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Olive Oil Beet Bread with Walnuts {Giveaway}

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Olive Oil Beet Bread with Walnuts by FamilySpice.com

A few weeks ago was my sister-in-law’s birthday. The family got together and I was asked to make the cake – of course! My sister-in-law requested a non-chocolate cake, so I started to look for ideas. I immediately started to think about what fruits were in season for my cake inspiration. There were berries, oranges and loads of other ideas  running through my brain. What to choose? Then I realized that when I create a dessert, I tend to look to fruits for my creative spark.

Vegetables also give me much inspiration. There’s nothing more fun in the kitchen then to play with your vegetables and prepare them in a new and imaginative meal.

After the big birthday party, my hubby requested something “cake-like” for breakfast. I have a freezer full of bananas waiting to be used in banana bread, but I found in my fridge some steamed baby beets sent to me from Melissa’s Produce.

I quickly began baking.

Olive Oil Beet Bread with Walnuts by FamilySpice.com

Hubby looked over my shoulder skeptically. I have prepared this sweet bread with whole wheat flour and all-purpose, and both turned out  delicious. I, personally, could detect the beet flavor, but not everyone else could.  It’s a great way to sneak in some the nutritional goodness of beets for your family: fiber, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support.

You can find the full recipe here for my Olive Oil Beet Bread with Walnuts.

And now for a fun giveaway!

It’s time to release your inner nerd in the kitchen with this super fun R2-D2 Measuring Cups from ThinkGeek.com.

R2D2 Measuring Cup Set

I know, I know. You MUST have this set. I hear ya.

The R2-D2 body is built from 4 measuring cups. The detachable utility arms turn into nested measuring spoons. All are made with food-grade ABS plastic (BPA-free). What a fun way to get your kids in the kitchen!

This giveaway is now closed.

To be eligible for the giveaway, you must live in the U.S. To enter:

  1. Share where you get your culinary inspiration in the comments.

For extra entries:

  1. Follow Family Spice on Facebook and leave a comment below that you did.
  2. Share this post on Facebook, tagging Family Spice, and leave a comment below that you did.
  3. Share this post on any other social media and leave a comment below that you did.

Giveaway ends Wednesday April 30, 2014 at midnight PST.

Good luck everyone and may the force be with you!

(oh, you know I had to do that!)

R2D2 Measuring Cup Set

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post or hold this giveaway. The opinions I expressed are my own. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.

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31 Responses to Olive Oil Beet Bread with Walnuts {Giveaway}

  1. Kierstin Sykes at #

    I tend to be inspired by whatever is fresh and on sale when I go to the store. It drives my hubby crazy that I don’t go with a list, but I like to meal plan when I see the food.

  2. Kierstin Sykes at #

    I follow you on facebook

  3. Kierstin Sykes at #

    I shared this on facebook

  4. Kierstin Sykes at #

    I shared this on Pinterest

  5. I get inspiration from people like YOU! I was lucky enough to taste this amazing Olive Oil Beet Bread…sooo yummy!

  6. barbara n at #

    My culinary inspiration comes mostly from Pinterest!

  7. I’ve never baked with beets. Sounds like a great idea — I need to try it. I get inspired by veggies a lot. Usually when we’re preparing a big dinner, I shop for veggies first — getting what looks particularly good — then planning the rest of the meal around them!

  8. Mona at #

    Mostly from Pinterest

  9. Mona at #

    Follow Family Spice on Facebook @Mona Cpete

  10. Margot C at #

    My cooking inspiration comes mainly from what is n season; and what’s on sale!

  11. Am I the only one who can’t find the link to the recipe? There’s no linky bits for me. Maybe everyone else is eager for the competition. I love that bread/cake.

  12. Mahdi M at #

    I get my culinary inspiration from many sources. A little cooking TV, some cookbooks, friends and relatives, blogs, you name it! This set is ridiculously cute. Cheers to the winner!

  13. Dania Smith at #

    I am also inspired by what is fresh or on sale at the grocery store or farmers market. Another inspiration is playing with new spices or flavor profiles from different world cuisines.

  14. Dania Smith at #

    I am inspired by trying new spices and flavor profiles from different world cuisines, and also by what is fresh or on sale at the market.

  15. Dania Smith at #

    I follow you on Facebook

  16. Dania Smith at #

    I shared this on Facebook.

  17. Pamela Stevenson at #

    I’m inspired by food bloggers, Pinterest, and magazines. Then I go with an idea and sort of match it up with what I have on hand.

  18. Allison at #

    I find inspiration from cookbooks, cooking websites, Pinterest and friends. :-)

  19. Allison at #

    I also just liked you on FB – looking forward to being inspired! ;-)

  20. My mom is a great cook, as is my Gramma. I get a lot of inspiration from them. Now, Pinterest is becoming a go to for recipes.

  21. I liked your page as my page Mel, A Dramatic Mommy

  22. Maddy at #

    Hey! Awesome R2D2 measuring cups would be so much fun!

    I get a lot of cooking inspiration from my family. My grandma makes a couple Thanksgiving favorites, and my parents take fun cooking classes and then try out the recipes at home.

    I just liked the page on Facebook. Keep up the fun posts!

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