Monday, October 17, 2011

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

   What's fall without some pumpkiny goodness? Try my fiber filled whole wheat pumpkin/cream cheese muffins and savor the flavors of the seasons.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Icing


1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup oat bran or wheat germ
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 T flaxmeal
3 tablespoons cane sugar
1/3 cup canola or sunflower oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups fresh or canned pumpkin puree- CLICK HERE for DIY puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ Cup chopped walnuts or pecans

4 oz Organic Low Fat cream cheese (I used Trader Joe’s- $2.99 for 8 oz)
1 T Pure Vanilla Extract
3 T Honey
mix all ingredi ents together. If desired you can thin the icing with water or milk.
preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch loaf pan with canola oil cooking spray and set aside. 
* In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (except the nuts). In a second large bowl, combine wet ingredients. Add this mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
* Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake until cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack then remove from pan and set aside to let cool completely.
Once cooled spread icing and top with chopped nuts.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Free Bumper sticker

Want to express your feelings on the organic food movement? Get yourself one of these free bumper stickers from Annies
Theyre super cute and a great price!

Be Green Bumper Sticker
BE GREEN, Help the Earth Live is a campaign we started in 1989. It's not about any particular organization or corporation or trying to get anyone elected. Be Green simply lets people know that you’re an Earth advocate, and that you care about what happens to our wondrous, blue and green planet. Get your BE GREEN bumper (or skateboard or bike or notebook) sticker today! 
Recycle Sticker
Annie's is happy to offer a "Recycle" sticker to help promote reduction of waste. Recycling is an easy way to help our environment.

Why should you recycle?
Here are Four Good Reasons:
1. Recycling conserves our valuable natural resources.
2. Recycling saves energy.
3. Recycling saves clean air and clean water.
4. Recycling saves landfill space.
Stand for Peace Bumper Sticker
STAND FOR PEACE lets people know that you are committed to creating a peaceful planet. It’s not about any particular organization or corporation or trying to get anyone elected. It’s just a simple way to express that you want peace on earth. Creating a peaceful planet begins with believing that it can happen. Within each of us lies the capacity to bring a little more love, a little more compassion, and a little more acceptance into the world. We are all interconnected. We all share the same home.
Think Organic Decal
THINK ORGANIC lets people know that you support the organic movement. It encourages others to buy organic products and to support local farmers whenever possible. Organic farmers keep alive a shrinking, but sacred way of life. They are committed to a sustainable future and need our support.

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