Nov 30, 2012

Friday Foodie Finds #22

Do you like themes? I really like themes for posts. It's fun to have something to center a recipe search around.

I went to high school in New England, I go to college in New England, I've spent summers researching in New England, and I have fond family vacation memories of Canada.

Maple tree
The great Maple!
Thus it is only appropriate that this week's Friday Foodie Finds theme is maple syrup! All of the following recipes feature the woodsy sweetener!

You know, since to me today is the last day of fall (I can't wait to welcome winter tomorrow)! Oh, and today's giveaway is at the bottom of this post. But don't forget to also check out my giveaway page and make sure you've entered all of my current giveaways!

As always, V is for Vegan. On that note:

Granola, in general, is healthful - it's packed with nuts, seeds, whole grains, and dried fruits to fuel your day! But depending on your needs, you may want one with higher protein, less added oil, and/or lower sugar than the norm. This one is a great option. It's made with egg whites, no refined sugar, and only 1Tbsp. olive oil (not that oil, sugar, or egg yolks are 'bad' by any means, but some people are overweight and trying to get into the normal range, are diabetic, or have CVD).

Maple Walnut Cream Tart

Marly's The Vegan Maple (V)

A vegan version of The Maple sandwich which was featured on the Huffington Post.

A savory recipe with sweet undertones? Yes, please - this sounds like a fabulous (albeit complicated) sandwich!

Healthy enough to eat for breakfast (it features oats, bran, flax seeds, and - of course - apples!) but tasty enough to eat for dessert. This would be perfect served with yogurt or ice cream. Or better yet, both!

Martha Stewart's Maple Cupcake

Maple-Walnut Cupcake
So it seems that bacon is a popular maple cupcake topper. Well, I'm giving away a yummy vegetarian alternative to bacon for you to top your maple (or other) cupcakes with!

Edible Christmas Cupcake Toppers - Santa - Snowman - Candy Cane - Gingerbread man

Isn't he cute?

Edible Christmas Cupcake Toppers - Santa - Snowman - Candy Cane - Gingerbread man

Today's 25 Days of Giveaways giveaway is for Crafty Rosy's Edible Christmas Cupcake Fondant Toppers!

Edible Christmas Cupcake Toppers - Santa - Snowman - Candy Cane - Gingerbread man

Each piece is carefully handmade, they're all 100% edible, and they're vegetarian! No bacon here :)

This giveaway is open to everyone (yay!) and you have until December 14 to enter. Good luck!

Don't forget to check my giveaways page to make sure you've entered all of my current giveaways! There's a new one every day during the 25 Days of Giveaways!

Have you ever had a maple sandwich?

What's your favorite way to eat maple syrup?

Do you (or have you ever) live(d) in New England or Canada?


  1. that maple tempeh sandwich looks amazing!!

  2. I have never lived close to New England or Canada (Colorado is the closest I've gotten haha) but I love maple syrup! My favorite way to eat it is on homemade waffles but I use it in recipes that call for sugar since it's naturally vegan and healthier than regular sugar.

  3. Never had a maple sandwich...sounds yummers tho!

  4. I love to eat Maple Syrup on waffles. With some whip creme...divine!

  5. Never lived in New England or Canada but I'm in NJ so I have been to both on vaca.

  6. I've never been to New England or Canada before but would love to visit both someday.
    These are all great foodie finds!
    How do you enter the giveaway? Nothing is showing up. :( I've tried different browsers, too.

    1. That's really strange...there should be a Rafflecopter widget there (there is on my screen). I've heard that if it doesn't work on Safari, it tends to work on Firefox (and vice-versa)? I'm sorry about the trouble!

  7. lots of things i've never seen! love it.

  8. I have always lived in New England. I love it. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  9. By visiting Crafty Rosy blog, I learned that make a theme for cakes that you know is very special to the celebrant. Just like her son's birthday cake theme Up. It's his son's favorite movie. And having it as a birthday theme must be very exciting and special to the celebrant! :)

  10. First off those desserts like sooooo good! Second, I could just bite the head off that ginger man right now! haha

  11. I have never had a maple sandwich. I have never lived in New England or Canada, but I have visited family in Connecticut.

  12. I am in Canada but I have never had a maple sandwich. I usually use maple syrup on my pancakes but I have been known to sample out of the bottle once in a while. These toppers are really cute. My grandson would love them.

    lindahl at rogers dot com

  13. Your recipes look delicious! And the fondant gingerbread man is so cute. :)

    1. They're not mine, but I'm flattered that you thought they could be! These are recipes from around the blogosphere that caught my eye (the title links to the actual recipe on the original site).

  14. I have never had a maple sandwich

  15. I have never had a maple sandwich nor lived in England or Canada. Would love to though! I enjoy using maple syrup the old fashioned way on pancakes!!

    Loved all the creations of Crafty Rosy's Blog. Her designs are simple but perfect. Love how it completely brings life to a normal cake. Love the fondant figures especially.


  16. Never lived in new england or Canada. negative to the sandwich too. I like syrup on pancakes...don't think I've tried anything else.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  17. I love the christmas fondant decorations, very cute! And, I've never lived in New England or Canada, always been a resident of the western US!


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