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Review and Giveaway! “Everyday Classics” by Alexa Croft

Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Lisa

"Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Recipes: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free" by Alex Croft.  Enter to win this great cookbook by Lexie from LexiesKitchen.com!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/6/13 -

Friday, December 13, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your nice comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Courtney!

 

You may already know Alexa “Lexie” Croft from her great blog LexiesKitchen.com.   Lexie began developing recipes to help her toddler son, who had intestinal and neurological issues.  She learned that he had food allergies and sensitivities and so she decided to change his diet to help him heal.  What she came up with are delicious, healthy meals, perfect for anyone needing to eliminate certain foods from their diets.

In her new book, “Everyday Classics”, Lexie shares “68 Tasty & Essential Recipes” that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free.   Her book is broken up into “Everyday Staples”, “Breakfast”, “Lunch & Dinner” and “Sweet Treats”, making it very easy to locate a recipe for any time of the day.

Along with the wonderful recipes are beautiful photos of every recipe!

 

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Oatmeal Cake

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Zuppa di Italiano

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Mug Chocolate Chip Cookie  (Mmmmm!)

More of the recipes in “Everyday Classics”:

  • No Dairy Nacho Cheese
  • No-Peanuts Butter
  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend
  • Pizza Crust
  • Scones
  • Sunday Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Loaded BBQ Potatoes
  • Teriyaki BBQ
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Spritz & Sugar Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Vanilla Cupcakes

I want to make so many of these recipes, starting with the Mug Cakes!!!  If you would like to see a sample of “Everyday Classics” on Lexie’s website HERE.

You can purchase “Everyday Classics” from Lexie’s Kitchen Store on Amazon.com.  This book would make a perfect gift for someone you love with food allergies, intestinal issues or neurological health challenges, such as Autism and ADHD.

I am so happy to be able to offer one free copy of “Everyday Classics” to one very lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lexi’s Kitchen on Facebook
  2. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Twitter
  3. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Pinterest

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Friday, December 6, 2013) until Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to check out our giveaways!

Have a great weekend!

 

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway! *NEW* Enjoy Life Decadent Bars

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 by Lisa

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Monday, June 10, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments!!!  I enjoyed reading them!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Sheila K.!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Do you love chewy, gooey snack bars, but have food allergies?  If so, you will want to have Enjoy Life’s Decadent Bars in your pantry!

From the Enjoy Life website:

These indulgent bars come in 4 unique flavors, including: S’mores, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate SunButter®, and Cinnamon Bun. Each bar is topped with a complimentary melt-in-your-mouth white or dark drizzle (depending on the flavor).  Decadent bars are a great anytime snack or a luxurious dessert. All bars are gluten-free, free from the top 8 allergens, and verified by the Non-GMO project.

I love all of Enjoy Life’s products.  They are free of all of the major allergens:

  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Egg
  • Soy
  • Fish
  • Shellfish

They are gluten-free and have NO ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING!

 

“At Enjoy Life, our whole business is making smile-good foods that keep people’s insides happy.  That’s why all our food are specially made to be gluten-free and free of the 8 most common allergens.”

 

My favorite flavor is definitely S’MORES, but I enjoyed all four.

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You can purchase Enjoy Life’s Decadent Bars at a STORE near you or from any of these ONLINE RETAILERS, including Amazon.

 

I am happy to be able to giveaway one box of each flavor to one very lucky reader!

 

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE BELOW.

 

You may also garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Enjoy Life on Facebook.
  2. Following Enjoy Life of Twitter.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS.

 

***Please note:  This giveaway is open to readers with a U.S. mailing address only.  Thank you! ***

 

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, June 3, 2013) until Monday, June 10, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

Thanks for checking in and good luck!!!

~Lisa

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway! “Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking” by Cybele Pascal

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 by Lisa

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of the wonderful comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Stephanie KL!

 

 

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Hello Everyone!  I hope your week is going well so far.  It’s half-way over!  ;-)

Today, I am happy today to be re-reviewing “Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-minute meals without gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and sesame” by Cybele Pascal.  I first reviewed this book back in December.  You can check out my  original review HERE.

When I am asked to re-review a cookbook, I think it’s really nice to be able to make one of the recipes from the book.  So for this review, I decided to make Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dressing.

I have never fried chicken wings, only baked them because I’m totally afraid of hot oil on the stove!  I enlisted my hubby to help me with this part.  It really wasn’t bad.  I would suggest a splatter screen (which I don’t have) to keep the mess down a little.

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I tossed the wings in the sauce.

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I served the wings with celery sticks and because we are not dairy free, blue cheese dressing.  If you are dairy free, there is a great recipe for dairy free ranch dressing!

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These wings turned out great!  I probably will even try them again, now that we have the frying part down! ;-)

You can purchase “Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking” on Amazon.com, and at Barnes & Noble.com and on Cybele’s website store!

I am pleased to be able to offer a free copy of “Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking” to one lucky reader!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Cybele Pascal on Facebook.
  2. Following Cybele Pascal on Twitter.
  3. Subscribe by Email.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, May 15, 2013) until Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be contacted by email.

Good luck to everyone!!!

~Lisa

Review and Giveaway! Daiya Deliciously Dairy Free Products

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Lisa

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you for all of your entries!  The winners have been chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Pier, Natalie, Kalyn, Karen A. and Ttrockwood!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Oh my gosh!  We are coming down to the wire!  Are you busy getting things ready for the holidays?  I sure am.  I’m hoping I can get it all done in time!

Do you have someone in your family who is dairy-free?  Maybe you have a friend or relative coming to visit who are?  Wondering what to serve them?  Daiya Deliciously Dairy Free Products are the answer!

I absolutely LOVE Daiya Dairy Free products!  Many times, people with celiac, like myself, have a hard time digesting dairy as well as gluten.  I still do eat real cheese on occasion, but I also eat a lot of Daiya!  I think it is by far the BEST dairy-free cheese on the market.

It melts.  It stretches.  You can use it in all of your recipes that call for cheese.

Daiya Deliciously Dairy Free comes in shreds and wedges in great flavors!

  • Cheddar Style Shreds
  • Mozzarella Style Shreds
  • Pepperjack Style Shreds
  • Cheddar Style Wedge
  • Jack Style Wedge
  • Havarti Style Wedge

I have been using the Cheddar and Mozzarella Shreds for a while now.  I use them on pizza, nachos and melted in sandwiches and over chili or soup.

This is my favorite combination:  Pesto with tomatoes and black olives with Daiya Mozzarella Shreds.

Daiya products are free of dairy (casein, whey and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, rice, peanuts and tree nuts (except coconut oil).  They have their own production facility which eliminates the chance of cross-contamination with other pesky allergens, making their products 100% vegan.

Daiya Dairy Free products are available at supermarkets and natural food stores near you!

Wouldn’t you love to sink your teeth into some Daiya?

The fabulous people at Daiya have offered to give away FOUR COUPONS FOR FREE DAIYA to FIVE LUCKY READERS!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Daiya on Facebook
  2. Following Daiya on Twitter

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

This giveaway will run from today (Thursday, December 20, 2012) until Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.

The winners will be contacted via email.

As always, good luck!!!

~Lisa

Review and Giveaway! *New* Plentils Crunchy Lentil Chips from Enjoy Life Foods

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 by Lisa

Friday, December 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you everyone!!!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified via email.  Congratulations Betsy!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Can you believe that Christmas is just a week away?  Then comes New Year’s Eve!  I am dizzy just thinking about it.

Are you looking for snacks to feed all of the family and friends stopping by or going to parties and need to bring a snack?  How about serving a healthy alternative to regular chips?

New PLENTILS Crunchy Lentil Chips from Enjoy Life are exactly what you need!

PLENTILS have 40% less fat than the leading potato chip.  They are made from high protein lentils.

All Enjoy Life products are gluten-free and allergy-friendly!  All products are free of the top 8 allergens: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish.  Most Enjoy Life products are also free of: potatoes, sesame, sulfites and casein.

Enjoy Life products contain no artificial ingredients, trans fats or GMO ingredients.  Enjoy Life products are made in a dedicated nut and gluten-free facility.

PLENTILS come in four tasty flavors:  Dill & Sour Cream, Garlic & Parmesan, Margherita Pizza and Light Sea Salt.

I absolutely loved the Margherita Pizza flavor.  These chips are very light and airy and crunchy.  They would be great with a dip for a party.  I chose to try them for dinner with a bowl of white chicken chili.

You can purchase PLENTILS Crunchy Lentil Chips at natural food stores and conventional grocery stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.  You can also find them at over 20 online retailers!  Click here to find a store near you!   PLENTILS are also available for purchase at www.plentils.com!

Would you like to try new PLENTILS?  I am happy to be able to offer a bag of each flavor to one lucky reader!

To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may also garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Enjoy Life on Facebook.
  2. Following Enjoy Life of Twitter.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS.

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 19, 2012) until Friday, December 21, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.  So hurry!

The winner will be notified by email.

Thanks for checking in and good luck!!!

~Lisa