Monday, December 14, 2015

Santa's Lil Helpers Team Challenge

The holidays are a time to celebrate but they are also a time of giving. There are so many people that don’t have the privilege of a holiday experience they justly deserve, whether it be gifts or a hearty meal. While we celebrate with our family and friends it is important to reflect on all the blessings that have been bestowed on us and remember that we have a duty to help others. That’s why Swagbucks is humbly asking all of you to be Santa’s Lil Helpers this holiday season in their newest Team Challenge!

For the first time ever Swagbucks will allow us to donate your Team Challenge bonuses to a charity of our choice!

The season of giving begins Monday, December 14th at 8am PT/12pm ET so get in a giving mood. The Team Challenge ends Friday, December 18th at 12pm PT/3pm ET but you are encouraged to stay in the holiday spirit through New Years of course!

All members who participate and contribute at least 200 points to their team’s total will be receive a SB bonus. Members of the 1st place team will receive a 40 SB bonus, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 20 SB bonus!

On Monday, December 21st you’ll receive an Inbox message asking if you want to donate your Team Challenge Bonus to a charity of your choice. If you accept, we will donate your bonus, in your name, to your charity!

If you are new to the Swagbucks world, make sure to create your free account here. Once you do, you will be able to join the Team Challenge right away and start getting paid for doing your everyday online tasks.

'Tis the season to get Swagging and do some good, so lets have some fun and spread the joy!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Wonderful #SweetScarletts #Giveaway with Recipes

**I will be receiving Sweet Scarletts products in exchange for this post.**

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts – a new brand of Texas Red Grapefruits – launched nationwide last year and will change the way you think about grapefruits! From the people who brought you Wonderful Pistachios, POM Wonderful and Wonderful Halos, Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruits are so sweet, you won’t even need to add sugar! The Texas climate yields the sweetest premium red grapefruits around. Not only is our grapefruit sweet, but half a grapefruit is only 60 calories and provides 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts recently partnered with actress, author and host of Cooking Channel’s The Real Girl’s Kitchen, Haylie Duff!  Here are a few of her recipes that you can try at home:

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Tropical
Grapefruit Salad
1      Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit,
2-­3 cups of butter lettuce
2      sprigs of Italian flat-leaf parsley
1-2     tablespoons of coconut, freshly grated
2      tablespoons Wonderful Almonds,
1      avocado, cubed
1⁄2      mango, cubed
1      cup cooked quinoa
Handful of blueberries
Handful of edamame, peeled
Tropical Dressing:
1⁄4     cup juice from a Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
1⁄4      cup pineapple juice
1⁄4      cup olive oil
1     teaspoon agave
Pinch of sea salt & black pepper
1. Rinse & cook quinoa according to package directions, and let cool.
2. Assemble all ingredients in a salad bowl and toss.

 Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
Brulée & Sweet Ricotta
Ricotta cream:
1      cup ricotta
1      cup mascarpone cheese
3      tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
1      teaspoon vanilla extract
1      tablespoon lemon juice
     Pinch of lemon zest
     Pinch of sea salt
Wonderful Sweet Scarletts
Grapefruit Brulée:
5      Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit segments
1⁄2     cup brown sugar
1⁄2     cup Wonderful Pistachios, shelled
1.     Combine Ricotta cream ingredients in a small bowl and chill for 30 minutes.
2.     Using a food processor, pulverize shelled pistachios.
3.     Using a culinary torch or oven broiler, melt the brown sugar across the
     Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit wedges.
4.     Arrange sweet cream, grapefruits and garnish with pistachio dust.
5.     Drizzle with honey or agave, if desired.

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
BBQ Chicken Skewers
Chicken Skewers:
Wooden or Metal Skewers
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Handful of cilantro
Pinch of sea salt & black pepper
Wonderful Sweet Scarletts
Grapefruit BBQ Sauce:
1     Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit,
     Pinch of grapefruit zest
1⁄4 cup ketchup
1      heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
1      heaping tablespoon brown sugar
1      teaspoon chili powder
1     teaspoon cumin
1      tablespoon olive oil
2     tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2      tablespoons scallions or chives, chopped
1.     Dice chicken into 1 inch pieces.
2.    Slide on to skewers and season with sea salt and black pepper.
3.     Grill until chicken is done, or no longer pink in the center.
4.    Baste Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit BBQ sauce across each skewer
     and garnish with cilantro.
5.     Garnish with additional Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit wedges (optional).

Roasted Veggie Salad with Wonderful
Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit-Miso Vinaigrette
Ricotta cream:
1      bunch of flat-leaf kale
2      cups brussels sprouts
1⁄2 cup POM Wonderful pomegranate arils
1      cup butternut squash
1      turnip
1      rutabaga
Wonderful Sweet Scarletts
Grapefruit-Miso Vinaigrette:
1⁄4 cup juice from a Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
1      tablespoon white miso
1 / cup tahini
2      tablespoons lemon juice
     Pinch of lemon zest
1 / cup filtered water
1      garlic clove, grated
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1      tablespoon olive oil
1.     Preheat oven to 375° and roast all veggies for 25 minutes.
2.    Massage kale with a small splash of olive oil, and arrange warm veggies
     across the top of the kale.
3.     Pulse vinaigrette ingredients in a food processor until combined.
4.    Drizzle Grapefruit-Miso Vinaigrette across the warm veggies.
5.     Garnish with additional Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit wedges (optional).

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
and Red Snapper Ceviche
1     pound skinless red snapper fillets,
     diced 1⁄4 inch thick
1      avocado, cubed
10 Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
3⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
1      cup Wonderful Sweet Scarletts
     grapefruit juice
1      jalapeño, seeded and minced
1      garlic clove, grated
1      handful cilantro, chopped
1      tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
     Pinch of pink peppercorn
     Pinch of cayenne pepper
     Pinch of sea salt
     Splash of soy or ponzu sauce
1.     Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and chill for 30 minutes.
2.    Serve with tortilla chips or jicama slices.

You can enter to win a gift basket that includes: Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit, recipe cards featuring our grapefruit, a grapefruit spoon, circular cutting board, grapefruit bowl, and apron!

Friday, December 4, 2015

#HGG Silicone Lego Style Bricks And Minifigure Molds #lego #review

**Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: c4a5a0f0d6e1**

As most of you know I am a big kid at heart.  I cannot even begin to express how I excited I was when I first laid eyes on the Silicone Lego Style Bricks And Minifigure Molds.  Every time I go to the freezer to get some ice, I am instantly transported back to my childhood.  Yes, I know that sounds corny but it's true.  I find myself wanting to play with my food again... 

You can use these molds for so many different things.   Whether you want to make some ice, candy or crayons, you can get the job done.  The trays are made with 100% pure food-grade silicone and they are BPA free.   The molds can be placed in the microwave, oven, freezer and steamer.  You don't have to worry about handwashing these products.  Cleaning is a breeze because they are dishwasher safe! 

I am in love with these lego style molds from e3X!  It's so much fun when I have someone over and I start making them a beverage and pull out robot or lego ice cubes.  Several people seem to agree with me, these are awesome!  You can check out more great ways to use the molds by visiting e3X on Facebook.

Bedding For Life Competition #giveaway

**I will be receiving a free product in exchange for sharing this promotion.**

You know how much I love a good contest!  Well, I have a really good one to tell you about!  How cool would it be to replace your bedding every year for free?  elinens is giving away one voucher valued at £100.  That's not all.  They will also send you £100 every year to purchase new duvet sets, bath towels and more.  

The contest is live and will be going on through the end of the year but if I were you I would go ahead and enter to win free bedding for life now.

If you look through elinens wide selection of products and see something that you just have to have right now, you can save 10% by using the promo code elinens11.