Giveaway Day: Simply Organic

26 Sep

If you know us by now (if you don’t, please stick around and hang out for a while!), we are obsessed. with. pumpkin. Looking for a dose of pumpkin? Click here for posts about pumpkin pie oatmeal, pumpkin pie parfaits, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spiced lattes, and doggie treats made with pumpkin. I prefer to call our relationship with pumpkin a healthy interest…not an obsession.

A special thanks to Frontier Natural Products Co-op for the delivery of goodies to our door this week! They generously provided us with Simply Organic Madagascar vanilla, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ginger, and ground cloves. We also received Frontier Natural Products Co-op chili powder (chili season is finally here!). For someone who is completely obsessed with anything related to the warm tastes and smells of Fall spices, this was the perfect delivery. Not only does the Madagascar vanilla taste divine, but through Simply Organic’s Well Earth program a $40,000 donation was made to their Madagascar vanilla partner, which helped make fresh and healthy water accessible to thousands of people in 38 villages of that region. Simply Organic is simply awesome.

Initially, when I was thinking of what to whip up with these spices, my mind ran to pumpkin bread, homemade pumpkin spiced lattes, and apple crisp. Pinterest is bombarding me with the delightful goodness of Fall flavors these days. I thought I would try something different though. When I went in the kitchen last night to get my breakfast prepared for the morning, I looked around for fruit to add to my usual yogurt and granola. No such luck in the fruit department, but we were definitely long on pumpkin because I am a complete hoarder at the grocery store when those shelves of canned pumpkin are full. Using pumpkin puree, vanilla, and many of the spices we received from Frontier Natural Products/Simply Organic, I created my new Fall breakfast favorite.

Pumpkin Molasses Parfait

3 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree

1 cup plain yogurt

1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses (or less, depending on your taste for molasses)

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp honey (optional)

Whisk all ingredients together. My first time through on this recipe, I just stirred the ingredients. It tasted good, but I like how a good whisking incorporates the ingredients a bit better and keeps the consistency smooth. Top the pumpkin and yogurt mixture with your favorite granola and a small handful of dried cranberries.

This is the perfect fall breakfast treat! It’s loaded with good stuff like vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber from the pumpkin and protein and calcium from the yogurt (for this recipe, the thicker the yogurt is that you buy, the better. Whole milk yogurt or bust). The blackstrap molasses add a serious punch of nutrition with iron, calcium, and magnesium. The molasses also adds a bold sweetness and the flavor of Fall. No need for added sugar. I left out the honey, but I know some people like their yogurt on the sweeter side. This yogurt parfait is like a giant molasses cookie/pumpkin pie slice in a bowl. Delightful.

(You can also find our recipe posted on Fill Those Jars Friday.)

Thanks to Frontier Natural Products, we have a wonderful gift to give to a lucky winner! Here are the giveaway details:

Prize: Simply Organic Madagascar pure vanilla extract and Simply Organic cinnamon

To Enter: Comment on this post by answering the question, “What is your favorite Fall food or recipe?” and include the words “Simply Organic” somewhere in your post.

Example: “My favorite Fall food is spicy chili. Simply Organic!”

Deadline: This giveaway closes on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 8pm CST.

Number of winners: One

Other info to know: Only one entry per email address will be accepted. Prizes can be shipped to US addresses only. We will choose the winner using and announce the winner next weekend. Come right back here for our announcement! Good luck to all!


Our lucky winner (selected by of the Simply Organic goodies is Natalie L.! Congrats! Thank you to all who participated!

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32 Responses to “Giveaway Day: Simply Organic”

  1. Rachel October 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Oh man, there are so many wonderful Fall recipes and ingredients! Squash, pumpkin, and cinnamon are definitely high on the list – so many different combinations to try with these. Of course the use of ‘simply organic’ ingredients is always a plus!

  2. Danielle October 5, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    Roasted pumpkin seeds, Simply Organic.

  3. manda October 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Anything with squash!

  4. sheryl October 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I love hot apple pie made with Granny Smith apples Simply Organic cinnamon. It gives the whole house a wonderful smell and topped off with homemade ice cream for a alamode. Simply Organic.

  5. katherine d October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    I love vegan pumpkin pie smoothies made with Simply Organic vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, AND cinnamon!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I always make spice cookies in the fall. It’s a recipe that’s been in my family for generations and it always makes me think of my family. I love Simply Organic products! They are great!

  7. Sara October 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    I am a big fan of chili. Ive probably made it 4 times already this season. Simply organic.

  8. Louis October 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    My favorite is apple pie. Simply Organic.

  9. Meryl October 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    My favorite fall recipe is apple crisp. Simply Organic.

  10. Ttrockwood September 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    I love pumpkin soup in the fall with toasted pumpkin seeds. Simply Organic!

  11. Amy September 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    I’ve been really excited about pumpkin, too. Actually, I had to look back on your blog for the pumpkin spice latte mix so I could whip up a batch for this month. :) Awesome! Simply Organic!

  12. Deborah September 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    My favorite fall recipe is Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes with a Cinnamon Syrup – Simply Organic! Simply Delicious! Great for breakfast or really any time of day :) Thanks for a chance to win such a great product! Crossing my fingers…

  13. amy September 29, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    My favorite fall food is anything in the crockpot! Coming home to a meal already completed and smelling fabulous makes the day better- simply organic!!

  14. Linda @ Axiom at Home September 28, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    This looks great!

  15. Gaby @A Crafty Gourmet September 28, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    My favorite fall recipe would have to be a butternut squash/baked apple soup. I’m sure I can make that with a touch of the Simply Organic vanilla and lots of the cinnamon! Great giveaway!

  16. Terrie Bednarczyk September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Squash soup is one of my fall favorites…& it is Simply Organic! Topping soup with simply organic homemade kale chips is yummy!

  17. Tami Jo eaton September 27, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I love pumpkin! I just made my first batch of pumpkin butter in the crockpot and it made the house smell divine!! I also love Simply Organic spices and I have all of them. I used vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, Ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and a dash of white pepper.

  18. Vickiwink September 27, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Pumpkin quinoa bread made with Simply Organic Vanilla is wonderful with a mug of cider for a fall breakfast!

    • Tami Jo Eaton September 27, 2012 at 11:43 am #

      That sounds yummy, you must divulge that recipe.

  19. Anne T-C September 27, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    My favorite Fall food is homemade applesauce with dried cherries and Simply Organic spices and vanilla. It is best to use a combination of crisp apples (like Granny Smith) and “melting” apples (like Gravenstein), or better yet, heirloom apples from someone’s backyard.

  20. Trudi Goodman September 27, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    My favorite fall recipe is salmon loaf made with Simply Organic Basil and Oregano added into the recipe. Here it is:
    1 can of salmon, use red sockeye if possible
    1/2 cup or non-fat organic milk or organic unsweetened almond milk
    3 stalks of celery minced
    4 mushrooms sliced
    1 carrot minced
    1 large shallot minced
    1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 1/2 tsp of Simply Organic Oregano
    1 tsp of Simply Organic Basil
    1/2 tsp of ground peppercorns
    1/4 tsp of sea salt
    2 extra large organic eggs beaten
    1 3/4 cups of rolled oats

    Saute the shallot, celery, carrot and mushrooms in a pan until translucent.
    Drain the can of salmon and rinse to remove salt that it is canned in. Remove any visible. bones.
    Combine all the ingredients as you would if you were making a meat loaf.

    Place in a large oiled loaf pan.

    Cook at 375 for 1-1/2 hours. Check for doneness. Some ovens will bake the salmon loaf quicker than others. Check by inserting a knife into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean it is down. There should also be a nice brown crust to this as well.

    ****You could also add 1 tsp of a good hot sauce to this mix, such as Louisania Hot Sauce to spice it up even more.

    I serve this with asparagus.
    You could also make a White Sauce for this and serve it along with slices of the Salmon Loaf.
    The oatmeal gives it a very nice texture and complements the salmon well.

    • Joanna September 27, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Trudi~ This sounds fantastic! If you have a picture of it we’d love to see it!

  21. Dawn Dow September 27, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    My favorite fall food is pumpkin pie made with Simply Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice! It’s the best!

  22. Caroline M. September 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    I love making a nice beef stew with lots of fall vegetables in my slow cooker. Simply Organic! thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Nicole September 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    My favorite fall dish is definitely apple pie! Yum! I’d love to make some using Simply Organic cinnamon!

  24. Carla Ford September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    The ultimate food to kick off fall is Butternut Squash Soup, and Simply Organic Spices help to make it simply scrumptious!

  25. Deb September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    I would love to try the Simply Organic cinnamon. I have a great chili recipe with the spice that you serve over spaghetti – yum!

  26. Natalie Larson September 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    My favorite fall food is Simply Organic ooey-gooey carmel apples topped with health bar and chocolate chips :-) Second runner up is tomatoe bisque soup with a grilled cheese sandwhich

    • Joanna September 27, 2012 at 11:49 am #

      Yum. Yum. & Yum. :)

  27. Kim Alcock September 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    My favorite Fall recipe hands down is my Butternut Squash/Sweet Potato Soup, in which I do use my Simply Organic spices..I love Simply Organic! Thanks for the chance. This is my 1st visit and I really love your site already.

    • Joanna September 27, 2012 at 11:50 am #

      Hi Kim!

      Thanks for checking out our site. We hope you come back and visit :) PS just made butternut squash soup last night! Yum!

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