Nature’s Path Love Crunch Giveaway for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is soon approaching and I have a gift for one lucky viewer!!! This amazing breakfast tray filled with Love Crunch goodness by Nature’s Path!!

Love Crunch Giveaway (Small)Your breakfast tray will include:

Nature’s Path Love Crunch Granolas including their feature Valentine’s flavour, Dark Chocolate & Red Berries, it’s organic and vegan. Yum!

·         Additional organic Nature’s Path products

·         Love Crunch Berry Bars recipe card

·         Kicking Horse Organic Coffee

·         Choice Organic Tea

Presented on a beautiful, sustainably sourced wooden tray, as well as matching bowl and spoon. Approximately $50 in value.

I even have a recipe for you to try with their delicious product, Love Crunch Berry Bars looks amazing.

Their granola is totally amazing and I have been gobbling it down ever since I received my breakfast tray. It has large chunks of chocolate, berries or coconut plus scrumptious granola. It is so chocolatey that your milk turns to chocolate milk. I simply adore it!!

Love Crunch breakfast tray (2)Nature’s Path writes about their Love Crunch Dark Chocolate and Red Berries:

Chocolate covered strawberries and raspberries. Few things conjure up such a feeling of delicious romance. Made with real organic Italian chocolate, organic freeze dried berries and organic flax seeds. It’s the ultimate feel good way to put some love in your day. For every bag you buy, we’ll donate the equivalent in cash and organic food to the food bank, up to $1 million a year! That’s what the Bite4Bite model’s all about.

The giveaway is open to both Canada and the US.


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Holiday #Giveaway

This week is full of giveaways, this one is just the start!! It is the holidays and should be full of presents for you!!! Especially to all my faithful readers!!!  If you are familiar with our site you know that we review cookbooks and kitchen gadgets all the time. Fabulous cookbooks and gadgets for all occasions or diets. So today we are starting our week long giveaway. It is a fast one so don’t hesitate to fill in your entry, you don’t want to lose out on time!!!

First up for grabs is an amazing ChefAlarm, this one I did do a review recently and we love it. Come to see my ThermoWorks ChefAlarm and Thermapen post. You even get to choose your own color!! How exciting!!


Lots of these cookbooks are brand new so I haven’t even received a copy for review. Look at the great selection here. I am sure you would be thrilled to receive any of these!!

Homemade condiments are fun to make and also make a great gift!! What a delicious looking cookbook!!

Homemade Condiments

I can’t wait to be trying some of these bad boys!!!

Savory cocktails

A whole cookbook on Southern Sandwiches, my mouth is watering!!!!

southern po' boy

Sweet little petit fours are so dainty and fun to make!!!

Petit Four

Such a wonderful craze this is, I love desserts in jars!!

Vegan Desserts

Artisanal breads are best done by hand and this gorgeous book will show you how, I can’t wait to start baking with this wonderful cookbook.

Baking by Hand cover (2) (Small)

Doughnuts for Everyone and they are baked!! I know I will adore this cookbook!!

Baked Doughnuts for Everyone hi-res cover (2) (Small)

One of my favorite things in this world is cheese, I am excited to be trying this cookbook out!! 200 recipes will keep me going for awhile, love it!!

Homemade cheese (Small)

I will be also giving away two of my very fashionable aprons to two lucky winners.


Entries are very easy, follow me on one of these social media sites and for each follow come back and tell me you have done so. You have to do separate comments or entries will only be calculated as one!

Follow me on:




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If you have followed me on all of these already, I thank you, and you can get a bonus entry just by leaving a comment to which prize you would like the best. EASY!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

This giveaway is open to Canada and the continental US. It will run until December 16th at 9:00 am at which time random winners will be drawn. The chosen winner will have 24 hours to respond by email or a new winner will be selected.

The All Canadian Giveaway

The All Canadian Giveaway

What a great lineup of prizes we have to offer you for this giveaway. Amazing!!!

The grand prize for this giveaway is an culinary basket full of wonderful products from Blue Door Olive Oil and Vinegar. One lucky winner will receive this prize, gift basket and wrap included also!!

Olive Oil & Balsamic vinegar (Tuscan Herb & Sicilian Lemon)
- Seasonello Sea Salt
- Black Olive Tapenade
- Herb d’Italia Pasta
- Marchesa Genovese Pesto
Value is $84.00
Blue Door Giveaway
But that is not all, up next we have from Epicure are these fine spices. One winner will receive all these, think of the endless creations you can come up with.
-Margherita Sauce Mix
-Seasoning for Rosemary Garlic Oven Fries
-Pesto Herb Mix
-Crushed Chilies
Value $33.00
Epicure giveaway
Continuing on from Ace Curries to Go, we will have TWO lucky winners that will receive these as a prize, a 3 pack of curries.
Potato and Pea Curry
Hamburger Meat and Pea Curry
Butter Chicken
Potato and Pea CurryHamburger Meat and Pea CurryButter Chicken
For the mushroom lovers we have Porcini Risotto and Morel Coconut Rice from Untamed Feast. One lucky winner will receive both of these!!
Mushroom RisottoCoconut Rice
To keep yourself clean in the kitchen,  one fortunate winner will receive a Noshing With The Nolands apron. A $28.95 value.
Noshing With The Nolands Apron
And lastly you always have to have something sweet so one happy winner will receive this Petite Treats Cookbook.
Petite Treats
Pretty awesome line up isn’t it!!! Please follow the easy instructions below to enter.
Draw will be made on Tuesday March 19 at 12:00 noon MST. Draw is only open to Canadian residents. Winners will be notified by email and have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be made.YOU MUST ENTER A COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY. IF YOU PUT THEM ALL IN ONE COMMENT YOU WILL ONLY GET ONE ENTRY.
For entries follow these simple steps.
1. What is your favorite way to use olive oil?
2. Like Blue Door Oil and Vinegar on Facebook and come back to tell me you have done so in the comments.
3. Like Noshing With The Nolands on Facebook and come back to tell me you have done so in the comments.
4. Follow Blue Door Oil and Vinegar on Twitter and come back to tell me you have done so in the comments.
5. Follow Noshing With The Nolands on Twitter and come back to tell me you have done so in the comments.
6. Follow Noshing With The Nolands on Pinterest and come back to tell me you have done so in the comments.

Calgary Giveaway for Rush Restaurant Gift Certificate

This is our third day in celebrating S. Pellegrino® Almost Famous Chef® Competition that will be taking place at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy in Toronto on Monday, February 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. The winner announcement will be made at 8:45 pm. ET. Culinary students from seven participating schools across Canada are competing for a chance to become the next star of the gastronomic world at this event. The students are given just two hours to create their unique signature dish. A panel of judges critiques them on every meticulous detail from taste, texture and aroma of the dish, to presentation. The assembled judging panel, local media, chefs and invited guests will have the opportunity to sample all of these dishes during the tasting reception. The winner will go on to compete at the 11th annual Finals Competition in Napa Valley in March, with competitors from 75 schools across North America.

Here is the gorgeous chef jacket the I received for being involved with this competition. I am so thrilled to have received this!! I will model it for you at a later date when I make a cocktail using S. Pelegrino.


Being involved with this competition I have been given a dinner for two, $200 gift card to Rush Restaurant, 100, 207 9th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB. What a fabulous prize for my local readers. How excited I am to offer you this giveaway!!! Rush Restaurant offers a modern Canadian cuisine in an elegant, but yet approachable and inviting dining room. Executive Chef Ray Bear has developed a fabulously creative and innovative menu for a wonderful night of dining. Here are the easy ways to enter. Open to local Canadian residents only. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you put everything in one comment you will only get one entry. A winner will be selected on February 28th at noon MST, 2013.

1. Go to the Rush Restaurant Menu and come back and tell me what you might like to have if you win this gift certificate by leaving me a comment here.

For extra entries follow the instructions below.

2. Follow Almost Famous Friends on Pinterest and come back to leave me a comment that you have done so.

3. Follow Noshing With The Nolands on Pinterest and come back to leave me a comment that you have done so.

4. Follow Almost Famous Chef on Twitter and come back to leave me a comment that you have done so.

5. Follow Noshing With The Nolands on Twitter and come back to leave a comment that you have done so.

6. Follow Noshing With The Nolands on Facebook and come back to leave a comment to tell me that you have done so.

That’s it, very easy entries, good luck everyone!!

TWIT (That’s What I Think) Review of Taste of Treme Cookbook

This book is full of recipes that will “get da taste buds goin’” by the author Todd-Michael St. Pierre who is a New Orleans native. Recipes like Suck da Heads and Pinch da Tails Creole Spice, Pride of the Parish Crabmeat au Gratin and Rebirth Kickin’ Chicken and Wicked-Ass Waffles. Hilarious names for some of the recipes and they all look divine!!

We are having a giveaway and one lucky recipient will be getting this gorgeous book, Taste of Treme. I gave it to Amber to pick a recipe and she simply couldn’t because she said everyone looked so good. I went with this cabbage recipe Grandma Shoog’s Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion and Garlic and served it with a pork tenderloin and broccoli. It was so good. I did lighten it up from the original as I took off most of the bacon fat and added 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of water as needed to steam the cabbage. Sorry, just had to!!

Good luck to you all for winning this wonderful collection of Creole, Cajun and Soul Food from New Orleans, Taste of Treme. Come on over to enter our giveaway HERE.

Grandma Shoog’s Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion and Garlic
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Cajun/Creole
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Serves: 4-8

A wonderful Cajun/Creole side dish that goes great with pork!!
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. salt or as needed
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp. paprika

  1. In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy, about 10 min. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion caramelizes, about 10 min. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook, stirring, for 10 min. longer. Stir in the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 min.