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NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway Winners ANNOUNCED

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway Winners ANNOUNCED

NuNaturals Giveaway Winners ANNOUNCED

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This post is a short and sweet one.  Thank  you to everyone who participated in the NuNaturals Stevia giveaway this week.  You know if I could gift these goodies to each and every one of you, I would. 

The four winners for the NuNaturals Stevia goodie box are as follows:

  1. Jordan Dunne
  2. Raechel
  3. Robin Miller
  4. Becca F.

Congratulations, ladies! 

 Thanks again, everyone! 

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Chocolate Mint Vegan Ice Cream PLUS NuNaturals GIVEAWAY

Chocolate Mint Vegan Ice Cream PLUS NuNaturals GIVEAWAY

Chocolate Mint (AKA Peppermint Patty) Ice Cream

PLUS

NuNaturals GIVEAWAY

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I have a treat for you all today!  I mentioned several weeks ago in a post that I had a SWEET giveaway coming up for you and boy IS IT!    One of my favorite stevia companies, NuNaturals, sent me a pretty sweet (no pun intended) gift box full of stevia products to sample.  I love all of them!  I have been a huge NuNaturals fan and user for about 4 years now and when I say they are the real deal – they are!  They have a few new products in their lineup (which are all stellar in my opinion) and one of my favorites is the COCOA MINT SYRUP.  Oh, my!  This is heaven!  A sweet Chocolatey-minty syrup with the finest Peppermint oil available grown in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  I’ve used it in smoothies, tonics, desserts, hot chocolate drinks and eaten it by the spoonful.  YUMMY!

It is HOT here in North Georgia right now and I wanted to use it in something to take off that edge.  Ice cream!!!  But not just any ice cream.  I wanted something light, cooling and decadent.  Cocoa Mint syrup to the rescue!  The mint is cooling to the body and the syrup overall is light yet decadent.   It reminds me of a peppermint patty.  This is a very easy, basic vegan ice cream recipe that you can whip up in a blender and process in an inexpensive ice cream maker.  It is seriously the best ice cream I’ve ever had and healthy too. It mimics all the creaminess of dairy ice cream, without any of the upset tummy issues afterwards. I hope you enjoy it as much as Scott and I do.  It doesn’t last long in this house. 

 

and seriously the best I’ve ever had. It mimics all the creaminess of dairy ice cream, without any of the sore tummy issues afterwards. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  – See more at: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/raw-vegan-chocolate-ginger-ice-cream/#sthash.YFEL9iDm.dpuf
seriously the best I’ve ever had. It mimics all the creaminess of dairy ice cream, without any of the sore tummy issues afterwards. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  – See more at: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/raw-vegan-chocolate-ginger-ice-cream/#sthash.YFEL9iDm.dpuf
seriously the best I’ve ever had. It mimics all the creaminess of dairy ice cream, without any of the sore tummy issues afterwards. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  – See more at: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/raw-vegan-chocolate-ginger-ice-cream/#sthash.YFEL9iDm.dpuf

Chocolate Mint (AKA Peppermint Patty)Vegan Ice Cream

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender (I use a Vitamix) and blend till smooth (a few seconds). Pour into prepared ice cream maker. Churn for 30 minutes. You can eat it now (like soft serve) or transfer it to a container and freeze for 2 hours for ice cream that is nice and firm (like in the photos). 

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NOW it’s time for that GIVEAWAY I mentioned earlier.

Ron at NuNaturals (who is such a sweet, fantastic guy) offered to host a wonderful giveaway to 4 winners for the following items:

  • 1 bottle of the Cherry Vanilla Stevia Liquid
  • 50 pkt box of  NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets
  • 1  bottle of NEW COCOA SYRUP
  • a bottle of the NEW SIMPLE SYRUP
  • PLUS A FREE BONUS PRODUCT! 

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Rules and Regulations for Giveaway

* Contest is open to WORLDWIDE audience.

* NuNaturals CAN NOT SHIP TO P O BOXES – Only physical addresses.

*  To ENTER, “LIKE” NuNaturals Facebook Page AND leave a comment below how you  might use some of these items if you won. 

*  Contest ends Thursday night (August 7th) and  I will be announcing the winner on Friday, August 8th.

*  Look forward to hearing from you and let the entries begin.  Good luck everyone!! ♥

*  In the meantime, you can receive DISCOUNTS on all orders placed on at NuNaturals website :  www.nunaturals.com .   When you get to the checkout page, just enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG1214  and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on your ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains  EFFECTIVE UNTIL  DECEMBER 31, 2014.   Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U. S. on all orders exceeding   $35.00 after discounts.

 

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

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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! **

If you are interested in being FIRST to know about the Tonic ebook, tonic recipes, giveaways and more – Please sign up for my FREE Newsletter by entering your name and email address  BELOW! Or Click HERE.

Available to subscribers only!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Kibby's Blended Life http://kibbysblendedlife.com/
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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!

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