Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and wishes on my first blogiversary! It’s been an amazing time getting to know all of you so here’s to more months and years to come!
So yesterday was all about the most important part of blogging: the community. You! Today is about something else that’s awesome about blogging …
Food! The second best aspect of blogging was and is broadening my palate with an amazing range of new foods – and talking about them obviously. New foods to me at least. I might have walked past it at the store a million times without noticing [sorry, almond butter]. At other times I had been reading about those foods on blogs forever yet had the hardest time ever finding them. One of those ingredients would be stevia. When I first heard of it I wouldn’t believe people saying it was an all-natural alternative to sugar that tasted just like the real deal. Memories of the artifical sweetener my grandma used for her tea came up … brrrr. Let’s not even get there … thanks, I’ll take my tea unsweetened. Nothing will ever stop my sweet tooth from raging, though, so I was super excited when NuNaturals offered to send me some of their products to try. Only when I picked up the package I was surprised to be spoiled with sweetness.
And because a birthday calls for a party that’s what we’re going to have today. Come on, use your imagination. It’s the day between two awesome blogger parties [Marvelous in my Monday and What I ate Wednesday] which I naturally can’t and don’t want to rival. But there are cake and presents nonetheless. Are you in? Great!
Okay, about that cake … I’m admittedly not the hugest fan of it. Give me ice cream any day but keep the cake – unless we’re talking ice cream cake. But I digress … So no cake but with my previous savoury bread pudding in mind I created a sweet version perfect for dessert, as a snack or even breakfast because – you guesse it! - there’s no added sugar in it.
Sweet Blueberry Apple Bread Pudding
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries
- ½ medium apple, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 3.5 oz silken tofu à blend with three drops each NuNaturals Vanilla and Orange liquid stevia [or use more Vanilla stevia and add 1/2 tsp orange zest]
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- ½ seedy whole-wheat roll, stale or toasted [microwave trick]
- Blend the silken tofu with the stevia and spices.
- Mix blueberries, apples and silken tofu with about half of the toasted bread cubes.
- Pour mixture into a single-serving casserole dish and top with the remaining bread cubes.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes at 350 °F until the top looks slighty puffy.
- Serve as is or – recommended – with your favourite nut butter.
I know you might be thinking “Okay, but where are the presents?!” so there you go. When I told NuNaturals about my blogiversary they offered to let me give four of you one bottle of each of the Lemon, Vanilla Stevia and Peppermint Flavored Stevia Liquids plus a 50pkt. box of their NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets. There are four ways to enter and the giveway will run until next Tuesday. It is open worldwide but NuNaturals can’t ship to PO boxes. Good luck!
Click on the link below to enter! The mandatory entry is to leave a comment telling me your favourite uses for NuNaturals stevia. You need to confirm you commented through the widget.
But even if you don’t win you can still use the they can receive discounts on all orders placed via NuNaturals’ website by using my discount code. Just enter the DISCOUNT CODE ; BLG1213 when you get to the checkout page and you’ll receive – 15% DISCOUNT on your entire order. This discount remains effective until December 31, 2013. So birthday presents for everybody, right :)?!
Disclaimer: While NuNaturals sent me their products free of charge all opinions in this post are my own and I wasn’t compensated by the company in any way.
Happiness inducing today: Reading all of your comments on yesterday’s post. I knoow … I’ll stop gushing, promise!
Tell me: Cake or ice cream or …? Which flavour?
Have you ever had sweet bread pudding?
What made you happy today?