Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Bars and an Iowa Food Bloggers Giveaway!

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Einkorn Flour, Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Bars

I’m so happy to be able to share a couple of pretty exciting things today.

Contributing Food Writer at MomAdvice!

First, I’m really thrilled to be over at MomAdvice today sharing my first contributing post. That’s right, I’m one of their new food contributors. I’m really excited to be a part of the MomAdvice team and have been delighted in getting to meet new mama’s with so many different talents.

For my first post, I developed einkorn flour, naturally sweetened pumpkin bars. Let me tell ya… these are good. Really good.

Einkorn Flour, Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Bars

They’re perfectly moist, gently sweetened, and made nourishing by using Jovial’s high extraction einkorn flour.

Head on over to MomAdvice to get the recipe! Don’t forget, you can shop Jovial’s online store and get 10% off and Free Shipping by using coupon code… HumbleK.

Iowa Food Bloggers Giveaway!

Iowa Food Bloggers Giveaway |

I have been so blessed over the past year to have been able to be a part of a larger community of Iowa food and lifestyle bloggers. We’ve been able to meet, chat blogs, and work together as we help one another build our own networks and communities. It’s been a blessing, indeed.

As a way to branch out and meet new people, some of the Iowa food bloggers decided to pitch in and host a giveaway to our community of readers.

These lovely folks include Ally’s Sweet & Savory EatsJeni EatsBeen There Baked ThatSimplify Live LoveThe Sustainable CoupleIn the Kitchen with JennyCity Girl Country LifeMake the Best of Everything, Iowa Girl Eats, and Corn Beans Pigs and Kids.

As a group we are giving away a $225 visa gift card!! Pretty sweet, huh?!!

You can enter by liking our pages on facebook and pinterest on the rafflecopter below!  The giveaway ends this Friday, so hurry up and enter now!!

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In the coming month I have some more fun things to share. Great partners I’ll be working with and my first missions trip to Honduras. I’ll definitely be sharing about that soon! God is good!!

So, it’s your turn…. have you made anything recently with an ancient grain? Do you follow any of these other lovely Iowa blogs? Have you been on a missions trip? Where… what did God show you while you were there?

101 Responses to "Naturally Sweetened Pumpkin Bars and an Iowa Food Bloggers Giveaway!"
  1. Cynthia says:

    I would buy a new pressure canner!

  2. Cassie says:

    I would work on my son’s room. He needs some boy-ish things!

  3. Cathy R says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I think I would also use it to buy a new pressure canner!

  4. Tanna says:

    I would use the money toward new cookware.

  5. Faith W says:

    I have a very long wish list, but would probably buy my family a water filter system :)

  6. grace scholl says:

    I would love to win this give away! I would use it to update my kitchen to get away from tupperware! i have been slowly , but it can be expensive!

  7. Heather r says:

    there’s a few supplements I would buy but I would for sure try some of the einkorn flour.

  8. Krystelle says:

    I would buy a pretty dutch oven! :) :) Yay for your trip to Honduras too! I’ve been there several times. It’s beautiful!! <3

  9. These bars look so delicious, and I was just reading about einkorn flour for the first time! I would use a gift card to help buy a Vitamix blender :)

  10. Lori P says:

    I would purchase good organic grass-fed beef for the freezer.

  11. Sarah Ann Wong says:

    If I won, I would use the gift card to pay off some more debt.

  12. Sharon says:

    I would buy FoodSaver canisters.

  13. Gabrielle says:

    I have a few things on my amazon wishlist!
    kefir grains, kindle ereader, essential oils, to name a few! :)

  14. Mary says:

    I love pumpkin bars and these looks so good. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! God bless!

  15. Brenda says:

    I would buy much needed baby things for my daughter who is expecting her first baby so she can continue to use her budget to eat healthy.

  16. Brenda says:

    I LOVE pumpkin flavored food and can’t wait to try this delicious recipe! Thanks so much.

  17. Nancy Guyotte says:

    Maybe some kitchen tools from my wish list and a gift card for some good friends who have us over to eat often.

  18. Adriana says:

    So many ideas for this! We could use the money for glass or silicone storage, or a grain mill, or a food processor, or some flours like Einkorn or almond, or for heirloom seeds to start a garden… Hmmm, I guess I have a big wish list! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  19. Jo-Ann Mon says:

    I’d like to get a BIG pressure canner!!

  20. Cherie says:

    I would use the gift card to buy some curriculum for my children. Thanks for this great giveaway!!

  21. Carmen Goddard says:

    If I won I would take my family on a mini vacation this summer – maybe to the beach!

  22. Juanita says:

    I’d put it towards a Vitamix.

  23. Karen says:

    I might use it to put toward a Kitchen Aid Mixer

  24. Judy says:

    I would buy the ingredients to make my own homemade organic lotions and soaps.

  25. Theresa says:

    Wow, I think I would buy a Vita mix or water filter system.
    Thanks for this opportunity, it’s a very generous givaway.

  26. Sarah says:

    I’d buy some glass containers and small glasses for my little ones. It’s one of my goals this year to replace all the plastic in my kitchen.

  27. SandyN says:

    This would go towards our summer vacation! :)

  28. Lori says:

    I think I would buy a water filtering system!

  29. Jill says:

    I would love to buy a bread machine!

  30. Jean says:

    This gift card could buy many things that are on my wish list. Thank You.

  31. Christy says:

    I’m thinking either more meat or glass storage containers. Sounds like fun!

  32. Kim Campbell says:

    I have been wanting to try Einkorn flour so I would by that first!

  33. Shelley says:

    I would drive over to our local coop and buy things I have been wishing to purchase as part of our transformation to healthy living.

  34. Jenn G. says:

    I would probably buy a bread machine. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity!

  35. Erin says:

    I honestly can’t even think what I would buy! Maybe some grass fed beef…maybe new cookware…maybe my hubby and I would go out to a fantastic dinner…maybe a new pair of boots!

  36. Jennifer says:

    I would purchase some things I’ve had on a list for a while now such as a bulk order of einkorn flour, a couple of supplements recommended on gnowfglins, reusable stainless steel straws, and some gardening supplies so we could really get ours going finally.

  37. Aili says:

    I’d buy kitchen tools to make prep easier, stock up on some Synergy Kombucha & cook some nourishing bone broth for the freezer!

  38. Sarah says:

    I would probably invest into a big food processor and some new spatulas and other utensils for my kitchen. Some of our wedding gifts are wearing out. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. I’d love to start a raw milk fund to draw from each week to purchase local raw milk for my family!

  40. Carol says:

    I would purchase new shoes for my kids or dental services :)

  41. Marcy says:

    This recipe looks delicious! I would use the money to help purchase a vitamix.

  42. Monika says:

    I would get one of the big-ticket kitchen items I’ve been wanting…either a dehydrator or a grain mill. :)

  43. Melissa says:

    I would love to purchase a few kitchen items I’ve been putting off as well as maybe restock a portion of my pantry.

  44. Tara H says:

    I’d pay off some more debt…we’re snowballing! :)

  45. Brenda says:

    I would buy lots of things on Amazon…we are going gluten free, so I would splurge on GF pastas, flours, etc. etc. etc.

  46. Alesha Klein says:

    I would purchase new fabric for a quilt I am designing for my son and maybe a special kitchen gadget for me.

  47. Valerie says:

    I would put the gift card toward a high end blender…..been making a lot of smoothies and I think my cheap Walmart one is going to burn out soon! :)

  48. lisa says:

    I would put it towards healthy foodd

  49. Racheal says:

    So many good ideas already!

    I would use it to buy a big pressure canner. And garden supplies. :)

  50. Jorgee says:

    I would use the card to buy my husband something awesome for his Birthday.

  51. Michele says:

    I would buy locally raised beef for my freezer.

  52. Michele says:

    Go to Whole foods and enjoy the ability to spend money there….

  53. Kim says:

    The gift card would go toward a new rug in our family room.

  54. Jamie B says:

    I would put it toward our next cruise! I want to see New England.

  55. Pam says:

    A few new books for all of us, and then probably spring clothes and shoes for the kids!

  56. Jennifer says:

    These bars look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them!

  57. Sarah says:

    I would get some anaerobic canning jars for sur or put it toward a vitamix…. Thanks!

  58. Teresa M. says:

    I would invest in new stainless steel cookware. My current set is 20 years old and shows its age.

  59. Penny says:

    I would share it with others & use some toward home renovations.

  60. Ana says:

    I would buy a dehydrator!

  61. Heather B says:

    I would buy some new scrubs and shoes for work.

  62. Jackie says:

    I would spend it stocking my pantry with healthier options. It is happening little by little, but I’d LOVE to just replace the lot at once!

  63. Heather says:

    Those bars look amazing! I would buy an oil diffuser and a dehydrator, I have been wanting both for so long. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Allison says:

    I would put it toward my grocery store trips for the month and get more organic!

  65. Sarah says:

    Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway! I would probably use it towards a trip to see my parents on the other side of the country!

  66. Dawn says:

    I Would Use It Towards A Water Filter Or Towards Fish Oil/Butter Oil supplements.
    Thank You So Much!

  67. April says:

    I would replace all of my kitchen plastic storage with glass storage!

  68. Samantha says:

    I’d probably use it for our big roadtrip this summer!

  69. Julie says:

    I would definitely buy stuff for my kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win.

  70. Tashena says:

    I would be interested in wheat berries and a grinder. After becoming (slowly transitioning) a real foodie following Diana’s 25 Day Journey, I would love to use more whole wheat in my home. And I would like to try einkorn flour, too!

  71. Nancy says:

    I would like to buy new gardening tools.

  72. Tracy Barton Niles says:

    I would stock up on staples to keep making GREAT foods for my family! :) thank you!

  73. Lisa says:

    I would use it for some travelling we have coming up this summer!

  74. Terra Santos says:

    Probably some new cookbooks and cooking supplies. 😉

  75. linda says:

    Organic juicing and healthy snacks.

  76. Melissa says:

    Can’t wait to try these! They look delish :) Awesome giveaway too!

  77. Anita says:

    I would use it to buy a good blender.

  78. Shannon says:

    It would go to homeschool curriculum. I have had so many items on my “need to purchase list” for months!

  79. Liz says:

    I would purchase a pressure canner. We would LOVE to learn to can a significant portion of our own food, food that we ourselves have grown.

  80. LB says:

    Yep – need a pressure canner. The search for my grandmother’s has not been successful. =( HATE to spend the money on a new one, so a gift card would make it much less painful.

  81. cynthia rose lee says:

    essential oils

  82. Valerie F says:

    a Vitamix!!! wooo!

  83. Katherine says:

    I would use it towards useful things for around the house, like bed liners for my boys’ new bunk beds.

  84. Colleen M says:

    I would use the money towards some new kitchen appliances or even a new set of stainless steel pots and pans.

  85. Corina says:

    I would start off by getting some more cast iron!

  86. Colleen M says:

    I would put the money towards new kitchen appliances or cookware!

  87. Melissa Martinez says:

    This gift card would be so helpful for me. I’m new at this adventure of whole food ratting and I would love to purchase some good kitchen pots and pans to real cooking!

  88. Kathleen says:

    I would put it towards either a KichenAid Mixer in bright red OR an iPod Touch! hmmm decisions, decisions… Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

  89. Stacey E says:

    I would put it towards a Vitamix or some local beef for the freezer!

  90. Tonia says:

    What a generous giveaway! Love your blog, just did the 25 Day Grace Filled Journey and got some great ideas! But would probably use the giveaway to buy lumber towards the new fence for our Belted Galloway bull calf that we are raising for meat. I keep telling myself he’s cute now, but won’t be at 1600lbs! We are trying to become a self-sustaining farm and every little bit helps! Keep up the inspiration!

  91. Jone says:

    Probably a grain mill – looking forward to that purchase

  92. Madeline says:

    That recipe looks very delicious and I’m curious about this einkhorn flour! That might be an investment in the works shortly. Thanks, Diana

  93. Lori says:

    I am glad for you to go to Honduras! Some people from my church just returned from there. I went to China last year and built some greenhouses for some people in remote villages. It was wonderful! My first time out of the states and I was 50! LOL

  94. Katie says:

    Hopefully I will find a local source of einkorn this summer, until then I’m going to have to put this yummy looking recipe in reserve.

  95. Katie says:

    As a response to your giveaway, I would likely use this money on my next bulk order of food, which typically consists of nuts, peanut butter, oats, and other grains we don’t grow ourselves. We buy through

  96. Lily says:

    It would be toward my “I need a vitamix” fund! :)

  97. jacqueline says:

    I would use it at my local health food store, Wheatsfield Coop!

  98. Naomi says:

    A new blender! Both my lame blender and my stick blender recently died, and I don’t have a food processor either. I need to get something sharp that whirs quickly!

  99. Natalie says:

    I would put it towards all sorts of little yet necessary purchases that we’ve been putting off so we can pay our bills.

  100. Alaina says:

    Honestly, I would use it to buy groceries. At this point – that’s where my fam could use the cash!

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