Winning is Awesome.

by Sarah on July 27, 2012 · 11 comments

We’ve reached the end of another week, and–at least for this summer–that can only mean it’s time for anothe edition of Things That Are Awesome. Obviously, if you’ve been following along this week, there can only be one theme of today: Christmas in July!All week long, I’ve been celebrating my favorite (completely made up) holiday of the summer* by offering you a number of fabulous Christmas (in July) presents.

*Aside from my birthday in August, of course. :)

You really thought I only took ONE picture dressed as an elf?

And because we all know winning is awesome* today we shall celebrate the winners of the aforementioned giveaways.

*As long as you deserve it. And are a gracious winner. Obviously.

Let’s go ahead and start with the Nasoya + Spork Foods giveaway, because even though the cookbook and free Nasoya coupons are cool,  I know y’all all really just want to see who won the shorts. [And if you are wondering why I didn’t take a photo of myself IN the shorts, well I did…but then I felt a bit like I was taking sext or soft corn porn pictures so I had to stop.]Drumroll—or should I say booty roll? (is that even a thing?)–please…

Congratulations Lindsay! Those shorts are going to look good on you.


I really loved reading all of your amazing suggestions for using tofu. [And even though technically Lindsay didn’t give a tofu suggestion, I’m going to let her win anyway.] I can’t wait to utilize the remaining Nasoya coupons I have in my posession to try them out. :)

Since I’d like to give everyone a gift, I thought I’d let everyone ‘win’ when it comes to my Spork Fed-adapted Cornmeal-Coated Tofu Croquette recipe:

  • 1 14-oz. block extra firm (or firm) tofu
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. Tuscan seasoning (or your favorite herb blend)
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup white cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 3-4 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup white cornmeal, seasoned with a dash of salt, pepper, and Tuscan seasoning, for coating

Crumble tofu into a bowl. Add remaining ingredients–except extra cornmeal. Mix well. Use your hands to shape small croquettes (about 15-20). Coat each croquette in seasoned cornmal. Cook in a hot frying pan, coated with cooking spray or oil, until browned.


From extra firm, to extra crunchy…*

*How’s that for a transition?

Who’s going to be receiving a lovely sample pack of all five delicious flavors of  Nature’s Indulgence granola?The gorgeous and talented author over at Living, Learning, Eating!

I may not have made it as a successful granola peddler, but I am working hard to be a successful nut butter entrepreneur. Hopefully you had a chance to read my guest post on Lauren’s blog and enter the dual Mystery Nutty Butter giveaway.

The winner of is…

And, Alexandra, because you asked so nicely…I’m going to grant your wish and send you the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. :)

But what about the second winner, you ask? Who is going to be the first to receive the newest member of the Nutty Butter family?

I think I’ll wait until Monday for that announcement.

There’s already been too much awesome for one day.

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Brittany July 27, 2012 at 6:27 am

Is it too late to join in on the nutty butter giveaway!?! I have been crazy at work and off the blogosphere but pleasseee choose meeee I’ve been wanting to try it since the cocktail party, if it is half as good as hamburger hummus I’m in!

Sarah July 27, 2012 at 8:19 am

It’s not too late! Go back to Monday’s post and leave a comment with your guess as to the new flavor…that way I don’t forget about your ‘entry.’ :)

Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie July 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

This is an awesome post! Love Christmas in July :)

Living, Learning, Eating July 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I can’t believe I won, this just made my day! I’ve been entering (and not winning) giveaways for ages and I almost didn’t even bother entering, because I thought I had no chance. I guess I was wrong, thanks! I’m so excited for the granola :) My email address is, in case you need my address. Thank you! YAY! :)

Liz @ IHeartVegetables July 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Haha so much awesomeness I love it :)

Are you coming to happy hour tonight?! We’re meeting at the VMFA at 6!!! Come!

teabagginit July 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

love this faux-liday! :)

lindsay July 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

winning is awesome!! and man, linz is gonna rock those shorts!

Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 28, 2012 at 5:54 am

There’s probably an entire scrapbook of Elf photos!! Have a great weekend, Sarah!!

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Winning is awesome… and so are you! I think Lindsay should post a pic of her in these shorts!!

Alexandra July 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Ahh I cant believe that I won! SO excited!! My email is in case you need it. Your new Lemon Butter Flavor looks RIDICULOUS! How do you come up with these things?? haha love it :)

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