7/17/2013

Long time, no post....my fault.  Life gets in the way of the things we love occasionally and my life has been extremely full!  I promise to get back to regular posting once I get my cooking mojo back (just ask my husband, our life has been full of tacos and sandwiches)... but speaking of tacos!!!!




MyBlogSpark contacted me and provided a great Old ElPaso Market tote/kit for me to sample!  I love great convenience foods and Mexican is one of my absolute favorites, so I couldn't turn this down!  The fajita dinner kit was so easy and delicious as well as the taco seasoning packet that gave just the right amount of flavor to spice up any meat of your choice!  I tend to lean more towards ground turkey these days, but it can be bland without a kick of spices!  I highly recommend these products, be sure to look for them at your local grocer.

'til next time,

6/24/2011

Clearly Fresh Bags

A while back, I was contacted by Clearly Fresh Bags to do a review of their product.  In turn, they gave me a sample of their fruit & vegetable bags to try out and see for myself how they really work.  I received my sample pack in the mail the end of May and since then, I have been using them to store fruits and veggies, both in the refrigerator and on the counter top.

I have never used the Debbie Meyer Green Bags before or any other brand of these type of bags, so I don't have anything to compare it to, however, after using them, I definitely saw an improvement in the length of time that my fruits and vegetables lasted.  I rarely ever buy bananas because they go dark so fast, but specifically this test (and to feed to my son), I bought a bunch of bananas.  They lasted about a week and a half without browning on our counter top.  I was very impressed with this!  Most of the time, they start to develop dark spots within a day or two from bringing them home from the store.  

I like the quality of the bags, they are large enough for big things like bunches of bananas, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, etc... and you can reuse them for the same type of produce at least a few times before discarding.

Overall, I recommend these bags!  From my experience, they did help extend the life of pricey fruits and vegetables and made them last much longer than I normally have witnessed.

As a thank you for taking the time to review Clearly Fresh Bags, they would like to offer all of you a 15% off discount on all orders placed in the next 15 days.  The offer code for the 15% off is DD15.  In order to receive the 15% off discount, you will need to check out through the www.clearlyfreshbags.com website and enter the promo code when you are in the shopping cart/checkout prompt, while supplies last, at http://www.clearlyfreshbags.com/products/clearly-fresh-bags-10-re-closeable-zip-bags.
 

Disclaimer:  All thoughts and feelings of this product are solely my own.  I received a sample of Clearly Fresh Bags to try from the Clearly Fresh Bags company.  Any giveaways/discounts were provided by Clearly Fresh Bags.

Fiber One Brownie Winner!

The time has come to announce the winner of the Fiber One Brownie Prize Pack!  Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnn.....  it's LAUREN!

 CONGRATULATIONS LAUREN!  Be sure to get me your address so I can get your info to MyBlogSpark and get you the prize!

6/20/2011

Fiber One BROWNIES!?!

Yes, you heard me right!  Brownies.  Rich, chocolate-y, satisfying brownies that only have 90 calories!  Can you believe that?  I received some samples of these brownies to try from General Mills via My Blog Spark and let me tell you, I was excited to try these babies out.  I was afraid they'd have that weird aftertaste that so many low-calorie products have, but these really are good!  I was impressed and also happy to see that one brownie offers 20% of your daily fiber.  They come in two varieties, chocolate and chocolate peanut butter.

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5/19/2011

Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

My husband said this was the perfect beef and broccoli.  It wasn't too spicy and had a hint of sweetness to it which balanced it out.   I used sirloin steak which was sliced thinly into strips and I used linguini noodles instead of spaghetti, which really held onto the flavorful sauce.  You could easily add pea pods, baby corn or carrots to this dish as well!

Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein
Recipe adapted from Relish!

Ingredients
  • 8 oz. spaghetti - I used linguini
  • 1 T. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 T. peanut oil - I used canola
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 T. ginger, minced
  • 1 medium bunch of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 1 lb. flank steak, trimmed of fat and cut into strips - I used sirloin
  • 3 T. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. chili paste - I used Sriracha
 Directions
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until cooked but still firm to the bite.
  • Drain, return to pot and add sesame oil, tossing well to coat.
  • While pasta cooks, heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ginger and garlic; sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add broccoli and onion; sauté 3 minutes.
  • Add steak, and sauté 5 minutes or until done.
  • Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, brown sugar and chile paste; cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

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