Sesame-Soy Arrowroot Noodles with Stir-Fried Vegetables {Plus a Q&A with GoMacro Founder and a MacroBar Giveaway}

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We all know that being active is part of a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, however, it feels like a catch-22 when you and your family are so active that you’re always on-the-go and there isn’t even time to cook a healthy meal. Which is, of course, why so many people resort to the drive thru.

I have a different take on fast food.

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The Perfect Gift Set for the Middle Eastern Food Lover on Your Gift List {Giveaway}

The Perfect Gift Set for the Middle Eastern Food Lover on Your Gift List

Today’s giveaway is close to my heart. As many of you probably know, I’ve had the opportunity to immerse myself in Middle Eastern culture for most of my adult life (thanks to my Middle Eastern hubby), and I’ve come to fall completely in love with both Middle Eastern culture and cuisine. I’m really excited to be giving away a few of my favorite Middle Eastern goodies today, and I hope that they’ll soon become your favorites as well. One lucky winner will get everything you see in this post, so let’s get right to the good stuff…...

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Fashion Meets Comfort in Albion’s High-Performance Fitness Wear {$150 Gift Card Giveaway}

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I have a confession. In my world, comfort trumps fashion at least 85% of the time and if left to my own devices, I would live in my comfy workout clothes 24/7. Phew. So glad to get that off my chest. :) That’s why I was tickled pink when I recently found out about Albion Fit’s line of beautiful and comfortable high-performance fitness wear. I’d call that the best of both worlds. I was thrilled at the opportunity to try a few of their beautiful pieces for myself, and to host a giveaway for a $150 Albion Fit Gift Card! With Christmas right around the […]...

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Keurig Coffee Maker & K-Cup Coffee Giveaway!

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(Image above courtesy of Staples.) Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker? Or maybe hot cocoa is more your thing. Whatever you drink that gets you going, it’s likely that you can brew it in a Keurig…I’ve even seen K-Cups for hot spiced cider and iced coffee! (I know, iced coffee. How I love you.) I’ve had a Keurig for about six months and I can tell you that it gets more than its fair share of use; we use it just about every day and sometimes more than once a day. I am absolutely thrilled to be giving away a Keurig!...

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Pistachio + Rosemary White Pizza {And a Gourmet Oil + Vinegar Giveaway}

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Never in a million years would I have thought that I would get excited about vinegar. Vinegar, of all things. Either my life has gotten that dull (lol!) or this vinegar is really that exciting. An eternal optimist, I’m going with scenario two. :) A couple months ago I received a few oil and vinegar samples from Vom Fass. Right away the name intrigued me; it means “from the cask” and it conjures up an old-world, artisanal feel, doesn’t it? I don’t know what I was expecting when I tried the samples, but whatever it was, everything I tried exceeded all my expectations. Scratch that; […]...

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Yummy Pics: A Food Blogger’s Guide to Better Photos {Book Review + Giveaway}

Yummy Pics - A Food Blogger`s Guide To Better Photos

Holiday season is in full swing and you are going to love me – I have the perfect holiday gift idea, either for yourself or for any food blogger you know! You are in for a real treat today because I’m sharing my review of Nancy’s beautiful food photography eBook Yummy Pics! Have you looked back through my archives at my first posts? Focusing in particular on the pictures? (Ironic that I use the word focus, since it seems like I didn’t know about that feature of the camera back then…true story, lol.) Take a look back, and you’ll be amazed at the evolution of […]...

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I <3 My Wonderful Readers (Giveaway for a One-Night Getaway!)

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My mom has always told me that if you have something nice to say about someone and you don’t say it, you miss a huge opportunity.  I can remember so many times when I’ve been a bit down and something a stranger has said or done has lifted my spirits…and so many times it was something as small as smile!  Along those lines, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you out there who make my blog worthwhile…to those of you who take the time to read my blog, send me emails, make my recipes, or leave me comments…thank you!  You mean […]...

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Ramadan, Recipe for Pilaf-Style Biryani, & Giveaway Winner!

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The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan is upon us again!  This is a time for prayer, reflection, giving charity, and fasting.  During Ramadan, fasting includes not only abstaining from food and water, but it also includes abstaining from swearing, gossiping, arguing, etc.  During Ramadan fasting is done from sunrise to sunset to teach you patience, discipline, and empathy for others who aren’t as fortunate. Each day at sunset the fast ends with prayer and then the fast is broken with dates and water.  This is followed by a meal called iftar, which usually starts with a first course of soup (traditionally Red Lentil Soup) and […]...

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Giveaway, Cookbook Review, & Recipe for Power Balls

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Brandy and I had so many lovely submissions for our All Through the Year Cheer Easter event…please check out the beautiful round-up and winner here!   Giveaway:  Just in time for Earth Day (April 22) I recently received a gift package from Green Giant through My Blog Spark, containing a coupon for a free package of Green Giant frozen vegetables, a mini herb garden, a bamboo utensil set, and a 100% recyclable grocery tote.  For over 100 years Green Giant has worked hard to reduce the carbon footprint it leaves.  A few of the things that Green Giant has done include reduce the amount of land and […]...

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