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chocolate coconut quinoa granola + a fair trade usa giveaway!

Can I please take a minute to tell you how excited I am about this post? Because, I am. Excited, that is. What’s not to love about chocolate, coconut, quinoa and Fair Trade? Oh, did I mention the chance to win an awesome package of Fair Trade goodies?I certainly wouldn’t want to forget to mention that.

Last Friday, I shared with you my very first ever giveaway. And, by the way, if you haven’t entered, there is still time! The giveaway ends tomorrow, Thursday at midnight, so head over here to enter to win the beautiful ($120 value) bread knife from Big Kitchen! Just be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter entry form for your chance to win.

Anyway, back to Fair Trade. I’m getting distracted by all of this stuff.

My lack of focus is nothing a cup of coffee won’t fix. Or ten.

Annnnd, speaking of coffee (as usual), today, over on Food Fanatic, I am helping spread the word about Fair Trade and all of it’s awesomeness. Food Fanatic and Fair Trade USA is teaming up to give away a gorgeous and scrumptious package of Fare Trade goodies to one lucky Food Fanatic reader! Including some delish Allegro Coffee!!

Okay, is it clear that I’m already on my 3rd cup of the morning. I need to cool it with the exclamation points.

So, when I got the opportunity to be part of this giveaway, I wanted to brush up on my Fair Trade knowledge. I knew about Fair Trade, but I didn’t know, know. If you know what I mean.

If you see products that bear the Fair Trade Certified Logo, that means they come from farmers and workers in the developing world who are justly compensated for their work and goods. This allows them to build sustainable businesses that will positively influence their families and communities.

In preparation for Mother’s Day, Fair Trade USA is spreading the word about all of the incredible women and mom’s who are Fair Trade farmers and workers in their campaign called Mom’s Make a World of Difference.

How true, right?

For more info on how important Fair Trade is and how you can support it, visit the Fair Trade USA website. It’s full of wonderful information, products and inspirational stories.

I was lucky enough to receive a package of goodies for my family to review and help giveaway over on Food Fanatic. In addition to this great giveaway, I am sharing my Quinoa Granola Recipe. It’s packed full of chocolate and coconut and it just happens to be gluten free! You know what else is gluten free? Coffee!!

Okay, I’m done.

So, be sure to head over to Food Fanatic to enter the giveaway as well as get my Quinoa Granola Recipe.

Oh, and for those of you keeping track with me, my Chocolate Coconut Quinoa Granola is 5 points+ for 1/4 cup.

Happy Wednesday!!


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7 comments on “chocolate coconut quinoa granola + a fair trade usa giveaway!”

  1. This granola looks so tasty and tempting with that chocolate!!! Yum!!!

  2. Your granola looks fantastic. I love the big chunks in it!

  3. Ooo! What a unique and interesting granola! I am always on the lookout for ways to use quinoa and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this. Yum!

    • Thanks, Kate! I hope you enjoy it! I’ve seen it where they use quinoa in conjunction with traditional rolled oats, but I really wanted to let quinoa be the star, so to speak 😉 My husband pretty much single-handedly ate the entire batch. He loved it!

  4. I enjoyed your photos!!! What brand is your camera? Can you share me how to set up your camera to shoot photos like these? 🙂