Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Okay, so I have to be honest with you. I totally messed up my first No Meat Mama giveaway. The number that was picked was of someone I didn't know and I left the post for them here for a short period of time to see. They didn't respond and I quickly took it down in frustration. It was silly and not professional (which I'm not sure if I am supposed to be or not, haha) and this giveaway will totally make up for the last one! (PS - Sorry Rob, whoever and wherever you are, maybe you will win this time?)

Now on to the good stuff!

I love buying fair trade and organic when I can. And that's not often. I am not being endorsed or paid by Equal Exchange, I just believe in their products. And since I love you all so much, I am giving away a free 8 ounce canister of Equal Exchange's fair trade and organic baking cocoa!

Here is the DL from Equal Exchange themselves:

"Our delicious organic fairly traded cocoa baking powder is perfect for brownies, cakes, cookies and countless desserts. The small scale growers of the CONACADO cooperative carefully cultivate their cacao trees with gentle, shade-grown, chemical-free farming methods. This creates the natural environment preferred by cacao trees as well as native wildlife and migratory birds. Then the co-op selects the best beans for special post-harvest processing, and processes the beans into powder. Vegan. Manufactured on equipment that processes products containing soy, wheat, eggs & dairy."

Okay, so how do you enter this fabulous sweepstakes that I am offering to you? I just want you to answer one question for me on this blog in the comment section:

Tell me about your ideal setting to drink a really good cup of coffee. Or tea. Or any other beverage that gets you peppy in the AM hours.

I'm not talking about guzzling a pot of coffee running out the door to work (unless that's ideal for you, which I don't understand, but more power to you.) Mine is waking up early on the weekend with nothing planned (except maybe going to the beach) and sitting in bed reading while the sun blasts through my window. Ahhhhhhh.... doesn't that sound delicious?

Leave a comment here or on the Facebook page (which you should like by the way, it's in the fetal stage, so bear with me.) The giveaway will end next Tuesday, the 12th at noon CST. Pass it on to your friends and everyone else who loves to bake! Or make hot chocolate! I will announce the winner next week and make a post. Good luck everyone!


  1. THE BEST = on the couch with my cats and a book, on a cool & sunny autumn morning (windows open, obvs), with a delicious scone. An actual scone, not one of those crappy cookie-disguised-as-scone things. Ahhh....

  2. i love enjoying my coffee in a cafe with a book and plenty of people to look at. (i'm a creepster like that.)

  3. I'm not a coffee drinker at all... however I do drink tea on occasion, but if we're talking about drinking something to wake you up and get your day going right... I'm all about some fruit smoothies! However, I do like to enjoy them during all times of the day.

    My favorite time would be on a Sunday morning when both my partner and I have the day off and can spend as long as we want in bed. I typically am an early riser no matter what day it is, so I will get up and make us breakfast. Sometimes consisting of pancakes, or roasted potatoes & tofu scramblies. Then we can just enjoy each other's company for the rest of the day.

  4. Saturday mornings on the deck with a cup of joe and birds at the feeder, my personal nature show.

  5. I wake up on a Saturday around 10:00am. A giraffe sticks its neck into my room through the open window and lifts me by my collar out of bed and to my feet. Two blue jays fly in and throw a robe over my shoulders. A pot-belly pig big enough to ride sets itself underneath me and carries me to the kitchen table. Through the open kitchen window and elephant's trunk reaches in, lifts me off the pig and onto my chair. Two chipmunks hop onto the table, one holding a pencil and the other a daily crossword. Over on the counter I see three squirrels working at the french press, one pouring in hot water, one scooping coffee grounds, and one stirring it all with a big wooden spoon. When they're done, the same elephant trunk pours the coffee into a mug placed on a tray being held by a penguin, who gracefully carries it to the table. I sip my coffee and do my crossword while a kitten balancing on the back of my chair gives me a massage.

  6. In a hammock on the porch on a summer morning, early enough in the morning that it's not hot outside yet, while I'm reading a book.