Thursday, September 30, 2010

Truly Organic Baking Review and Giveaway



Since Wiggle Bean was little, I have tried to serve her organic foods whenever possible.  Any one that knows me knows that I am not the best cook and not really that into baking so I am always on the look out for easy ways to make yummy treats for the family.

When I was given the opportunity to try Truly Organic Baking's banana bread and scones, I accepted immediately.  My husband loves baked goods, especially banana bread and I love all things sweet like scones.  I also really appreciate that they are made with organic ingredients.  To keep them organic, you just add a few of your own organic items.

I have never made banana bread before, I tried a zucchini bread once (I thought it was decent but my husband hates zucchini).  Other than that, the extent of my baking skill is the occasional boxed cake mix or refrigerated cookie dough cookies.  I have not made either since i got my new convection oven so I was excited to give it a try.

To make the Truly Organic Baking banana bread, simply add organic eggs, bananas and butter, bake and TA-DA super yummy banana bread!

About Truly Organic Baking
In 2006 founder Kari Ani Shiozawa, a stay at home mother, decided that she wanted to make more of an impact on people and the planet and thus created Truly Organic Baking.  She had lived a healthy organic and holistic lifestyle for many years.  She decided to use the recipes that she has been making in her own home for many years into convenient, affordable and organic alternatives for all to enjoy.






Truly Organic Baking uses sustainable farming & an organic lifestyle to create the full circle between the earth and its people.

What's Next for Truly Organic Baking 
Truly Organic Baking is bringing a new line of Gluten Free Bakers Basics to the market early 2011.



Why gluten free? Did you know that:
  • Humans don’t fully digest wheat. The undigested portions of wheat begin to ferment, producing gas in the body.
  • Wheat is a pro-inflammatory agent. A pro-inflammatory agent is rapidly converted to sugar, causing a rise in the body’s insulin levels, causing a burst of inflammation at the cellular level, among other problems. And of course, there is the crash after the peak.
  • Wheat is one of the top-eight allergens. Millions of people are allergic to wheat — so many, in fact, that it has made it onto the top-eight allergen list.
For more facts about  gluten, see the Truly Organic Baking Blog.

WIN IT!
One Over Thirty Mommy reader will win their choice of three Truly Organic Baking products: Muffin Mix, Scone Mix, Pizza Dough Mix, Banana Bread Mix and Pancake mix
How to Enter: Mandatory
Visit Truly Organic Baking and tell me a store near you that carries the Truly Organic Baking products, also tell me which baking kit you want to try first. (both parts must be completed)

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Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address in your comment or on your blogger profile and be age 18 years or older. 

Winner will be chosen via a Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or one who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.


Giveaway ends midnight PST on October 16th


**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.   I received a sample of Truly Organic Baking Banana Bread mix and Scone mix for the purpose of the review  This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the.**  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Electrolux Rumpled to Runway


Any one that knows me knows that I avoid doing laundry but I have done quite a bit more of it now that I am a stay at home mom.  I still do not enjoy doing it but I can tolerate it.  I bet I would love it more if I had the beautiful turquoise sky Electrolux perfect steam washer and dryer.

Electrolux Rumpled to Runway
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and all month long, Electrolux is donating $200 to OCRF for every new Turquoise Sky Perfect Steam™ washer/dryer pair purchased.

In addition, every day you press the Perfect Steam™ button online to take your garments from rumpled to runway-ready, Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF2, plus you'll be entered for a chance to win a shopping spree between $50 and $250 and the grand prize: a luxury washer and dryer from Electrolux3.


** Disclosure: I did not receive any form of compensation for this blogpost.  To thank me for my time, I have been entered for a chance to win the gift as part of the Electrolux program and in partnership with BSMMedia.**

Friday, September 17, 2010

MyEZDeal of the Day



$25 for $50 at the Beaverton Bakery, Oldest All Scratch Bakery in Oregon

Two Locations to Choose From! May Buy Multiples!

This ezdeal includes:

  • One voucher per visit
  • May buy multiples
  • No change given
  • Must be used all at once
  • Voucher expires 3/19/2011
  • Voucher available for use Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Notables:

Enjoy Beaverton Bakery's Classic Line of Baked Goods Since 1925!
  • Grandma's Coffeecake
  • Old Fashioned Cinnamon Bread
  • Butter Crispies
  • Traditional Loaf Cake
  • Old Fashioned Snap Cookies
  • Oregon Hazelnut Cookies
  • Chocolate Macaroons

Beaverton Bakery is the official baker of the Portland Trailblazers. 

Available Locations

  • 12375 SW Broadway
    Beaverton, OR 97005
    503.646.7136
  • 16857 SW 65th
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035
    503.639.8900

 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ragú® Feed Our Kids Well


 If you're having trouble finding time to prepare nutritious meals for your family while adjusting to new back to school schedules, relax, you're not alone.  According to a recent "Feed our Kids Well" survey conducted by Ragú®, half of moms say that during the back-to-school season they have less time to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals for their kids.  Fear not, Mom; Help is on the way!
 
To help make sure your kids get the veggies they n
eed (and the meals they love)
Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce now has 2 servings of veggies in every half cup!   Available soon in major retailers nationwide, the healthy, great tasting Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional pasta sauce that is already a kitchen staple has a new, naturally thicker recipe.
 
Healthy, delicious and now with a naturally thicker taste the whole family will love, Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce is a perfect component to pulling together quick and tasty meals during this busy time. And
Ragú® wants you to be among the first to try out their great new recipe! To be one of the first to taste Ragú® with 2 servings of veggies in every half-cup visit them on facebook.com/ragusauce for more details.


**Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post.  No monetary exchange took place.**

Hellmann's® virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share



Back-to-school time is here, and for most Moms that means back to car-pooling, homework monitoring and of course, packing lunches. It can be hard to come up with lunches made with real, simple ingredients that kids will eat and actually enjoy. Luckily, Hellmann's® and Best Foods® Mayonnaise are putting the fun back into lunch this September with their virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share program.  

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay and actress/mom Lori Loughlin are teaming up with Hellmann's® to help re-launch Hellmann's® virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share on the Facebook® application (Facebook.com/Hellmanns).  This virtual version of the beloved school lunch ritual of swapping sandwiches will benefit Share Our Strength®, the leading non-profit organization ending childhood hunger in America.
 
When people visit Hellmann's® Page on Facebook®, they'll have the opportunity to create a sandwich on the application and, for every sandwich built, Hellmann's® will make a donation to Share Our Strength®.  What's more, when they share a sandwich with a friend, an additional donation will be made as part of Hellmann's® $75,000 commitment to support Share Our Strength®.
 
 
**Disclosure: By posting about the Hellmann’s® virtual Sandwich Swap ‘n’ Share I have been entered to win a gift as part of the Hellmann’s® program through MomSelect.**

 

Yoplait Splitz Review and Giveaway




Thanks to My Blog Spark and Yoplait, I was given the opportunity to try out the new Yoplait Splitz yogurt.

We are huge yogurt lovers in this house and Yoplait Splitz do not disappoint.  They are so good and are more like a dessert than a breakfast food.  They are perfect right out of the fridge and taste like pudding.  Yoplait Splitz are creamy and the flavors are delicious.  We also tried putting a Splitz in the freezer for about an hour and it made the most scrumptious frozen yogurt treat.  YUM!!!

The insulated tote and blanket are perfect for trips to the park or they would be if I could get the blanket away from my daughter long enough to roll it up and get it in the car.  Wiggle thinks the blanket is the coolest thing in the work and claimed it the moment it came out of the box.  She loves to play with the buckles and play on it with her bears and stuffed animals. 

With only 90 calories per serving,  Yoplait Splitz makes a great snack for the whole family.  The new Splizt come in three great flavors, RainbowSherbert, Strawberry Banana Split, and Strawberry Sundae.

Visit Yoplait on Facebook or Yoplait on Twitter to keep up with the latest news on your favorite Yoplait products.

Download a printable coupon for $0.75 off any flavor Yoplait Splitz!


WIN IT!
My Blog Spark and Yoplait are giving away a prize pack that includes a coupon for a free sample of new Yoplait Splitz* as well as a prize pack that includes an insulated carry tote and a roll up fleece picnic blanket
 
*This coupon offer for a free pack of Yoplait Splitz is not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and Tennessee. 

How to Enter: Mandatory
comment below and let me know which new flavor of Yoplait Splitz you would like to try.

 
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Winner will be chosen via a Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or one who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.


Giveaway ends midnight PST on September 30th

**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  Yoplait Splizt and MyBlogSpark were kind enough to supply the product, gift pack, information and additional gift pack to give away for the purpose of the review and giveaway.  This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.**  
 
 

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