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Beans Giveaway From PNW Co-op Specialty Foods!

Beans Giveaway From PNW Co-op Specialty Foods!

We have our winners! Kayla who said “”I’d make split pea soup! Its the only thing I’m sure my little brother will eat.” And Bianca who said “It’s been far too long since I’ve made split pea soup, so I’d go with their green split peas and cook ‘em up with some vegan bacon, barley, and lots of sriracha!” Looks like the winners were split peas, huh? Thanks for playing everyone!


From cutlets to stews to meatballs to baked, us vegans love our beans! I don’t know that a more versatile, affordable and tasty form of protein exists. And judging from some of our VeganMofo blog titles, you all agree. We’ve got The Snarky Chickpea, The Vegan Chickpea, Body By Chickpeas and Hot Vegan Chick…peas. And of course there’s love for the quick cooking legume from Kittens Gone Lentil and Pea Soup Eats.

Moroccon Chickpea & Quinoa Salad from The Vegan Chickpea

Now take all that love, times it by a million and add to it a company committed to non-GMO beans grown on family farms in the United States’ Pacific Northwest. Your chickpea can be traced right back to the field where it was grown! I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a great roadtrip idea.


I was able to try a few of PNW Co-op Specialty Foods‘ varieties over the past few months and it was fun to have brand new textures and colors in such a familiar ingredient! I used their garbanzos in both Gumbo and Chana Masala and the results were fantastic.

Today’s giveaway is for enough beans to get you through winter – or if you’re like me and eat beans like they’re going out of style, at least a month or two of it. Two lucky winners will receive a 2lb bag each of Pedrosillano chickpeas, Spanish Pardina Brown Lentils & Green Split Peas. The beans come in a nifty reusable linen bag and they are all verified by the Non-GMO Project.

Spanish Pardina Brown Lentils

To enter this contest, just pick one of their bean varieties and tell us what you’d cook with it! You’ll need a US mailing address and make sure to leave a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. Contest closes this evening at 9pm Central time, good luck everyone!

Thursday Round-Up: Second Annual Apple Post

Thursday Round-Up: Second Annual Apple Post

I can’t help it.  I have apples on the mind, yet again, during MoFo, and it looks like plenty of you do too.  For those of you who haven’t begun thinking of every possible way to use an apple, I provide you with this opportunity.

Of course, you have apple pie, done beautifully by veganwhore who pays homage to the best of the apple varieties, honeycrisp.

Aren't these hand pies adorable?

Next up we have these beautifully-crafted Mini Pumpkin Apple Pies with Coconut Creme from Kelly at the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur.

What beauties!

Check out The V Word for a savory apple dish: Onion and Apple Relish Tofu.

That tofu looks so crispy and delightful!

Jess at Cupcakes and Kale created something beautiful.  Wouldn’t you like to sink your teeth into one of these Apple and Salted Caramel Cupcakes?


If it’s something savory you require, head on over to The Blooming Platter of Vegan Recipes for French Lentil and Apple Salad with Champagne-Dijon Vinaigrette AND Quick Vegan Tempeh Bacon.

You can always count me in for lentils.

Lastly, Suburban Vegan leaves us with Apple Cider Martinis.


I invite you all to put your thinking caps on and come up with more tasty uses for apples.  (Pretty please?  So I can work my way through the oodles of apples floating around my kitchen? )  Until next time, my friends!