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Pancakes & A Stevia Giveaway

November 2, 2009

I’ve started a new tradition, Pancake Sunday


Kabocha pancakes with tahini and maple syrup.

Sundays are now my favorite day of the week. πŸ™‚

Inspired by Marissa’s Kabocha Buckwheat Pancakes, I decided to make a batch of my own. However, I didn’t have some of the ingredients and had to improvise. I must say they turned out fantastic, but anything tastes pretty fantastic covered in tahini and maple syrup, right? Click here for the recipe.

Several months ago, I received a package of samples from the folks over at NuNaturals, and I’ve been using their powdered stevia ever since. Honestly, it’s the best tasting powdered stevia I’ve tried – no bitter aftertaste. For my pancakes, I tried their Nustevia Sweetener Baking Blend for the first time.

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Why it’s taken me so long to use this stuff, I have no idea as it added the perfect amount of sweetness to my pancakes. In fact, I think I ate a whole pancake worth of batter (yes, raw eggs and all) while frying up my plate of flapjacks. So yummy, and I can’t wait to experiment with more baked goods. For those of you interested, following is the list of ingredients:

NuStevia Sweetenerβ„’ contains Stevia Extract( Rebaudioside-A (Reb-A)) , Maltodextrin, Dextrin Fiber, Oat Fiber, Acacia Gum, Tapioca Flour, Guar Gum , Xanthan Gum and Natural Flavors.

Some of you may have a problem with the maltodextrin used as a carrying agent, but personally, I don’t. So yes, NuNaturals products are a bit more refined than say raw agave nectar or dates, but for those of us who are insulin resistant, it makes a great alternative sweetener. Plus, none of the ingredients are artificial.

Would you like to try some NuNaturals products for yourself? The company has generously agreed to send 4 HEABers 1 box of 50 Nustevia powdered packets as well as 1 bottle of their alcohol free Pure Liquid Vanilla Stevia (great in coffee). Thanks NuNaturals!

All you need to do to win is leave a comment below telling me how you will use your NuNaturals stevia if you win. I’ll leave this post open for comments through Friday (November 6) of this week and announce the winners over the weekend.

I think I need to make more pancakes now. πŸ˜‰

P.S. Click here for another very exciting giveaway, a chance to win one of Polly’s Yoga DVD’s. Love me some Peanut Butter Flow.

  1. Nicole permalink
    November 2, 2009 9:58 am

    I’ve used that baking mix before and it’s quite delicious! I made some muffins that came out fantastic.

  2. November 2, 2009 9:59 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the nunaturals packets! I just ran out and am about to go to WFs to get more. Pick me! πŸ˜‰ The pancakes look super delicious Heather! Hope you had a great weekend

  3. jacobc permalink
    November 2, 2009 9:59 am

    This could be a good sweetner to mix in with those protein mix shakes!- Oatmeal, sprinkle on roasted kabocha?

    Is there anything you can’t make with kabocha!? ;o)
    I’ll have to mush some up and mix with the hungry jack batter next time i do pancakes!

  4. Brandi permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:00 am

    I would love to try that vanilla stevia in my coffee, too πŸ™‚ and this time of year is the best time for baking!

    Happy Monday, Heather!

  5. greenbean permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:00 am

    i’d love to use it to sweeten the unsweetened almond milk!

  6. November 2, 2009 10:01 am

    I’d love to try it in Oatmeal Raisinet cookies. Mmmmm..

    PS your tahini maple syrup blend is brilliant!

  7. November 2, 2009 10:02 am

    I’d use it in a smoothie or a baked good recipe πŸ™‚

    Love your new tradition!

  8. November 2, 2009 10:06 am

    My gosh those pancakes look to die for!

  9. November 2, 2009 10:07 am

    Oh I would definitely use it in my coffee! And the powdered stevia in anything I baked!

  10. November 2, 2009 10:09 am

    I will surely use it in baking!!! πŸ™‚

  11. Lori permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:10 am

    I would use it in my coffee. I also think I have to make those pancakes and would use it in them!

  12. Marianne in Auburn permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:11 am

    Hmmm, so many options!! wonder if I could somehow use it in my pumpkin pie instead of brown sugar?? I have been also wanting to try liquid stevia for awhile in my decaf coffee and the fact that it is vanilla makes it even more tempting!!

    Pancakes look delish!

  13. Stephanie permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:14 am

    I’d be making “nutella” for my neighbor, who is diabetic (and from Switzerland, where she says she grew up eating it by the spoonful).

  14. November 2, 2009 10:14 am

    I use the vanilla stevia that they gave me in my mudslide oats and love it so much… sadly I can’t find it for sale around here!

  15. Carolyn permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:16 am

    I would put that stevia in everything from morning cereal, to Greek yogurt with flax meal added in, to smoothies, to miso salad to….. Paul would sprinkle it on his unsweetened baking chocolate squares..

    I think it would be easier to say what we would not be adding it to (avocado?) rather than what we would add it to….. which is just about everything… πŸ˜‰

    Those pancakes look Dee-lish! Hey i would also be adding stevia to my pancakes!

  16. Diane permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:21 am

    I would use it in my oatmeal. Yum!

  17. JessicaR permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:24 am

    I’d use NuNaturals while making your kabocha pancakes — they look amazing!

  18. emily permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:37 am

    i would love to win this. and the pancakes look so good. you cant go wrong with kabocha!

  19. LisaM permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:37 am

    I would love to try the baking blend in my granola recipe. The recipe calls for a quarter cup of brown sugar, and while this is not an extremely large amount, I do try to avoid sugar in the mornings. I tried subbing in agave but that messed with the texture.

  20. Michelle permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:39 am

    I would try using stevia in my pumpkin oatbran (while I don’t sweeten my regular oats, I always feel pumpkin oatbran needs a little something . . . ). I’ve looked for NuNatural’s brand everywhere, and can’t seem to find it–hope I win! πŸ™‚

  21. peaceandpeanutbutter permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:42 am

    Heather, this post came at a perfect time! I just bought another Kombocha, and was looking for something new to do with it! Plus, I was also send a large package from new naturals (which I will soon do a review for) and LOVE their products, but haven’t used the baking blend yet. I was planning on making muffins this week, and I’m happy to hear that you had a good experience with that baking blend.

    I must be a little selfish and enter for this giveaway…I’m all out of my liquid sweetener, which I do love on top of roased apple slices!!!

  22. Scott in Ohio permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:45 am

    This recipe just got added to the weekend menu. Awesome!

    Stevia powder? Let’s see…

    Oatgurt and coconut waffles.

    Pure liquid vanilla?

    Coffee smoothies, of course.

    Have a great day!

  23. krystina permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:46 am

    I LOVE stevia and would totally use it in coffee and baking, for sure. its nice to have packets to take to work or out for coffee.

  24. Tracy permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:49 am

    I love NuNaturals! It’s the only stevia I like. I’d use it in so many ways, especially smoothies and my oats!

    BTW I loooove Kabocha Butter! Thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  25. Claire permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:49 am

    I would use the stevia in my protein drinks in the morning or my plain yogurt to give it some sweetness.I try to stay away from suger , with the stevia, I can make chocolate brownies and indulge a little(lots )

  26. November 2, 2009 10:51 am

    Tracy, You’re welcome. Glad you like it. πŸ™‚

  27. Lola permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:53 am

    Come over and make some pancakes now! I have THREE jars of AB in my fridge that haven’t been touched in 2 months, I can’t eat them anymore 😦 they need some Heather lovin.’ Seriously wish you could come cheer me up and eat heaps of squash with me, no one else loves it like we do! Have a fantastic week sweetie!

  28. November 2, 2009 10:54 am

    Yummy pancakes. I’m so excited that I’ve been finding kabocha at Publix lately! Woo. I’ve been reading and seeing a lot about NuNaturals and have been dying to try it, especially their stevia drops in my coffee/tea. I’ve mostly gotten used to the taste of stevia but sometimes you get that aftertaste and it’s blech.

  29. November 2, 2009 10:55 am

    Lola, You know I’d be there in a heartbeat if I could! Feel better sweet friend.

  30. November 2, 2009 10:55 am

    I would ues it in my protein pancakes, and baking!
    That pancake recipe sounds fantastic…do you think it would work with other flours instead of oat? I normally use millet and rice flour for my pancakes because oats don’t sit very well with me…

  31. November 2, 2009 10:56 am

    Leah, Yes, I think other flours would work just fine. Marissa used buckwheat, and I’d love to try it with millet.

  32. Amanda permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:57 am

    I would love to try NuNaturals! I would use it in my coffee/tea and oatmeal – anywhere that I am still using artifical (gasp!) sweeteners.

  33. The Pancake Girl permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:57 am

    Those pancakes look delicious Heather! I love how thick and hearty they seem… Your tahini/syrup blend is a new one for me, though haha I think I’d have to try it in order to wrap my mind around what that would taste like with pancakes..
    Have a wonderful Monday, and thanks for stopping by my blog! πŸ™‚

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  34. November 2, 2009 10:58 am

    I would use it in my oatmeal creations and hot tea!

  35. Andrea permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:00 am

    I would use the NuNaturals stevia to sweeten up my morning cup of joe! I would also use it when making my delicious, warm, steamy bowl of oat bran in the morning. I try to stay away from sugar so these would be perfect! I’ve been dying to try stevia for a while now πŸ™‚ Baking with it would also be wonderful!

  36. Lisa permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:05 am

    I would love to try it in…everything! I’m trying really hard to cut out sugar and artificial sweetners. Trouble is, I have a HUGE sweet tooth. I’ve only recently found your website but am really enjoying it and finding it very inspirational as I try to make some much-needed healthy changes to my lifestyle. Thank you!!

  37. jvegegirl permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:06 am

    I think I would make baked goods for my diabetic friends :).

  38. Kathleen permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:09 am

    I’d use it in my oat bran concoctions and vegan baked goods.

  39. November 2, 2009 11:11 am

    The question is, how wouldn’t I use it?! I’d put it in everything from oatmeal to coffee! Yum!

  40. November 2, 2009 11:12 am

    Lisa, So glad you found me. Thanks for reading!

  41. Sarah R permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:17 am

    I love using stevia products in my coffee and tea and would love to incorporate it into more of my baked goods.

  42. November 2, 2009 11:19 am

    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for the vanilla…I love vanilla in my oats and my baking products, and I would love an alcohol free variety. Good luck!

  43. Rachel permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:21 am

    I love using stevia products in my oatmeal and coffee. Never tried it in baked goods, but I’d like to.

  44. November 2, 2009 11:24 am

    Heather! πŸ™‚
    I am coming to the end of my food testing from the CorePower NUT program (2 to go- cottage cheese and oatmeal/oat bran!) and my mind is running with ideas and ways to reintroduce foods into my new eating/food routine! I would absolutely love to try using the NuNaturals Stevia in my hot tea or decaf coffee in the morning. The creamy warm cup of joe is still the single thing I am missing throughout this process! I feel bad using the super-sweet agave nectar all of the time. πŸ™‚

    I would absolutely use the NuNaturals for my buckwheat/oat bran/quinoa hot cereal in the morning…as a substitute in new baking recipes (muffins/pancakes)…and of course in my protein smoothies!

    Hope you are doing well my dear! Hugs.

  45. Devon permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:26 am

    I’m starting to incorporate stevia into all sorts of fun stuff…I could definitely use some more. Especially since oatgurt has become a daily staple for me (I’m hooked!) and I use stevia to sweeten that – thanks for the recipe Heab! I also make some killer blue corn banana muffins that I would love to try with stevia instead of honey.

  46. November 2, 2009 11:29 am

    beautiful kabocha pancakes!!!

    nunaturals is on my list of things to try. its the perfect replacement for truvia on my squash, sweet potatoes, banana ice cream, pumpkin pie, holiday treats…just about everything πŸ˜‰

  47. November 2, 2009 11:30 am

    and i cannot forget about oats!

  48. November 2, 2009 11:31 am

    Devon, So glad you’re enjoying the oatgurt. I haven’t made it in so long. Perhaps I’ll pick up some oat groats this week. πŸ™‚

  49. November 2, 2009 11:34 am

    I’d use their stevia in coffee and oatmeal

  50. Diana permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:39 am

    I would use Stevia in my greek yogurt and in my tea!

  51. ajoyinclass permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:40 am


    May I leave multiple comments, one for each thing I’d use it in? πŸ˜‰

    No? Ok…….

    -plain yogurt
    -on fruit
    -my special “honey mustard vinagrette” recipe
    -homemade ketchup

  52. busylittlelexi permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:46 am

    I drink a ton of coffee (the life of a grad student) so I would use stevia to sweeten my coffee in the morning & my chamomile tea in the evening.

  53. November 2, 2009 11:53 am

    AGH! I would love to try me some NuNaturals stevia!! I have tried all of the other brands–truvia, sweetleaf, SteviaPlus…–and NONE taste that great. Sadness.

    I would love to try making some sort of custardy pudding with stevia. I used to make a great maple spice soy pudding with splenda back int he day when those yellow packets were all teh rage, but I have been itching to try the same recipe with a more natural replacement instead. But lets be honest, substituting NuNaturals for sugar in ANYTHING would prob taste great!

  54. Amisha permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:53 am

    I’d love to make whole wheat muffins or pumpkin spice bread with this. I use the stevia liquid right now, but its very hard to it for baking purposes.

  55. Amanda permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:54 am

    I eat plain greek yogurt and try to sweeten it with cinnamon but it’s never quite right. I think the stevia would give it a delicious flavor that I’m excited to try. Not to mention I would definitely make some kabocha squash butter with it! YUM!

  56. Deb permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:54 am

    I would use it in my tea & green smoothies !!

  57. LeanGreenLiving permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:55 am

    I would use it to make hot cocoa for ski season. . . with almond milk and cacao powder. . . and I would use it to sweeten my pumpkin oats and pumpkin smoothies. I learn so many good things from you and the other bloggers . . . just made my famous pumpkin soup recipe with a REAL baked pumpkin instead of canned . . . so much tastier and rewarding!!!! Thank you!!!

  58. Jaki permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:57 am

    i would loveee to win this prize! i would definitely try some in my coffee and on my oatmeal.

  59. sals permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:00 pm

    I’d love to try this type of Stevia. I’d use it as a sub in baked goods.

  60. Rita permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:00 pm

    I would love to try baking with Stevia. I’ve been wanting to try and cut back on sugar for a while anyway and this would certainly help me do so.

  61. November 2, 2009 12:00 pm

    I love NuNaturals stevia! I use it in all my baking. It’s especially good in my flourless maple almond butter bread.

  62. Danielle permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:03 pm

    I would use NuNaturals in my coffee and to cut down the sugar in baked goods!

  63. Ashley permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:08 pm

    I would use it to make these yummy looking pancakes!!!

  64. November 2, 2009 12:10 pm

    I love this product so much! Its fabulous. Being fall Id love to make some pumpkin and dark chocolate chip muffins with them. Or some spicy cinnamon spelt biscottis!

  65. November 2, 2009 12:14 pm

    I like that tradition! I’d do that too, but it’s just so much work to prepare pancakes! 😐

  66. Gloria permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:15 pm

    My coffee definitely needs the help of NuNaturals. The brand of stevia I’m using now is terribly bitter. Those pancakes look amazing! I’ve just recently fallen in love with kabocha.

  67. maren permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:24 pm

    great giveaway! i definitely want to try it in your kabocha pancakes!!! or possibly a carrot cake! sounds delicious!

  68. Kelsey permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:25 pm

    this would be fun to use in kitchen and baking experiements!

  69. AnAppleADay permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:26 pm

    would very much love to try it!

  70. Anisha permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:29 pm

    I’ve been hearing so much about stevia and have yet to use it…I’d love to try baking more with it and the liquid would work great in oatmeal or to bring out the flavor in unsweetened vanilla almond milk!

  71. November 2, 2009 12:30 pm

    I envision myself using this product in the numerous holiday baking receipes I have – especially my pumpkin scones or apple cinnamon muffins.

  72. Jerilynne permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:31 pm

    On Friday, I literally had those 2 exact items in my online shopping cart at NuNaturals!! In the spirit of saving money, I didn’t actually go through with the order.. maybe that just means I’m destined to win?? Haha.. all joking aside, I wanted to try both in my coffee. And sometimes my morning oatmeal needs a little something if my banans aren’t ripe enough!

  73. Deb permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:41 pm


    I’d like to try the stevia for baking and also in oatmeal!!

  74. November 2, 2009 12:46 pm

    Those pancakes look killer.

    CONTESTS coming soon for chia, raw treats. Check it out!

  75. Ozlen permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:48 pm

    Baking, baking, baking!! Stevia will make Christmas baking low cal.!! Great for everyone!! I also like it in my oat bran to sweeten up a little bit. Thanks. Maybe I will win this time, eh?? who knows!

  76. November 2, 2009 1:05 pm

    A Joy In Class, Would love to know your honey mustard vinaigrette recipe. Please share!

  77. November 2, 2009 1:07 pm

    I’d use the Stevia in my morning coffee and oat bran for sure….but reading through everyone’s comments I have to say I might have to make hot cocoa with it too!

    Funny, I was eyeing Marissa’s pancakes too – they look so good and I have a lot of Kabocha left so I will have to marry your two recipes!

  78. November 2, 2009 1:09 pm

    LeanGreenLiving, Your soup sounds amazing. Can I come over next time you make it? We can have hot chocolate for dessert. πŸ™‚

  79. nieves permalink
    November 2, 2009 1:12 pm

    I have been wanting to try this brand for so long! I don’t use any kind of sugar at all anymore as it really triggers my food addictions. I would use the vanilla drops in my morning buckwheat cereal and the powdered stuff to create some fancy no-sugar gf baked goods for the holidays.

    Thanks for the opportunity!


  80. balancejoyanddelicias permalink
    November 2, 2009 1:14 pm

    I’d love to win that… I’ve heard great thing about their products! How would I use it? so many ways! add to my morning coffee, to oatmeal, to waffles, to pancakes and to baking goodies. πŸ˜€

  81. Sarah permalink
    November 2, 2009 1:20 pm

    Oh! Stevia is amazing in my coffee, tea, and cookie batters. I’ve also found it delicious sprinkled on top of my oatmeal!

  82. November 2, 2009 1:22 pm

    I want this for my morning coffee and afternoon tea!

  83. November 2, 2009 1:24 pm

    Wow, so much you can do with kabocha! Looks great!

  84. November 2, 2009 1:24 pm

    Cool giveaway! I think stevia is pretty awesome. I would use the sweetener in baking, as well as making sweet treats (peanut butter and cocoa desserts…etc) and using it to sweeten my hot chocolate!

  85. November 2, 2009 1:25 pm

    Hmmm… I’d definitely use it in my coffee, oatmeal, and perhaps try it out in a few baked goods!

  86. November 2, 2009 1:26 pm

    I love using stevia in my oatmeal and iced teas!

  87. November 2, 2009 1:26 pm

    I’d definitely have to use the Nustevia to re-create your beautiful pancakes! YUM…

  88. November 2, 2009 1:29 pm

    Those pancakes look so good! I will have to try them! I haven’t used stevia very much, but I would love to try it in my coffee and oatmeal. Yum!!

  89. November 2, 2009 1:35 pm

    Hi Whitney. πŸ™‚

  90. November 2, 2009 1:44 pm

    Oh how I love NuNaturals! I would use this box to make the world a better, sweeter place…

  91. November 2, 2009 1:51 pm

    I would use NuNaturals in ALL my holiday baked goods. I love stevia and have been itching to use it in my baking!!

  92. November 2, 2009 1:51 pm

    Great post Heather, not b/c of the giveaway but b/c of the recipe using their baking blend! I have it too and love to see how people put that to use!

    You can enter me too, the vanilla drops are great in everything from coffee to raw unbaked creations!

    Thanks for hooking it up Heather!

  93. November 2, 2009 1:57 pm

    LOVE the new header, heather!! looks so great!

    I would LOVE to try the nustevia when I bake my famous pumpkin bread as well as mix it into my oats in the AM for a sweet touch! It would be a great addition to my morning cuppa joe as welL! πŸ™‚

  94. November 2, 2009 2:04 pm

    I want to use it in my coffee, all the way!

  95. Kristen permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:06 pm

    I would bake scones with the stevia!! Mmm!

  96. Gina G permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:11 pm

    ive never tried the packets, but i loveeeee the liquid! i would love trying the powder in baking =)

  97. Rachel Lauren permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:13 pm

    Those pancakes look amazing. I’d like to use the NuNaturals in banana bread or pancakes… Anything really. I’d like to try the vanilla in either coffee or my morning oatbran!

  98. Jill permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:17 pm

    Hi, Heather! I’d use the packets for my morning oats and my yogurt parfaits, and I’d use the drops in my coffee (been looking everywhere for them in Charlotte!).

  99. Amy permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:17 pm

    Hi Heather!
    I’m new to your site and LOVE it (and you!!)
    Thanks for the contest, I’m new to this whole healthy eating thing and I’m trying to change the habits of my hubby and 2 year old. I would love to try both Stevia’s – I would have to make your pancakes of course. Both of my boys would probably eat those and never be the wiser!

    Would also love the liquid to try in my coconut tea.

  100. Gannon permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:21 pm

    I would use them in my pumpkin oats for sure as well as green monsters! love stevia and it’s hard to find around here!!

  101. elaine permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:26 pm

    Hi Heather! Thank you for doing this giveaway for your readers! I have been dying to try NuNaturals Stevia product for the last 2 years, but as a grad student i just haven’t been able to add it to my budget. If I win I would love to start baking again using stevia! I use to be an avid baker, but I stopped after realizing all the negative effects white and brown sugar was having on my health and mood. I would also love to use it to recreate some of the amazing recipes that I find online like Gena’s avocado recipe!

  102. Sue permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:38 pm

    I would use it to sweeten up my plain yogurt or oatmeal!

  103. November 2, 2009 2:45 pm

    Mmmmm! Those look delicious! I have been on a pancake kick myself, but this weekend I tried the quinoa flakes and fell in love! I have had them the past 3 days, made with apple chunks, raisins, stevia, and a swirl of peanut butter. Delicious!

  104. Marie permalink
    November 2, 2009 2:58 pm

    I love making breakfast food. I would use the NuNatrals in our pancakes, waffles or oatmeal.

  105. November 2, 2009 2:59 pm

    Oh my gosh – I have been dying to try this baking mix!! Autumn is all about the apple crisp for me. I’ve come up with a great version that uses coconut oil instead of butter, but the one thing I can’t seem to find a healthy (and palatable) substitute for is the sugar. I’d love to give it a whirl with the stevia mix. Thanks for the contest!

  106. November 2, 2009 3:02 pm

    First, I would start my own Pancake Sunday ritual.

    Second, I’d make healthy muffins or cookies for my students on the last day of class.

    Third, I’d bake some of my famous rich dark Harvest Bread and send it right back to you, HEABS.

  107. November 2, 2009 3:03 pm

    in my opinion those guys at NuNuturals need to work on the appearence of their packages – that looks like those protein supplements and that kind of stuff they use to sell at the gyms. I’d never buy that if you hadn’t talked about it.

  108. BellaB permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:07 pm

    I would use it to improve the chocolate truffles I made today which consited of rice protein powder, a mashed banana, coconut butter, oatmeal and cacoa powder so yummy…I guess with the Nu Vanilla Stevia they would rock even more …

  109. Amy permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:08 pm

    Sorry that I’m so clueless, I have no clue why you nice people are stuck seeing a picture of my phone…

  110. November 2, 2009 3:08 pm

    I’m not quite sure how I would use stevia. I’ve never used it before, but I’ve been curious for a while about it. I think I would add it to oats and try it in baking to cut down the sugar.

  111. Lauren permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:11 pm

    I love having stevia in my coffee but I do find that most have a bitter aftertaste. I would also love to try it in baking(esp. muffins and cookies), and making homemade hot cocoa! Thanks for doing this Heather!!

  112. lauren permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:15 pm

    I’d use the NuNaturals in that awesome pancake recipe!!!

  113. fruitsveggieslife permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:15 pm

    I would use it to make treats for my father, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Also… some treats for myself, of course!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. November 2, 2009 3:18 pm

    I would use it in tea, in oat bran, in pancakes, french toast, cookies… pretty much everything πŸ™‚

    I need to hop on the kabocha pancake train. I have this problem though. Every time I go to make kabocha something, I end up just eating it plain.

  115. Gina permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:23 pm

    Hi Heather,
    I would totally used the stevia for some healthy treats like Pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies for the coming holidays!

  116. November 2, 2009 3:24 pm

    HEAB, I finally picked up my first kabocha this weekend!! Going to make it sometime this week!! YAY!!!!!!!

    This sounds awesome! πŸ™‚ I would use mine to sweeten my hot tea!

  117. November 2, 2009 3:39 pm

    Amy, Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  118. November 2, 2009 3:40 pm

    Maggie, There is nothing wrong with that. Plain kabocha will always be my favorite.

  119. Annie permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:43 pm

    Mmmm I can think of a lot of ways to use that stevia. My favorite is in green smoothies so I can sneak more greens in under the sweetness πŸ˜‰ I also have a penchant for mixing defrosted blueberries with ground flax, stevia and cocoa powder, plus a little water for a cobbler-like dessert. It’s definitely not normal but it’s tasty πŸ™‚

  120. November 2, 2009 3:44 pm

    Please random integer generator, pick Fartygirl. πŸ˜‰

  121. November 2, 2009 3:45 pm

    Elaine, Oh my gosh – yes, you must make Gena’s guac! One of my favorite uses for stevia.

  122. November 2, 2009 3:47 pm

    Amy, Hehe – your comment is making me laugh. Somehow, somewhere you must have loaded a picture of your phone in your WordPress personal file. Do you have a blog? If so, go to your personal settings, and upload a new gravitar. Let me know if you need any help. Nice phone by the way. πŸ™‚

  123. November 2, 2009 3:48 pm

    Annie, Nothing I eat is “normal”. I think your cobbler sounds delicious!

  124. Sally permalink
    November 2, 2009 3:50 pm

    I would use the stevia to make pumpkin ice “cream”. Yummy!

  125. November 2, 2009 3:54 pm

    oh wow! those look sooooo tasty! i would have to make those first! i’d love to “health-ify” a chocolate chip recipe i have as well.

    my food blog is up although i’m still working changing some things πŸ™‚


  126. November 2, 2009 3:58 pm

    I LOVE that baking blend! I use it in everything, even ice cream! I just love how there is no bitter aftertaste and no guesswork when it comes to replacing sugar in a recipe.

  127. Haylee permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    I think I will use it in my Green Smoothies, pancakes, or in hot cocoa drinks πŸ˜€ YUM!!!

  128. Brandi B. permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:14 pm

    I would love to try it in my homemade pies for Thanksgiving and homemade applesauce (I am going to attempt to get my family on board with some Raw versions of their favorite since my cousin was recently diagnosed with Celiac’s disease and I have been rearranging the way I cook for him–we have supper together every Sunday with my mother and his mother along with ALL of the siblings, husbands, wives, kiddos–you get the picture:)

  129. elleneatsbeats permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:18 pm

    vanilla stevia in my coffee would be just delicious. It would also be amazing in just about any baked good!

  130. molly permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:21 pm

    i would use it in pumpkin bread. my husband has been begging for me to make some for him!

  131. November 2, 2009 4:21 pm

    I would use this in my raw mocha protein balls instead of the sweetness from dates, some of the other ingredients are oats, almond butter, your fave choc protein powder, raw cacao, ground coffee beans. The vanilla stevia may be nice in my protein balls. Pick me!! I am desperate to try as in Australia the stevia I have found is terrible!!
    I would also like to try the stevia in middle eastern style desserts, dates filled with cashew cream…………….

  132. Maria permalink
    November 2, 2009 4:34 pm

    I’ve never tried stevia– not cheap around here! I’ve always wondered–does it have a distinguishing taste, like honey and syrup do? Or is it more neutral, like agave?

    I’d love to try it out in some raw and/or vegan desserts.

  133. November 2, 2009 4:42 pm

    I want to make those pancakes of yours!!! Wow, they look SOOOOOO GOOD! And Tahini… oh, life would never be complete without the stuff. Oh my, I’m getting hungry.

    I’d like to try making some cupcakes with NuStevia Sweetener. I’ve never seen that before… I will have to get some to experiment! Thanks for the great post!


  134. christine permalink
    November 2, 2009 5:10 pm

    I think I’d start by using it in some of those delicious-looking pancakes!

  135. foodcents permalink
    November 2, 2009 5:10 pm

    Muffins, muffins would be nice to make with the NuStevia Sweetener. Who doesn’t love a little muffin? πŸ™‚

    Thank’s HEABS!!!

  136. Kelly permalink
    November 2, 2009 5:24 pm

    Stevia is my favorite! I am a sweet girl and this has gotten me away from all other sweeteners except for dried fruits and a bit of real maple syrup. Thank you Heather for the give-away of the fall! =)

  137. Christina permalink
    November 2, 2009 5:34 pm

    in my coffee, duh!

  138. November 2, 2009 5:38 pm

    I haven’t yet dipped my toe into the stevia pool, so and I would love to experiment with baking with it!

  139. November 2, 2009 5:38 pm

    I love nunaturals stevia. I use it in coffee, tea, grain-free pancakes, muffins and so much more. I would LOVE to try some of their other products.

  140. November 2, 2009 5:47 pm

    i would def. use it to sweeten my black coffee and my pancake mixes/oatmeal concoctions!

  141. November 2, 2009 5:51 pm

    Maria, Stevia tastes pretty neutral to me – at least the NuNatural stuff does. Other brands I’ve tried sometimes have a funky bitter aftertaste.

  142. November 2, 2009 5:51 pm

    Yummyyyy HEABS!!! I need to try out these *better* sweeteners, ha esp since all my bloggie friends yell at me for using my little yellow friends!! πŸ˜€

  143. Melissa permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:00 pm

    I would use the Stevia to make some yummy fall-themed baked goods, I’m thinking pumpkin muffins or scones!

  144. runningmind permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:22 pm

    You make the most amazing wholesome foods. Those pancakes look soo good. I would use the stevia to mix in my daily protein shakes.

  145. Laura E permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:24 pm

    Thank you so much for the opportunity! I’d use it for baking instead of sugar and also to sweeten my hot tea and hot chocolate!! I’ve always drank my hot chocolate bitter(from cocoa powder only)so it would be great to try!

  146. November 2, 2009 6:28 pm

    OOOO!! Pick me Pick me!

    I am completely cutting out sugar from my diet including fruit sugar and it would be amazing to get a box of great tasting Stevia for free!! I would use it in everything- smoothies, pancakes, bars, oats…

  147. November 2, 2009 6:45 pm

    I would use the stevia in EVERYTHING…but especially my black bean -peppermint fudge πŸ™‚

  148. November 2, 2009 6:57 pm

    I’d love to try that!

  149. Heather permalink
    November 2, 2009 7:00 pm

    My grandfather is a diabetic and he is looking for a new sugar substitute, I would love to bake him a pumpking or apple pie using NuNatural’s!!!

  150. November 2, 2009 7:03 pm

    I’ve yet to try a stevia that doesn’t have that bitter aftertaste!

    I would use the stevia in my morning green tea and peanut butter oats that give me the energy to survive my final year of college– and in my nightly tea that I use to unwind after the end of a long day of selling shoes and writing grad school applications.

  151. MeredithLeigh permalink
    November 2, 2009 7:03 pm

    I have never tried Stevia, but have been really interested in doing so. With that being said, I would try these products in everything! From baking, to coffee, to oatmeal, etc. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  152. November 2, 2009 7:41 pm

    I would use the stevia for protein pancakes!!!

  153. vegaholic permalink
    November 2, 2009 8:05 pm

    I’d use it in everything! with the first probably those pancakes. Woah baby, those look good!

  154. Stephanie Lottmann permalink
    November 2, 2009 8:09 pm

    Yum! love vanilla stevia in coffee.

  155. November 2, 2009 8:12 pm

    I want to try it in your recipes like groat bread!!!

  156. Nicole permalink
    November 2, 2009 8:12 pm

    I’ll be using it to make some sneaky-healthy birthday cake for my dad!

  157. Megan permalink
    November 2, 2009 8:13 pm

    i just got my first box of NuNaturals packets and I’m loving them! I have always carried a liquid stevia (along with cinnamon and mini-straws) in my purse to customize all of my coffee, but I had to turn to the packets when I ran out of my liquids! So this would for suuurrreee be dedicated to my coffee πŸ™‚

    yummmyyyy pancakes, btw! I am so glad to see they make a baking-friendly product. in an attempt to lower his blood sugar, my dad has started to insist that my mom bake with splenda and it KILLS me! I shall send this to them pronto πŸ™‚

  158. Internal Peace permalink
    November 2, 2009 8:18 pm

    I’d put it in my daily coffee, and try my hand at baking with it–maybe even trying a raw dessert!

  159. November 2, 2009 8:29 pm

    I’d use it in plain yogurt and coffee…

  160. Vicki permalink
    November 2, 2009 8:35 pm

    I’d love to try a batch of the HEAB pancakes with this no-after taste Stevia! Also, I would have to try it in my morning smoothies for me and my kiddos AND my late night hot tea!! I would like to cook with it to—if it could handle it (could it???)!!!

  161. November 2, 2009 8:42 pm

    I use Sweetleaf stevia drops all the time. I put them on everything. I have never tried NuNatural’s products. Hmmmm, with a little incentive I think it would be a great idea to branch out a little bit. I am a huge fan of stevia and it totally satisfies my sweet tooth. If you send over a sample it is gonna go straight on my daily Stuffed French Toast, YUMMY!!! Also my hot cocoa and coffee πŸ™‚

  162. November 2, 2009 8:51 pm

    I’d use it to make those pancakes πŸ˜€ Definitely in baked goods as well! Thanks so much!
    ❀ jess

  163. November 2, 2009 8:57 pm

    I have so many recipes I would love to use the Stevia to make. One being your kabocha pancakes, another being a raw kale salad!

  164. November 2, 2009 9:07 pm

    i will use my stevia in coffee!!!!! and tea mostly. and maybe a little in some yogurt protein powd action.

  165. Laura permalink
    November 2, 2009 9:11 pm

    I would love to use it in my daily coffee!

  166. Pamela permalink
    November 2, 2009 9:12 pm

    I would use the stevia in my oatmeal. The dried or fresh fruit just doesn’t cut it for me sweet-wise. I have a major sweet tooth.

  167. Lily permalink
    November 2, 2009 9:13 pm

    Would LOVE to try the vanilla nunaturals for EVERYTHING. I would definitely use it in a breakfast cookie, my beloved oat bran but the most exciting?..homemade sugar-free vanilla frosting!

  168. MELISSA permalink
    November 2, 2009 9:15 pm

    My favorite giveaway…as it is the product line I am most often repurchasing! I use their stevia products in smoothies, coffee, desserts, oatmeal, salad dressings. I think it’s the best tasting stevia on the markets…without question.

  169. Andrea permalink
    November 2, 2009 9:18 pm

    I juuuust ran out of the few packets I…ahem…snagged from a restaurant while I was visiting California this summer! I used this stuff in alllll the things–coffee, tea, oatmeal. Love it!

  170. November 2, 2009 9:31 pm

    Vicki, Yep, you can cook with the stevia as far as I know. I do.

  171. November 2, 2009 9:31 pm

    I would use it in my oatmeal, cakes, muffins, smoothies, and coffees. =)

  172. nico permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:06 pm

    hi! i just discovered your blog through a recommendation by google reader. i’d love to try the stevia–i’ve never used it before, but am interested in adopting an anti-candida diet for a few weeks to see how it makes me feel. Sweeteners are totally out on this diet, but stevia is allowed!

  173. November 2, 2009 10:08 pm

    I’ll use it in hot tea and oats πŸ™‚

  174. Katie permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:20 pm

    I just marked the kabocha pancake recipe for tomorrow’s dinner! I would love to try that stevia – I usually use stevita, and would like to try other kinds.

  175. November 2, 2009 10:27 pm

    NIco, I have a friend who followed the anit-candida diet. It’s a tough one, but it made a huge difference in her life. She has since incorporated some of the foods back into her diet, but still watches her sugar intake. She said it’s been so worth it. Best of luck with everything. If you don’t win the giveaway, I do hope you’re able to find some stevia soon and thanks for reading my blog. πŸ™‚

  176. November 2, 2009 10:56 pm

    I would use stevia to make some lighter cranberry sauce or maybe some pumpkin butter:)

  177. PeonyJen permalink
    November 2, 2009 10:59 pm

    I have to say that I am BREAKING UP WITH SUGAR AGAIN FOR GOOD. Sugar is wasting me away, and I miss the old me. NuStevia needs to move in with me. Stat.

  178. November 2, 2009 11:08 pm

    I think i’m actually out of sugar (or close to it), so I’d love to try it in my baking πŸ™‚ just in time for the holidays!!

  179. Annie permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:22 pm

    First, I am currently addicted to splenda… in my tea.. which I drink about 2 gallons a day… so I’d use it for that for sure! Then I’d like to try it on some ezekial bread with some cinnamon…. oh! and on top of cottage cheese with blueberries!! yummmmmmm

  180. November 2, 2009 11:27 pm

    I currently use truvia or honey as sweeteners but I’d love to try something new! I mostly use the truvia packets for my smoothies or oats, but I want to try to healthify my baking by using stevia also. I have a bunch of pumpkin leftover from carving jack o lanterns for halloween so maybe I’ll try a pumpkin pie or I’ve been eyeing a pumpkin bundt cake recipe and I can experiment with subbing some stevia for the sugar.

    Pancake sunday is an awesome tradition! I”ve been on a savory pancake kick all week. Lunch today was kimchi pancakes πŸ™‚

  181. November 2, 2009 11:38 pm

    i have heard so much about stevia! i’d love to try it in oats, mixed in plain yogurt, or in coffee!

    thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  182. Libby permalink
    November 2, 2009 11:43 pm

    I would use it in my tea and oats!

  183. November 2, 2009 11:46 pm

    I would like to use it in Mama Pea’s Vegan Pumpkin Bar recipe! One of the ingredients is a “natural sweetener of choice”. I hadn’t decided how I wanted to sweeten the batter but the NuStevia sounds like it would work nicely.

  184. Ibu permalink
    November 3, 2009 12:18 am

    I usually use it in my oatmeal, tea and Fage greek yogurt. The liquid one is really good and the vanilla flavor just makes everything taste good!

  185. November 3, 2009 12:52 am

    im stuck on splenda! and something more natural i would love to try! in anything hah! subsitute it for anything i use now!

  186. November 3, 2009 6:46 am

    Gaby, Kimchi pancakes? I’d love the recipe.

  187. November 3, 2009 7:30 am

    I would make pancakes of course!! I love stevia these days… I used to hate it!! It actually used to be too sweet for me and then I started eating Cliff bars. Haha.

  188. November 3, 2009 7:31 am

    I would replace my Splenda addiction with NuVal!

    Your pancakes look fab–my favorite day of the week is
    already Sunday, but an addition of these pancakes would
    make it THAT much better! πŸ™‚

  189. Katie permalink
    November 3, 2009 7:37 am

    Hi Heather!

    I am very new to the worl of blogging and have stumbled across your site and now I am hooked! I try to read it most days while enjoying my commute into NYC! I spent much of my life struggling to find balance in my diet. I spent most of my teenage life pumped full of diet products containing all sorts of terrible chemicals and artificial sweeteners:( But alas, I have changed my ways!!!For about 2 years now I have relied soley on agave and stevia to satisfy my sweet tooth, yet I still struggle with the taste of stevia in most recipes. I would love to try a different variety! Thank you for all you do and the opportunity!!Happy Tuesday!

  190. November 3, 2009 7:48 am

    Katie, Wow, thanks so much for reading. I did the diet products, chemical thing too. Used to drink diet soda all the time. So glad it’s out of my life! Even if you don’t win the giveaway, I hope you’re able to try some NuNaturals soon. It really does taste better than the other brands I’ve tried. Have a good day! Love, Heather

  191. November 3, 2009 7:52 am

    Delicious pancakes!! YUM.

    I would use it in oatmeal!!

  192. Heather permalink
    November 3, 2009 8:04 am

    I have been wanting to try the NuNaturals products for quite some time now, so I hope that I win! I would probably use it in my coffee, oatmeal, and greek yogurt. I would definitely try it in my baking as well!

  193. November 3, 2009 8:21 am

    For me, I would so try in my coffee! I need something healthier!

  194. Holly S. permalink
    November 3, 2009 8:33 am

    I definitely will use it to sweeten up some green smoothies!

  195. November 3, 2009 8:36 am

    I would use it in coffee and in baking too. I’m always looking for better alternatives to sugar πŸ™‚

  196. Allison permalink
    November 3, 2009 8:36 am

    I would love to use NuStevia in my Green Monster Smoothies!

  197. November 3, 2009 8:38 am

    i would love to send this to my dad. he always uses splenda and other artificial sweeteners when baking. he’s too frugal to spring for anything that’s healthy, but costs a but more. so, i have to look out for his health as best i can!

  198. Ann permalink
    November 3, 2009 8:50 am

    Mmm, I would love to have me some of this to whip up some sort of fantastical and probably grotesquely-colored concoction in my blender.

  199. November 3, 2009 9:00 am

    I WOULD like to try some NuNaturals, now that you mention it! I still haven’t tried Stevia yet and I have been having my coffee black. I would really like to try Stevia + almond milk.

    And I am totally with you on pancake Sundays πŸ™‚

  200. Rodinde permalink
    November 3, 2009 9:38 am

    I would use NuNaturals to, finally, replace the artificial sweeteners i use now (SO unhealthy!). Those artificial sweeteners are probably the only unhealthy things left in my diet. I would use it in my oats (:D) and yoghurt. And then i promise to cut down on my diet sodas too ;)! It’s impossible to get stevia in the Netherlands (that’s where i live), so i’m really curious!

    BTW: on this very moment there’s a apple pie in my oven, made with sucanat. Love to try it with NuNaturals too!

  201. Jes permalink
    November 3, 2009 9:47 am

    Hi Heather!

    What a great giveaway! I have tried many sweet options and even grew a stevia plant this year to try that…it worked out pretty good adding the leaves to our green smoothies.

    Our family would love to try this! The vanilla stevia does sound like a lovely coffee addition…and oh the fun I’d have with the packets! πŸ™‚ My children love hot tea but don’t like to drink it without a sweetener…I think this would work lovely!

    Fingers Crossed! πŸ™‚

  202. Elise permalink
    November 3, 2009 10:09 am

    i would use nunaturals in my tea and oatmeal!!!!!

  203. Stephanie permalink
    November 3, 2009 10:35 am

    Oh wow, muffins, pancakes and smoothies for sure!! Tx heather for all your healthy recipes, I’ve been trying many of them and spreading the love of healthy meals to my family here in seattle!! Have not tried nunaturals yet, but I hope to start enjoying stevia!! Keep up the great work!! πŸ™‚

  204. Chelsea D. permalink
    November 3, 2009 11:16 am

    I’d so use it for pancakes… or brownies. (:

  205. November 3, 2009 11:19 am

    I would use it to make a thanksgiving pumpkin pie! πŸ™‚ or just cookies!

  206. November 3, 2009 11:50 am

    I think I would totally use NuNaturals to try your pancakes! They look so delish with the tahini and maple syrup dripping off!

  207. danielle permalink
    November 3, 2009 12:13 pm

    I use stevia packets in everything! It’s a great addition to my morning green tea πŸ™‚

  208. November 3, 2009 12:44 pm

    Thanks Stephanie. πŸ™‚

  209. November 3, 2009 12:46 pm

    I’ve never tried stevia cause I don’t know where to find it. But I would like to try. For now I use Splenda. I’d try NuNaturals stevia in my coffee and when I cook desserts.

  210. November 3, 2009 12:48 pm

    Boomette, You can find stevia at any health food store, and it’s sold under the brand name Truvia in most major grocery store chains.

  211. Sparkgirl09 permalink
    November 3, 2009 1:07 pm

    Oh, gosh….I would love to try the vanilla stevia into my oatmeal! Yum….

    Thanks for this opportunity….

  212. Brenda permalink
    November 3, 2009 1:36 pm

    I would love to try the NuNaturals stevia in my coffee and baking!

  213. Neena permalink
    November 3, 2009 2:32 pm

    I love stevia in coffee with almond milk! YUM!

  214. Erica Morris permalink
    November 3, 2009 2:54 pm

    I love stevia!! I use it in my tea/coffee/oatmeal/smoothies… I’d LOVE the vanilla flavored stevia, that would make my french vanilla tea ever yummier!

  215. Alex permalink
    November 3, 2009 3:12 pm

    i can think of a ton of uses for the stevia: coffee, chai latters, oatmeal, pancakes, hot cocoa….mmm….

  216. Lauren P. permalink
    November 3, 2009 3:17 pm

    I love stevia! I use the sweetener packets in everything from coffee, to oats, to stir-fries!! I HOPE I WIN THE BAKING STEVIA!!!!

  217. November 3, 2009 4:27 pm

    I love stevia and I would use it for baking, smoothies, tea… the list could go on!

  218. November 3, 2009 4:59 pm

    I’d love to use it my oatmeal!

  219. Ariel permalink
    November 3, 2009 6:28 pm

    That’s easy– I’d definitely use the stevia to make a batch of your kabocha pancakes!

  220. Kimberly Jahnke permalink
    November 3, 2009 7:35 pm

    I would make sweet corny cornbread. Great for this fall Nashville weather!

  221. chasingblue permalink
    November 3, 2009 7:36 pm

    I would use it to bake some yummy holiday sweets or put it in my coffee. I need me some coffee! πŸ™‚

  222. april permalink
    November 3, 2009 8:52 pm

    I’d love to win the giveaway! I’d use the stevia in all of my baked goods.. muffins, breads, and cookies! It’d be a much better alternative to splenda that I used last year in my holiday recipes!

  223. November 3, 2009 8:53 pm

    Kimberly, Wasn’t it beautiful in Nashville today? Going to get down in the 30’s tonight. Brrrr!

  224. Cherie permalink
    November 3, 2009 9:43 pm

    Hey Heather! I’d also use it in all the usual ways, but I’d really love to try it in a chocolate nut/seed bread I make. I have to follow a candida overgrowth & gluten sensitive diet (sooo challenging…few treats!!) and this bread is one of my new favorite treats I make. I’ve heard others talk about how good NuNatural is but haven’t been able to find it yet. I like the fact too that the liquid vanilla is alcohol free, so I could add that to my food choices!! This would bring sooo many smiles to my face, lol!! Can’t wait to figure out how to adapt your Kabocha pancakes & give them a try! They look great and I love pumpkin. Thanks!

  225. November 3, 2009 9:48 pm

    Cherie, I’d love the recipe for your chocolate nut/seed bread. Sounds like something I would love. πŸ™‚

  226. Annie permalink
    November 3, 2009 9:59 pm

    Im in dire need of some, Im almost out my stevia! I would use it in my yogurt messes to sweeten up the pumpkin mix in πŸ™‚

  227. Cherie permalink
    November 3, 2009 11:27 pm

    OK Heather, I’ll try to get the recipe to you ASAP. I have to warn you, it’s like a flat bread. I also make it without the cocao so I can use it for egg sandwiches or turkey & avocado or butter & xylitol honey…closest I’ve gotten to bread so far. I’d love to hear what you think & how you use them. Going to bed now…sweet dream!!

  228. Jenna H permalink
    November 4, 2009 12:19 am

    this stevia would be great in oats. or coffee. anything really. i currently use truvia but have to use tons for it to be really sweet. and most real stevia is too bitter. yuck.

    those pancakes look divine , by the way. i need to get over my laziness and make some!

  229. Shawn permalink
    November 4, 2009 8:15 am

    I am new to your blog. I stumbled upon it while searching for better whole foods to eat, since I need to loose some pounds that have crept up over the years! I enjoy reading your blogs and am inspired to try your recipes. It is hard finding all the ingredients! I have even traveled 160 miles round trip to the Whole Foods store in Orlando to find the oat bran! I would love to try the NuNaturals! Please consider this newbie from the sticks in central Florida!

  230. November 4, 2009 8:19 am

    Wow, thanks for reading Shawn. Was the oat bran worth the drive? I hope so, and best of luck in the stevia giveaway. Ya never know…:) Sincerely, Heather

  231. November 4, 2009 8:36 am

    Ha! I got so excited about the pancakes that I forgot to leave a message here!
    I’d use NuNatruals in my pumpkin bread (or zucchini, or carrot, or banana…) I also would try it in my latest batch of Thanksgiving goods I’ve been requested to make (my mom already asked me to send her one of my apple pies. She’s in Phoenix. Is this even possible??) I’d love to see how my baked goods would come out with stevia…

  232. drea permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:03 am

    i’m baking a batch of coconut/oat/carob cookies for a baby shower & this would be a perfect sugar-replacer!

  233. Caitlin permalink
    November 4, 2009 12:10 pm

    I would use it to sweeten my tea!

  234. Keegan permalink
    November 4, 2009 12:32 pm

    In my oats, my coffee, my tea, my yogurt/cereal mixes, and best of all my pumpkin muffins!

  235. Susan permalink
    November 4, 2009 1:21 pm

    I’d use it to make some of those pancakes!! Yummmm!!

  236. November 4, 2009 6:51 pm

    I would love to test it out in a few baked goodies. Maybe I could even sneak some by Charlie – he always knows when I try to healthify his food.

  237. November 4, 2009 9:30 pm

    I would use it in my oatmeal and I would love to try baking with it!

  238. Kris Osborne permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:23 pm

    I would use it in baking. I can’t do enough baking these days and I love trying out new ways of making things healthier.

  239. Rose permalink
    November 5, 2009 7:25 am

    Honestly, if I win, I’d share the stevia goodness with my mom — especially the vanilla drops. She’s diabetic, and although she’s cut way back on artificial sweeteners I know one of her favorite winter treats is a frothy vanilla latte, which she usually makes with Splenda. Bet I could convince her to switch to stevia with these!

  240. Brooke permalink
    November 5, 2009 9:14 am

    i would definitely use it in some kabocha butter!

  241. Meredith Jane permalink
    November 5, 2009 10:06 am

    I would use the stevia in my oatmeal! Nothing tastes better than a nice, hot bowl of oats sweetened with stevia and cinnamon!

  242. Bethany Cross permalink
    November 5, 2009 10:09 am

    I would use it in yummy protein pancakes! Love that recipe from ‘Confessions of a SAHM”! It would also sneak into tea, green monsters, and coffee!

  243. MaryZ permalink
    November 5, 2009 10:16 am

    Love looking at those pancakes! I would probably use Stevia in my oats and green monsters. Oh and some yummy pumpkin muffins!

  244. susan permalink
    November 5, 2009 10:55 am

    A Stevia giveaway??? Excellent! I haven’t tried Stevia bc I heard it had a bad aftertaste so I wasn’t sure… But I want to try it! I need a sugar alternative and I’m in a sweets drought bc I have been reluctant to try Stevia… This giveaway would be perfect! Thanks!!

  245. November 5, 2009 11:00 am

    I LOVE Nunaturals! I didn’t like stevia until I found this brand. I would LOVE to win!

  246. November 5, 2009 11:14 am

    oatmeal and yummy pancakes!! oooo coffee too! πŸ™‚ awesome giveaway heather.

  247. Tiffany permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:48 am

    I would bake pumpkin muffins! YUM!

  248. Cookie permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:52 am

    I would love to try your favorite stevia — just to try something new! I usually say “I don’t cook.” But I love trying new foods, and discovering your blog (wha? someone else eats veggies with their brekky like me?!!) has truly inspired me to experiment more in the kitchen. I’ve been daydreaming lately about one of those stacked pies you made for your honey.. maybe I’ll make one of my own stevia-sweetened pumpkin or kabocha versions to share with family on turkey day.. yum!

  249. November 5, 2009 12:19 pm

    I’d love to try the stevia! I would use it in my coffee, oatmeal and baking. YUM!

  250. Tami Jo Eaton permalink
    November 5, 2009 12:42 pm

    I have not acquired the taste for stevia yet, so I would like to find one that I like. I am against that other white stuff, aka granulated sugar. The first thing I would make are those kabocha pancakes. In fact, I plan on making them tomorrow.

  251. November 5, 2009 1:19 pm

    Cookie, A kabocha stacked pie?!? Now you’re talking. I like it. πŸ™‚

  252. Kristen permalink
    November 5, 2009 1:53 pm

    in my morning oats for sure!! =]]

  253. Jen N. permalink
    November 5, 2009 4:09 pm

    How will I use it? I really have no idea, but I have been wanting to learn. I have 4 kids and am tired of using honey or maple syrup to sweeten everything. I need change. I need better health. I need to try and cook with Stevia! Why do I feel afraid?!

  254. November 5, 2009 4:20 pm

    Jen N. Don’t be scared. Stevia is our friend. πŸ™‚

  255. Shawn permalink
    November 5, 2009 5:29 pm

    Yes, Heather the Oat Bran was SOOO worth the drive to Orlando! So much I have talked my local grocery store into carrying it in their health food section! I am so excited!
    I truly appreciate your blog…always great ideas…good recipes and great encouragment toward eating the way our bodies were designed too!

  256. November 5, 2009 9:44 pm

    Shawn, Oh, I hope your local store gets you some oat bran soon. It’s my favorite breakfast food! Thanks for reading and for all your encouragement. Hope you have a good weekend. Love, Heather

  257. Holly permalink
    November 6, 2009 6:33 am

    First off, Heather, thank you so much for this blog! As a senior in high school, I like you, finally decided my life had to change. It started slowly, cutting my portions and drinking V8 Fusion – I also tried to throw those fruits and veggies I had been avoiding all my life in the blender, trying to consume them in the most painless way possible.

    Now as a college freshman, I’m a totally different person and my eating habits could not be more different than how they were. No more white sugar or flour, fried foods, sweets, red meat, or anything relatively “tasty” or “good” by normal standards. I am all about my fruits and veggies now without any additives to them, and I have come to truly appreciate whole grains. I do elliptical workouts every weekday morning and I’ve even begun yoga. This year has been such a revolution for me and I never want to go back to my old habits – even though everyone surrounding me tries to stuff pie and cookies in my face, thinking I “miss” it! Going to school in the middle of a major metropolitan city, I get lots of funny looks from the people I sit down to eat with when I am devouring spinach or my favorite protein/calcium combination of tofu crumbled with (low/no fat) cottage cheese, plain yogurt, and nuts. I am surrounded by pizza-munching and soda-guzzling foodies! I found your blog not long after arriving here and it’s really given me hope that my lifestyle can be maintained and enjoyed!

    If I win the stevia, it will be going toward making some of your fantastic recipes over my holiday breaks, and hopefully with the goodies I can help show my family and friends that living and eating healthily is truly attainable. Keep up the fantastic work, and thanks once again!

  258. November 6, 2009 8:35 am

    Holly, What an amazing comment. Thank you so much – what a wonderful way to start my Friday. You sound so happy, and yes yes yes, your lifestyle can be maintained and enjoyed as it sounds like you truly love your new diet and exercise program. Even though I don’t know you, I am so proud. In fact, I’m sitting here with a big smile on my face right now. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and best of luck in the stevia giveaway. Continue to enjoy your freshman year at school and keep eating those lunches filled with spinach and nuts. πŸ™‚ Much Love, Heather

  259. mary-kate permalink
    November 6, 2009 8:53 am

    i would love stevia for my coffee… and maybe to make cinnamon toast :-p

  260. liz permalink
    November 6, 2009 10:13 am

    Hi Heather – I use nustevia already and really like it. I would continue to use it in tea and sometimes a little sprinkled on yogurt!

  261. Shelley permalink
    November 6, 2009 10:29 am

    I love to use stevia as my go-to sweetener and sugar replacement. I have never tried the vanilla but am sure it’s delicious.

  262. wendy permalink
    November 6, 2009 11:46 am

    gosh…with baking season coming up just imagine the possibilities!

  263. November 6, 2009 12:25 pm

    Wow! I heard about this amazing stuff! I would love to get off agave nectar and try this instead. Thanks!!!

  264. November 6, 2009 1:21 pm

    I adore stevia! I’d use it in smoothies, yogurt, tea, baking and in any other places instead of straight-up sugar.

    Those pancakes look mighty tasty… πŸ™‚

  265. Julie permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:10 pm

    I would love to try it in my smoothies!

  266. November 6, 2009 4:26 pm

    I want to try this in baking so badly! I also want to try it in my coffee and oatmeal! Great giveaway! Can’t wait to see who wins!

  267. November 6, 2009 5:46 pm

    with the holidays coming up… I would definitely use if for some baking!

  268. Audrey permalink
    November 6, 2009 8:27 pm

    I would love to use the stevia in baked good and smoothies!


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