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WB Kitchen’s Paleo Snacks Review and Giveaway

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Another blogger friend of mine talked to me recently about WB Kitchens and their paleo snacks.  I was intrigued! It’s hard where I live to find snacks that I don’t end up making myself that stick to the paleo and primal diet. I have to drive nearly an hour to the closest Whole Foods…needless to say, that doesn’t happen often.bigcityburrito

When I wrote to them, I was pleasantly surprised they were a Colorado based company. This coming May will be three years since I left a piece of my heart in Colorado.  My husband’s job moves us quite a bit, and Colorado was one of my favorite places we’ve lived. It was a health food mecca, and eating clean, healthy organic food was so easy.  It was everywhere.  There’s practically a Whole Foods on every corner…ok, maybe not every corner. When WB Kitchens introduced themselves to me as a small company (love!), based out of Ft. Collin’s Colorado (LOVE!!)  I almost asked him to send me a burrito from Big City Burrito while he was sending me some of his products to try (not health food, haha!).  

A few days after emailing, I received a huge box of samples.  I couldn’t believe it.  My kids drooled over them, too.  Brownie, coconut shortbread cookies, honey nut bars and then my favorite, the Java Mocha bar.  It was hard for me to snap a few pictures before keeping them from digging in.  Seriously look at this box!

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The ingredients they use are the highest quality. Raw Unfiltered Honey from the a Colorado based supplier called Beeyond the Hive. I love that they use local honey. They label each bar if it is paleo, SCD or GAPS friendly which most are. Their facility is gluten free and they never process soy, dairy, gluten or any grains at all. Check out the nutrition information label. Most of the calories on here come from FAT. Perfect for those high fat, paleo dieters. The fat content also comes from coconut oil, which is great. Coconut oil is a great source of MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides), it’s easily digested, and improves the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

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The only flours they use in their bars are organic almond flour and coconut flour, completely paleo/primal diet friendly. The bars and cookies aren’t super sweet, so if you’ve been eating a paleo diet for a while I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  They’re a sweet treat, with out being sickeningly sweet.  It’s just right.

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Currently they are working at getting the word out about their products. You can find them right now at Whole Foods, and other natural foods retailers.  Why wait for that though when you could win an entire box for your family to try? I’ve partnered with WB Kitchen’s to bring these right to you in my latest giveaway!  Fill out the entry form below for a chance to win a box of your own goodies!

 
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And Here We Are at the Table — A book review

Friday, January 16th, 2015

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I love doing cook book reviews! I almost never say no to cook book reviews, and I was thrilled when I was asked to review And Here We Are at the Table, a grain free collection of meals from around the world.  We’ve been a grain free family for going on three years now and it’s always so nice to get fresh ideas. My friend Ariana Mullins is a fellow blogger at And Here We Are….   She is an American ex-pat who takes her favorite recipes from all around in the world into one lovely cook book.

 

When it comes to cook books I admit, I am a little kid who needs beautiful inspiring photos to get me pulled into the recipes. Not only are there beautiful pictures of food, but she shows her home where they currently live in England along with her beautiful gardens. She takes us on a journey to her favorite local spots to get the fresh ingredients she uses to make food for her family.

 

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One of the first recipes I couldn’t wait to try was her hollandaise sauce.  I love eggs benedict, and hollandaise sauce with poached eggs has always been intimidating to me.  Ariana even admits that it was intimidating to her too, and goes over the process simply! I was so floored with how easy she makes it, that I asked her if I could share this recipe with you, and she said yes! Here you go!

 

 

Hollandaise Sauce for One

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1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon hot water
sea salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice (please, from a real
lemon)
1 tablespoon butter (the better your butter, the better
your sauce)
cayenne pepper

 

Directions from her book:

Put the egg yolk in a small metal bowl. Whisk it a little.  Add a tablespoon of hot water (I am usually simmering some water in preparation of cooking the sauce, and then poaching eggs, so this works out very conveniently) and a pinch of sea salt. Whisk it some more, then add roughly a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon (roughy- I have never actually measured it) of butter.

Put the metal bowl over a simmering pot of water. Whisk. The higher the heat and boil of your water, obviously the faster it will cook- but then there’s a higher need to be paying close attention and whisking constantly. I keep mine a little lower, and give myself the leisure of chopping up some greens as I whisk- but still put in the time whisking well. The butter will melt, everything will blend together and gradually begin to thicken. It’s up to you how thick you want it to be- keep in mind that you will probably want it to be oozy versus gloppy, and it will thicken slightly more as it cools. 

Taste it. Decide what it needs more of, and add the cayenne pepper if you like. I have also added a little olive oil to balance the favors a bit, and haven’t gotten in trouble for adding that, more butter, or even more lemon juice after it has thickened. For the record, I have also made this with white wine vinegar when I didn’t have much lemon on hand (some recipes use mostly white wine vinegar anyhow).

And that’s it! It’s really not too tricky, and always delicious.

Isn’t she lovely? The whole book is filled with clever recipes. New unique recipes to add more variety to your daily cooking. It’s fun to sit and read her stories, and look at the pictures of the places she’s been. There are recipes about making flavored vinegars, salad dressings and other condiments, not to mention unique recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner! She loves coming up with new tasty creations for her family and it shows.  She even takes you foraging with her family for stinging nettles.  So fun! I’m so glad I got a preview of this book, it’s an easy read, adventurous book of good food.

Be the first to go get your own copy, it goes on sale today! From now until Febuary 11th you can get the book 30% off by using the promotion code ATTHETABLE. Visit And Here We Are to get your own copy, or enter my giveaway below for a chance to win your own digital version!

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dōTERRA Introductory Kit Giveaway!!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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Ok guys, I dragged my feet long enough but I’m doing it.  I recently signed on to be a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and I have learned so much so fast.  I already used essential oils casually, but never oils like these.  dōTERRA’s oils are the highest quality I’ve come across and I am super excited to share them with you.

 

I know that many of you are very interested in Essential Oils and I’m excited to present to you my first Essential Oil Giveaway. This kit is perfect for beginners. It includes an introductory audio CD and booklet highlighting the uses of essential oils, and a 5 ml bottle of dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils. There are also suggested uses for the oils included to help jumpstart you on your journey of using essential oils.

 

Peppermint:

1.  Promotes healthy respiratory function

2.  Can help calm tummy troubles

3.  Freshens breath

 

Lavender:

1.  Known for it’s calming and relaxing qualities.

2. Can help soothe skin irritations

3. Promotes healthy skin

4. Helps relax muscle tension

 

Lemon:

1.  Cleanses and purifies air and surfaces

2. Cleanses the body and aids digestion

3. Supports healthy respiratory function

4. Promotes positive mood and cognitive ability

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Use the rafflecopter form below to enter! Have more questions about Essential Oils?
Contact me directly and I will respond to you as soon as possible.

 

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Fiddlebumps – A Review and Giveaway

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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You all know I just had a baby, and this Nearly Natural Momma wants to use the most natural products that I can…just so long as they work. I’m not talking about bathing my kid in sunshine and roses because Ermagerd Kemikals! However, I am cautious about what I want to put on my children’s skin, specially my littlest love. I’m always skeptical when it comes to alternative products because lots of times they just don’t work, or they have adverse reactions to fragile skin.  I will never forget the look my newborn baby gave me when I applied California Baby diaper cream on his poor little hiney.  It burned… the tears of betrayal flowed down his sweet face, and into the trash bin it went. After that experience it was hard for me to trust the alternative cream on his sensitive tush.   We had been using conventional grocery store cream on his hiney until Holly from Fiddlebump’s sent me her Tiny Hiney cream along with her Healing Salve to try out.

The Tiny Hiney Cream is a gentle alternative to conventional store bought cream.  Holly makes them herself in small batches from completely natural ingredients. They contain no petroleum, no paragons, no preservatives or anything synthetic. The healing salve is a gentle natural way to help your kids scrapes and scratches heal with out resorting to antibiotic ointments or other conventional creams that may sting the already painful spot.  It contains essential oils known to be antiseptics, such as Tea Tree, Lavender, and Shea Butter which helps improve skin elasticity, and aids in reducing scars. Together the oil blends provides anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.

 
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Both products have a gentle smooth feel and a faint fragrance.  It’s easy to tell right away it’s the oils, not a fake fragrance you’re smelling. The Tiny Hiney goes on smooth, and protects his little bum from any moisture that may be in his diaper. It does all this with out the nasty chemicals, and most of all it does it with out tears unlike the other diaper cream I tried. She has so many different products she sells for baby’s, first aid, cleaning products, bath and body products….if you’ve been looking for natural products this is a company you should definitely check out. Click here to check out her products.

For an added bit of fun, Holly has agreed to host a fun giveaway to introduce one of my readers to her products.  Check out the rafflecopter below to enter!

 

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Ways to Enter the Giveaway:

1.  Click here and check out Fiddlebump’s products. Leave a comment below telling me which product you’d like to try.

2. Follow Fiddlebumps and me, Nearly Natural Momma on Facebook.  Links are provided in the Rafflecopter below.

3. Subscribe to our newsletters!  Links are provided in the Rafflecopter.

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Rules: A winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.com. We will announce the lucky winner on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Once contacted, the lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone except where prohibited by law!

February Gift Card Giveaway

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

I really love doing giveaways, and this one by far is the one of the best I’ve ever done.  I’ve joined together with other bloggers to give one reader a BIG gift.  One lucky winner is going to get a $400 Amazon Gift Card!

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How to Enter for your Chance to Win:

1. Click here to check out the gift card.

2. Subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the picture below.

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3.  Leave a comment below letting us know how you’d spend your $400 gift card (honestly, I’m just curious it’s not an entry!).

4. Use the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post to enter!

*** For more ways to win, be sure to visit all the blogs involved in this giveaway!! ***

Small Footprint Family
Eat Naked
The Rising Spoon
Veggie Converter
Whistle Pig Hollow
Kula Mama
The Crunchy Moose
Real Time Mama
MIX Wellness
Loula Natural
Food Savvy

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Rules: A winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.com. We will announce the lucky winner on Friday, February 28, 2014. Once contacted, the lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone except where prohibited by law!

January Giveaway – Canon Rebel

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

I love doing giveaways!! I’ve pooled together again with some awesome bloggers to host this awesome giveaway!  One lucky winner is going to win a Canon Rebel!

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How to Enter

1. Click here to check out the camera. 

2. Subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the photo below.

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3. Leave a comment below, tell me why you want that camera! (This is not really an entry, I just like hearing from you!)

4. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

**For more ways to win be sure to visit all of these participating blogs!!**

Don’t Mess with Mama
Savory Lotus
The Darling Bakers
Real Fit Mama
Fearless Eating
Cheerfully Imperfect
Veggie Converter
Life from the Ground Up
Yogi Mami
Elston Backyard Farms
The Healthy Honey
Healing For Real

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Rules: A winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.com. We will announce the lucky winner on Friday, January 31, 2014. Once contacted, the lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone except where prohibited by law!

Update!!!

A winner has been chosen!! Congratulations to Chawn!!  Check your inbox for the email.  Respond as quick as you can!!

December Giveaway Winner!!

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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This month I held my first huge giveaway, a $400 Amazon gift card!  It’s time to announce that lucky winner, but first I wanted to thank my blogger friends who I collaborated with to give you all this awesome giveaway.

Healy Real Food Vegetarian
Butter Nutrition
The Rising Spoon
And Here We Are
Life Sanity
MIX Wellness
Loula Natural
Naturally Persnickety
Back at the Ranch
Like a Normal Person

And now for the lucky winner.

Congratulations!!!

Sara R.

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Sara please check your email, and respond to me by 6:00pm EST Sunday.

Don’t be bummed if you didn’t win.  Just check back next month.  There will be more giveaways!!

December Giveaway!! – $400 Value!!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

I really love doing giveaways, and this one by far is the one of the best I’ve ever done.  I’ve joined together with other bloggers to give one reader a BIG gift.  One lucky winner is going to get a $400 Amazon Gift Card!

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How to Enter for your Chance to Win:

1. Click here to check out the gift card.

2. Subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the picture below.

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3.  Leave a comment below letting us know how you’d spend your $400 gift card (honestly, I’m just curious it’s not an entry!).

4. Use the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post to enter!

*** For more ways to win, be sure to visit all the blogs involved in this giveaway!! ***

Healy Real Food Vegetarian
Butter Nutrition
The Rising Spoon
And Here We Are
Life Sanity
MIX Wellness
Loula Natural
Naturally Persnickety
Back at the Ranch
Like a Normal Person

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Rules: A winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.com. We will announce the lucky winner on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Once contacted, the lucky winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone except where prohibited by law!

Beecology Giveaway!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Last week I had the pleasure of doing a review for Beecology and I’m thrilled to announce this giveaway!  I’ve coordinated with co-owner Amy Rzepka to bring you some awesome products to try out for yourself.

The winner of this giveaway will receive four awesome body products.
Relaxing Lavender Bar Soap
Relaxing Lavender, Hand and Body Cream

Lemon Lavender Lip Balm
Foaming Lavender Hand Soap

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  **Please be aware that for some reason it is taking a minute or two to load.**  If you want to see it right now, please hop over to my food blog where it is loading faster.  Click here

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