Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hello Lovelies!! (Last Day for Giveaway)

I missed out in my blog post last night - I wasn't feeling it... but ladies (and gents?)
I am back and betta than eva!

Now... don't be jealous of our beautiful gingerbread house -  we worked very very hard! ha

 
 
 
We had a little creeper that wanted in on the gingerbread


 
On to eats!!!!!!!



Roasted asparagus,  potatoes and brown sugar & maple pork.
It was yummmy!!



Dave also bought me some of this...
Lauren from here suggested I try taking peanut butter out of my diet (gasp)
to feel a bit better,  so far it seems to be working. 
I ate a lot of peanut butter.

This Just Almonds is ok... I'm still wanting to try Barney Butter, but they don't ship to Canada boo.
I made a almond butter/carrot open sammy.. with a green monster!

This combination is awesome...almondy and crunchy!
I highly recommend trying it!


Then I went and bought this book, which may be the most expensive book I will buy!

 
$153.00 OUCH!! 
Hopefully it's worth it!!

Last but not least, after many days of drooling over all the Trader's Joe pumpkin butter
I made some myself.

 
It's delicious and very spiced.
So far I have tried in with almond butter (yum) and with pita...
and this morning I slopped some into my green monster!!

Here is the recipe! I took it from someones blog awhile ago... if it was you, let me know and I'll give you kudos.

Pumpkin butter
                                                                         Ingredients:

1 x 15 ounce can pure pumpkin

1 cup unsweetened applesauce (i used peach sweetened)

1/3 cup demerara sugar* (I used regular sugar, but not much as above was sweetened)

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

How to:

   1. In a small sauce pan, combine pumpkin, applesauce, sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
   2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer,
uncovered, for 45 minutes.
   3. Stir often to prevent burning.
   4. After 45 minutes, mixture should be quite thick.
Add lemon juice and stir to mix.
   5. Let cool. Store butter in an airtight container
in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
A great link to add for you guys!
Bare Babes - a FABULOUS cancer fundraiser.  
Not only did these ladies pose naked for a calender (plus it was published with no touch ups)
but they are also shaving their heads... 
Please check it out, and buy a calendar for someone you love!!
 

Also today is the last day to get in on my "STARBUCKS GIVEAWAY"
Click here for more details! 
Hope your day is filled with lots of great stuff!! 
love love love, 
Jessica


22 comments:

  1. The asparagus and potato you had for dinner looks great! I was on a huge asparagus binge a couple months ago.

    The pumpkin butter looks really good too. I don't think I've ever had pumpkin butter.

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  2. seriously I get so hungry reading your blog! YUM!!!!

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  3. Oh yumbo. The gingerbread house looks to die for and the pumpkin butter...get outta here. I am sooo trying that one when I get back home in January - it will be way too hot when I get back to Oz this weekend to eat anything but yummy summer fruits. Thanks for supporting me in my silly little blog hehe. :D Merry Christmas gorgeous.

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  4. Hello beautiful,

    Thanks for the shout.
    Asparagus is one of my favorites. It is also a diuretic- which is fabulous.

    I am glad the peanut butter tip is helping! Bring on the combinations and you'd never have a tummy ache.

    I made a bad combination the other night and I am paying for it today. :(

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  5. Hello gorgeous!

    I could have sworn I just left a comment.

    Asparagus is one of my favorites. It is also a diuretic- which is fabulous.

    Thanks for the shout. I am so glad the pb tip is helping!!!

    Next step, combinations :)

    I made a bad combination the other evening and I am still paying for it. The stomach is a funny thing.

    And love the gingerbread house! Super cute.

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  6. The first thing I cut out was dairy and for a while I felt better then I started having all the tummy issues building yet again. I cut out wheat/gluten and wow I feel so much better. Just an idea.

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  7. Love homemade pumpkin butter! That recipe sounds awesome. ;)

    Hope you are having a great week dear!

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  8. umm I LOVE almond butter....and now clearly I MUST have some pumpkin butter!!

    {im glad you are feeling better!!} hope you have a very merry christmas and happy holidays!!

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  9. Love the gingerbread house girly! So cute! Your dinner looked amazing! I want some! :]

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  10. aww love those gingerbread houses!! and your dinner! ive GOT to try the carrot/AB combo ASAP!

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  11. I make my own pumpkin butter too. I just use maple extract, sugar, and some spices. It is so good. One big carving pumpkin will get you about 3-4 quarts of pumpkin butter that is so much better than store bought.
    And I think it tastes better with almond butter than peanut butter!

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  12. Cute gingerbread house! Mine last year collapsed. Sad. The pumpkin butter looks amazing!

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  13. Your pumpkin butter looks fantastic!

    I have been wanting to try Barney Butter too!!

    Your dinner looks absolutely delicious - my kind of meal!!

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  14. Oh those gingerbread houses are adorable!!! I love it! Wow and great giveaway!!!

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  15. Very cute and Congrats on the foodie blogroll!

    Enjoy!

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  16. Mmm, definitely trying that pumpkin butter recipe SOON! Gotta love warm and spicy comfort foods. =D

    I've got the same Psych textbook! It's a pretty interesting read, gotta admit...It is possible that I am a serious nerdface, though.

    Your gingerbread house looks colourful and absolutely delightful!!

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  17. I have all the ingredients for the pumpkin butter. It sounds yummy and quite nutritious. What do you do with pumpkin butter, though? Spread it on toast? Bagels?

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  19. Welcome to the foodie blogroll!

    Asparagus and roasted potatoes....two of my favorite sides!

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  20. What a cute gingerbread house! I love it!
    Also your pumpkin butter recipe sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try!

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  21. Yummy.. that pumpkin butter looks delicious and your gingerbread homes are adorable.
    Happy Holidays!

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