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Imperial Tonics Giveaway Winner announced

Imperial Tonics Giveaway Winner announced

Imperial Tonics Winner

 photo tonicsmoothie2_zps1e36f49e.jpgWith the weather across the nation going crazy with snow storms, rain and the like, NOW is a great time to protect yourself and your immunity with healing herbs through a tonic blend such as Imperial Tonics Ancient Wisdom.  I love making my blend into a hot drink that warms my body, mind and spirit.  This blend gives me energy (not bouncing off the wall energy) but a stable, uplifting, balanced energy.  It supports and backs my immune system so I know I can fend off and kick those germs to the curbside.  Can’t touch this! 

Thank you for all the lovely comments and entries.  I wish I could gift everyone of you a bottle of this Wisdom.  However, I only had one bottle to gift,  so the lucky winner is:

John Santos

Don’t forget, Marcus Schneider at Imperial Tonics is gifting a lovely sale and offering a discount of 25% off all orders of Ancient Wisdom. Free shipping on multiple bottles.  Use coupon code HOLIDAYS2013 from NOW through January 8th, 2014.  Take advantage of this sale/deal while supplies last.  

**  Click to Order YOUR Imperial Tonics ANCIENT WISDOM NOW! **

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I’ll see you on Thursday with the THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY post.  

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IMPERIAL TONICS – Ancient Wisdom Tonic Blend Giveaway and Sale

IMPERIAL TONICS – Ancient Wisdom Tonic Blend Giveaway and Sale

Ancient Wisdom Tonic Blend

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It’s GIVEAWAY time!!  I love sharing with you all whenever I can. 

This is perfect timing for the giveaway offering something we can all use this time of the year (any time in my opinion) that will boost the immune system, enhance energy, help deal with stress and lift the spirits. 

I also love how the Universe works at placing opportunities in our laps (for ourselves and others).  Last week, the idea of having a giveaway for you all popped in my head.  “What will it be?” I asked myself.  I saw a bottle of Imperial Tonics Ancient Wisdom in my minds eye.  “What a lovely gift!”  I exclaimed out loud. Yes, I talk to myself.  Well, technically, the dogs were in the room with me, so it that counts right?  :)

A few days later, I received an email from Marcus Schneider, owner of IMPERIAL TONICS – Ancient Wisdom Tonic Blend, that he was having a sale and wanted to offer my readers the opportunity for a discount code.  Well, there you go!!  A giveaway AND a sale!  That’s my kind of Universal conspiracy of an opportunity for you all. 

If you aren’t familiar with Imperial Tonics Ancient Wisdom Tonic blend, read my review here.  I have a smashing tonic smoothie that accompanies that post.  Please check it out.  You’ll be glad you did.  Ancient Wisdom is a concentrated and standardized combination of Chinese Herbalism – Duanwood Reishi Mushroom spores, Schizandra, Goji berry, Astragalus root and He Shou Wu to empower your health.

Tonic herbs are used to promote over-all well being, to enhance the body’s energy, and to regulate the bodily and psychic functioning, to protect the body and mind so as to create what the Chinese call “radiant health.”  I love incorporating the use of these healing herbs in tonic drinks.  Quick, easy, tasty and the healing properties assimilate in the body fast.  My kind of drink!

Thanks to Marcus Schneider at Imperial Tonics, he is gifting a lovely sale and offering a discount of 25% off all orders of Ancient Wisdom. Free shipping on multiple bottles.  Use coupon code HOLIDAYS2013 from NOW through January 8th, 2014.  Take advantage of this sale/deal while supplies last.  

**  Click to Order YOUR Imperial Tonics ANCIENT WISDOM NOW! ** 

In the meantime, feel free to enter for your chance to win a bottle from my own personal collection. 

U.S. entries ONLY!

(Sorry my international readers – shipping costs are way high – I love you all though!!)

For entry to win:

**  Leave a comment below why you would like to win this product and how would you use it (anything else you want to share is ALWAYS welcome). **

Let the comments begin!

Deadline for entries will be Sunday night, December 15th.  I will announce winner on Monday, December 16th.

Good luck my dears!!

Entries now closed for giveaway.

P.S. I am still working on Tonic eBook for you and will give more information in the coming weeks.

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Kibby

Raw Orange Cream Pie with Chocolate Walnut Crust AND NuNaturals Stevia GIVEAWAY

Raw Orange Cream Pie with Chocolate Walnut Crust AND NuNaturals Stevia GIVEAWAY

Raw Orange Cream Pie with Chocolate Walnut Crust

AND

NuNaturals Stevia GIVEAWAY

 photo orangepie1_zps29675108.jpgI’ve got two SWEET TREATS for you today – in several senses.  One is a fantastic new creation from my kitchen.  Scott’s birthday was last weekend (Nov. 9th) and I had asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted this year?   This AMAZING pie is what came out of his request – something with chocolate, orange meringue-like texture and taste – so I let my creative and intuitive side come out in the kitchen – I give you Raw Orange Cream Pie with Chocolate Walnut crust.  This DIGESTIVE FRIENDLY sweet treat is full of healthy fats and ingredients, so there is no guilt at eating a slice (or two).  I shared this slice of heaven with a friend and she was blown away by the taste, texture and then knowing that the ingredients are healthy, gluten-free, low sugar – made it EVEN BETTER.  Yay! 

Thank Scott!  If he didn’t present me this opportunity to step outside of my box and take on a challenge to create something wonderful for his birthday, I might not have gone there on my own.

My next TREAT for you is a way of saying THANK YOU! to all of you who read, share, comment and interact with me on the blog.  I am SO THANKFUL for YOU!  Yes, you!  This is a little way for me to show my appreciation for you being here and for us sharing our inspiration, words and life with one another.  It’s about CONNECTING and helping each other SHINE.  So, I am shining some sweetness on you with an opportunity to win a lovely gift set from my FAVORITE Stevia company, NuNATURALS.

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If you have been with me for awhile, you will know that I love using and implementing stevia in many of my recipes (savory and sweet).  I actually grow the plant in my garden each year, using the fresh leaves in my green smoothies and harvest the leaves at end of season (dry and grind  into a powder) for certain uses in the kitchen.    I cut sugar out of my diet MANY years ago – especially when I went on a Candida cleanse (post coming soon!).  Upon research and experimenting with several different brands, NuNaturals won my approval and my taste buds squealed in delight.  Also, stevia is a life-saver on a Candida-friendly lifestyle – keeps those little buggers in their place and manageable.   I’ve been using NuNaturals stevia for several years because of their quality, integrity and “no bitter aftertaste” finish. 

Check out my RECIPES page for all the different ways to utilize this little sweetener into your dietary lifestyle.  It changed mine for the better.

I am so thankful to Ron at NuNaturals for sponsoring this lovely GIVEAWAY to you all. 

He is awarding 4 LUCKY readers a chance to win:

* one bottle liquid Orange Stevia 

*one bottle liquid Cherry Vanilla Stevia

*one bottle liquid Vanilla Stevia

*PLUS a 50pkt. box of their NuStevia White Stevia Powder Packets. 

SWEET!!!

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Here is the “low down” on how to ENTER TO WIN:

1) Visit the NuNaturals Facebook Page and “LIKE ”  – leave a comment below that you did!

2) Visit Kibby’s Blended Life Facebook Page and “LIKE” for an extra entry and leave a comment below that you did!

3) For another extra entry, leave a comment below telling me if you have used stevia before in your recipes and how you utilize it.

(That’s 3 chances to win per person!)

 

You have to have a physical mailing address – CAN NOT SHIP TO P. O. BOXES

Contest/ Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE.

You can receive DISCOUNTS on all orders placed on their website :  www.nunaturals.com .

When you get to their checkout page, you should enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG1213  and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on your ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains  EFFECTIVE UNTIL  DECEMBER 31, 2013 .

Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U. S. on all orders exceeding  $ 35.00 after discounts.

 NuNaturals GIVEAWAY ends Sunday night, November 24th!

I will announce the 4 winners on Monday, November 25th.

So, go sign up (leave some comments) and then come back to get this FANTASTIC recipe. 

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Raw Orange Cream Pie with Chocolate Walnut Crust
A raw and decadent dessert made with healthy fats and ingredients to delight your culinary taste and senses.
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Crust
  1. 2 cups raw walnuts
  2. 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (I use Navitas Naturals)
  3. 1 cup organic raisins (a few more if needed)
  4. 1/8 tsp. pink himalayan salt
  5. 1 TB. water
Filling
  1. 1 1/2 cups young coconut meat (from 3 young Thai coconuts)
  2. 1/2 avocado
  3. juice from 1 organic orange
  4. zest from 1 organic orange
  5. 8 - 10 drops NuNaturals ORANGE liquid stevia (or to taste)
  6. 3 drops NuNaturals VANILLA liquid stevia
  7. 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  8. 2 tsps. xanthum powder (for thickener)
  9. pinch of pink himalayan salt (to bring out flavors)
Crumble topping
  1. 2 TB. raw pecans
  2. 1 TB. NuNaturals Coconut sugar
  3. 1 TB. raw cacao nibs ( I used Navitas Naturals)
To make crust
  1. Place walnuts in a food processor fitted with an S-blade and process till finely ground. Add cacao powder and salt and process till incorporated. Add the raisins, water and process until the mixture begins to stick together (add extra if you need). Don't over-process.
  2. Press this mixture into desired pan/dish - I used a small rectangular pyrex dish. An 8" or 9" pie dish would be fine.
  3. Chill in refrigerator while you make the filling.
To make filling
  1. Place the coconut meat, avocado, orange juice, orange zest, stevia, xanthum gum and salt into a blender (I used a Vitamix) and process until smooth.
  2. Adjust flavor and sweetness to your own liking.
  3. Pour this mixture over the chocolate walnut crust and spread evenly.
To make crumble
  1. Place all ingredients in a small food processor/ grinder and pulse till medium/fine ground.
  2. Sprinkle this crumble on top of the filling.
  3. Chill pie in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  4. Left overs: Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
  5. Eat within 3 days (crust will get soggy - but still tastes amazing).
  6. Enjoy!
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 NuNaturals GIVEAWAY ends Sunday night, November 24th!

I will announce the 4 winners on Monday, November 25th.

** Giveaway NOW CLOSED! **

Good luck and THANK YOU again!  

**  Don’t forgetNovember is “Recon Month” at Vitamix and they have reduced the price on all certified reconditioned Vitamix machines.  Through 12/2 they have dropped the price by up to $30.  Find out MORE HERE for your chance to SAVE $$$.  ***

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Kibby

1000 Likes on Facebook Giveaway

1000 Likes on Facebook Giveaway

How COOL are all of you?  VERY!

I am so tickled to announce that Kibby’s Blended Life has reached 1000 “LIKES” on Facebook. 

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What does this mean for you?  An opportunity to win some goodies and treats because I am so grateful and want to spoil you in some way.  If it weren’t for you spreading the love, recipes, inspiration, videos, posts, pictures and more, I wouldn’t have the numbers. 

YOU ARE AMAZING and make me smile!

I am going to make a goodie box full of the same special treats that I make for my family and give it to one LUCKY winner.  Every item in the box will be hand-made by me with LOVE. 

Goodies include:

  • a few raw chocolate superfood protein bars
  • mini loaves of “Life Changing” bread
  • a tonic blend (just like I make for myself when I travel – just add water and blend)
  • some ingredients I offer in my Healthy Cooking Classes
  • Recipe booklet from Cooking class #3   (coming available for sale soon – along with other classes with never before shared recipes)

Recipes in the booklet:

Gingersnap Green smoothie

Spicy Vegan Cheese Sauce with Quinoa Pasta

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Garlic Ginger sauce

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Marinara & Italian “Nut Meat”

Blueberry Cream Chia Pudding

with Additional Information on Lucuma, Nutritional Yeast, Cashews and WHY Green Smoothies are GREAT for you!

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 So, You want a chance to win!  Get your cute little tush on over to my FACEBOOK page (and if you haven’t already LIKED the page – by golly, go do so NOW!) and share with me what YOU have most enjoyed about Kibby’s Blended Life!  *Bonus entries for sharing the post on Facebook! :)

Because these are perishable goods,  Giveaway available for continental US ONLY! 

Sorry my International lovelies! (I’ve got something in the works for future giveaways that will be able to include you too!)  I adore you!!

I will announce winner on FACEBOOK on Monday, June 24th.

 

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Kibby

Anniversary PROTEIN BARS Giveaway Announcement

Anniversary PROTEIN BARS Giveaway Announcement

 

For my 1 year Anniverseary post – raw chocolate superfood protein bar – giveaway entries,  I asked for comments on what you thought of the blog, what drew you to it and anything else.  I no idea that of some of the heartfelt words would be so beautiful.  I had the sweetest and most loving comments from some of you that just moved me to tears and made my heart swell.

THANK YOU! 

I love doing giveaways, but wish that everyone could win.  It’s tough picking only one name from the pot.  YOU are ALL winners in my eyes though. 

I am honored to announce the winner:

Victoria

Congratulations!  I will be in touch with you shortly.

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Thank you so much, EVERYONE, for all your support and encouragement and I, in turn, will continue to provide YOU with fantastic, healthy, healing recipes along with fun, inspirational and educational posts. Feel free to be more open and communicative with me here.  

Anyone else who is interested in trying these wonderful superfood protein bars, feel free to check out the testimonials so far.    Let me know if you would like to purchase some of these little beauties by dropping me an email.  You will find more information and details on how to purchase here

 

 

So, CHEERS to YOU!  Here’s to many more years together!  

 

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Kibby

My, How Time Flies! Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

My, How Time Flies! Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

 

Today is the 1 year anniversary of this sweet blog that I created with the intention to share all that I have learned and know with ALL of YOU.  It has been such a fun and fantastic ride so far.  I have shared tons of recipes hoping to inspire you about how eating plant based foods can be healing and taste AMAZING at the same time, inspirational posts such as Thoughtful Thursdays (42 of those babies already!),  HOW TO videos (from food, rebounding exercise to hair gel) and other personal things with you that I never thought I would such as My Vulnerable Story Correlating Emotions and Health.

I care so much and am so passionate about sharing and teaching what I know and have learned (AND continuing to learn) on my journey so far with others, so that they know and feel that they are NOT alone.  That there IS guidance and resources so as to not be overwhelmed, but confident and assured in making better choices and informed decisions. I didn’t have anyone when I began my healing health journey in early 2010.  I had my own determination and intuition to heal myself along with a spunky personality to RESEARCH, EXPERIMENT, and DO IT mindset.  I have learned LOTS of what to do and what not to do.  I had people asking me “What are you doing?  You look great, lost weight, have more energy and LIFE in you.”  That is how the blog started.   This is how I have done it, continue to do it and implement new concepts and techniques into my life.  If you can take one thing away to improve the quality of your life and health – then my goal is met and my heart swells with delight that I assisted someone on their journey.  

I have had some beautiful people and new friends come into my life thru this blog that I never would have met otherwise and that is PRICELESS to me.  I feel so BLESSED!   I appreciate and respond to each comment and email that is lovingly sent my way.  YOU are important and matter to me.  Your concerns, questions, support and encouragement are so lovingly taken in with each word.    I love hearing from YOU and with special requests.  It encourages me to keep fresh and on my toes.  I just had a request from a new reader that would like for me to write a “Healing TONICS” ebook and said she would pay for it.  Thank you, dear!  I have been pondering it for some time, but didn’t think anyone would pay for it and here is someone saying “Do it and I will buy.”  OK, game on!  I am working on it!   See!  How can I be of service to YOU?  Let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

I had people requesting cooking classes, so I started offering Healthy Cooking Classes in my own home to teach others the beauty, ease, excitement and tastiness of plant based cooking.  It has become a HIT!   

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I never thought I would LOVE teaching these classes as much as I do – I DO!  ♥   I even started selling my Raw Chocolate Superfood Protein Bars upon many requests.  Again, I feel so blessed!

Since starting the blog a year ago, I have learned SO MUCH about myself, grown exponentially and learned to say NO to fears, YES to opportunities and miracles, change old beliefs, step outside of the box, open myself like never before, created healthy boundaries and limits AND have become more creative, loving, interactive and vulnerable (to myself and others).  What a beautiful and blessed year!  I am having such fun on this journey and with the blog.  I hope you are too.  YOU are what makes this blog thrive and spurs me on to SHARE, INSPIRE and INFORM.  Please do me a favor and share ME with others that could benefit.  My goal is to reach as many people as possible to educate about the healing power of plant based foods, inspiration, healing thru emotions and learning to MANIFEST their most amazing life.  By doing so, you are taking an active part in helping someone else along their health journey and in turn, it heals YOU.  Pretty cool, huh?!

Thank you SO, SO, SO, SO MUCH!   

I have LOTS of cool stuff coming your way down the road, but for NOW I want to give YOU an opportunity for a gift of celebration.  

My 1 year Anniversary Giveaway!

1 Lucky Reader (USA only) will win 4 of my Raw Chocolate Superfood Protein Bars

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**  For your chance to win, please leave a comment below about what brought you to this blog, why you like it or what you would like to see more of  AND share it out on FACEBOOK. **

Entries accepted till Sunday night, May 26 and I will announce winner on Monday, May 27th.

Let the comments begin! 

 

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Kibby

Winner Announcement of The Beauty Detox Foods Book Giveaway

Winner Announcement of The Beauty Detox Foods Book Giveaway

Giveaway Winner Announcement

The Beauty Detox Foods: Discover the Top 50 Superfoods That Will Transform Your Body and Reveal a More Beautiful You

via Barnes & Noble.com

 You all know that if I had tons of money, I would buy a copy of this book for all of you.  When I find a source of information that can benefit and inspire others to go further with their health, I am all on board with it.  This is a book that fits the bill!  Thank you SO MUCH for all that participated in the giveaway!!!

The winner for the free copy of Kimberly Snyder’s The Beauty Detox Foods book:

Hannah

Congratulations!!

I will be posting recipes periodically from this book and sharing with you till you can get your own copy.  If you missed them from last week, check out the recipes I have shared out already  No Beans “Refried Beans”

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No Beans “Refried Beans”

and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Delicious and beautifying!

 I will have more fantastic recipes coming your way this week – keep an eye for them – you’ll want them!!  :)

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Kibby

Vegan Sweet Potatao Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten-free and TASTY!

Vegan Sweet Potatao Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten-free and TASTY!

Sweet Potatao Shepherd’s Pie

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I am having so much fun playing with all the fantastic recipes in Kimberly Snyder’s new book The Beauty Detox Foods and sharing with you when I can.  This is a hearty dish that is so nourishing and satisfying.  It is a sure fire way into anyone’s heart. I have adapted this recipe a bit for time and what I had on hand in the kitchen.  I substituted chia seed gel for the egg replacement Kimberly used in recipe.   I opted to steam the sweet potatoes to retain some of their nutrients and kept the skins on.  This cut out 15 minutes from the original recipe and got that dish into our bellies just a whee bit quicker.   Remember, I am hosting a giveaway for her book – go to this link and leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE copy of this gorgeous and educational book.   Let us get to the recipe NOW.  :)

Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Serves 6
This is a hearty dish that is so nourishing and satisfying. It is a sure fire way into anyone's heart.
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Ingredients
  1. 3 large organic sweet potatoes, chopped into thirds (peel the sweet potatoes, if you like) - I didn't.
  2. ½ cup almond milk - I used homemade pecan milk (YUM!)
  3. Coconut oil for greasing the pan
  4. 2 Tbs. low-sodium vegetable broth
  5. 1 cup chopped celery
  6. 1 ¼ cup peeled and diced carrots - I grated mine.
  7. 1 cup chopped onion
  8. 2 clove garlic, minced
  9. 1 cup fresh (preferably) or frozen peas _ I used frozen organic green beans.
  10. Kernels from 2 ears of fresh corn - I used frozen organic corn.
  11. 1 1/4 tsp. fresh thyme leaves or Italian seasoning
  12. 2 tsp. finely minced fresh rosemary
  13. 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable stock - divided
  14. 1 Tbs. arrowroot starch
  15. High quality sea salt, to taste
  16. Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  17. 2 TB. chia seeds
  18. 1/3 cup warm water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart glass casserole dish with coconut oil.
  2. Place sweet potatoes into a steamer dish and steam on high for about 15 minutes till soft.
  3. Place the drained sweet potato in a large mixing bowl; mash lightly. Add the almond milk. Blend the potato mixture with an electric hand mixer set to medium until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Heat the 2 Tbs. of vegetable broth in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion over medium-low heat until translucent, then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the celery, carrot, green beans, corn, Italian seasoning, and rosemary. Increase the heat to medium-high.
  5. Combine the chia seeds and 1/4 cup warm water, stir and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together the veggie broth and arrowroot until smooth and add to the skillet. When the mixture gets close to boiling, immediately reduce the heat. Add the sea salt and black pepper, and season to taste. Remove from heat. Stir in the chia seed "egg replacer and water combination". Pour the veggie mixture into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish, spreading it evenly across the bottom. Spoon the potato mixture over the vegetables, spreading to cover all the way to the edges of the dish.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until top is slightly browned, about 40 minutes. Allow to rest 20 minutes or more before serving.
Adapted from The Beauty Detox Foods - Kimberly Snyder
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Most AMAZING sweet potato mash EVER! So simple to make.

 

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Chopped and shredded veggies.

 

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Sweet potato mash for top layering.

 

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Veggies layered in bottom of dish before the sweet potato mash goes on top.

 

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Ready to go into oven.

 

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YUM! Serve with a salad and thrive!

Now go make this dish and luxuriate in the tastes, textures and health of all the ingredients! 

Don’t forget the drawing ends Sunday night and I will announce winner on Monday, April 8th.

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Kibby

Raw “No Bean” Refried Beans recipe + Book Giveaway

Raw “No Bean” Refried Beans recipe + Book Giveaway

Raw “No Bean” Refried Beans

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I have a delicious, nutritious and easy-to-make recipe for you all today.  It is adapted from Kimberly Snyder’s NEW book The Beauty Detox Foods .  I love Kimberly Snyder’s work and have been a fan of her information, recipes and Glowing Green Smoothie (aka GGS) for over 3 years now.  Her first book, The Beauty Detox Solution is fantastic and I highly recommend it. Her GGS was my first green smoothie and I was hooked from day one.  Green smoothies have been an integral part of my healthy lifestyle and I SWEAR by their benefits.  I pre-ordered this new book (Beauty Detox Foods) months prior to its official launch date -  MORE PLANT-BASED, PROPERLY FOOD COMBINED RECIPES!  Yay!   Food geek, here!  :)

I’ve been perusing through this beautiful book for several days now and drooling at EVERY SINGLE RECIPE.  I’ve been taking notes, writing down ingredients for new shopping list and already playing in the kitchen with several recipes to share with you all.  I have already made ALL the recipes in her first book and will do the same with this one. 

I used to love the texture and taste of refried beans in recipes, but I don’t swing that way anymore.  Beans and I aren’t on good terms any longer and have parted ways mutually and I have found a new relationship with this dish that is here to stay.  This “no bean” dish has the taste and consistency of standard refried beans but without all the health and beauty downfalls.  This recipe is beauty enhancing, digestive friendly and tastes amazing.  My kind of food!! 

The star in this show is raw SUNFLOWER SEED.  Let’s look at some of the nutritional benefits of these simple seeds:

# Apart from being a rich source of Vitamin E, raw sunflower seeds also contain linoleic acid (essential fatty acid), amino acids, and minerals. Amino acids, as we know, are the building blocks of proteins and the minerals contained in raw sunflower seeds include magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Sunflower seeds being rich in phytosterols and a good source of dietary fiber, aid in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body.

# Copper is also required by the body to help carry oxygen to the red blood cells. 25% of the daily requirement of this mineral is easily covered by one ounce of raw sunflower seeds.

# Sunflower seeds contain vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction. It is known as folate, and it is responsible for the body’s cells to manufacture DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid).

# The nutritional value of raw sunflower seeds that is contained in one serving (1/4 cup) includes 11.0 g of fat, 3.0 g of fiber and 6.0 g of protein. These seeds also provide the daily requirement of iron in the body, which comes to about 13%. Apart from containing Vitamin E, Vitamin B-6 is also an important part of sunflower seeds.

# Sunflower seeds are also a rich source of Zinc, which helps the body recuperate from injuries, and fight infections. About 10% of the daily requirement of this element can be obtained from these seeds. (source)

 

Raw "No Bean" Refried Beans
This is FANTASTIC on top of salads and wrapped in a green leaf wrap along with fresh chopped cilantro, avocado slices, chopped scallions, chopped tomatoes, salsa, etc. Make it your own. So tasty and beautifying for the body. Yields 2 1/2 cups.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups raw sunflower seeds, soaked overnight and rinsed well
  2. 1 cup sundried tomatoes (soaked in a bowl 2 hours prior to blending)
  3. 2 TB. fresh ground flax seeds
  4. 1 TB. raw unpasteurized miso paste (if you don't have this, use extra pink himalayan salt to taste)
  5. 1 TB. paprika
  6. 1 TB. chili powder
  7. 1 TB. cumin
  8. 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
  9. 1/4 - 1/2 cup spring or filtered water (depending on consistency of sundried tomatoes)
  10. High quality pink himalayan salt or sea salt - to taste
Instructions
  1. Pulse the sunflower seeds a food processor several times, then add the sundried tomatoes, flaxseeds, miso paste and seasonings.
  2. Pulse again, then slowly add the water to the mixture until it has a consistency that resembles refried beans - almost smooth, but with some texture.
  3. Adjust seasoning and add in sea salt to suit your taste.
Adapted from Kimberly Snyder, Beauty Detox Foods
Adapted from Kimberly Snyder, Beauty Detox Foods
Kibby's Blended Life http://kibbysblendedlife.com/
 

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Finished product in the food processor and ready for eating!

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“No Bean” refried beans on an organic collard leaf with chopped cilantro, avocado slices and chopped scallions. Delicious!

In honor of sharing this recipe (with MORE to come soon), I wanted to offer an awesome GIVEAWAY to go with it.  April is a great month for me (It’s SPRING, my birthday and anniversary), so it’s a great time to share with some of my favorite people (my lovely readers).  I purchased an extra copy of Kimberly Snyder’s The Beauty Detox Foods along with my own and YOU have a chance to win a copy by leaving a comment below telling me why you would like to win this book.

Giveaway comment entries are welcome till Sunday night, April 7th and I will announce the winner on Monday, April 8th.

Good luck!

The Beauty Detox Foods: Discover the Top 50 Superfoods That Will Transform Your Body and Reveal a More Beautiful You

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Giveaway is now CLOSED.

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Kibby

Friday Friend – Linda Wagner! + Giveaway

Friday Friend – Linda Wagner! + Giveaway

Friday Friend – Linda Wagner

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Today, I am so happy to share with you all my beautiful friend, Linda Wagner from Linda Wagner.net. 

Isn’t she GORGEOUS!

I came across Linda’s website and blog over a year ago.  Her recipes, articles and her presence were absolutely refreshing and inspiring to me.   We started up a friendship thru comments on her blog and personal emails.  She is one of the reasons that I started my blog in the first place.  She made a comment that if I started a blog, she would read it.  I thought – “REALLY!”  So, I thought about it for a month and ventured out into the blogging world and it has been one of the BEST decisions of my life.  So, Linda!  Thank you for those words of inspiration and motivation.  I am doing something that I am passionate about!

Linda, also, does something that she is passionate about.  She has helped hundreds of people across the country achieve radiant, long lasting physical and emotional wellness.  Linda is an experienced and skilled Nutrition Coach who utilizes a holistic methodology to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit.  It is her passion to assist others in achieving their true, unlimited potential.  Linda has the unique ability of identifying root, underlying issues for both basic and complex nutritional concerns.  She is easy to talk with and very down to earth.   She assisted me with some health issues (such as Candida) back last Spring.  I was able to address the issue through nutrition, supplements and stress reduction and got those little buggers under control in my body.

Linda now lives a happy and healthy existence, however it wasn’t always that way.  Even as a competitive athlete following a mainstream ‘healthy diet’, she experienced what so many suffer from on a daily basis; weight fluctuation, fatigue, depression, anxiety, acne, frequent colds and flu, yo-yo dieting, disordered eating, loss of purpose, brain fog, insomnia, chronic pain, and a strong disconnection from myself.  Boy, does that sound familiar!?  She was following all of the so-called healthy eating guidelines and doing everything she was supposed to do.

Linda knew there was more to life and health and so begun her quest in a healthier lifestyle. Linda has trained extensively with some of the nation’s foremost PhD’s, Clinical Nutritionists, Biochemists, Athletic Coaches, and Sports Psychologists.  

She has the same holistic methodology that I believe in and live also.  She does not believe in restriction, suffering, deprivation, counting calories, diet foods, excessive exercise, or trying to heal the body from the outside.  She believes in eating wholesome, delicious foods with abandon, having fun, feeling inspired, eating out, having a sense of purpose and passion, feeling EMPOWERED, confident and beautiful in your own skin!!

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Linda says that each year just gets better and better.  Long gone are the days of counting calories, restricting & deprivation, yo-yo dieting, torturous work outs, frequent colds, emotional breakdowns, etc.  She LIVES life now and doesn’t obsess over it.   Linda wants to share her knowledge with you so that you too can enjoy the freedom that comes from true health.  She wants you to know what it feels like to glow, radiate, THRIVE, and SHINE from the inside out!

Linda and I also have another thing in common – passion for GREEN SMOOTHIES!!  Linda recently released a new ebook called GREEN SMOOTHIE DETOX.

Green Smoothie Detox

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In The Green Smoothie Detox ebook you will get specific, step by step instructions that are easy to follow, gentle on the system, and will produce amazing results! The unique thing about The Green Smoothie Detox is that you get to enjoy beautiful recipes that are very easy to prepare and delicious to eat! These delicious foods help to boost energy, reduce cravings, promote rapid weight loss and cleanse the body. There are no gimmicks, pills, powders, or starvation, just the right foods eaten in the right way.   I have had the honor and privilege of reading this book and blissfully trying out many of the recipes.  They are AMAZING, Nutritious, Healthy and Nourishing smoothies.

Go over to her newly designed website: Linda Wagner.net  and check her out, along with her wonderful recipes and so much more.  I have probably tried all but a few of her recipes and they are ALL fantastic.  I hope you will enjoy her site as much as I do.  Visit her on Facebook, Twitter and more.

Thank you for your generous offer to share more of your knowledge to those looking to take their health to the next level, Linda!  Keep shining bright!  I love you! 

** Linda has graciously offered any reader at Kibby’s Blended Life her one-on-one services at a 10% discount off all services.  That is wonderful!!  Take advantage of this opportunity.

** Linda has also graciously offered 3 readers at Kibby’s Blended Life to win a copy of her Green Smoothie Detox ebook

 **  GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!  **

Just leave a comment below letting us know why you would like to win this ebook.  Do you drink green smoothies now and if so, what is your favorite blend?


**  Giveaway ends on Friday, March 15th and I will announce the winners on that date!  Good luck!  **

For more healthy living and organic gardening tips, quick recipes, what I’m eating and inspirational quotes, LOVE me on Facebook and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Lots of fun stuff!

May the GREENS be with You! and Be Inspired!
Kibby