Holiday Giveaway

by Lori and Michelle on December 6, 2009

Good Morning Friends,

Well as we mentioned yesterday we have some exciting news! We are doing our first GIVEAWAY!! Yep, you heard us right! Our own giveaway ;)

But first our day started with a lovely gigantic green smoothie ‘un-pictured’ (purple kale, ginger, and bananas). This smoothie we sipped on throughout the morning, so good it really hit the spot for the both of us!

Lunch was cooked amaranth with some warming spices


CIMG8076Warm and delicious! It has been a very long time since we had amaranth it was a nice change.

We tried a few more of these…. before tossing the rest of them


Just wasn’t feeling those.

So we treated ourselves to some hot cocoa which we have made before. Always a crowd pleaser :)

Dinner was a simple avocado with some red onion and lime juice along side some of this


Twins Workout:

50 minutes of an uphill climb on the treadmill

Walked at 4.0 mph at incline which we started at 10% and ended at 13%

We love this workout because it really works the legs!

Overall our day yesterday was a good day. We even managed to un-pack everything and put everything away! :)

Now you will be seeing some changes in our food choices over these next few weeks. After talking to a good friend and nutritionist, Gena, she helped me pin point what I need to try next to help with my hormones.  Michelle and I have stopped taking birth control about 5 months ago and ever since than we have felt ‘great’ mentally by not taking the pill but our bodies are still adjusting to it.

As many of you know I am going through a real hard time with my skin especially on my face. And Michelle and I have looked over so much information and tried just about everything we thought would help control our hormones and acne. Like reducing our nut intake, increasing our fat (through oils) intake, tried different face products, and even did more yoga. Now, I did see some improvements in my skin and me emotionally though still not close to where I would like to be.

That is when I turned to the lovely Gena to help me! I had so many questions and it was so nice to have someone actually answer my questions! And I had a lot :) Gena answered every single one with such grace and knowledge.  After we discussed a few different things we concluded that I might have some Candida issues.

Therefore, my food options will be different due to following a Candida diet. I will explain it more as we go through it over these next 3 weeks. If anyone is looking for more guidance, want their questions answered, or are just ‘stuck’ with their dietary choices and are not happy than I highly recommend Gena’s services. My favorite thing that Gena said the other day to me was that the body wants to heal itself! That gave me the motivation and confidence that I can heal myself!!! :) Thanks Gena for your kind words and advice on what I should do next.

I am a big believer of fate and that sometimes certain people come into your life that teach you different things. By being in the blog world I have gotten to meet some amazing people and who all have touched my life in some way. And Gena is definitely one of those extraordinary people.

Ok now for the Twins First Giveaway!

In honor of the Holidays and Twin Cakes Bakery is coming to it’s 2nd year anniversary we are offering a variety pack of some of our top sellers. Everything is gluten free, vegan, soy free, corn free, peanut free, and a few items will be raw.

So what is in the variety pack? One lucky person will be getting a sample of the following items

  • Raw brownie bites
  • Raw rosemary cracker
  • Raw pumpkin kale cracker
  • Raw collard green fiesta flatbread
  • Raw spinach flatbread
  • Chocolate chips cookies
  • Cranberry orange scone
  • Lemon blueberry scone
  • Pumpkin chocolate chip muffin
  • And our holiday raw gingerbread macaroon


1) If you have a blog please link this giveaway to your blog

2) As well as please leave a comment below and why you would like to win this giveaway

3) if you have a twitter account please tweet this post

4) If you do not have a blog, than please let us know if you want to be entered

5) And leave a comment and tell us what you favorite post of ours is

This giveaway will go till December 15th!!!!

If you have any questions please email us at twins at


Till next time,

The Twins


{ 245 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittney December 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Yummy! I really need to try some of your raw goodies! I’d love to win!


Jes December 9, 2009 at 7:07 pm

I just blogged about this giveaway here:

I would love a chance to win this for my family so they can taste what raw treats are SUPPOSE to taste like! hehehhe! :) Congratulations on your accomplishments! What a pair you two make! :)


Brittany December 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm

I am just going to be honest here I would like to win this contest because hello – who wouldnt? These treats all sound so yummy!


monica December 9, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I don’t have a blog but I NEED a gingerbread macaroon!:)


rebecca December 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm

i love your blog and would love to be entered in the giveaway!


melissa December 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm

YUM- these would be great to try and replicate!!!!!


Svetlana December 9, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I really want to try your raw crackers. My favourite post of yours is on sauekraut.


Kimmy December 9, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I would love to win your awesome giveaway because I’d love your creations to be my first ventures into raw food…nothing like starting with the best right?


Gaby December 9, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I’d love to try your raw treats! Being vegan definitely makes it harder to go out and buy dessert type foods, and raw vegan all natural desserts make it totally ok to indulge too!
I’ve only just found your blog through another link but I can’t wait to try the recipes and read more! You guys are so cute! I’m glad you reviewed the underarmor, since I was just asking my brother about his today and would like to get one. I’m also really interested in hearing more about how you’re balancing your hormones naturally. Mine are out of control and I have thyroid issues as well and I really do not trust traditional doctors. I’m off of the thyroid medication but have not managed to control my symptoms, but I’m still on birth control. My ultimate goal would be to become healthy naturally and only rely on good food and healthy lifestyle choices, totally med free!


Aileen December 10, 2009 at 6:06 am

I would love to win because I love trying new kinds of raw foods!


Aileen December 10, 2009 at 6:09 am

My favorite post is probably the recap of the 7-day cleanse you girls did in October. I am curious about experimenting with cleanses, and I love to hear about other people’s experiences.


Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather December 10, 2009 at 7:48 am

Hey just linked your giveaway to my website. I’d love to win!


Kayla S December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am

I don’t have a blog, but I love your site and want to be entered!!!! :-)


Missy December 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I just came across your site from another blog…and I really like what you post. I’m trying to eat healthier these days so I’d love to win some of these natural and healthy snacks!


Jenna December 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I would love to win to try an be more healthy by being more raw. I think you guys are one to something great ;)


Kristin P. December 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I don’t have a blog but I would love to win this! The scones and brownie bites sound delicious!


natalia December 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I found your site through HEAB and I am so happy I did! I’ve recently transitioned to being gluten-free, so I would love to win your giveaway. This post is my favorite because it’s persuaded me to be an avid reader of your blog =)


jds December 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm

i love your blog! i’ve added you to my blog roll. you all have the most delicious food all the time – i’m so jealous and would love to win these treats!


Katrina (gluten free gidget) December 10, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I just linked back to your blog! Awesome giveaway!


Cellabella December 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

I’m into any new raw foods so I’d love to try them all, especially the scones :)


Cellabella December 11, 2009 at 10:15 am

I loved your post, “Dogs Love Green Smoothies Too.” It’s giving me inspiration for my little dog’s meal choices, hee-hee!


Sarah (Finding My Balance) December 11, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I’d love to win for two reasons:
1-I LOVE baked goods, crackers, cookies, etc. and have been seriously lacking in nice treats since I moved to Russia
2-I’ve never had the chance to try raw snacks (other than straight-up veggies!)


Mary Beth December 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Enter me!!! I loved your post on stress and exercise.


Naterra December 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I would like to win because I am still pretty new to the raw scene. I am vegan and would to try some of the options that are out there!
Also I love all of the posts that involve family! I love my family and I can tell you guys love your family as well!


Allison Carr December 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm

I’d like to win this giveaway because everything sounds so delicious! Yum! Plus I’m very interested in the raw lifestyle, and gluten and soy-free foods…


Jenna December 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm

What a great giveaway! I’ve never tried any of those raw treats before and would absolutely love to!


Julia December 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I loved the post about raw spaghetti and meatballs- yum!! Your blog is wonderful, and I would LOVE to try your raw treats :) xoxo


annie December 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Never had raw treats before, curious how they would taste like.


Heather December 12, 2009 at 7:15 am

I definitely want to be entered, because I love vegan treats and I’m also a NC girl! I live in Greensboro and I stumbled on your adorable blog and saw you guys live in NC too. I also linked to your post on my quiet little blog… :)


esther December 12, 2009 at 8:57 am

I would like to be entered into the giveaway because i would like to try out your products! I really enjoyed reading your nutritional yeast post because I didn’t know much about it and was curious about it!


Kelly Michelle December 12, 2009 at 9:56 am

no blog or twitter but I would love to be entered. I really love when you post recipes, especially dessert. I think my favorite post so far may have been the smores but there is also that chocolate freezer cheesecake that I really wanna try… I really like how you use nuts sometimes but not in excess like many other raw recipes!


lori December 12, 2009 at 8:29 pm

i would luv to win your goodies because live a rural community in NE and the closest “health store” is 2 1/2 hrs away. i get tired of my same old creations so i think this would wake my tastebuds up! i just stumbled onto you site tonight so i can’t wait to read more.


Jamie December 12, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Oh, sounds wonderful!
I’d really like to win because all of that food sounds delicious, and it’s really exciting that it’s all vegan, and so much of it is raw! And maybe, if it’s as delicious as it sounds, I can make some raw food a little more often.
I do have a blog, but it’s getting late, so I will posts tomorrow.
I found this blog pretty much just now from Choosing Raw, so currently this is my favorite post, but tomorrow I’ll probably go back and read all of them.

Fingers crossed!


Ashley December 13, 2009 at 6:43 am

same on the no blog and twitter, btu I would love to be entered! I have been trying to eat more raw recently, but am finding it hard to find variety. A little sweet treat would be a nice change :)


Kelly J December 13, 2009 at 9:38 am

I would LOVE to have a sampler of your goodies! My favorite posts have been the 2 posts regarding hormones and birth control. I have tried twice now to get off birth control but the effects have been terrible. You have given me some natural remedies to help with the temporary side effects.


Jenn December 13, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Hi. Those goodies sound so yummy! I don’t have a blog but would love to be entered into your giveaway contest! I would have to say that I don’t have one favorite blog post….I have many :) especially all the recipe ones. I love to be inspired by your yummy creations.


Joseline December 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I’d like to be entered because I would like to try raw food, it sounds interesting!


Paige December 14, 2009 at 9:37 am

I blogged about this giveaway! :)


Paige December 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

I am new to vegan foods, but have learned to love them. I tried some vegan chocolate macaroons, and loved them. Your selection sounds awesome!!!


Kasie@~The Art of Life December 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Yipes! I almost forgot to enter your giveaway! You two are so inspiring to me!


Joseline December 15, 2009 at 6:43 am

My favorite post is the Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie. It sounds delicious!


Libby December 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

I don’t twitter, but if I did I would let the world know about this amazing site every day! As much as I would like to indulge in the twin bakery gift basket, I know my Christmas spirit would lead me to give it all away to my many friends and family who are interested in raw and vegan foods, but are not convinced that they are actually tasty. I would love to pass the twin bakery love around this holiday season! (Okay, let’s be honest, I might keep a few bites for myself…don’t tell Santa!)


Elizabeth December 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

I am new at learning about vegan foods. I have Celiac Disease and eat gluten-free foods. I think if I went all vegan I would feel even better! All your posts are so good…it’s hard to find a favorite one. I would love to win your givaway!


Claire December 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! My favorite post would have to be this one, since it is what intoduced me to your awesome website! Keep up the good work :)


Shower Screen · November 4, 2010 at 3:12 am

veggan foods are always the best for anyones health because it is low fat and low sodium ”


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