Today starts my week of Give-Away Madness. What better to start it with than a ‘GREEN’ cookbook? I don’t know if you knew this about me, but am a closet foodie (I should be posting more food and recipe and health posts, but you know… finding the time). I may or may not admit that I go on and off with cooking and that I eat too much fast food and junk food. But if I did admit it, I would certainly tell you that I WANT to eat right. It just gets hard sometimes when life is so fast paced and the budget is so thin.
I love food. I tend to attract the foodie PR people, too. I need one of those t-shirts that say “I blog for food.” This give away came about because someone dangled a carrot in front of me. Literally. Earthbound Farm offered to SHIP me some fresh apple and carrot snacks for my kids. And so they did. In a cute little Styrofoam box – by UPS. And they were delicious. Organic and delicious. I had eaten baby carrots in a little baggie before, but the apple slices – pre-sliced and ready to eat? I thought only McDonald’s was that cool. I hate slicing apples. My mother would tell you that she’s been on to me since I had my first kid that I am ‘so lazy’ for buying pre-sliced fruit. I would so buy Earthbound Farm’s sliced apples for snack time and pay the extra few dollars they are worth.
I know you may be asking, “What’s all this hype about organics?” Now days, a lot.
– no synthetic pesticides, herbicides
– no fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge – eeew! (which has prescription medicines in it as well)
– no genetically modified ingredients
– no irradiation
– no hormones, antibiotics, artificial ingredients or trans fats
Can you believe they put that junk on our food in the first place? So I guess we can agree that Organic is best. We buy organic when we can, but I’ll admit that sometimes the grocery budget isn’t long enough to cover the cost. According to the brochure that Earthbound Farm gave me, there are some fruits and veggies that are ‘most likely’ to contain multiple pesticide residues (ICK). They suggest that if you can’t buy ALL your produce organic, at least get these items (especially for children):
– imported grapes
– bell peppers
I’m sure that I’ll be making a more concerted effort to purchase organic after working with Earthbound Farm on this give-away.
And here’s the kicker, I didn’t even get a cookbook! So who ever wins it will have to tell me if it is wonderful so I can go buy one. I adore cookbooks. I have a whole shelf of them. That’s why I started my food blog. I could never remember which cook book a recipe came from, so I started keeping each of our favorite recipes online where I could access it from anywhere with a keyword search.
So now for the part where YOU can win the Organic Cookbook. Here’s how:
You get one entry for all of the following and you can enter only ONE time each (not once each day):
1. Visit Earthbound Farm’s website (I love their website!) and tell me in the comments box about a recipe listed there that you would like to try.
1. Blog about this contest and include a link back to this post and to Organic Farms.
2. Leave me your favorite recipe in the comments section or email it to me and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
3. Tweet about this contest using my twitter handle @sprittibee and a link to this post: such as – @sprittibee is giving away an organic cookbook by Earthbound Farms at her week of give-aways : http://bit.ly/VN9CZ
4. Follow this blog by email, feed reader, or my Google Friend Box.
5. Add me to your Technorati Favorites or stumble this post.
Entry comments must be dated on or before October 29th, 2009. The winner will be chosen at random on October 30th. All winners will be announced on October 31st.
This contest is one of the 4, 5 or 6 give-aways I’ll be having this week. Don’t miss them! I’ll be linking them all at The Homeschool Post on October 15th. Be sure to visit the Blog-Give-Away Linkup over there to catch all the groovy Give-Aways that are going on in the homeschool community online.
Have fun and eat responsibly!
[disclosure: after posting this, they sent me my own copy of the cook-book. IT ROCKS, y’all! Also – some links in this post are paid advertisements.]