Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Last minute pizza and granola give away!

What is going on with this pizza? Oh, there's some pesto, sauteed garlic scapes, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and just a couple smooches of daiya. Once again, it would have been just fine without any fake cheese. I made the pizza on a piece of flatout bread for the extra fiber. I'm a fiber ho fo' sho.

This photo was taken earlier in the Summer at the old house. It was one of those throw together dinners I made prior to the move. Then I lost the USB cable to my camera. Remember how much fun that was?

So, I've been thinking about my ultimate goal as a blogger. I want to increase traffic at TPITA Vegan so I can make a little extra money for my family, and make a sizable monthly contribution to my local food bank because a) it is awesome and b) they take really good care of my family. I've been exposed to fruits and veggies I could never really afford, I learn new things about veggies and fruits I've never heard of, and I always score tofu and really good bread, yay!
Sometimes I get a little embarrassed that I have to shop there because it is so humbling to have to ask for help with something as simple as nutritious food. Ultimately, I am super grateful because I know there are people and animals world wide that have minimal to no food to eat, and no clean/running water to drink. It is a dirty shame that eating well has become the stuff of privilege.

How do I do that? Well, I know blogs that give away prizes tend to be popular. While I have a small cult following, I'm not the cat's meow of vegan food blogs. I get that. I want to change that, though. So I'm having ANOTHER GREAT GIVEAWAY!

Remember my homemade granola discovery? Would you like to have some of your very own? Simple: please tweet/FB/Google+ about this entry, and report in the comments section your favorite granola combination for a chance to win muh-muh-my granola. On August 20th, I'll pick the most intriguing combination , make it JUST FOR YOU, and post the official recipe in the PITAV archives forever!

ZOMG! 17 days and counting to Vida Vegan Con. I can't wait! I am looking for sponsorship to help absorb traveling expenses while in PDX. If you are interested in making a PayPal donation, any amount is appreciated, will go to good use, and earn you some gnarly karma.


Jen said...

PayPal donations can be sent to jennifermolica@gmail.com

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

If I had to pick a granola combination I would want: Peanut Butter, Chocolate chips, Coconut, Almonds and graham cracker.

MeShell said...

That pizza sounds downright fabulous. I don't know what my favorite combo would be. I like anything with cocoa, coconut, pecans and blueberries, so I imagine that with some oats and flakes would be awesome.

I can't believe the conference is coming up so soon! See you there :)

missmuffcake said...

FYI - flat out breads are not vegan. The company states they used animal derived ingredients.

Jen said...

Thank you for the information Miss Muffcake. I have contacted the Flatout Bread company asking about the specific ingredients in the particular bread I used. I am also writing a post about this.

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

I tweeted the giveaway @rachelkyle0402

planetjenn said...

I posted the following on Facebook. Awwight, gonna give this granola challenge a go. That Pain in the Ass Vegan, my good friend Jen Fish Molica's blog asked for my fav granola combo. This is what I envision! Oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, strawberries (or any berries in season), agave for sweetness, bananas, apples, bit o' cinnamon. That should do'er. Yum!