Win a Wild Oats Organic Foods Mystery Box – 2 Winners

Finally! Wild Oats Launches Budget-Friendly Organic Line. Enter to Win a Mystery Box of Products!

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Healthy eating is becoming more important to me, especially as I am getting older. I realize that I need to put good things in this body if I want it to last. I have been learning to eat clean.  That’s why I’m excited to share this new giveaway with you!

Be one of the first to check out Wild Oats new organic line featuring delicious products that are priced to better fit your lifestyle.
Mom Does Reviews and her fabulous food-loving blogger friends are excited to bring you the first ever GIVEAWAY for Wild Oats Organic products!
 Wild Oats has teamed up with Walmart to offer about 100 items, from salsa to pasta, sold exclusively at about 2,000 Walmart stores across the country. Walmart eventually plans to roll the line out to its 4,000-store fleet and carry additional items. Wild Oats organics features the same very high standards as other USDA certified organic brands, but at price you can feel good about. In fact, shoppers can expect to save about 25 percent or more when comparing Wild Oats to national brand organic products! How exciting is that!
Wild Oats promises to create a wide range of these items for the natural and organics arena…so that you and your loved ones can enjoy better living, starting from the inside.
 Check out the new Wild Oats video to learn more about Wild Oats mission to offer authentic and affordable foods!

 

The Giveaway:
You can enter to win one of TWO mystery boxes of Wild Oats products – $35+ arv each.
Just fill out the form below to enter to win!
The giveaway is open to US only, 18+
The giveaway ends 425 at 1159p est
Good luck!

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Win a Pampered Chef Fruit & Cheese Cutter Set

 

Pampered Chef Fruit & Cheese Cutter Set FLASH Giveaway

 

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How much fun would it be to use this Pampered Chef Fruit & Cheese Cutter Set?!  I could totally use it for parties, get together and snack time fun!  Thanks to Copy Kids one lucky reader will win a set of their own!

*Giveaway open to US only. Ends Sunday, 3/16 at 11:59pm EST

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Leprechaun Hats

 

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Leprechaun Hats

Here’s another adorable St Patty’s Day food craft! This one just happens to be very yummy too!

Ingredients

  • English cucumber
  • Sliced cheese
  • Hummus

 

Directions

Celebrate Saint Pat’s with a crunchy cucumber treat. Cut 1-inch sections of an English cucumber. Halve them lengthwise and lay the pieces flat on a plate, as shown. Trim a cucumber brim for each hat and set it in place. Finish with a sliced cheese band and buckle, attached with dots of hummus or dip.

 

Win a Gourmet Cheese Basket from Blue Sky Village Market

Win this delicious gourmet cheese gift basket from Blue Sky Village Market!

Who doesn’t love yummy Wisconsin Cheese? The Blue Sky Village Market is getting the word out about the great cheeses that they offer, and they are giving one lucky reader this gourmet gift basket chock full of delicious goodies!

I have teamed up with several other bloggers to bring this giveaway to you, and I know you’ll love it. Some of my favorite cheeses are swiss, brie, and anything with jalapeño!

One lucky winner will receive a Gourmet Cheese Gift Basket

Giveaway ends March 116th at 11:59pm, open to residents of the contiguous US, ages 18+.
To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Aldi Weekly Ad Match Up 3/9

 

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8″ Foliage Assorted Hanging Basket, $4.99

Frozen

Apetito’s Reuben Bites, 7.5 oz, $2.49

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen French Bread Pizza, 9 oz, $1.99

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Margherita Pizza, 17 oz, $3.49

Stuffed Salmon or Tilapia, 6 oz, $2.99

Encrusted Cod Fillets, 13.4 oz, $4.99

Savory Strudels, 10.6 oz, $3.79

Pork Schnitzel, 24 oz, $5.99

Bavarian Soft Pretzels, $2.99

Meat

St. Louis Style Spareribs, $1.99/lb

Bavarian Weiners, 12 oz, $2.99

Nuremburg Bratwursts, 7 oz, $2.49

Braunschweiger, 16 oz, $1.99

Bavarian Bratwurst, 12 oz, $3.99

Black Forest Turkey, 40 oz, $9.99

Black Forest Ham, 3lb, $8.99

Dairy & Refrigerated

Canned and Nonperishable

Red Cabbage with Apples, 24 oz, $1.69

White Asparagus Spears, 11.6 oz, $1.69

Plain Egg Spaetzle, 17.6 oz, $1.99

Assorted Egg Spaetzle, 5.3 oz, $2.29

Hearty Pea or Harvest Potato Soup, 28 oz, $1.99

Herring Fillets, 7.5 oz, $1.69

Baby & Kids

Paper & Plastic Products

Laundry

Bread & Bakery

Imported Strudel, 19 oz, $2.49

Liqueur Cakes, 14 oz, $2.49

Pound Cake, 14 oz, $1.99

Pretzel Dough, 14-16 oz, $2.49

German Breads, 17 oz, $1.79

Beverages

O’Donnell’s Mint Chocolate Cream Liqueur, 750 ml, $8.99

Snacks

Combo’s Pretzels, 6 oz, $1.69

Peanut Puffs, 7 oz, $1.49

Pretzel Crackers, 6 oz, $1.69

Doppel Keks, 17.6 oz, $1.99

Household Cleaning & Maintenance

Reeva Dish Soap, 24 oz, $1.89

Huntington Home Plush or Berber Area Rug, $19.99

Huntington Home 18×30 All Purpose Mat, $6.99

Welby Foam Chair Cushion, $5.99

Easy Home Handheld Wet/Dry Rechargeable Vac, $19.99

Easy Home Steam Mop, $29.99

Easy Home Carpet Cleaner, $59.99

Easy Home Stackable File Box, $8.99

Easy-Home 10 Drawer Rolling Storage Cart, $27.99

Easy Home Mesh Office Chair, $39.99

Easy Home 4-Piece Scissors Set, $3.99

Easy Home Laminator, $19.99

Easy Home Laminating Pouches, $4.99

Easy Home Cross Cut Shredder, $29.99

Breakfast

Premium Raisin & Nut Meusli, 16 oz, $2.69

Win a Bottle of Rescue Rub Seasoning – 3 Winners

Code 3 Spices to the Rescue Giveaway!

Feel like a Paramedic and rescue your meals today, with this all purpose seasoning giveaway. Code 3 Spices, has graciously allowed A Medic’s World to give away a bottle of their all purpose seasoning called Rescue Rub to 3 different winners.

Code 3 Spices has an array of other seasonings with catchy names like this one, from mild to hot, and everything in between! Check out the review of Rescue Rub here at A Medic’s World.

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I have a wonderful set of bloggers who are helping me promote this giveaway, so I want to thank them for all their help! So show them some love and if you can like their pages in the giveaway widget below!

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3 winners will receive a (1) Bottle of Rescue Rub Seasoning
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Baja Burger

 

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Baja Burger

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz of lean meat (I am using bison)
  • salt dash
  • pepper dash
  • garlic 1/4 teaspoon
  • avocado
  • organic salsa
  • kale (optional)
Directions:
1. Mix lean meat with salt, pepper, and garlic.
2. Make mixture into patties and place on grill or frying pan. Cook on medium heat for 4 mins each side. Do not press down on meat while they are cooking this releases all the juices.
3. Cook till perfect and then plate on a bed of crispy kale and top with sliced avocado and fresh salsa. (This makes 2 burgers)

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Baja Burger
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz of lean meat (I am using bison)
  • salt dash
  • pepper dash
  • garlic ¼ teaspoon
  • avocado
  • organic salsa
  • kale (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix lean meat with salt, pepper, and garlic.
  2. Make mixture into patties and place on grill or frying pan. Cook on medium heat for 4 mins each side. Do not press down on meat while they are cooking this releases all the juices.
  3. Cook till perfect and then plate on a bed of crispy kale and top with sliced avocado and fresh salsa. (This makes 2 burgers)

 

Lamb Stuffed Pepper

 

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Lamb Stuffed Pepper

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz of ground lamb (could sub out for beef, chicken or turkey meat)
  • 1/2 of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of diced granny smith apples
  • 1/4 cup of nuts
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranates
  • 1 poblano pepper
Directions:
1. Saute lamb meat till lightly brown.
2. Add in raisins, diced apples,nuts and pomegranates and let cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
3. Slice peppers and place in oven for 5 to 7 mins on 400 degrees.
4. Once done fill peppers with combination and serve

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Lamb Stuffed Pepper
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz of ground lamb (could sub out for beef, chicken or turkey meat)
  • ½ of raisins
  • ½ cup of diced granny smith apples
  • ¼ cup of nuts
  • ¼ cup of pomegranates
  • 1 poblano pepper
Instructions
  1. Saute lamb meat till lightly brown.
  2. Add in raisins, diced apples,nuts and pomegranates and let cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Slice peppers and place in oven for 5 to 7 mins on 400 degrees.
  4. Once done fill peppers with combination and serve

 

Entertain with Ease with CoverMate – Review and Giveaway

*I received a 10 piece Variety Pack of CoverMate Food covers to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

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ENTERTAIN WITH EASE WITH COVERMATE

Did you do anything exciting for the Big Game yesterday? I hung out with one of my closest friends and her family and had an awesome time.  Even though the team we were rooting for lost, we had great food and friends which made the day amazing.  Some of the items I brought were Salsa, Guac, Hummus, etc.

These CoverMate Food covers are awesome!!  They are so easy to use!

CoverMate Food Covers’ Tips and Tricks to Hosting the Perfect Party for the Big Game or any time!

1. Dedication- To keeping your food fresh! No one likes hard queso and brown guacamole. Pop a small size CoverMate over any ramekin or bowl to keep your dip fresh from kickoff to the final seconds.

2. HardWork- Should be left to the players. Once your guests have left, make your cleanup a breeze by using any of CoverMate’s stretch to fit plastic covers over all of your leftovers. Place all dishes directly from the table into the refrigerator and straight into the microwave when you’re ready to snack again.

3. Courage- No matter how rowdy your fans get, CoverMate food covers will stay in place. Cover any meat & cheese platter, beer can or salsa to make sure the contents stay in place rather than on the floor during this game’s most intense moments.

4. Teamwork- Be a team player and bring snacks when attending a Super Bowl party. CoverMate food covers will stay put on that seven layer dip in the backseat allowing for a worry-free car ride!

One lucky fan will win their very own 10 piece variety pack from CoverMate!

*Open to US only. Giveaway ends 2/9/2014 at 11:59pm EST

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Cauliflower Stir Fry

 

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Cauliflower Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz of cauliflower
  • table spoon of coconut oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 portobello mushrooms cap
  • 8oz of grilled chicken
Directions:
1. Chop up cauliflower (very fine) size of rice.
2. Add to a hot pan with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Sautee on med hi heat mixing as much as possible not to burn the rice.
3. In another pan cook all veggies down.
4. Add together and top with grilled chicken.

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Cauliflower Stir Fry
 
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 8 oz of cauliflower
  • table spoon of coconut oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 portobello mushrooms cap
  • 8oz of grilled chicken
Instructions
  1. Chop up cauliflower (very fine) size of rice.
  2. Add to a hot pan with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Sautee on med hi heat mixing as much as possible not to burn the rice.
  3. In another pan cook all veggies down.
  4. Add together and top with grilled chicken.

 

Butternut Squash Soup

 

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Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 apple Granny Smith diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 small pumpkin (optional just used for presentation)
Directions:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Saute until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sage, thyme, and cayenne. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the butternut squash, apple, carrot, broth, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium, and boil for 15 minutes or until butternut squash is fork tender.
  4. Add the coconut milk and combine. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth, working in batches if you need to.
  5. serve in a pumpkin bowl (cut whole in top, rub coconut oil on the outside, place in oven on 375 for 30 mins)
  6. Serve with crispy bacon pieces and pomegranate seed

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Butternut Squash Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 apple Granny Smith diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 small pumpkin (optional just used for presentation)
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Saute until translucent and soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sage, thyme, and cayenne. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the butternut squash, apple, carrot, broth, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium, and boil for 15 minutes or until butternut squash is fork tender.
  4. Add the coconut milk and combine. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth, working in batches if you need to.
  5. serve in a pumpkin bowl (cut whole in top, rub coconut oil on the outside, place in oven on 375 for 30 mins)
  6. Serve with crispy bacon pieces and pomegranate seed

 

Gorton’s Grilled Fillets – Review

 

*I received a Gorton’s  to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

I have to confess, I know that eating fish is good for you, but I am not really a fan.  There are a few I like, but they have to be cooked the right way. I have been trying to change my eating habits and eat healthier so I was really excited to try Gorton’s Grilled Fillets.

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I tried a few flavors.  The first one we tried was the Signature Grilled Tilapia.  The first bite I was not so sure, but I think that’s because I had preconceived ideas I wouldn’t like it.  After the first few bites I really enjoyed it and I would totally have it again.

We paired it with roasted vegetables and had a healthy delicious meal!

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The Garlic Butter was by far my favorite.  It was light and delicious and great for either lunch or dinner.  I have definitely changed my point of view. I’m still not a “fish fan” but I’m glad that Gorton’s has opened some delicious options for me.  These are super convenient too!  You can just pop them in the oven.

Gorton’s has some delicious recipes on their sites as well as coupons!

PLUS they have their Real Fabulous Sweepstakes going on right now where you can a $1,000 Makeover Prize! They even have weekly prizes.

Donna’s Deals And More receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. All opinions expressed are solely from Donna’s Deals And More. See Donna’s Deals And More’s Disclosure Policy for complete details. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Lamb Burger

 

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Lamb Burger

Ingredients:

  • 8oz of ground lamb meat
  • a dash of salt, pepper,garlic
  • 2oz of red wine
  • 2 portobello mushroom caps
  • a piece of bib lettuce
  • coconut oil
Directions:
1. Season ground lamb and place on grill or in frying pan. Cook on med low heat for 3 to 4 minutes then flip (do not press down on the patty; this releases all the juices you want to keep).
2. In a separate pan heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 oz of red wine on med low heat and place mushroom caps in pan. Cover and cook till tender.
3. Place mushroom caps on plate and top with lamb burger and a piece of lettuce and finish it off with pomegranates.
4. Serve with a side of sweet potato chips.

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Lamb Burger
 
Ingredients
  • 8oz of ground lamb meat
  • a dash of salt, pepper,garlic
  • 2oz of red wine
  • 2 portobello mushroom caps
  • a piece of bib lettuce
  • coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Season ground lamb and place on grill or in frying pan. Cook on med low heat for 3 to 4 minutes then flip (do not press down on the patty; this releases all the juices you want to keep).
  2. In a separate pan heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 oz of red wine on med low heat and place mushroom caps in pan. Cover and cook till tender.
  3. Place mushroom caps on plate and top with lamb burger and a piece of lettuce and finish it off with pomegranates.
  4. Serve with a side of sweet potato chips.

 

My Nutrisystem Journey: Week 1 #NSNation

 

*I am a Nutrisystem Blogger.  I have received food free of charge as part of this role.

Over the last few years I’ve put on more than a few pounds, more than I’d like to admit.  I have tried tons of fad diets with no success, in fact most have made things worse.

That’s why I decided in 2014 I’m not dieting. I am changing my habits and lifestyle. I am so excited to start my journey with Nutrisystem and I’d love it if you’d follow along with me!

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Why Nutrisystem Success Works

 

With decades of weight loss research and understanding behind us, we know what works. And this knowledge, in combination with a keen focus on the future of living healthy, has helped us design a solid strategy for success.

Before we get started here are my “before” pictures:

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And here is my before weight (It pains me to share this I’m so embarrassed)

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The fact that I’m almost 200 pounds is one of the reasons for my wake up call. I was a size 0 when I married my husband seven and a half years ago. Since then I’ve almost doubled in size.  Not only that, I just don’t feel as good as I used to.

I was delighted to receive my box of food and totally surprised at how delicious everything looked!

For example check out what I had for breakfast today:

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I had Spicy Kung Pao Noodles for lunch and even ate Pizza for dinner!

Nutrisystem makes it very easy to start losing weight with their Fast 5 Kit.  It’s a special menu to help you lose your first 5 pounds the first week.

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They even include a daily chart so you can make sure you are eating what you are supposed to. Just so you know I did complete today, I just took the picture earlier in the day ;)

One thing I learned is that I have no idea what a portion is. The food is tasty and filling but had I been in a buffet line I probably would have served myself 2 to 3 times the amount Nutrisystem provided for each meal.  I love that they make everything so easy and everything perfectly portioned. It makes it much easier to start learning better habits.

I can’t wait to share with you about how my first week goes!


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Brussel Sprout Toasted Salad

 

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Brussel Sprout Toasted Salad

Ingredients:

  • 12 to 15 brussel sprouts
  • craisins
  • raisins
  • almond slivers
  • 1/2 tsp of coconut oil
  • half of a lemon
  • 1/2 avocado
Directions:
1. Cut brussels in quarters make sure to cut off the bottom.

2. Place 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil in pan place on med heat. Toss brussel sprouts in pan.

3. Add sliced almonds. Gently toss around for 2 min.
4. Add in craisins, raisins, and half avocado (sliced up). Gently toss.
5. Add in lemon juice (use half of the lemon and squeeze over brussels).
6. Cook for a total of 5 to 6 min.

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Brussel Sprout Toasted Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 12 to 15 brussel sprouts
  • craisins
  • raisins
  • almond slivers
  • ½ tsp of coconut oil
  • half of a lemon
  • ½ avocado
Instructions
  1. Cut brussels in quarters make sure to cut off the bottom.
  2. Place ½ teaspoon of coconut oil in pan place on med heat. Toss brussel sprouts in pan.
  3. Add sliced almonds. Gently toss around for 2 min.
  4. Add in craisins, raisins, and half avocado (sliced up). Gently toss.
  5. Add in lemon juice (use half of the lemon and squeeze over brussels).
  6. Cook for a total of 5 to 6 min.