Monday, August 24, 2015

It's not just goodbye. It's thank you.

"Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting." - Peter Pan


So we won't say goodbye. Instead we want to say thank you.

Yes, Nothin' but Nola is closing the doors (soon) as we close one door to open another. But this isn't a sad goodbye or 'see you later'.

We are filled with so much joy and gratefulness. We are so grateful for each and every one of you. We're grateful for your support and your encouragement. We are beyond grateful that you believed in our mission and loved our granola.

We are filled with joy to have gotten to know so many of you amazing people, wonderful customers, and heart-warming friends (some customers we now even call friends)!! You truly are amazing and remarkable people and we're honored that our paths crossed on this delicious, world-changing journey.

Nothin' but Nola is filled with so much of our hearts. And now each one of you has left a footprint on this path to end world hunger. You've helped us do something amazing. We've been able to donate nearly 3,000 meals to #fighthunger (and hopefully a few more over the next month).

What you do matters. What you say matters. What you choose to purchase matters. What you support matters. Even though we'll be turning off the oven soon and closing the kitchen doors, we hope this message will inspire you forever.

The shop will remain open throughout the next month, so hurry and grab a few more bags before they're gone!! Every bag you buy will continue to #fighthunger, donate one meal, and spread the message of hope.

Sending you a HUGE internet hug full of so much love and thanks,

xo

Leslie and Lauren
The Nothin' but Nola duo

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Breakfast Banana Split

A breakfast banana split.

Because you can.

That's why.

Oh, and it's packed full of so much healthy goodness that you won't even feel bad.

Trust me.

All you're going to feel is oh-my-gawsh-I-want-breakfast-for-every-meal-forever-now-if-every-breakfast-is-like-this!

And...

does-everything-taste-this-good-if-I-top-it-with-yogurt-and-granola ... what-about-pizza?!

Trust me.

This breakfast banana split is...

healthy
delicious
scrumpdidliumptious
packed with flavor
fruity
nutritious
so so good
crazy good
taste-bud dancing good

If you're craving a sweet treat but want to be "good" (but whyyyy) this is the perfect treat!

So without further ado, ladies and gentleman, I give you (drum roll please) .......

BANANA! And the splits!



Breakfast Banana Split
(serves one)

You need:
1 banana
1- 5.3oz container Strawberry greek yogurt
2 strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup pineapple, chopped
2-4 tbsp granola
2 tbsp dark chocolate nut butter

You do:
1. Split yo banana!
2. Fill it yogurt, strawberries and pineapple.
3. Top it with granola and dark chocolate nut butter.
4. Eat up ... like a boss!  


You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Chocolate-Dipped Pineapple Topped with Granola

You're the pineapple of my eye.

Chocolate.

Oh, chocolate.

Did someone say granola?

Yum.

Chocolate-dipped fruit rolled in granola is like...

heaven in chocolate-dipped fruit form.

the best day of summer.

oh-my-gawsh-I-want-to-dance good.

Buuut chocolate-dipped pineapple rolled in granola is like ...

way better.

It's also super easy to make. You can make it with your kiddos and get them excited about learning how to cut a pineapple and use a double boiler (parental guidance necessary!). You can whip these up real quickly for a last minute girls night! Or you can make a batch and store them in the fridge to eat yourself all week long (my fave)!

However you choose to make, eat, and share these, I hope you love them!

Don't stress about the recipe. There aren't exact amounts since the amount of pineapple you use may vary. Also, chocolate. You can dunk the whole darn piece of pineapple right into the bowl of chocolate love or can just dip the end! It's all about your preference ... and level of chocolate lovin'.


Chocolate-Dipped Pineapple Topped with Granola

1-2 cups pineapple, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Granola

1. Cut pineapple into bite-sized chunks.
2. Use a double boiler to melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil. Or you can make your own double boiler, like I do! Fill a small pot 1/3 of the way full with water. Set a small bowl on top, so that it rests on top of the pot. Set the stove to medium-low heat and add your chocolate and coconut oil to the bowl. Stir constantly until the chocolate is completely melted. 
3. Dip pineapple into chocolate and set upright to cool.
4. Sprinkle granola over chocolate-dipped pineapple.
5. Place in the fridge for 30 min - 1 hour to cool.
6. Eat up, buttercup! 




You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pineapple Upside Down Oatmeal | Healthy + Delicious

Cake.

Am I the only one that craves cake (or brownies. or chocolate. or ice cream. or anything sweet) before 6am?!

I didn't think so.

But, starting your day with a slice of pie (although it sounds awesome) isn't the best recipe (ha! get it?) for a great, nutritious breakfast! And chances are, that ever wonderful sugar crash will you hit you right about the time you make it to work, rendering you, well, useless.

Fruits are my go-to sweet tooth fix. They're sweet and juicy. And on top on some warm, steamy oatmeal. Oh. My. Jam. Oatmeal is such a hearty breakfast that can be packed with so much nutritional goodness, from ground flax to chia seeds to protein-rich nut butters. So, I decided to sweeten it up a bit with some pineapple, organic brown sugar, and nutty granola, of course.

You don't have to wait until tomorrow morning. Oatmeal is the bomb at dinner, too.



Pineapple Upside Down Oatmeal
(serves 1)

1 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats
2-3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1/4 cup An Apple a Day granola

1. Bring water to a boil and add oats. Cook until all water is absorbed and oats have become a soft "oatmeal"-like consistency. 
2. Remove from stoveup and pour into a bowl. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
3. Top with pineapple and granola. 
4. Eat up, sunshine! 


You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Banana Pops - where the fun doesn't stop!!

Banana pops are the new cake pops. Haven't you heard? They're cute. They're chic. They're easy. They're healthy. And delicious (can I get an Amen?!)! Kids love 'em. Adults want 'em.

So, I hope your pantry is stocked with peanut butter and granola (nothin' but nola?) and I hope you have a banana tree in your backyard.



Banana Pops

1 banana
1/4 cup peanut butter
2-4 tbsp granola
cake pop/lollipop sticks

1. Slice 1 inch chunks of banana.
2. Slide one piece of banana onto a cake pop stick. Top with lots of peanut butter. Slide another piece of banana on top and push down to help the banana "stick" to the peanut butter.
3. Roll to coat peanut butter in granola. 
4. Serve immediately and chow down!!



You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mini Pancake Sliders | #tinyfoodmakesmeswoon

Did someone say pancakes?

I'm in!

Mini pancakes?

I'll be there early.

Everyone loves tiny food. Be honest. You've awwed at tiny food somewhere, sometime - those adorable tiny, baby cookies that you can't help but eat twelve of at a time, or those mouth-watering hamburger sliders that are all over pinterest.

#tinyfoodmakesmeswoon

I don't feel bad about eating 5 and they're the perfect size for the kiddos. It's a win win!!

Not to mention that these are perfect for any baby shower, wedding shower, brunch, family get-together, or any event involving food and lots of people!

Serve these at your next brunch. I promise you'll be the talk of the town (or of the brunch, at least)!

Or you can choose to make these for yourself, early, before the family is awake, and eat them all ... like I did. Guilty!


Mini Pancake Sliders
(serves: a large crowd or one hungry lady)

2 cup freshly ground oat flour
1/2 cup gluten free flour (or flour of choice)
2 tbsp ground flax
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1.5 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp brown sugar

toppings:
banana

strawberries
blueberries
maple syrup
 

1. Combine the flours, flax, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Use a whisk to get ride of any clumps and mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Mix well. And sniff. Yum!
3. Add your wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. 
4. Spoon onto a griddle or stovetop (medium heat) one tablespoon at a time. It may not seem like enough, but trust me it is! We're making mini pancakes!! 
4. Cook until each side is golden brown. Aren't they the cutest?! #tinyfoodmakesmeswoon
5. Arrange on a serving platter and top each pancake with a slice of banana, a slice of strawberry, and one blueberry. Drizzle syrup over all of the pancakes or let your guests pour their own maple syrup.
6. Prepare for lots of "awwwwww"s. Everyone loves tiny food! #tinyfoodmakesmeswoon


Brownie (or granola) points for the first person to comment with the number of times I said #tinyfoodmakesmesoon in this one blog post.


You can buy our taste-bud dancing granola here and snack healthy on-the-go or right from your desk ... where ever you're comfiest (err, hungriest)! 
 
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chocolate-Granola Dipped Almond + Date Truffles

Be still my chocolate loving heart. These are too good to be true. But they're not. Because they're real. I made them. And they're delicious. Your taste buds are going to dance like they never have before. It's a chocolate-loving healthy and oh so good-for-you dance party in your mouth!! If that doesn't sound exciting, then you should probably eat more chocolate!

I love chocolate.

I love granola.

Chocolate + granola.

Did you just say heaven?

I think so.

Plus these are packed with body-loving, nutrient dense goodness.

Almonds, dates, and peanut butter.

Naturally sweetened with honey.

They're great even without the chocolate.

So, you could forgo the chocolate if you wanted.

But why would you?

Chocolate.

Enough said.

Let's not waste anymore time!


Chocolate-Granola Dipped Almond + Date Truffles
(makes approx 20 1-inch truffles)

3/4 cup almonds
12-16 medjool dates, pitted
1 T cocoa powder
2-3 T peanut butter
1-2 T honey
1 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup Goin' Nuts granola

1. Add almonds to a food processor and process until crushed into an almond-flour like consistency. Remove and set aside.
2. Add the medjool dates (pitted) to the food processor, and process until crushed and sticky. The dates will form together in a big ball. 
3. Add almonds, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and honey to the dates and process for 1-2 minutes or until mixed completely. This mixture will be very thick, so you may need to use a spoon to help the food processor! Go ahead and sneak a bite. No one is watching!
4. Form into 1" balls and place on a tray covered with waxed paper. You can add additional honey if the mixture isn't sticky enough.
5. Freeze for 20-30 minutes or until "hard".
6. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or microwave) along with the coconut oil.
7. Dip the truffles into the chocolate to coat half of the truffle. Sprinkle granola over the warm chocolate or dip the chocolate-covered truffle in granola to coat. I'll let you decide!
8. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes until hardened.
9. Bon appetit! 

You can store these in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

Share a photo of your truffles on Instagram and use the hashtag #nbnrecipe so we can drool over your awesome culinary skills!!

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