Almond Butter Review and Giveaway

by HEAB on July 13, 2009

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Last week, I was fortunate enough to receive some goodies from the fine folks at Briden Wilson Farm, a family owned and operated almond farm in the north-central valley of California.

Loved the handwritten note - how's that for customer service!

Loved the handwritten note - how's that for customer service?

Upon delivery, I immediately opened the jar of creamy almond butter, inhaling the aroma of fresh roasted almonds.  The best (& only) way to truly judge any almond butter is with a spoon straight from the jar.

Watch out Maranatha!

Watch out Maranatha!

Afterwards, there was more taste testing…had to make sure it was good. The things I do for my HEABers. :)

Green oat topper - yep, it's good.

Green oat topper - yep, this spoonful was yummy.

Hmm, not 100% sure yet.  Better keep trying…

Stirred in my blueberry smoothie...um, I think it's good.  Better do one more test.

Stirred in my blueberry smoothie...OK, so this combo worked.

Now, for the ultimate test…

Oat bran in the jar.

Oat bran in the jar.

My review?  This almond butter is excellent in every way. According to Tom, owner of Briden Wilson Farm, the ingredients are nothing but dry roasted premium Carmel almonds, not the leftover pieces like most large companies use. My only complaint is that the jar was not big enough to hold all my oat bran. :)

As far as the raw almonds go, perfectly crunchy and slightly sweet, everything a raw almond should be.

Now, I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant to try the Wasabi Roasted Almonds as they contained both sugar and artificial ingredients. But, because I wanted to include them in this review, I decided on a small handful:

Just a few, right?

Just a few, right?

Well, then all hell broke loose, and I was eating these babies on everything.  They are the perfect combo of sweet and savory, and not too hot. HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!

These veggies were just begging for a little Wasabi lovin.

Really y'all, I could not stop eating these.

Above was my favorite wasabi almond dish.  Using Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe, I made a veggie stir-fry and topped it with lots and lots of wasabi love.

Thanks again to Tom and Rebecca at Briden Wilson Farm for allowing me to review your wonderful products…but please, don’t send anymore more Wasabi almonds! ;) Now, for the best part – Tom has graciously agreed to send one lucky HEABer their very own jar of Briden Wilson Farm’s creamy roasted almond butter.  All you have to do is click here to visit the company’s website, and then list in the comments below either one of their recipes you’d like to try or a health-related almond fact.  You have until midnight, tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 14 – Happy Bastille Day!), and I will announce the random winner on Wednesday.  Trust me, you want to win this one!

All gone. :(

All gone. :(

{ 277 comments }

Chocolate-Covered Katie July 13, 2009 at 7:41 am

Heather! You are the CUTEST!! Your oatbran jars are just so much fun.

I’m so excited that you tried the Vinegar Stir Fry! And I love your addition of the almonds– putting a Heather spin on the dish :) .

Hmm, let’s see… almonds are high in Vitamin E. Yay!!

Happy Monday to my favorite almond butter eater!

Jill H. July 13, 2009 at 7:46 am

Ohhh, I want to try to make the almond milk!!! Seeing as I just tried almond butter and alomnd milk for the first time last week, I am IN LOVE with them both! Thanks for turning me on to them. :)

threehannas July 13, 2009 at 7:51 am

Gotta get your vitamin E!!! Almonds are just plain yummy! I would love to try a jar!!!

D July 13, 2009 at 7:55 am

The Greek Spinach Salad looks tasty and perfect for the hot summer weather. Would love to try the tasty treats. Thanks, Heather!!!

JW July 13, 2009 at 7:58 am

I’d like to try the oatmeal bars!

Holly B July 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

a baklava recipe?! yes please!!

Meg July 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

The baklava sounds delicious!! It is my favorite dessert…

Thanks, Heather!

Jodi July 13, 2009 at 8:06 am

The almond butter looks fabulous!! I would love to try the cranberry almond salad.

VeggieGirl July 13, 2009 at 8:13 am

They say on the site that Almonds are among the earliest cultivated foods in history… who knew?? :-D

And I’d love to try their almond milk recipe.

jacobc July 13, 2009 at 8:14 am

Lower cholesterol! – (to counteract the effects of breyers ice cream..hehe)

That almond butter looks good!

Heather, my latest kick is the blue diamond honey roasted almonds, to die for!… also highly addictive ;-)

Cheers, jacob

Andrea@WellnessNotes July 13, 2009 at 8:15 am

The almond butter sounds awesome! And I can totally see how the wasabi roasted almonds could be addictive… ;)

amyvig July 13, 2009 at 8:16 am

Oooh. I want this so I can try the magic cookie bars!

Danielle C. July 13, 2009 at 8:16 am

The magic cookie bars would be amazing….that AB looks so tasty!

Sima July 13, 2009 at 8:16 am

YUM! You lucky duck, you! I could definitely go for some East Indian Palou just about now :)

Mary July 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

HOLY YUM! Very cool site aand I would love to try the Greek Spinach Salad:)

Kelsey July 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

almond milk!?! yes. :]
the wasabi almonds sound so good! i love wasabi!

trinichiqn July 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

I love almonds and have tried almond milk and loved it but have never had almond butter. If I win this giveaway it would be a toss up between the Cinnamon Honey and the Butter Toffee, I would be happy either way. Thank You.

Erica July 13, 2009 at 8:19 am

This stuff looks fabulous and this giveaway just made my Monday MUCH better! I would def want to try their oatmeal bars as Josh and I are a HUGE fan of Tina’s Oatmeal bars. Hope you have a good day Heather!

Katherine July 13, 2009 at 8:19 am

Well, I’ve been reading your blog for about a week and haven’t commented yet… seems like the chance to win some almond butter is the perfect time! I would love to try to make their almond milk…especially because I forgot to buy some at the store last night and I’ve never tried to make my own before! Great blog!

Mandy A July 13, 2009 at 8:19 am

Yummy!!!!!!

I think I’d like to try making the almond milk!! :)

jenngirl July 13, 2009 at 8:20 am

Awesome review, those almond products look delicious!!

Um, their “Oatmeal Bars” recipe sounds absolutely simple yet decadent!

Yay for Bastille Day :)

Rachel July 13, 2009 at 8:20 am

The almond milk recipe looks delicious!

greenbean July 13, 2009 at 8:21 am

i wanna try the oatmeal bars and almond milk recipe!

Scott in Ohio July 13, 2009 at 8:21 am

Very nice product review!

I’d love to try the almond milk. Totally not a fan of the additives in the commercial brands.

brandi July 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

ugh, you lucky girl you :) I am TOTALLY out of almond butter and need some asap! I just can’t buy anymore until I get through some of my pb jars, but I need it!

I love that they have a recipe to make your own almond milk! and those cookie bars? yum.

Meghann July 13, 2009 at 8:28 am

You know me! I love my almond butter and this stuff looks so fresh, I would love to try it?

Hmm… random almond health fact? Almonds are healthy for the heart? lol how about a handful of almonds a day keeps the dr away? ;)

Ashley July 13, 2009 at 8:31 am

The oatmeal bars look delish! I would love to try those.

Ashley July 13, 2009 at 8:31 am

I think the East Indian Rice Palou sounds quite yummy!!

Mindy July 13, 2009 at 8:31 am

That almond butter looks delicious! It wouldn’t last long in my house.

Those beautiful almonds would inspire me to make homemade almond milk. Now, all I need is a nut bag . . .

Damjana July 13, 2009 at 8:32 am

So many great recipes but i’d just love to try it plain…sitting at the window shelf with a spoon and jar, looking at the neighboring houses and enjoying the delicious magic jar. Yum! (Though I think it’s better if the jar is sent to someone in the States because the postage to Europe might be more expensive than the jar itself;))

Lily July 13, 2009 at 8:32 am

Ooh, the Oatmeal Bars. Almond butter? Oatmeal? I’m pretty much sold!

Justine July 13, 2009 at 8:32 am

Yum!! I would like to try the Greek spinach salad. That looks great plus and minus a few ingredients :)

~Justine

suzanne July 13, 2009 at 8:32 am

My husband had a heart attack last September and at the cardio rehab they could not stress enough that we should be eating approx 12 almonds a day for heart health :) We have grown to absolutely love them. However, we haven’t yet tried almond butter!

lora July 13, 2009 at 8:33 am

omg I want to try the Magic Cookie Bars! This sounds really great! I can’t wait to see who wins it! But I hope its me :)

xoxo
Lo

Bonniejean July 13, 2009 at 8:33 am

Wild rice soup…yummy!

polly July 13, 2009 at 8:34 am

HEABS!!!!!

This contest…. is there ANY way I can cheat? I mean my usual little Christian good girl self, reallllly wants to cheat so I win. Is there any way? :D

Recipes?

AB on bibb with chicken
AB on ezekiel with spinach
AB on a spoon
AB granola (yummiest, Dan’s fave)
AB cookies
AB in a smoothie with frozen bananas and almond milk
AB on a naner (duh)
AB smooshed into a spelt lovey wrap with romaine
AB in oatmeal
AB on a peach or three peaches

LOVE YOU! Happy Monday. Been to Wally World, the grocery, the PATCH (picked for an hour… girl I need a massage from my peach Heabs, low back is killin’ me) and soon to make veggie lasagna. Come on over, we’ll make a yummy lunch. Okay? See ya in a few….

XOXO Roxy Peach

p.s. I still want to cheat on this giveaway. Tell CD if he picks the winner I will bake him some cookies or something. No, wait… he already has the best maple nut oaty maker livin’ with him! ;)

polly July 13, 2009 at 8:37 am

oh! I want to try that almond milk recipe from the website!! mmmm! XOXO

Lara July 13, 2009 at 8:40 am

I want to try the toffee bars, they sound amazing. I was also interested to learn that almonds can reduce cholesterol levels. truly a superfood.

Maria July 13, 2009 at 8:40 am

Mmmmm, all those dishes look fabulous, Heather, especially the oat bran in a jar ;)

I would love to try their almond milk recipe–I buy so much almond milk that it would be quite useful to make my own…in case I run out!

Kyle July 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

Hello! What an awesome giveaway! The almond butter looks amazing from the photos. I’m practically drooling over here!

I’d love to try the recipe for the Greek Spinach salad. I’m a sucker for anything with feta and/or kalamata olives! :) And, the recipe for the magic cookie bars looks pretty phenomenal, too.

Thank you, Heather!

ksgoodeats July 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

That AB looks like the perfect consistency! The cranberry almond salad sounds fantastic :)

Catherine July 13, 2009 at 8:46 am

I would love to try that toffee bar recipe! Love love love toffee :)

psychoj1 July 13, 2009 at 8:48 am

They say on the website that almonds can help lower your cholesterol. Cool! :)
<3 jess

Jess July 13, 2009 at 8:49 am

The oatmeal bar recipe looks great! Different ingredients than I normally use…my mouth is watering :)

Carly July 13, 2009 at 8:51 am

Haha… I love how you eat your oat bran out of the almond butter jar! That’s a good idea.

I would love to try the Greek Spinach Salad… the dressing sounds tasty and almonds are one of my favorite additions to salads.

Krystina July 13, 2009 at 8:52 am

Oatmeal bars sound like heaven!

Christina July 13, 2009 at 8:54 am

Who knew almonds were so good at lowering cholesterol? Move over Cheerios!

Evan Thomas July 13, 2009 at 8:55 am

Mmm The toffee bars sound delicious and simple!

Kristen July 13, 2009 at 8:55 am

Flavonoids found in the skin of almonds doubles their antioxidant power! Hope i win this one: that almond butter looks delicious and i love the shape of the jar (great future oatmeal bowl)! Thanks Heather and Briden Wilson Farm!

specialkphd July 13, 2009 at 8:56 am

I Love slivered almonds in my frozen yogurt, that’s how my infatuation started. Did you know that most Almonds are made in CA? And that they are considered one of the most healthiest sources of E…
I love oatmeal and almonds sign me up!

Marcia July 13, 2009 at 8:56 am

I am going to have to go for the East Indian Rice Palou.

The “oatmeal bar” title had promise until I saw the corn syrup.

Sunshine July 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

The baklava looks awesome. :)

Nicole July 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

The oatmeal bars sound delicious!! I love bars of any kind so that would be awesome (: Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Cecilia July 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

Oh my, the AB sure looks DANG GOOD to me :D As for the recipe, the East Indian Rice Palou is bookmarked … just hoping that my mum will see it someday and make it for me, haha!

lilveggiepatch July 13, 2009 at 8:58 am

I LOVE baklava, but I’ve never made it myself! I want to try out that recipe. Thanks for the contest!

Erin July 13, 2009 at 8:59 am

Thanks for trying it out for us! :)
It looks delicious. But it’s almond butter, so thats almost a given!! I would, of course, loveee to try it!
The Cranberry Almond salad recipe is calling my name.

Gina G July 13, 2009 at 9:01 am

hi heather! amazingly wonderful giveaway! i would love to try making the almond milk! i think thats so neat, thankyou so much for this opportunity!

Shannon July 13, 2009 at 9:02 am

I am thinking I’d make just good old almond milk. Yum.

hopefulrunner July 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

Hey Heather! I would love to make the Cranberry-Almond Salad. The addition of the onion-garlic almonds sounds amazing, and they would be a first for me. :) I hope I get to try the creamy roasted almond butter…I have become an almond butter fanatic and have to have it every day!
Have a great day!
Dayna

The Novice Berker July 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

I’ve never had almond milk, but I bet trying my own (instead of a store-bought brand) would be an awesome way to taste it for the first time! Their recipe has vanilla and honey in it, and sounds goooood!!

Very cool giveaway! ;)

Simone July 13, 2009 at 9:04 am

Alright Heather, as if you didn’t have me excited enough with the coconut kefir, I am now downright giddy about this AB! It looks divine (and I love the different shape of the jar as seen on their website). Anyways, after navigating around their website I saw that they had a recipe for homemade almond milk that is made with honey which sounded way too good to be true. Now I know it is not a recipe that involves the use of AB but then again, who needs a recipe to use AB in when you got a spoon!

Caitlin July 13, 2009 at 9:06 am

The almond milk recipe looks so simple! I’m going to have to try that…

Tiffany July 13, 2009 at 9:07 am

The cranberry almond salad looks like it would be SO delicious! Thanks for the opportunity!

coco July 13, 2009 at 9:09 am

great giveaway for almond lovers!!!
I read through their recipes and all seem worth trying but the one that I’ll definitely try it is this almond milk recipe
Almond Milk
Ingredients:
1 cup natural raw almonds
3 cups water
1 tsp. honey
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions: Add water, almonds, honey and vanilla to blender. Blend at low speed for one minute; then process at high speed for three minutes. Strain through cheesecloth or other fine filter. Refrigerate. If you prefer thicker milk, use slightly less water, or simmer on low heat to desired consistency prior to refrigeration.

Almond milk is a great substitute in milk shakes, protein shakes, and even lattes.

:) have a nice day!

Amy July 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

hey, my first comment! i love your blog and get so much inspiration from all your meal ideas and reviews. as a gal who lives off almond milk, i was surprised to see a recipe for it-somehow it never occured to me that i could make it myself! very cool!

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) July 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

Oooh – I’d love to try the recipe for Almond Milk! It would be so much cheaper than buying it.

Melanie July 13, 2009 at 9:13 am

Goodness! The recipes all looked awesome, but the one thing I’ve been dying to make for the past two years, really, is almond milk. I’d really like to be able to make my own, although I don’t think it’d be less expensive than what I buy at TJ’s. Nonetheless, that’s where I want to go with almonds some time:). Thanks for doing this giveaway! Hopefully I’ll get to try almond butter yet!

organicashley July 13, 2009 at 9:17 am

I had no idea that almonds were good for people with diabetes because it can help level insulin levels- see super foods do everything even the things you think they dont. You would think vitamin E would be enough :)

Heather July 13, 2009 at 9:19 am

I would love to try the almond milk recipe! My husband and I don’t do dairy but we love our nut milks! I am always anxious to try new nut milks recipes like the one below!

Almond Milk
Ingredients:
1 cup natural raw almonds
3 cups water
1 tsp. honey
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions: Add water, almonds, honey and vanilla to blender. Blend at low speed for one minute; then process at high speed for three minutes. Strain through cheesecloth or other fine filter. Refrigerate. If you prefer thicker milk, use slightly less water, or simmer on low heat to desired consistency prior to refrigeration.

Tracy July 13, 2009 at 9:21 am

I’d like to try the cranberry almond salad and the almond milk! Wasabi almonds sound amazing, too! I love wasabi peas, so I can only imagine what the almonds would taste like!!

Carolyn July 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

I think i would try the almond milk… Thanks for having the giveaway!

Kim July 13, 2009 at 9:27 am

Ooh, the Greek spinach salad plus baklava sounds like one slammin’ Greek feast. Yes, please! =)

Animal-Friendly 79 July 13, 2009 at 9:30 am

The oatmeal bars sound great! And I love the cute little jar that the almond butter comes in :)

jvegegirl July 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

I wanna try that cranberry almond salad. yum!!

Kristi (sweetcheeks) July 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

aahh I would love love love to win this give away Heather! Almonds are a good plant sourse of calcuim and iron! Yay!!

Allie July 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

Almond Milk! I buy so much each week for my Green Monsters–I would love to make my own!!

Alexandra July 13, 2009 at 9:33 am

Oooh.. the East Indian Rice Palou sounds incredible. What interesting flavors. Oh, pick me pick me!

Elizabeth July 13, 2009 at 9:37 am

Kudos to Almond butter! As a runner, nutrition is key, and almond butter gives me bone–building minerals like magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, and more vitamin E! I’ve never made homemade almond milk and would love to give that a try!

KK July 13, 2009 at 9:39 am

mmm…toffee bars

gwen July 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

I love the almond milk recipe. I bet honey would be a great addition! Thanks!

Valerie July 13, 2009 at 9:42 am

How funny your oat bran wouldn’t fit! I would want to try the Magic Cookie Bars – like heaven, in bar form. Love, love, love almond butter!

Anne K. July 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

Wow, that AB looks amazing! I’d love to make their Magic Cookie bars (http://www.homegrownalmonds.com/almond-recipes-magic-cookie-bars.html). Yum!

Helen July 13, 2009 at 9:47 am

How’s that for official health info??

=) Hope i win

Almonds in the diet simultaneously improve plasma alpha-tocopherol concentrations and reduce plasma lipids.
Source: School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA. more here

The objective of this study was to assess the dose-response effect of almond intake on plasma and red blood cell tocopherol concentrations in healthy adults enrolled in a randomized, crossover feeding trial. Participants were 16 healthy men and women, aged 41+/-13 years. After a 2-week run-in period, participants were fed three diets for 4 weeks each: a control diet, a low-almond diet, and a high-almond diet, in which almonds contributed 0%, 10%, and 20% of total energy, respectively. Changes in blood tocopherol levels were assayed by high pressure liquid chromatography. Incorporating almonds into the diet helped meet the revised Recommended Dietary Allowance of 15 mg/day alpha-tocopherol and increased lipid-adjusted plasma and red blood cell alpha-tocopherol concentrations. A significant dose-response effect was observed between percent energy in the diet from almonds and plasma ratio of alpha-tocopherol to total cholesterol.

Julie July 13, 2009 at 9:51 am

I’d love to try the Oatmeal Bars!! Thanks!

Deanna Riccardelli July 13, 2009 at 9:58 am

Yummy! I want to try all of the recipes, but if I had to pick one it would be the Oatmeal Bars.

Conor July 13, 2009 at 10:02 am

The toffee bars sound great.

Meredith July 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

That looks so good! I want to make the Oatmeal Bars :)

Rose July 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

That first spoonful has me hooked. And I haven’t even tried it!

fruitsveggieslife July 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

Yum! Those wasabi almonds look delish. I love wasabi, and I love almonds, so… why not combine them!

The East Indian Rice Palou looks amazing. So good.

Amy July 13, 2009 at 10:06 am

What a nice website they have! I would love to try their recipe for homemade almond milk!!!!

Metta July 13, 2009 at 10:13 am

The jar is just cutest! I’d still haven’t made ABU (or any ‘_BU’ for that matter). I really want to try that.

Lainie July 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

I would really love to try and make my own almond milk!

earthybrit July 13, 2009 at 10:22 am

the oatmeal bars, well all of them, I love almound butter, almost as much as you heather.

Abby July 13, 2009 at 10:25 am

The toffee bars sound delicious and although I could add a technical health fact, I am going to contribute my own findings:

Almonds are healthy because almond butter makes me happy. Works for me!

Marissa July 13, 2009 at 10:30 am

Their East Indian Rica Palou sounds heavenly! But I think I’d make it with quinoa instead ;-)

YUM!

Gloria July 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

I love Baklava and have never gotten around to making it before. Mmm.. soo good.

Katelyn July 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

That almond butter looks so yummy! I am sure it tastes even better… I guess the FIRST recipe I would make would be the almond milk, because the only kinds I find in the store have artificial ingredients in them. But these only have almonds, water, honey, and vanilla extract! Can’t get much better than that!!

Robin July 13, 2009 at 10:34 am

The Greek spinach salad sounds great! I would try that recipe first although I can’t say I wouldn’t try them all! Thanks, Heather!

Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 13, 2009 at 10:39 am

I’ll confess I was totally going to the website to simply find a recipe so I could win the almond butter (I love the look of it). But I get there and the Oatmeal Bars sounds so wonderfully simple. I really truly love love love a simple 4-ingredient recipe. How awesome is that?

glidingcalm July 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

OOO! What a wonderful post!! I don’t know who better to review almond butter, than you!!!

I’d love to taste a jar!!

Lea July 13, 2009 at 10:45 am

greek spinach salad sounds divine!!!

however, the wasabi almonds is calling my name. it’s like wasabi peas but even better. ^^

Hangry Pants July 13, 2009 at 10:48 am

That looks so chunky and delicious. Enter me please. :D

gretchen July 13, 2009 at 10:48 am

oatmeal bars with almond butter frosting? um yes please :)

Emily July 13, 2009 at 10:50 am

I’ve never made almond milk before; need to try that out!

Thanks for another great giveaway!

Trilby Drew July 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

OOH! I want to try the Magic Cookie Bars! My mom used to make Magic Cookie Bars for me when I was a kid! Aw, sweet memories. :)

And does the name “Briden Wilson Farm” conjure images of an almond farm run by the lead singer of the Beach Boys for anyone else, or just me? Oh wait, that was Brian Wilson… my bad. ;)

Equinox Girl July 13, 2009 at 10:55 am

Mrs. HEAB,

Nice giveaway! Thanks to you and to Briden Wilson Farm! Hmmm, several of the recipes look fantastic. But I would start with the magic bars!

Val July 13, 2009 at 11:07 am

I’d love to try these! The Baklava recipe looks awesome!

Sharon July 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

Almonds are rich in monosaturated fats! Good for lowering cholesterol!

I <3 almonds! I could eat them forever…

Shirley July 13, 2009 at 11:11 am

Your almond butter makes me want to try the stuff all the more! It’s only the price tag that makes me hesitate. However, next time I’m at TJ’s, I’m picking up a jar! My mom wants to try it too!

As much as I love almonds, I’ve actually never had almond milk before, so I’d like to try that recipe. The cranberry-almond salad sounds really great though!

keri410 July 13, 2009 at 11:11 am

Oh I’d love to try Baklava! Never had it!

Thanks!
Keri
http://www.hopskipleap.wordpress.com

JB July 13, 2009 at 11:12 am

what torture it must have been testing that almond butter so many times! even though i just bought a brand new jar of my favorite almond butter, i’d love to give this one a taste!

heath-related almond fact: you receive twice the antioxidant punch from eating almonds WITH their skin on than you would if you were to eat just skin or the meat alone. the flavonoids in the skin pair up with the vitamin E in the meat. so don’t eat skinned almonds! (but who would want to?!)

-JB
http://cardiovegsular.wordpress.com

insideiamdancing July 13, 2009 at 11:13 am

I’d love to make the cranberry almond salad!

janetha July 13, 2009 at 11:16 am

oh i LOVE wasabi almonds! so addicting, i agree. and what a cute jar! haha i get a kick out of things like that. i think making my own almond milk from that recipe would be fun, or the magic cookie bars because i LOVE those!

ttfn300 July 13, 2009 at 11:19 am

that almond better looks AMAZING! here’s what i learned: almonds can be beneficial in lowering cholesterol in plant-based diets. it does not matter whether they’re raw, dry roasted, or “buttered” :)

Shelby July 13, 2009 at 11:28 am

The almond milk recipe sounds delicious! And so does that Almond Butter…I sure would love to win this one =)

MeredithLeigh July 13, 2009 at 11:33 am

Definitely want to try and Oatmeal bars listed on the website. Thanks for posting the giveaway. Hope you are having a fantastic day!

RunToFinish July 13, 2009 at 11:34 am

whatttt cinnamon honey almonds…mmmm. sorry I was supposed to pick a recipe, but I got sidetracked when I saw that yummy food.

Julie July 13, 2009 at 11:39 am

MMMMmmmmm – the wasabi Almonds sounds SO good! I think I’ll give a go at the East Indian Rice Palou.

Holly (The healthy Everythingtarian) July 13, 2009 at 11:41 am

hands down the BAKLAVA! sooooooo good. who cares if it requires 2 cups of butter? (i mean, i do, but….)

Mallory July 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

best. giveaway. ever.

east indian rice palouthe would definitely be the first recipe i’d try thanks heather :)

Sarah Condon July 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

I’d try my hand at the East Indian Rice Palou.
Speaking of things Eastern…did you know that explorers ate almonds while traveling the Silk Road between Asia and the Mediterranean? Eventually almond trees flourished in the Mediterranean.
There’s a little history fact for you too! Love the site.

Jill July 13, 2009 at 11:56 am

Yum! This is making me crave some almond butter (good thing I’m snacking on a banana and AB right now!) I’d love to try the recipe for almond milk, and thankfully it looks easy enough!

Amanda July 13, 2009 at 11:56 am

I want to try those Magic Cookie Bars – yuuuum!

gina (fitnessista) July 13, 2009 at 11:59 am

heab, pick me! what an awesome giveaway!!
i would LOVE to try the baklava, but i’m pretty i would be eating the entire jar with a spoon ;)
have a wonderful day <3

Cindy B July 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Big fan of your blog and wild rice, Wild Rice Soup sounds good, and the almond butter!! Can’t believe you finished the whole thing ;-)

Angharad July 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Ooh I would like to make the cranberry-almond salad. It looks super easy and quick which are both big pros in my book! Those Wasabi Almonds look ridiculously addictive! Would love to try the AB though – I’m still an AB virgin!!

Kathryn July 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

ALL the recipes look great — especially the TOFFEE BARS!!

elise July 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm

daaaang. youd be so proud of me. i had pounds and pounds of almonds this weekend. in fact i kinda went overboard in true HEAB style. i even managed to find carob covered almonds…which lasted all of 2 minutes. highly addictive is an understatement! if only i could bring liquids on board flights…i wanted to bring the entire store’s worth of products back with me!!

that salad with them looks soooo good!

Kelli July 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

The Cranberry-Almond Salad looks good.

Ellen (Peace in Motion) July 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I am definitely going to have to make their Oatmeal Bars. I am a sucker for anything oatmeal and almond butter!

maren July 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm

almonds are a good source of vitamin E!
and i’d love to make the baklava!!! sounds delicious

Kate Murphy July 13, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I would love to make the Greek Spinach Salad! Hope I win the almond butter!
Thanks Heather,
Kate

Kelly July 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Yum! The almond milk recipe looks delicious.

Jessica July 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I would love to try making the Indian Rice Palou! It sounds absolutely lovely! Especially on a crisp, cool autumn night in New England.

leslie July 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm

ohh, i think i want to win this one more than any giveaway ever! i would definitely try the east indian rice palou – so many of my favorite flavors.

chasingblue July 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I think my family would be all over the wild rice soup!

Almond butter is the YUM!

Callinae July 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Oatmeal bars! They seem simple enough ;) And oatmeal = always a winner!

Laura E July 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Thanks so much for the opportunity! The Toffee Bars sound so good! I really want to try them and “healthify” the recipe!!

Breaking Free July 13, 2009 at 12:39 pm

The almond milk recipe sounds so yummy!!! I am a huge fan of it, although I wish per serving almond milk had more protein.

Alexis July 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Almonds used as snacks in the diets of hyperlipidemic subjects significantly reduce coronary heart disease risk factors, probably in part because of the nonfat (protein and fiber) and monounsaturated fatty acid components of the nut.

Awesome!

Chloe July 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm

The oatmeal bars sound awesome, the toffe bars too.

SweetKaroline July 13, 2009 at 12:45 pm

i’d love to try the cranberry almond salad!

Susie July 13, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Hi Heather! Almonds are a good source of monounsaturated fats which are our buddies in lowering the ugly LDL cholesterol. >=)

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Michelle July 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

The east indian rice dish sounds yummy. I have been eating 100% raw and am slowly transitioning back into cooked so this might be one of my cooked meals soon. Yum!

Melanie Z July 13, 2009 at 12:58 pm

The Cranberry-Almond Salad looks delicious!!! I’d love to try that! But even more, I’d love to try the Almond butter!! ;)

AnAppleADay July 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

awesome giveaway heather!

Susan July 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

oooh! I think the cinnamon honey almonds would be great with baked apples!! I agree though, the best almond butter recipe only needs one thing – a spoon ;)

Jacquelyn July 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I agree with you in that the best way to taste test is on a spoon!! looks sooo delicious :)

Alison July 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Yum! I’d love to try the baklava!

Abby July 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Mmmm… the Greek Spinach Salad sounds sooo yummy, minus the olives. I don’t like olives, but it sounds great!

Tamijo4 July 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I love making my own almond milk and although the recipe on their website calls for almonds, I am thinking a spoonful of almond butter and water would do the trick. Yum!!!

Laura July 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

the toffee bars look incredible!

Neena July 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Would love to try Almond Milk!

Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) July 13, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I think the East Indian Rice Palou recipe sounds pretty amazing ;-)

Kimberly July 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I would love to try the Toffee Bars!!! OMG!! YUM!!!

Stephanie July 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Their receipe for baklava sounds yummy!

Darcie July 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I’m definitely making the almond milk tonight! Take THAT, Costco!

monica July 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Hi in protien fiber and vitamen e and love them some omegas!!! You know the bussiness:) I so want to make my own almond milk-I would probably save some dough:)

Katie July 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I want some of those toffee bars right now!

Chloe July 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Those almonds look GOOD! Hello, magic cookie bars, I’ll be making you soon. The recipe looks divine, and similar to the Nordstrom Magic bars which are B.A. Here’s to nuts!

Caroline July 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Wow, I am totally jonesin’ for some almonds now. Considering my recent obsession with red bell peppers, that Greek Spinach Salad sounds perfect!

Marta July 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Thanks for the thorough review and the giveaway!
I would love to try their baklava!!!!
Oh gosh, I’m so hungry right now, I could have me a jar-full of almond butter!

stacy July 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Oh my, I am all about the greek salad. I hope I win!

Jenna Z July 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Mmmm, those picture make this look delectable! Almonds lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Meg July 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

The jar is ADORABLE! Although it couldn’t hold all of your oat bran ;)

I’d LOVE to try some! I really wanna try making the oatmeal bars or a salad – perhaps the cranberry almond salad they listed on their website?

Love,
Meg

Allison July 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Baklava! I’m a sucker for anything with nuts and cinnamon. Thanks!

Linda July 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Oh yummy! The almond butter looks so nice and creamy. What a great giveaway!

I would love to give the Almond greek salad..it looks so good!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Hmmmm, I would definitely try to make the oatmeal bars, OR the baklava just because that seems like a pretty cool recipe to have under your belt. :)

Lisa July 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I definitely would love to try making almond milk!! For some reason I’ve never tried (store-bought) almond milk in a latte, but that sounds amazing… I’ll definitely have to get on that. yum!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie July 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I am very new to the whole almond butter craze, but am loving the whole experience! I would love to try all of the recipes, but most especially the Cranberry-Almond Salad and the Wild Rice Soup to warm me up on some cold Alaskan winter nights!

Andrea July 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Ummm. yeah, that recipe sounds delish!

Magic Cookie Bars
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 can (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350° F

In a 13 X 9 baking pan, melt the butter in the oven. Sprinkle crumbs over the butter and bat down making a crust. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients; press down firmly and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let cool, cut into bars and enjoy! Can be stored in a covered air tight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

By: Jitendar Chadda

Amy July 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Heather you are the grand queen of almonds and almond butter. a title you deliciously deserve! glad you got to try an aaaamazing new nut buttah ;)

BAKLAVA? That recipe is my pick!

Karina July 13, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Hi Heather, Im going to try the almond milk!

homecookedem July 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Hey Heather!!

I’m an almond butter newbie and I am so hooked! I had an idea to puree almond butter with ricotta cheese for a luscious dip for apple and pear slices… mmmmmmmm!!

Tricia July 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I definitely want to try the almond milk recipe….always wanted to make my own.

I now eat almond butter with banana all the time, I am becoming addicted to it. I love seeing new ways you use almonds!

Erin July 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I’d like to try almond milk, since I drink it all the time…i’d love to make my own. I adore almond butter! The one food I have a hard time going without…peanut butter, almond butter, smear it on anything and I’d eat it. :)

Deanne July 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Yum. The oatmeal bars look great. I’d love to try that recipe. Thanks!

Susan July 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm

mmm the baklava sounds delicious!!

Keegan July 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I’d definitely try their almond milk recipe with some of the cinnamon honey almonds or the East Indian Rice Palou, which looks really tasty too!

Sarah July 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

i think id try the East Indian Rice Palou or maybe the wild rice soup!

Meghan July 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I would love to make the Baklava. Most recipes use walnuts or pistachios, but almond would be an even better, calcium-rich alternative!

Mari July 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I would love to try the recipe for oatmeal bars!

Mandy July 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Wow, how to choose from these recipes, well this site got me through a shared love of oats, almonds and vitamix’d green gorgeousness. So……my first choice of recipe would have to be the oatmeal bars topped with almond frosting.

Kristen July 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Baklava….yummmm!! :D

Danielle July 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I would def. make the cranberry almond salad (minus the cheese, double the almonds) :)

Laura B July 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

i LOVE almond butter!! this giveaway is so excited =)

all the recipes sound fantastic, but i got really psyched when i saw the baklava one.. i’ve been so in the mood for greek!

Kaley July 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

The almond milk recipe sounds cool – would love to try to make it!

Kristy July 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I really want to try the almond milk recipe. I’ve never had it, but it sounds very tasty! :)

Marissa M July 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Id love to make the magic bars.. They look easy and oh so delish :)

Patty July 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm

almonds are lower in saturated fat than peanuts! yay for lots of healthy fat for keeping me full and satisfied! I would love to try it and I believe you that those almonds are addicting.. ha im glad you enjoyed them though

fartygirl July 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Easy. The Palou. Hands down. Almonds plus cardamom & lovely Indian spices… all are excellent for digestion and healthy blood circulation! :)

erinbee July 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

oh gosh and golly!

toffeebarstoffeebarstoffeebars!

jodye717 July 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Mmm I’d love to try the east indian rice palou, it sounds delicious! Thanks for thie giveaway, Heather!

Ariel July 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Anything with almonds is delicious. I’d especially like to make the East Indian Rice Palou.

homegirlcaneat July 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm

YAY CALIFORNIA almonds! And ummm almond baklava…HEYOOOO!

missyrayn July 13, 2009 at 6:25 pm

OOOOhhh I would love to try the Baklava! It’s my favorite dessert ever and trying it with Almond butter would be divine.

I just bought my first almond butter yesterday in a single serving to try…now I must buy more. Or maybe not to avoid eating an entire jar in one sitting :-)

Gabby July 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Hi! I’d love to try the cinnamon honey almonds! Well actually all of them sound good on the website! But those caught my attention first! Thanks, good post heather.

Becky July 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I would love to try the almond milk! That stuff is pricey, but awesome :)
Hmmm…almonds have magnesium, fiber, and folic acid!

Marycela July 13, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Hehe I love how far you are willing to go for your H.E.A.B readers. You are an inspiration!

But I will say that the almond butter looks mighty tasty, even in the pictures. well have a happy monday!

Annalisa July 13, 2009 at 7:03 pm

I would love the try the almond butter!

Patty July 13, 2009 at 7:07 pm

I would love to try the Almond milk. Although, I think I need a new blender for that………how about a vita-mix giveaway!
I love almomnd butter sooooo much more than pb.

Nancy July 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I use a lot of almond milk and would like to try making it myself. Thanks for this review. Now I have to go find some almonds since you made me hungry.

hayleycepeda July 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

That lettuce wrap sandwich looks SO yummy!!

Lisa July 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I’m currently on an Indian food kick and the East Indian Rice Palou looks amazing! I might have to make it soon :)

And I LOVE your blog by the way!!!

Joanna July 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Wow, that looks delicious! I love when you know that a product is made with care and attention. The East Indian Rice Palou sounds really flavorful.

Brigid July 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm

I would love to try the Almond Cranberry Salad. YUM!

Sarah July 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm

I’ve been out of almond butter for almost two weeks now… the tragedy! I learned that almonds can play a role in lowering cholesterol. Also, their greek spinach salad sounds like it’s right up my alley.

Sarah July 13, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Just finished up the last of my almond butter! I’d love to win some! And my wedding anniversary is July 14th!

Michal Mymo July 13, 2009 at 8:11 pm

mmm i just love AB!
i would have to say their recipe for magic cookie bars sounds pretty tasty! the toffee bars sounds good too : )

Michal

Trista July 13, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I just want to try almond butter straight! I’ve heard so many amazing things about it.

Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl July 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Oh my, their Greek Spinach Salad sounds soooooooooooooo delicious!! Since raw baby spinach leaves are my most favorite veggie and I love Greek olives, that recipe is on my to-make list!

And, since I’m nearing the end of my 30-day juice fast and will be introducing solid foods back into my diet, how awesome would it be if I won the Briden Wilson Farm almond butter since I’ve never had the opportunity to try it??!! :-)

roseyrebecca July 13, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I really want to try the Magic Cookie Bars!! The almond butter looks amazing! Thanks for the chance!!
http://roseyrebecca.wordpress.com/

joan July 13, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I’d like to try the oatmeal bars. And the almond butter looks delish!

Melanie July 13, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I’d love to try the almond milk as well as the Magic Cookie Bars – But I’d like to try to make a raw version (yummy).

Steph July 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm

OOO! This looks good!!!

Healthy Fact: the monosaturated fats in almonds are good lowering bad cholesterol.

Yay!

Melinda H. July 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Those Magic Cookie Bars sound AMAZING…. I’d also be interested in trying the Almond Milk recipe. :)

Great giveaway Heather!
<3
Mel

Mandy July 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Mmmm… I loves me some baklava!!!

Tay July 13, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Oh definitely want to try the toffee bars or magic cookie bars!!

Daniela July 13, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Magic Cookie Bars! Magic Cookie BARS!!

Abi July 13, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Hey Heather! I love your blog!

I would love to try the Oatmeal Bars! I am a fellow Oat-Bran and Almond Butter addict- two of my very favorite substances in the whole world. I have them every single day…often more than once.

I’m going to make your “groatgurt” tomorrow!

Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm

OO I love wasabi flavored nuts!

And the almond butter looks heavenly! I’d LOVE to try and make the oatmeal bars!

Ellen July 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm

i really want to try the East Indian Rice Palou! i’ve got all the ingredients in my pantry i think. sounds delish.

MarathonVal July 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Now, I usually cannot handle ANYTHING remotely spicy, but for whatever reason I freaking adore the Trader Joe’s wasabi nut trail mix whatever its called stuff. I assume it doesnt have artificial ingredients, so give it a shot. But also highhhhly addictive!!!

carolinebee July 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Holy comments!! I’m a HEABer fo life :D

The cinnamon honey ones sound awesome! I would love some almonds to boost my monounsaturated fat and improve my plasma cholesterol and lipoproteins, haha ya know the usual.

harley July 13, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I would like to try oatmeal bars. im a big fan of bars.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie July 13, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Oh that almond butter looks just like the creamy raw from Trader Joe’s, my all-time favorite!

I would go for the Wild Rice Soup first.

yogiclarebear July 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm

mmmm! did you know that almonds are the only good source of protein that is also an excellent source of vitamin e?

almonds rock.

Jenn July 13, 2009 at 11:14 pm

I am going to try the almond milk. Very interesting.

WholeBodyLove July 13, 2009 at 11:33 pm

I’m intrigued by the almond milk recipe. I really want to try to make my own almond milk! I have seen a few people do it but, I have been too worried that I would mess it up.

Susan July 14, 2009 at 12:18 am

I should definitely give the almond milk a try…who knew it was that easy?

Michelle hisae July 14, 2009 at 4:36 am

I’m always looking for a great oatmeal bar recipe for home! That nut butter looks incredible!!!

Hannah July 14, 2009 at 4:53 am

Seeing as I can’t buy any good almond milk where I am, I’d definitely like to try making their recipe for Almond Milk!

Alison July 14, 2009 at 5:14 am

OK I absolutely WILL be making that almond milk! TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL!

Dea July 14, 2009 at 5:16 am

I think I’m going to try the almond milk recipe…it looks easy and I can choose my ingredients.

Katrina (gluten free gidget) July 14, 2009 at 5:47 am

The East Indian Rice Palou sounds A-MAZING!

dailygoods July 14, 2009 at 7:20 am

ooh heather i wanna try the magic cookie barsss they sound amazing! what a great giveaway, it sounds liek a delicious almond butter!!! :)

Daria (Summer of the CSAs) July 14, 2009 at 7:49 am

I want to try the baklava recipe – nuts & honey = perfection.

CaSaundra July 14, 2009 at 7:50 am

You and your almond butter are just the cutest couple ever–I swear! I would love to try making homemade almond milk, it’s something I’ve always wanted to attempt!

jocelynsteiber July 14, 2009 at 7:51 am

That almond butter looks AMAZINGGGG…I nearly started drooling at my desk at work : )

yum yum yum!! I need to try it!

xo jocelyn

http://peacelovenutrition.wordpress.com/

stephanie July 14, 2009 at 7:58 am

YUM and yipeee heather, thanks for the awesome almond giveaway!!! I wanna make the spinach salad for sure :) Wasabi almonds dound greeat!

Katharina July 14, 2009 at 8:05 am

Almond milk sounds good!!!

runnrgirl July 14, 2009 at 8:29 am

almond milk sounds delish! and easy!

Jennifer July 14, 2009 at 8:31 am

Oh I would HAVE to make baklava- YUM!

Clarissa July 14, 2009 at 10:23 am

I’d like to try the toffee bars!

Natalie July 14, 2009 at 10:25 am

ooh i want to win! i like anything with the words “magic” and “cookie” in the title, but the greek salad sounds great too! :)

thanks for the giveaway!

Liz July 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

I would mostly likey make the cranberry almond salad. Yum that sounds good.

Michele July 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

I’d love to try the Toffee Bars recipe (see below). I’m new to ‘other’ nut butters. I just tried almond butter for the first time yesterday — very impressed. I like how it’s thinner than peanut butter. Much better for stirring into cereal and yogurt.

Michele

Toffee Bars
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 large Hershey bar
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter, brown sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and egg yolk in mixing bowl. Press into 11 x 17 cookie sheet pan or jelly roll pan (put a little flour on your fingers if it’s too sticky). Bake for 15 minutes at 350. Put Hershey bar on top (or spread chocolate chips) and cover with foil a few minutes until melted. Spread like frosting. Sprinkle chopped almonds on top.

Janie July 14, 2009 at 10:38 am

I’d love to try and make almond milk! I already drink it, but I’ve never made my own. Yum!

Lauren A. July 14, 2009 at 10:47 am

I’d love love love to try the oatmeal bars! thanks for the great giveaway!

Carrie July 14, 2009 at 10:47 am

Definitely the toffee bars, though I’d probably sub out the Hershey for something dark!

Maddy July 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

I LOVE greek salad so I’m sure the Greek Spinach salad would be totally bomb. =)

luckytastebuds July 14, 2009 at 11:13 am

oMggg i’d totally try the Baklava!!!
I might even try to use almond butter instead of regular butter…and in addition to nuts!! :) OOOOH what a fun give away…and that’s such an easy looking recipe!!

Chris July 14, 2009 at 11:19 am

I love almonds and I love almond butter. I checked out the website and the Greek Spinack salad sounds awesome. I would love to make it. Anyways keep the awesome recipes coming. Love your blog.

Ashley July 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Those oatmeal bars look outstanding!

Kiersten July 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I want to try their recipe for almond milk. I have never made my own nut milk before.

After reading this post, I have a serious craving for some almond butter!

Heatherkind July 14, 2009 at 12:31 pm

I want to try the greek spinach salad!!!! This butter looks awesome! I WANT!!!! LOVE THE BLOG BY THE way :)

Jill July 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm

I would enjoy trying out those oatmeal bars!!! I love all things oatmeal. I hope I win that almond butter…it looks delish!

Juls July 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I would love to try the East Indian Rice Palou

Emily@The Experimentarian July 14, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I think the wild rice soup sounds great! I would never have thought to put almonds in like that. Tasty! I recently tried some almond butter for the first time and discovred what all the fuss was about. SO delish!

Jessica July 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Hi Heather! This is my first comment. Love your blog! The recipe I’d love to try is the Wild Rice Soup. I have a bag of wild rice in my pantry that’s just calling for me to use it!

April July 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm

The Almond Milk recipe for sure!!!

http://redhead75.wordpress.com

Ozlen July 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I really want to try the oatgurt. I even bought the oat groats. But have not had the chance just yet.

Thanks so much,
Ozlen

Sweetie Pie July 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Toffee Bars and Oatmeal Bars… Oh my!!! I’d like to try them both!

Sally July 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Almonds are a good source of vitamin E! I hope I win that yummy almond butter!

Johanna B July 14, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I would try the Cranberry Almond Salad. Sounds like it’s right up my alley. I’m out of Barney Butter so this jar would come in handy.

gina July 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm

The greek spinach salad sounds yummy and refreshing!

Marilyn July 14, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Love your site! I would make the wild rice soup. Hope I win!! ;)

Marilyn July 14, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I would make the Greek Spinach Salad — sounds delicious!

Brooke July 14, 2009 at 4:39 pm

would LOVE to try the baklava!

lis July 14, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Those toffee bars sound amazing…salty sweet and almondy? I’m there.

Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm

oatmeal bars!!!

carrie July 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Greek Spinach Salad, minus the feta!

adrianna July 14, 2009 at 7:56 pm

oooh the baklava! luuurvs me some of that treat. though odds are, i’d just eat it all outta the jar before a recipe ever become a real food :)

Jonna July 14, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Hi Heather,

Love your site. I would absolutley be thrilled to have the opportunity to try this almond butter. The almonds look delicious as well. I would try the Cranberry Almond Salad and the Greek Spinach Salad and would love to make the oatmeal bars for my kids.

Thanks for your insights!
Jonna

peaceandpeanutbutter July 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Eating almonds can help us maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels…to prevent heart disease :-)

HOPE I WIN!! YUM!!!

kristi (sweet cheeks) July 14, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Almonds are a good plant source of calcium and iron! Yay!

elaine July 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm

o gosh this wonderful giveaway has me salivating! All the recipes looked just wonderful, but to be honest the one that I really want to try is the Almond Milk. It seems so easy to make with such delicious simple ingredients and something I will be making again and again!

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