Chia Seeds Giveaway!

If you knew me (which I think you might be getting to!) you'd know that I'm a try-before-I-buy kind of gal. Which is why I sample anything I can get my hands on before I commit to a full-blown purchase. I have been lusting over Averie's Chia Seed Puddings since the first day she posted them, but Chia Seeds are not something you can just stop at the Quik-E-Mart and pick up, so when Chia Seeds Direct sent me a sample, I was overjoyed to finally be able to make my own Chia Seed Pudding. I got so Chia-happy, in fact, that I made both Averie's Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding AND Averie's Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding and ate them together just like this:

Luckily for you, Chia Seeds Direct has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers their very own 3lb. bag of Chia Seeds!

This is enough Chia Seeds to last you through the next millennium, or at least until 2012 where if Hollywood and John Cusack are correct, the world will be ending anyways. (Anyone see that movie this weekend? I'm dying to go see it, believe it or not, and would love to hear a review from you if you saw it!!!)


Before I tell you how to enter, let me remind you that you need to leave a separate comment for each entry. Please do not leave a comment that says "I'm a follower, I tweeted, I blogged about it." That will only count for one entry!

Remember, only followers of this blog are eligible to win. If you aren't a follower already, why not? All the cool kids are doing it...

So here's how to enter, leave a separate comment for each entry:

1. Leave a comment telling me why you want to win.
2. Leave a comment with your favorite Chia Seeds recipe.
3. Add me to your blogroll, or leave a comment telling me I'm already there!
4. Tweet "I want to win the Chia Seeds giveaway @liveandlovela http://bit.ly/4AAmyz!" and make sure you follow me on Twitter, and leave a comment telling me you did so.
5. Link back to this post on your blog and, you guessed it, leave me a comment telling me you did so!

Okay, go get 'em tiger! You have 5 whole days to enter, contest ends Friday, November 20th, 2009 at 12 noon, Pacific Standard Time.


  1. 1-Ohhh, I'm so excited about this giveaway. I eat chia seeds everyday. The pudding's are so yummy and they're great in a morning shake. Gives me so much energy.

    2-My favorite Chia seed recipe comes from: Living Raw Food by Sarma Melngailis.
    It's very simple.

    1 cup of chia seeds
    3 cups of nut milk, coconut milk or hemp milk
    3 to 5 tablespoons agave nectar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    pinch of sea salt, celtic

    3- You're already on my blogroll ;)

    4-Just twittered

    5-Will be linking in the morning (when I blog)


  2. Thanks for the shout outs Erin and glad you're enjoying the seeds & using them whipping up some puddings! Yay!

    Why do i want to win? I need more!

  3. REcipes...so many but simple is best lately and the vanilla chia pudding you already have is top of my list!

  4. I want to win because I've never heard of Chia Seeds before!

  5. My favorite Chia Seeds recipe is this one above because YOU made it. (Yes, I'm sucking up even though I know YOU don't pick the winner!)

  6. Duh. You're on my blog roll. I read you every day!

  7. I'm blogging about this AS I leave comments. :)

  8. I just linked back to your blog and giveaway :)

  9. Oops! Sorry I didn't separate all my comments. lol
    here's 2...

  10. and !!!
    (Thanks for letting me know Erin)

  11. I had no idea what Chia seeds were until I came upon your posting. Now off to google to learn EVERYTHING because they look right up my alley!

  12. I'm not entering -- I've got more chia seeds than I know what to do with! just wanted to say hi ;)

  13. Hello, From the east coast. Just learned about your blog from Averie. Just reading a couple of past post of yours and two things pop out. First(and most important) Our family is snuffy bear lovers. My bear is (I hate to say this...lets put this way a good 10 yrs old than yours. Both my sisters have one and now that we all have child we have each given the babies their first bear. My son has named his Cali bear because my sister gave it him when we were visiting her in San Fran.
    Second - Allergies - When you first are given the info and you look at the long list of what not to eat any more. You just almost have to push it aside and take sometime to come to terms with it. I have recently been told I have candida. Which means a long list of things to give up. It has been a hard couple of months and I still get so depressed at times and then I eat a bunch of crap but hears the part that I just get so pissed off about is that what I call crap is healther for you than what 90% of the population eats on a daily bases.
    Okay sorry I was really just trying to say hello nice to meet you and I would love to win the Chia seeds because like you I hate to buy anything (esp. at an arm and a leg price) before I get to try it.
    Thanks and I am excited to find your blog.

  14. I don't have a favorite recipe yet but I can't wait to try the vanilla chia seed pudding!

  15. This could jump start my "healthy, I wanna eat like you" eating habits! :)

  16. ah! This giveaway totally rocks. I, like you, like to try before I buy. I have seen so many awesome recipes using chia, I've just been wishing they were more readily available to me!

  17. Oooh! Fun! I've been wanting to try chia seeds forever, but they're not readily available where I am (and expensive, as only sold in large amounts).

    Great giveaway!

  18. I would love to make chia pudding!

  19. The only thing I've ever used chia seeds for is to make pudding - it's so yummy!

  20. I want to win because who doesn't want to win chia seeds!

  21. I like adding chia seeds to my smoothies and I've been wanting to try chia pudding.

  22. I don't have a blog, but you are in my google reader!

  23. no blog, but i follow your tweets. btw, this blog is great.

    i want to win bc i'm a health food/healthy lifestyle fanatic who just had some salmon, cheese, blueberry bread pudding, and a rich chox-fudge raspberry cake for lunch. yup :)

    those biznatches would rock in a smoothy surrounded by spinach, almond milk, almond/peanut butter, vanilla, and a nana.

  24. i love chia seeds - and would loooove to squeeze that big old bag.

  25. i linked back:

  26. I'd love to win because I've never heard of Chia Seeds and it be great to try something new.

  27. i want to win because i need to try these chia pudding recipes i've been seeing all over foodie blogworld!

  28. and i haven't made it yet but i'm betting $10 that my FAV recipe will be Averie's chocolate chia pudding! mmmm :)

  29. I've never had my own chia pet or chia head or whatnot, but they look cool on TV. I just eat the seeds and I swear, they help sooo much as far as energy and feeling good throughout the day goes. I honestly started feeling so much better on a day-to-day basis after I started putting them in my smoothies about a year ago. The one's I get are Chia Pure. Chia Seeds Right Now they are even buy 1
    get 1 free!

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