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Showing posts with label giveaway. Show all posts

Spiced Pumpkin Quinoa Muffin and Oven to Table Cookbook Giveaway

pumpkin quinoa muffin
Oven to Table by Jan Scott has over 100 recipes using one of six cooking vessels including a skillet, sheet pan, Dutch oven, baking pan, roasting pan, and casserole dish. Jan has developed recipes that focus on the importance of a stress-free, mess-free, and no fuss cooking attitude in the kitchen.

Win to taste the Better-For-You SPOKES Air-Puffed Potato Snacks

spokes puffed potato snack
We really enjoyed the naturally simple and delicious SPOKES air-puffed potato snacks. These potato snacks are light and crunchy, and deliciously seasoned. The lightly oil-misted air-puffed crispy chips have a cool shape that children will enjoy. 

Win Your Own Trudeau Holiday Baking and Decorating Tools

trudeau kitchen tools
Before long it will be holidays, and I am sure many of us our thinking what gifts we can get for family and friends. Winter holidays is a time when my family and I get together to bake and decorate cakes and cookies. I like the colourful, quality Trudeau tools that are essential in the kitchen when we bake. 

GoGo squeeZ Giveaway

Getting our children involved in what they eat is important in developing healthy eating habits. My children enjoy GoGo squeeZ as snack. We also enjoy collecting the helicap that is on the containers for crafts. These helicaps allow children to independently open and close the containers.

Win a Kellogg's Vector Prize Pack

During summer everyone in my family prefers cold breakfasts. Most of the time we try to have a quick, healthy breakfast so we can get a head start to enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed the Vector Granola Honey Almond Flavour and had it along with berries and yogurt, and in some occasions we had it with milk. This new product is designed to help meet the nutritional needs of active, health conscious people. Half a cup of Vector Granola made with oats, honey, and almonds has 5g of fibre and 10 vitamins and minerals. It comes in a resealable pouch, so storing the granola is easy and is perfect to take on camping trips.

Make Your Own Unique Cereal with Mixit #Giveaway

I can never find a cereal that has all the ingredients I want in one package that suits my preference and taste. Usually, I mix different types of cereals together and add in ingredients to make it my own, which is not ideal when mornings get busy. When I first heard of Mixit, I thought it is a fabulous idea because you get to make your cereal just the way you want it online! and not in the kitchen :)

Lentil Tomato Soup and Giveaway

This Lentil Tomato Soup is from David Rocco's cookbook Made in Italy. I like that we can use this book as a guide and adjust the ingredients to suit our own preferences. There are delicious and easy to make recipes with beautiful pictures presented in this book that I plan to try soon. To make this soup you will need

Win this Prize Pack to Get Closer to Real Food This Gardening Season

I love that it is gardening season. We have started to put down seeds and plant vegetables and herbs in our garden. Although, it is time to get out there and get our hands dirty in truth less than half of Canadians have ever actually grown fresh fruit or vegetables. While we may think farmer’s markets are bridging this gap, Kashi Plant it Forward survey has shown that one third of Canadians will not even visit a farmer’s market or community garden this year. Due to this reason Kashi and Evergreen have partnered for a second year in a row on the #PlantItForward initiative encouraging Canadians to “Give. Get. Grow” and celebrate all the little farmers in each of us.

#2015Revolution with Special K and Giveaway

Making a resolution on New Year’s Eve is as much a part of celebrating as fireworks, however a recent Kellogg’s Special K survey revealed that only 23 per cent of Canadians have actually achieved their resolution goal. This year, instead of making a New Year’s resolution, it’s time to make a #2015Revolution! A Revolution is big, bold, and positive, and it’s the kind of goal that nearly 50 per cent of survey respondents say they have always wanted to achieve but have never tried.

Win Your Own FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer

I recently checked out the FoodSaver® 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System, which I never thought would be very useful. When I usually buy meat and fish in bulk or have extra vegetable and fruits from the garden I like to freeze, but bagging them or putting in containers don't usually keep the produce fresh. When I tested and used the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer, I was impressed how easily I can freeze both cooked and uncooked meat, fish, vegetables, and fruits. FoodSaver® preserves food five times longer than other storage methods like Ziploc bags.

Egg Sandwich, Chocolate cake and Hampton Creek Mayo Giveaway

Hampton Creek Mayo has a wonderful smooth texture, perfect to add in a variety of recipes or use it as a delicious spread. This cholesterol free, affordable mayo has become our favourite in a variety of sandwiches. Hampton Creek Mayo is wonderful for people with soy and egg allergies, as it is egg free; we don't have to worry about salmonella risk. I like that the unique Hampton Creek Mayo flavours; Chipotle, Sriracha, and Garlic is available in squeeze bottles because it is easy to use.   

Coconut Milk Ice Cream in Celebration of the National Ice Cream Month and Giveaway

In my home everyone anticipates the opportunity to cool off on a warm summer day with ice cream treats of all types. This July being the National Ice Cream Month, and the National Ice Cream Day is on Sunday, July 20th I will be partnering with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas to celebrate.  In celebration of Canada Day and the beginning of Ramadan, I made 1 quart Coconut Milk Ice Cream following the recipe from here.
Happy Canada Day and Have a blessed Ramadan everyone!

Cucumber Boats and Simply Dressed $100 value Giveaway

During warmer seasons salad leaves and fresh ingredients become more available. This makes it a perfect time to enjoy salads. Now more than ever, Canadians are reading food labels to ensure that the products they buy have recognizable ingredients. Canadians are seeking more simplicity and more vegetables in their diet and the new Marzetti®™ Simply Dressed® refrigerated salad dressings made with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and canola oil are available in six different flavours. 

Celebrating Nutrition Month with Salad and Giveaway

March is Nutrition Month, which reminds us to refocus on our diet and make sure we are getting the nutrients our body needs. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that we eat 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Since it is more costly to eat fresh fruits when it is out of season, and some fruits like peaches are hard to find in winter we can get the nutrients we need by having canned fruit like California peaches.

Celebrate Pineapples and Win 1 of 3 Del Monte's Prize Packs

There are so many fabulous things we can make with pineapples. My favourite way to enjoy pineapple is by making a sweet and spicy pineapple curry, or in a soft delicious pineapple upside down cake, or pineapple cheesecake, in our pizza or just enjoying it with a sprinkle of salt and chillie powder. Del Monte Fresh announces the launch of a consumer treasure hunt for its gold pineapple that could possibly make someone a pound of Gold happy.  Del Monte's pirate-themed sweepstakes called “Gold for Gold” encourages US and Canadian grocery shoppers to enjoy Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapples, whole or fresh cut, for a chance to win real 24 carat gold. 

Celebrate World Egg Month With This Vegetable Scrambled Eggs and Giveaway

In celebration of World Egg Month this October, I made this delicious, easy, healthy vegetable scrambled eggs.

1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red onion 
2 tbsp tomato 
1/4 cup green pepper 
1/4 cup mushroom 
3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper optional 

Have a Snack By Winning Beanitos and Wholly Guacamole

Everyone in my family enjoys having healthy, delicious snacks in the evening, in between breakfast and lunch or when we watch a movie. During these times we make a choice to eat something healthy and one of our choices are Beanitos paired with Wholly Guacamole or Salsa.

Win A Amoré Foodie Prize Pack

Amoré is the latest beverage innovation from Earth’s Own. It combines the goodness of diary with the creamy, nutty taste of real roasted almonds. It is a healthy everyday pleasure to boost our daily milk intake. Amoré has an excellent source of calcium, protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and riboflavin. It contains 50% more calcium per serving than milk. My family and I enjoy this delicious milk that tastes delicious on its own, or with tea, coffee, cereal, in smoothies and more.
Amoré is available in 1.75L original and vanilla flavour cartons. Amoré Almond and Dairy Beverage is available in the refrigerated dairy section at grocery retailers across Canada.  for a retail price of $5.29. Here is a decadent hot chocolate recipe that serves 6. 

Potato Stuffed Flatbread and a chance for you to win a set of CUTCO knives

2 cups whole wheat or atta flour
1/2 tsp salt
water to knead
extra flour for dusting

Mix the 2 cups flour with the salt and add enough water, a little bit at a time to make a dough. Divide the dough into 5 to 6 portions. 

1 1/2 cups potato boiled
water to boil the potatoes
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp red chillie flakes or 1 tsp green chille chopped
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coriander leaves
more oil for the pan

Boil about 2 to 3 potatoes with the skin until it is soft. Once it is cool peel the skin and mash the potatoes. 
Heat oil and add the cumin, turmeric, red chillie flakes and salt. Quickly add the mashed potatoes and remove it from the heat. Add the chopped coriander leaves.   
Make sure to dust the area you are working on with flour, so the dough doesn't get sticky. Flatten one of the portions and place about tbsp of filling inside and fold it to seal the filling. 
Carefully flatten the portions with the filling, it should be about 1/4" thick. We can flatten it between the palm of our hands or gently use the rolling pin. Cook the flattened dough on an oiled hot griddle until the flatbread is cooked, this will take about 2 to 3 minutes each side. Reduce the heat to prevent the flatbread from burning. Serve the flatbread warm.
As you know I am a big fan of Cooking with CUTCO, so I am glad to bring this giveaway. If you would like to win this CUTCO Studio  + 4 set with block (value of $570) please enter the rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to everyone in Canada until June 21. 

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Herbal remedies that we can make at home

I am very curious about herbs and enjoy planting a variety at home. However, I don't feel I take full advantage of the herb crops as much as I should so I referred to this home herbal book, which gave me some tips on how to use the herbs. 
This book has a wealth of knowledge on how to grow herbs, harvest, how to safely use and cautions about using it. It is easy to refer to this book, as the content is separated by either the herbs used to heal from the inside through food we can make or herb used to heal from the outside such as skin treatments. Herbal remedies have helped many generations, but this knowledge was almost lost. Now, as people recognize the benefits of this holistic natural approach, treating the body with herbs in coming back.
Here are some of the things I learned from this book.
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder dissolved in 1 cup of water, juice or milk to help with arthritic problems and eczema.
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper in half a tumbler of warm water for sore throats.