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Ball Brand Products Review and Giveaway #CanItForward

In honor of International Can-It-Forward Day, enter to win 2 cases of Ball® Brand Limited Edition Green Heritage Collection Jars, a Fresh Herb Keeper, Dry Herb Jars, Frozen Herb Starters, 5-Blade Herb Scissors, and the Ball® Blue Book Guide to Preserving!

With our garden and farmer’s market overflowing with the delicious tastes of summertime this month, we’re in the midst of a canning frenzy to preserve the bounty before it’s gone! If you’ve ever canned your own harvest or received precious jars of goodness from a loved one, you know that it’s such a gift to enjoy the summertime flavors in the middle of the winter. Spreading some homemade blueberry jam on your pancakes or making chili with diced tomatoes from the garden is comforting when summer seems so far away. Okay, enough daydreaming, time to get to work on canning these organic goodies from the garden!

I was ecstatic when this big box of Ball® Brand products arrived on my doorstep, and I knew it would make preserving our veggies and herbs much more convenient and fun! In honor of International Can-It-Forward Day, I’m happy for the opportunity to review each one of these products, and to give you a chance to win a box of Ball® Brand canning items just like this one.

The New Limited Edition Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars

I absolutely LOVE these gorgeous limited edition green tinted jars that commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ball brothers’ “Perfection” Jar. They make our preserved pickles, tomatoes and jams look even more beautiful, and won't these goodies make wonderful gifts this Christmas?

Let’s get started with jars. We have tomatoes and cucumbers coming out of our ears, and we’ve been busy making bread and butter pickles, pickle relish, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes like there’s no tomorrow. We also have pounds and pounds of frozen blueberries and peaches to make delectable jams from. I absolutely LOVE these gorgeous limited edition green tinted jars that commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ball brothers’ “Perfection” Jar. They make our preserved pickles, tomatoes and jams look even more beautiful, and won’t these goodies make wonderful gifts this Christmas? They come in both pint and quart sizes. The giveaway includes a case of each size!

Fresh Herb Keeper

Next is this super convenient way to keep garden-fresh herbs. Sometimes it’s tough for me to run down to the garden every time I want to cut some fresh herbs, because it’s quite a hike and I have two very young children. Or sometimes, the herbs need to be cut before their flavor turns bad, and I’m not ready to use them all at once. This Ball® Fresh Herb keeper helps cut herbs stay fresh for up to 2 weeks! Stems and roots stay fresh in water to retain flavor and texture. I love that I have easy access to my fresh herbs in my kitchen, and I don’t have to worry about them going bad nearly as quickly.

Dry Herb Jars

These Ball® Dry Herb Jars came to my rescue. They stack so nicely for neat storage of dried herbs in drawers and cupboards, and they're great for keeping spice blends and rubs, too.

During the winter when my supply of fresh herbs is much less, I love using my garden herbs that I dried. Sometimes, though, my dried herb stash becomes difficult to use since I have very little storage space in my kitchen. Imagine that; I blog about food and my spice cupboard is a mess! These Ball® Dry Herb Jars came to my rescue. They stack so nicely for neat storage of dried herbs in drawers and cupboards, and they’re great for keeping spice blends and rubs, too. I also love the convenient shaker caps. The holes are bigger than the ones on other shaker caps that I’ve used, which is nice for the coarsely chopped herbs.

Frozen Herb Starters

No matter how many different types of fresh herbs you’re growing, and whether you just have a small amount or a large garden bounty, you’ll love preserving them by freezing them into cubes. You can freeze them in butter, oil or even water or broth, and the uses for them are countless! I’ve used the cubes for sautéed veggies, pesto, soups, dips, marinades and even beverages. I’m happy to have my new Ball® Brand Frozen Herb Starters because I love that they have lids to help prevent freezer burn and they also come with a labeling template, making them more convenient than other trays I’ve used. I have peace of mind that they’re made of non-toxic silicone and they’re BPA-free.

5 Blade Herb Scissors

If you often cook with fresh herbs at home, these Ball® Brand 5 Blade Herb Scissors will be your best friend in the kitchen. They conveniently and evenly cut herbs like parsley, basil and cilantro. No more putting your fingertips in danger with a knife while trying to quickly chop herbs!

If you often cook with fresh herbs at home, these Ball® Brand 5 Blade Herb Scissors will be your best friend in the kitchen. They conveniently and evenly cut herbs like parsley, basil and cilantro. No more putting your fingertips in danger with a knife while trying to quickly chop herbs! The other major bonus of these scissors is that they clean up in a snap. The slotted end cover makes cleaning and storing simple and easy.

Ball Blue Book

The Ball® Blue Book Guide to Preserving is  a 125-page book that will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about getting started with preserving. It includes equipment info, step-by-step instructions and tons of recipes.

Last but not least, the Ball® Blue Book Guide to Preserving. It’s a 125-page book that will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about getting started with preserving. It includes equipment info, step-by-step instructions and tons of recipes. It’s a good book to keep in your kitchen whether you’re new to canning, or a seasoned pro. It’s a book that will be passed down to your grandchildren someday! I use my grandmother’s recipes which she adapted from her Ball® Brand book, and I like having this book for updated info and recipes.

Enter the giveaway in the widget at the very bottom of this post, and you could win all 6 of the Ball® Brand products mentioned above!

In honor of International Can-It-Forward Day, enter to win 2 cases of Ball® Brand Limited Edition Green Heritage Collection Jars, a Fresh Herb Keeper, Dry Herb Jars, Frozen Herb Starters, 5-Blade Herb Scissors, and the Ball® Blue Book Guide to Preserving!

International Can-It-Forward Day

Stay tuned for International Can-It-Forward Day, hosted by Bravo's Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson! August 16th will be a day to celebrate home canning, where foodies can connect via online and in-person activities.

Before I conclude, I want to mention to stay tuned for International Can-It-Forward Day, hosted by Jarden Home Brands Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson! August 16th will be a day to celebrate home canning, where foodies will be able to connect via online and in-person activities. The event will take place in New York, at Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market, but there will also be special events taking place in Canada, Australia and South Africa. You’ll be able to view the webcast right here on my blog, so come back on the 16th to take a look! There will be canning demos highlighting the most popular home canning recipes, and Chef Acheson will be answering viewer questions in real-time. There will also be 25 farmers markets across the country hosting Can-It-Forward Day celebrations!

I think it’s so great that home canning has made a huge comeback. It’s a lot of work, but it’s so rewarding, healthy and satisfying. I love that my little girls and I are canning with my mom, like my mom used to do with my grandma. The Ball® Brand has helped families create memories for years, and I thank them for keeping canning traditions alive!

For more inspiration, follow Ball® Canning on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

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A Pea with a Purpose Book Review and Giveaway

For children and their families, A Pea with a Purpose sets the important example of eating healthy, chemical-free organic foods and respecting our environment. What a wonderful way to share this message with the world!

My girls have had so much fun in the garden this year! They’ve been by my side helping ever since we put in our 9 raised garden beds. They helped plant seed potatoes and garlic, and then helped plant seeds when we started them inside last winter. It was so much fun watching their excitement when the seeds sprouted, and when we planted the seedlings outdoors. Of course, the absolute most fun they’ve had thus far is harvesting! They love to dig right into the dirt, and squeal when they pull up a potato or a carrot. It was priceless to see them jumping up and down with pure joy when they saw the first tomatoes turning orange.

My girls helped plant seed potatoes and garlic, and then helped plant seeds when we started them inside last winter. It was so much fun watching their excitement when the seeds sprouted, and when we planted the seedlings outdoors.

As a mama, I am so proud to see my young daughters learning the value of nurturing the environment, growing healthy food, and developing healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime for them. It melts my heart to hear my oldest say, “Mama, what are we going to pick from the garden to eat for dinner today?”

I was so happy when I was given the chance to review the book A Pea with a Purpose by Michelle Voizin. I knew that it would be a perfect addition to our family book collection, especially since my girls have been loving their books about gardens so much lately. This book particularly stands out, with its beautiful, detailed, vibrant illustrations. It is an adorable story about an organic pea named Perry, who is on a journey to inspire children to be excited about their own gifts and purposes in life. It’s a story that celebrates family values and the organic farm to table movement. My daughters, ages 2 and 4, are drawn in by the animated expressions on the peas in the book. They now make up their own stories about the veggies we pick in our garden.

For children and their families, A Pea with a Purpose sets the important example of eating healthy, chemical-free organic foods and respecting our environment. What a wonderful way to share this message with the world!

For children and their families, A Pea with a Purpose sets the important example of eating healthy, chemical-free organic foods and respecting our environment. What a wonderful way to share this message with the children of the world!

Enter below to win a copy of A Pea with a Purpose for your family or someone you love! You will receive one softcover book, along with a downloadable Ebook.

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Swanson Health Products $45 Shopping Spree Giveaway

To join Swanson Health Products in celebrating their 45th anniversary, I'm excited to host a $45 shopping spree giveaway for my readers!

Swanson Health Products is one of my go-to stores online where I find healthy, safe products for my family, at great prices. No matter where you are in your journey to live a healthier lifestyle, you’ll definitely find something at SwansonVitamins.com that fits your taste and budget. When you’re shopping for safer products for your body and home, I’ll say that it is convenient and economical to have a few good one-stop resources that carry many different brands. Swanson Health Products is definitely one of them! They have a large selection, from supplements to personal care products to healthy foods and more. They have been providing wellness to the world for 45 years. To join Swanson Health Products in celebrating their 45th anniversary, I’m excited to host a $45 shopping spree giveaway for my readers!

Enter below for your chance to win the $45 shopping spree, and when you’re finished, check out this chance to win 45 Healthy Foods and $500! Thanks so much for participating, and good luck!

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GlassDharma Straws Giveaway and Cherry Coconut Smoothie Recipe

GlassDharma Straws Giveaway and Cherry Coconut Smoothie Recipe @ DailyPea.com: Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below to win our GlassDharma Straws giveaway, and here is a cherry coconut smoothie recipe to enjoy with your new glass straws!

We have been taking steps towards using less plastic in our household for the past several years because it’s more healthy for our environment and our family. It’s been fun! We like using reusable bags (much cuter than plastic,) glass food storage containers (so many stylish options available for the kitchen,) and choosing toys made of natural materials. We haven’t tried glass drinking straws yet, so I was excited when GlassDharma contacted me! They sent 4 different types of their glass straws for me to review, and I’m hooked for life. The Shorty straw is perfect for my little girls to use, and I love the Beautiful Bends and Simple Elegance Smoothie straws. Perhaps my favorite is the Beautiful Dots Iced Tea straw; it’s so classic and pretty. Besides enjoying the beauty of GlassDharma straws and the satisfaction of not adding plastic straws to landfills, I love the peace of mind knowing that they’re 100% non-toxic. They’re economical, durable, and one more step towards a more eco-friendly household! Before you scroll down and enter the $25 gift card giveaway, here are some more reasons why GlassDharma straws are so awesome:

  • Made of borosilicate tubing which is the strongest glass commercially available.
    No expense has been spared in bringing you the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible.
  • Annealed to Corning, Inc. specifications (a process that strengthens the glass) so you can have confidence you are purchasing the highest quality glass straws available.
  • Made of glass which does not leach ANY TOXINS into your food, so you can use your non-toxic straws with confidence.
  • Created with the beauty and elegance that only glass can give. You’ll feel like royalty – with a touch of ‘glass’.
  • A great environmental addition to your kitchenware.
  • Great for hot or cold drinks, microwave and dishwasher safe!!
  • Fully backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If they don’t meet your expectations, return for a full refund.
  • Covered with a Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage.
  • Hand-made in the U.S.A. Buying from GlassDharma means that your dollar is not going off-shore – it stays right here in the U.S.A.

Since GlassDharma straws are incredibly durable, I feel comfortable with my young children using them (with supervision, of course.)

GlassDharma straws are incredibly durable, so I feel comfortable with my young children using them (with supervision, of course.)

As a busy mama, there are often times that I feel completely frazzled and far from stylish. You’re going to laugh, but when I use a pretty glass straw in my smoothie, I can feel almost elegant for a couple of minutes! That being said, if we ever have an adult get-together at our house, our beverages will be beautiful. Wouldn’t GlassDharma straws make a fun and eco-friendly wedding or shower gift? They’re gorgeous. They’re available in different lengths, diameters, and even with colorful accents.

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Enter in the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post to win a $25 gift card for GlassDharma.com!

Here is a cherry coconut smoothie recipe to enjoy with your new glass straws. It is one of my family’s favorite treats that we make when sweet cherries are in season.

Cherry Coconut Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Cherry Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic sweet cherries, pits removed (we use this tool)
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded organic coconut
  • 1/2 of a medium-sized banana
  • 1 cup plus 2 scoops organic frozen yogurt (vanilla is delicious in this recipe)
  • 3 tablespoons organic coconut water
  • Sprig of mint

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse until consistency is smooth.
  3. Pour into a large glass and add a couple more scoops of frozen yogurt if desired.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Notes

Frozen cherries can be used in this recipe. Organic cherries can be expensive, so another option is to use 1/2 cherries and 1/2 blueberries or other berries of your choice.

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Natural Earth Paint Wooden Eggs Kit Review & Giveaway

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Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Natural Earth Paint giveaway! Congratulations to Dawn G., our winner. Please stay tuned for more healthy giveaways in the near future!

I was excited when Natural Earth Paint asked me to review their Wooden Eggs Craft Kit and Natural Egg Dye Kit because I love doing eco-friendly crafts with my daughters. I really wanted to try these paints and dyes since it’s tough to find truly non-toxic art supplies that also work well. Here’s why these natural egg kits turned out to be a huge success for us, and how you can enter to win a Wooden Eggs Craft Kit to try!

Natural Earth Paint Wooden Eggs Craft Kit

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In this kit we received 6 wooden eggs that are 2″ high, and 6 Children’s Earth Paint colors (blue, green, yellow, white, orange and red.) The high quality eggs are handmade in the Pacific Northwest with sustainable FSC certified wood. The powdered paints are made of natural earth pigments and organic milk protein.

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We mixed the paint in little ceramic bowls by adding a little bit of water to the powder to reach a creamy consistency. We just mixed a little of each color at a time so we could save them for future painting projects. Each color mixed together very smoothly and easily, unlike some other natural paints we have tried. You can make the paint a thinner consistency for a watercolor effect, but we liked the thicker consistency for the eggs. It covered very nicely and the hues are so vibrant and beautiful!

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After the paint dried, I used a homemade natural beeswax polish to seal the eggs and prevent the paint from smudging from moisture.

Success! My four year old daughter had so much fun spending hours carefully painting her eggs, and loved the bright colors. From a mama point of view, I love this kit because I have peace of mind knowing my kids are not ingesting anything toxic when they get the paint on their skin or even in their mouths. I LOVE how these eggs can be reused every year at Easter time, and also how we can paint some every year to create little keepsakes for the kids.

Natural Egg Dye Kit

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In the Natural Egg Dye Kit we received 4 colors of dye (green purple, orange and blue) made from pure fruit and vegetable extracts (spinach, purple carrots, turmeric, beets, red cabbage, and blueberries.)

We filled 4 glasses with a half cup of hot water each, poured in the powdered dye and mixed. We dropped a hard-boiled egg into each and let them sit for 15-20 minutes. We used brown eggs, so they turned out to have a vintage look to them. The earth colors are so beautiful and rich. We preferred these natural colors over the synthetic colors in conventional dye kits.

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Success! My daughters were excited to see the bright, pretty colors on the eggs when they lifted them out of the glasses. We put rubber bands on some eggs to make stripes, and painted some with the paint left over from the wooden eggs. From a mama point of view, I love that these dyes are 100% pure, natural and non-toxic. I know that most conventional egg dye kits contain some pretty toxic chemicals. Here is a New York Times article that Natural Earth Paint passed along to me, about synthetic dyes: F.D.A. Panel to Consider Warnings for Artificial Food Colorings. Natural Earth Paint also mentioned this:

“The “natural dye” currently used for red in most naturally dyed products (lipstick, cherry coke, some natural egg dyes, etc.) is the blood of the cochineal bug, also called carmine. These bugs are farmed and crushed in a very ecologically irresponsible way.”

I’m very happy that there are 100% safe and non-toxic options available! Making your own dyes out of fruit and vegetable pigments at home is also an option, which is a bit more time consuming and messy. I love the Natural Egg Dye kit because it’s so convenient.

GIVEAWAY!

Enter below to win a Wooden Eggs Craft Kit just in time for Easter! Thank you to Natural Earth Paint for sponsoring this giveaway.

About the Natural Earth Paint Company

Leah Fanning Mebane, a professional visual artist, founded Natural Earth Paint with her husband in 2011 with the goal of providing non-toxic paints to artists and health-conscious parents. This quickly growing family business focuses on an eco-friendly business model and holds the Gold Certification from Green America. They currently have about a dozen products sold on their website including Natural Face Paint and Earth Oil Paint, and they’re always working on the development of future products. They use recycled and biodegradable packaging, and use vegetable-based inks for printing.

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Rockin’ Green Classic Rock Laundry Detergent Review & Giveaway

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Thank you to all who participated in our Rockin’ Green giveaway, and congratulations to Anna I., who will receive a full size bag of Classic Rock detergent. Looking forward to hosting more giveaways in the near future!

I was recently sent Rockin’ Green Classic Rock Laundry Detergent in 3 different scents to review. I’m excited to tell you guys about Rockin’ Green’s non-toxic, eco-friendly laundry detergent for lots of reasons other than the fact that my laundry came out really clean and fresh.

Rockin’ Green Detergents are Healthy for Us

The main reason why I like Rockin’ Green detergents so much is that they’re good for us. I’m a mama of two little ones with very sensitive skin, so I’ve always had to be very careful of what I use to do their laundry. I also do everything I can to avoid exposing them to harsh, toxic chemicals that are in most household products sold in stores. I’m a big fan of the Environmental Working Group’s database which rates products in terms of the safety of their ingredients. Here’s an example of how one major name brand detergent brand scores an F, and why I’m so happy that there are safer alternatives like Rockin’ Green!

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You’ll never find any of these harmful ingredients in any Rockin’ Green product:

  • NPEs / APEs
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • SLS/SLES
  • Optical brighteners
  • 1,4-dioxane
  • Naphthas
  • Phenols
  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • EDTA
  • Phosphates
  • Artificial fragrances

Many products labeled “green” and “non-toxic” are not what they claim to be. I’m a busy mom, so I feel overwhelmed and frustrated when I’m at the store scanning long lists of ingredients. Rockin’ Green was actually developed by a mom who was fed up with the mis-labeling of supposed “green” cleaners.

Rockin’ Green ingredients: sodium carbonate, sodium percarbonate, natural chelating ingredients, sodium sulfate, biodegradable surfactants, natural fragrance oils (unless unscented.) All scents are made with 100% natural essential oils and are organic. Sodium carbonate (washing soda) is ONE component in Rockin’ Green detergent. Every powder detergent on the market, both mainstream and boutique, contain sodium carbonate as one of its ingredients. Rockin’ Green also contains surfactants, water softeners, and several other special ingredients that prolong the life of clothing and protect delicate skin.

Rockin’ Green Detergents are Healthy for the Environment

When I think about how much laundry I do each week, I also think about how much detergent is washing into the environment. If detergents contain toxic chemicals, they can end up in waterways and affect aquatic wildlife. That’s just one way these chemicals can have a huge negative impact on the environment. If we all make a conscious effort to use safe products, we can make a big positive impact. All Rockin’ Green detergents are a safe choice for us and the environment:

  • They are biodegradable
  • They have recyclable packaging
  • They contain no phosphates
  • They are gluten and vegan friendly
  • They contain no SLS or parabens
  • They contain no optical brighteners

Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent Works

I’ve tried many eco-friendly laundry detergents, and most of them just plain didn’t work well. Rockin’ Green is one that is very effective. It didn’t leave a residue on the laundry, even when a gentle cold water cycle was used. I like my laundry to feel and smell clean, and that’s just what it is after I use Rockin’ Green. It does a pretty good job of lifting tough stains, however, I get some serious stains on a daily basis on my little ones’ clothes that I normally spot clean right away with Biokleen Bac-Out.

Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent Smells Good

After gradually replacing all my household products with natural ones over the years, I noticed myself and my family having more of a sensitivity to fragrances. Now that I’ve used wool dryer balls for years, the scent from dryer sheets is really overwhelming and I prefer either no fragrance in my laundry, or a subtle one from essential oils. Same is true with laundry detergent. A subtle, natural fragrance is nice while I’m doing the laundry, but I really don’t want it to strongly linger after it’s done. That’s what I love about Rockin’ Green. You know the scents are 100% natural because they wash out. After you wash and dry your laundry with Rockin’ Green, it smells clean and fresh, but not like the scent of the detergent. I tried their Lavender Mint Revival, Smashing Watermelons and Mötley Cleän scents. I liked all 3, with Lavender Mint Revival being my favorite.

Rockin’ Green Customizes Detergent for Your Water Type

The other thing I love about Rockin’ Green is that there’s a detergent for each water type. Check out their handy map to see which type of water you have. This is especially important when it comes to cloth diapers. When we lived in Michigan we had “normal” water that was neither soft nor hard. Now that we live in South Carolina our water is extremely soft. I was starting to have some issues with my cloth diapers shortly after we moved and began using Rockin’ Green Soft Rock detergent along with Funk Rock Ammonia Bouncer in my diaper washing routine. Works like a charm! When I tried the Classic Rock detergent on my regular laundry, it worked just fine and I don’t see the need to use the Soft Rock for that.

Rockin’ Green Detergent is Affordable

One challenge I’ve had while switching to green household products is cost. I do a lot of laundry, so I simply can’t afford expensive detergent. Rockin’ Green detergent doesn’t break the bank. One bag of Rockin’ Green can do up to 90 loads of laundry, which breaks down to 16¢ per load. HE machines only need 1 tablespoon of soap per load.

GIVEAWAY!

I decided to host a Rockin’ Green giveaway so you can try out the awesomeness of Classic Rock detergent for your laundry! Enter below to win 1 full size bag of Classic Rock laundry detergent in the scent of your choice: Lavender Mint Revival, Smashing Watermelons or Mötley Cleän.

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Rockin’ Green provided me with free samples of their laundry detergent to review, and I was under no obligation to write the review. I was not under any obligation to write a positive review or host a giveaway.

Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Oil Giveaway

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Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this giveaway! Congratulations to Amy, who will receive her quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil very soon. Please stay tuned, as there are more giveaways coming up in the near future!

I think a great way to start a brand new year on my blog is to have a fabulous giveaway of Tropical Traditions coconut oil for my wonderful readers! One winner will receive a WHOLE QUART of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (retail value $40.00.) The giveaway is available to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

If you’ve been following my blog, you probably know from many of my recipes that I’m a huge fan of coconut oil. I really love cooking with it and its health benefits are amazing. After trying Tropical Traditions, there’s no going back…it’s a superior brand. It’s certified organic and has a pure, rich flavor.

I would love for you to enjoy this coconut oil in your recipes and to experience its health benefits. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil: http://coconutoil.com.

Here are a few other tidbits you may enjoy reading about coconut oil:

Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below to win a quart of Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Coconut OIl!

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If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Christmas Cookbook Giveaway

Giveaway at DailyPea.com - Christmas Cookbook {Easy Whole Food Holiday Sweets} by Arie-Elle of Nourish and Inspire Me

Thanks to everyone who participated in this wonderful holiday giveaway! Congratulations to our winner, Nina N., who will be receiving a copy of this beautiful Christmas Cookbook by Arie-Elle of Nourish and Inspire Me.

Check Daily Pea frequently, as we’ll have many more great giveaways coming up soon!

I was delighted when Arie-Elle, the author of Nourish and Inspire Me, asked me to review her Christmas Cookbook and host a giveaway for my readers. I love her blog which features nourishing real food recipes accompanied by gorgeous photographs, as well as wellness tips to inspire you.

The Christmas Cookbook includes 9 seriously drool-worthy whole food holiday sweets recipes that are unique and nutritious. Here are a few of the recipes that I can’t wait to try!

  • Pumpkin Pie (a healthier version of this traditional holiday favorite!)
  • Gingerbread Chia Parfait
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Banana Pecan Cacao Cups
  • Goji Berry Ripe Bars

Here are some reasons why I think you’ll love this cookbook!

  • Many of the recipes in the book use similar ingredients, so you can make more than one at a time without having to buy a zillion things from the store.
  • There is a variety of recipes that all of your guests will be able to enjoy, including gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, egg-free and soy-free.
  • You can enjoy your holiday sweets without ditching healthy eating habits.
  • Christmas is coming up very soon – these recipes are easy to make.

Enter to win a free copy of this cookbook below. Hurry, the giveaway ends on Christmas Day!

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Happy Green Baby Gift Card Giveaway

Enter to win a $50 gift card to happygreenbaby.com, hosted by Homegrown & Healthy! Ends December 13, 2013

This is such a great giveaway perfectly timed for the holidays! Enter to win $50 worth of healthy, eco-friendly stuff for babies, kids or moms from HappyGreenBaby.com. They have a huge selection and you can apply your $50 gift card towards anything on their website. I LOVE companies like this who carry products you can trust to be safe for your family. I’m happy for the opportunity from Homegrown & Healthy to cohost this wonderful giveaway!

Sponsored by:

Happy Green Baby

Hosted by:
Homegrown & Healthy

Cohosts:

Punk Wife, Daily Pea, Nourishing Time

At HappyGreenBaby.com we believe that green babies are happy babies. That’s why everything you find on our website is a smart, healthy, eco-friendly choice for your family. From stainless steel, BPA-free baby bottles, organic cotton crib sheets to chemical free skin care products . Your baby will enjoy playing with our recycled plastic toys and will love wearing our comfy, eco-friendly, soy and bamboo fiber, organic clothes. You’ll find everything you need for a happy green and enviornmentally friendly baby (& family) right here!

Enter to win a $50 gift card to happygreenbaby.com, hosted by Homegrown & Healthy! Ends December 13, 2013

What can you get, exactly? They’ve got anything and everything related to healthy, happy ecofriendly babies. And toddlers. And kids. And moms.

The winner (US residents only for this one, please!) will receive a $50 gift card towards anything in the HappyGreenBaby online store. And the only thing you need to do to enter to win is to visit their store and leave us a comment with a link to an item that you’d buy with the card.

Simple, right? One comment with a link.

There’s also a few non-mandatory and easy options to win extra points simply by following HappyGreenBaby, Homegrown & Healthy, Punk WifeDaily Pea, and Nourishing Time.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note, this giveaway is only open to US residents! (Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of giveaways in the future for those of you outside of the US).

Giveaway ends December 13, 2014 at the stroke of midnight, EST.

Core Kitchen “Color Your Kitchen” Giveaway

Ready to add some pizzaz to your kitchen? Enter our giveaway! Ends November 29.

I’m excited to have the opportunity from Homegrown & Healthy to cohost this Core Kitchen giveaway! You can enter to win a set of beautiful bamboo + silicone utensils and a cutting board that will add cheer and style to your kitchen. (You get to pick your favorite pattern and colors!) Prep utensils and cutting boards are kitchen basics that you use every day, so wouldn’t it be fabulous to have them in beautiful colors and patterns that you love? Read more about Core Kitchen and their wonderful kitchen products below, then hurry up and enter! :)

Sponsored by:

Core Kitchen

Hosted by:

Homegrown & Healthy

Cohosts:

Daily Pea, My Heart Beets, The Things We’ll Make, Skinny Pear, The Aliso Kitchen & Real Food Outlaws

 

Core Kitchen is the premier destination for all things kitchen! This collection takes all of your kitchen basics and enhances them with fresh designs and technical improvements. Included in this assortment are a vast number of tools, gadgets, cutting boards, knives, accessories and more. Keeping with our function meets design initiative, this line uses a wide range of materials in unique shapes and sizes. Featuring tools constructed from nylon, silicone, and stainless steel, bright colored polypropylene cutting boards and high carbon stainless steel knives, this collection is a one stop shop for all types of food prep. In addition, this collection features a range of cast iron kitchen accessories that is an update to the classic styling. Fun shapes, vibrant colors, and interesting materials make Core Kitchen a line that every kitchen needs to have.

Ready to add some pizzaz to your kitchen? Enter our giveaway! Ends November 29.

One winner will get to pick their favorite cutting board and a set of bamboo + silicone utensils. Check out the site to see your favorite!

Glass Prep Boards

Our tempered glass boards feature fun and contemporary patterns to add a modern touch to any kitchen. Useable as a prep board, each features skid resistant rubber feet, and can also be utilized as serving platters or trivets.

Valued at $24.

Bamboo & Silicone Utensils

Classic in shape and design, our Bamboo and Silicone Utensil Collection is perfect for all kitchen prep. Designed with bright colored silicone heads and sturdy bamboo handles, these kitchen utensils won’t scratch pots and pans and are heat resistant up to 475°F.

Set valued at $18.