Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 28: Pumpkin Cream Cheese and a giveaway!


Pumpkin Cream Cheese! It's super easy to make and makes a delicious upgrade to a plain bagel with cream cheese. To make it, you just have to mix 4 oz (half a tub) of vegan cream cheese (I like Tofutti) with about 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Easy peasy!

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the kitty with the pumpkin because he is sleeping and I can't find him, but can I make up for it by offering a giveaway instead? I got a coupon from Penzey's for a free Kind Heart gift box.

It comes with four 1/4 cup jars of four different spice mixes: Forward, Arizona Dreaming, Mural of Flavor, and Galena & 33rd.

I already have Forward and Arizona, so I thought I'd let one of you have a chance to try them out! And, since I'm so fantastically generous, I'm adding in two 1/2 cup jars of my favorite spice mixes: Pasta Sprinkle and Sandwich Sprinkle!


Pasta Sprinkle is a delicious mix of California basil, Turkish oregano, minced garlic and thyme. It's fabulous on any Italian dish, especially those last minute meals of pasta with jarred sauce. I also use Sandwich Sprinkle to spruce up many meals (not just sandwiches). It's a genius blend of garlic, coarse salt, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, black pepper. It's great on pasta as well and also  potatoes, veggies, etc. And let me tell you something--croutons have never been so easy. Just cut bread into cubes, spritz with cooking oil and then sprinkle with Sandwich Sprinkle. Bake until toasty, crunchy and delicious.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below by Tuesday, November 2! Simple as that! Unfortunately, this is going to be limited to US addresses only, otherwise shipping would be crazy. Sorry! 
The winner is Art You Dream About. Please send me your address so I can ship out your goodies! Thanks for entering, everyone!


  1. Stephanie12:24 PM

    I have never used any of these spice blends but they sound good! I like the idea of using them to flavor croutons since I always make my own.

  2. I love try new seasoning blends and these sound fun!

  3. I'm thinking some kind of marinade for baked tofu would be a tasty use of some of these!

  4. I would make a tonne of croutons with that. I love croutons.

  5. I am a huge lover of Penzey's! They actually have a store very close to my house. How lucky am I? I have never tried the mixes you are giving away. I'd love to make some garlic bread with them. I love their Northwoods blend on fries!!

  6. I've always heard great things about Penzey's and those spice blends sound wonderful! Thanks for having such a nice giveaway!

  7. I could live on Pumpkin Cream Cheese all winter especially on date nut bread...thanks for the recipe!

  8. Ou! That pasta sprinkle sounds good, as does the pumpkin cream cheese!

  9. You know what sounds even more delicious than a bagel with pumpkin cream cheese.... A PUMPKIN BAGEL with pumpkin cream cheese!