Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Giveaway & Review: The Sneaky Chef

The original winner never contacted me and I don't have a way to contact her so I ran the random number generator for a new winner.  The number is #5... Brenda K in Florida!  Please email me you address by tomorrow to receive your jar of No-Nut Butter :)  Congratulations! 

The Sneaky Chef, Missy Chase Lapine, is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author.  She has begun selling pasta sauces and peanut butter alternatives.  What's so sneaky about pasta sauces and peanut butter alternatives?  Sneaking veggies into them, to help provide your kids (or yourself) with the recommended amount of veggies each day.    They are gluten free, contain no msg, are all natural (no artificial colors or flavors) and have no added sugar.

The Sneaky Chef sent me the Pasta Sauce and No-Nut Butter to try and let you all know what we thought. 

The Pasta Sauce has eight hidden veggies!  Tomatoes plus sweet potatoes, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, bell peppers, yellow squash, celery, and onions, With that much vegetable power in it, I did not tell my kids The Sneaky secrets.  Much to our surprise, the sauce was smooth and tasty.  My kids enjoyed it and I enjoyed knowing they were getting extra veggies in for the day.  The Sneaky Chef also makes a Cheesy Red Pasta Sauce.

Now for the No-Nut Butter.  It sat on our shelf a few days because I knew it was made with Golden Peas, and I have to admit I was hesitant to try it.  I had never heard of golden peas and my only reference point is green peas which didn't sound so good.

One evening, after my kids went to bed, I baked a fresh loaf of The Best Gluten Free Vegan Bread.  I was craving a slice so I decided to crack open the No-Nut Butter and give it a try.  Since I was hesitant, I put only a small amount on a little corner of the bread.  Holy Moly!  It was GOOD!  In fact, I put more on my slice and ran over to my husband to insist he try it.  He doesn't like sunflower seed butter, in fact he is a strictly peanut butter kind of guy.  I wished I had a picture of the look on his face, he was pleasantly surprised and said it was really good.  The rest of my family loved it too.  The taste is really subtle with just a hint of sweetness, surprisingly similar to peanut butter minus the sticky, dryness.  The fresh bread and No-Nut Butter make an amazing combination! I wanted to try baking with this to see how it works.  Sunflower Seed Butter often makes the food look greenish after a couple of days and I wonder how this will do.  Unfortunately (or fortunately) it was too good to save any to bake with.  We couldn't stop eating it!  :)

All The Sneaky Chef products are specifically made in a facility that do not contain any of the top 11 allergens.  Way to go Sneaky Chef!!!  That helps so many of us!

The Sneaky Chef Foods are currently only available at select grocery and natural retailers (like Whole Foods) in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as online at However, Sneaky Chef Foods is hoping to expand their availability soon.

For more ideas on how you can sneak vegetables into your foods, check out her bestselling cookbook,  "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals," available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

And now for the Giveaway!      Contest is over.

The Sneaky Chef has offered to send one lucky Hope's Kitchen reader a jar of the No-Nut Butter!!!

1.  Contest ends on Monday, May 20 at 10 pm CST.
2.  To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below with the your name and the name of your favorite bread to put the No-Nut Butter on (or what you want to try it on).  It could be a recipe or store bought.  (If you don't see the comments at the end of the is post, then you need to go up to the title and click on the post title, which will open a new page and at the bottom of the post will be the comments where you can add yours)
3.  If you share the giveaway post on Facebook or Twitter, you will receive an extra entry, just leave me a comment letting me know you "shared" or "tweeted" the giveaway.  This allows you up to three entries per person.
4.  The winner will be chosen at random and the name will be announced on this post.  So please remember to come back to see if you won!
5.  Let the contest begin!


  1. I would put the no nut butter on 100% whole wheat bread.

  2. I'd love to have my son try this on his gluten-free and vegan King Arthur bread that I bake myself. Sounds yummy!

  3. I am looking forward to trying this on my homemade bread made with freshly ground wheat. B Krause in FL

  4. I shared this on Facebook. B Krause in FL

  5. I would enjoy trying no-nut butter (have nut allergies!) on my homemade honey wheat bagels :)

  6. I am just baking some bread from Hope's site...the best gluten-free vegan bread, so that's what I'd put it on! sounds delicious...

  7. Renae Wasylishin - I shared on Facebook and I would put on chocolate zucchini bread

  8. I would love to try No Nut Butter on George's Civilized Caveman Banana Bread. Got hungry just typing that... Pat Baker

  9. I do not eat bread but i would put it on an apple or banana or put it in a smoothie :)


  10. I would have my daughter try it on her GF bread. She has 18 food intolerances (8 really bad) and peanut butter was one of her fav foods until we discovered she couldn't eat peanuts or almonds. I think it would light up her face :)

  11. I would spread it on a slice of Udi's GF bread! Thanks for the chance to win.


  12. I like sprouted bread... yum!

    mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

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