ThinkFood Giveaway

I’m going to make this short and sweet. These are my flaxseed grissini:

Because flaxseeds are good for your brain, the recipe got to appear in this cookbook:

You can also find the recipe here.

You can enter to win a copy of the book, thereby getting all 50 brainy and beautiful recipes from 50 brainy and beautiful bloggers, by leaving a comment below.

The fine print:

  • Winner will be drawn randomly at approximately 9 A.M. PST on Friday, December 10.
  • One comment per person, please.
  • I can ship only within the United States (sorry!).


  1. I put ground flaxseed in my morning smoothie… I didn’t know I was doing my brain a favor! The grissini looks good – a crunchy mid-day snack alternative!

  2. I’ve only just discovered your blog, but I’m thoroughly enjoying it! As a Biology major, I love yeast! Of course, as a college student, I don’t often have time for rising and space for kneading, but i can dream : )

  3. I’ve been using flaxmeal for years. Your grissini is lovely, and the book looks wonderful- thanks for the generous giveaway!

  4. I would love this book because I try to eat really healthy :-)

  5. These are now on my list for today. We are snowed in for the third day and these will be fun to make and yummy too.

  6. I had never been a big fan of flaxseed, but lately I have been incorporating it into my breads and they have been very well-received. I actually like combining them with poppy and sesame.

  7. I am learning to make sourdough bread with my own starter. Right now it looks more like flatbread, but very tasty.

  8. Love the blog! I have never tried flaxseed but I may have to give this a go.

  9. I am certainly a novice, but your blog has brought me out into the wonderful world of bread. And I love it, thank you so much for awakening me.

  10. Wild Yeast has been a must-stop blog site for me for a long time now. YeastSpotting makes Fridays special.

  11. Brain Fitness!!! Yes please!! I need all the brain fitness I can get…I didn’t realize there were certain foods that helped with that! Sign me up! :) I love your blog! Some of the recipes from yeast spotting that I want to try are not in English and the online translators don’t work so well…they’re funny…but not helpful. One translation told me I needed a cup of roasted husbands… :) still searching my local store for those :)

  12. I didn’t know they are good for the brain too. I will have to try this recipe with the flax seeds I just bought.

  13. Yum! This is a favorite daily stop-by-in-case-she-posted blog read.

  14. love the blog and the book looks very interesting!

  15. I really enjoy your blog!

  16. Oh neat! i’ve never heard of this cookbook and I would love it! my husband and i are on the road to eat the best we can in order to keep medical issues at bay without tons of medication. we’d love the new recipes!
    thanks so much!

    Grace & Peace,
    Andrea M Wernz

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  18. I’d love to take a look at that book!

  19. i add flaxseeds to my homemade granola but will certainly give this recipe a go to booze my brain.

  20. I have this on my list. I think I saw it on Susan’s {Food Blogga} some time back. I’ve been wanting to make grissini for ever. Wow…yours are PRETTY!

  21. Would love to improve my brain power…Thanks for the chance to win…

  22. All you who don’t have this book, you should get it. I know because I have a copy, and Susan, I will be making your grissini.

  23. sounds interesting!

  24. I just discovered your great blog!. I love to bake and make most of my own bread. Kneading is so theraputic and relaxing. Thank you!

  25. I love flax seed and try to put it in my bread every time. However, I have been forced to resort, of late, to using flax seed meal due to my 9 year old’s sudden aversion to anything “seedy” in his bread.

    BUT……given how much he loves grissini, I’m going to give your recipe a whirl and see if he doesn’t forgive the lowly seed just this once.

    Thanks, as always, for wonderful posts.


  26. I add flaxseed to my cereal. Beautiful book.

  27. I love using the nutty flaxseed for my bread ! Winning this book will be awesome :)

  28. Brain fitness, oh yes. Especially at my advanced age. The books sounds wonderful and the grissini delicious – they are on the agenda for baking this week.

  29. I made those when I was home last summer and only got to eat about 2 of them – my family ate the rest!

  30. I would have to hide the book from my son. He has just recently developed quite a passion for baking, especially artisan breads. The book sounds intriguing !

  31. I would like to have the book! I love everything Susan does!


  32. oooohhh flax seeds!

  33. Mouth watering. Would love to win.

  34. I am so enjoying visiting this site. I made the cornucopias for Thanksgiving. They turned out well, and the recipients loved them. Thank you so much for taking the time to connect all of us together! The “Think Food” cookbook looks great. Can you give all of us a copy? :)

  35. Wow! Those look yummy, and they are good for you too. you can bet I’ll be fixing these right up.

  36. Ooo! Ooo! Pick me!

  37. I’ve been getting the ThinkFood emails & have tried a few, like the chickpea, celery & sardines. Thanks!

  38. the grissini are beautiful! and this is a delightful offering.
    I follow your blog regularly…am working on some sourdough loaves as we speak…thank you…i need all the smarts i can get :-)

  39. My husband would LOVE me to use that cookbook.. He is always exercising his brain muscles. :)

  40. I made your flaxseed grissini about a month ago, they are awesome. I made a few batches and shared some with my co-workers too, it was great.

  41. My brain needs help.

  42. I started baking breads, granola and other snacks for my two kids and family – nothing tastes as good as something you made yourself. I am going to try this recipe as we all love bread sticks…especially ones that make us smarter! Thanks!!!

  43. Sure do love a new good cookbook!

  44. I eata lot of flax, but my 14-year old daughter doesn’t care for it. She loves bread, however, especially bread sticks, and I think she is going to be eating a lot more flax very soon. Thanks for the help.

  45. I could really use this! I need to eat healthier to lose this baby weight!

  46. I have been looking for ways to incorporate flax seeds into my diet. Thanks!

  47. I’d love to try these! Thanks.

  48. I love to put flax seeds in my pizza dough. Thanks for the giveaway

  49. book me please.

  50. I have used flax seeds in everything for several years now… makes a great substitute to replace some of the oil in recipies.

  51. I would love to win this book!

  52. Awesome sounding book!

  53. Your grissini looks fabulous! Hmmm…I need to make those…

  54. Really enjoy your blog, would love to win the book. Merry Christmas!

  55. Flaxseeds are wonderful. I use them in everything. Can’t wait to try your grissoni and the cookbook!

  56. I use flaxseed when baking bread and also take a flaxseed oil pill twice a day. Flaxseed is a good alternative to fish oil for Omega heart health and you’re not killing fish along the way just for the oil!

  57. Oooh, what a cool idea for a cookbook! :)

  58. Mmmmm brain food.

  59. I love ogling bread and bready creations on this sight. Looks like a cool book.

  60. I love this idea for a cookbook!!

  61. those look so nice and crunchy – yummmm.

  62. Oh yum! I love flaxseed in most baked goods…I would love to be entered in the draw and I have a US address to ship to. :-) Thanks for the opportunity!


  63. I’ve made these grissini. The recipe is perfect.

  64. I could definitely use a brain boost! I think I’ll start with your flaxseed grissini, they look wonderful.

  65. I love making flaxseed crackers, so I’m sure that I’ll be making these grissini.

  66. Hi there!!
    I have enjoyed your website immensely I do not usually just stick to a particular site for recipes but yours is exceptional and great healthy ones at that!! so I always look forward to your emails and recipes. Good job!! and may your mission with this continue to be a success. It is great for everyone and especially for families.

  67. Great give away. I would love this book.

  68. I usually just grind up flaxseed and put it on oatmeal, so other ideas for it would be grand!

  69. oh bloody hell – I need brain food. I have a three year old who hasn’t slept solid one night of her life. I’m not the brightest star at the best of times because of this. Love the image and I’ll be making these!

  70. I’ll pay the shipping to copenhagen Denmark… I’m feeling a lot left out, online I’m “in” but then again living in Denmark is sooo out, when it comes to winning all the god stuff. marry christmas !

  71. I love this blog and have been following for almost a year now! This looks like an awesome book, too!

  72. flaxseed is something that i’ve always been curious about. it’s something i’ve wanted to add to my baking, etc but haven’t gotten up the nerve, maybe this’ll help ;)

  73. I love your blog, and reading the great suggestions from your audience. Thanks for sharing your baking world with us!

  74. I’ve been brewing beer for a while now and was talking with a friend of mine who makes a ton of bread about the similarities. I have since been making at least one loaf a week and love your blog, thank you so much!

  75. Oh lovely. Right up my alley!

  76. Have you ever thought of using rough-cut/whole flax to your foods to add a bigger crunch? I have recently been a little disappointed by the awkward creaminess of flax (sort of like natural peanut butters) and am looking into this alternative to incorporating this nutritious seed.

  77. Nice looking grissini. That book looks pretty awesome too!

  78. I’ve been following your blog for a while now, especially the yeastspotting section, and I just want to thank you for what you’re doing.

  79. improves brain power? i could use that :)

  80. unless cannot participate … good luck to everyone!!!
    great book indeed!

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