board and promote the you-know-what-out-of-it!  The recipe/photo that gets the most re-pins will win $125 worth of NuNaturals products!

*I’ve sent invitations to join the VVP Board to those that I could.  If you did not receive an invitation and you have a Pinterest account, you need to follow me first then let me know that you’ve done so.  I will then be able to send you an invitation.  Once you accept, you will be able to pin with abandon!

Speaking of Pinterest, if you created a VVP recipe using beets, you need to check out Angela’s Board, Virtual Vegan Beetfest!  Happy voting and pinning, kids!  Voting ends at midnight on December 2.

Two Beets Illustration

It’s Independence Day! And There’s A NuNaturals Giveaway on An Unrefined Vegan

Cherry-coconut creme pieAlong with Canned TimeKeepin’ it Kind, and Gazing In, I am participating in a giveaway where a total of four winners per blog (for a total of 16 winners) will receive two NuNatural Lo Han sweetener products.  Each of those 16 winners will then be eligible to win a grand prize – which will be a nice little package of several NuNatural sweetener products.  The giveaway ends July 11 and is open to everyone all around the globe.  To increase your chances of winning, enter the giveaway on all four participating blogs!  This is a great opportunity to try these sugar-free products in your own kitchen – whatever your relationship to sugars may be!

NuNaturals Giveaway Button

For the recipe for my gluten-, oil-, and sugar-free Cherry-Coconut Creme Pie using NuNatural Lo Han and Liquid Stevia products, please visit this post on An Unrefined Vegan.