Posted by alisa on June 15, 2011 | 57 Comments
I’m a reusable tote fanatic. I have dozens of them, even a beautiful one handmade by the lovely Katie, and I take them everywhere. Perhaps it was my upbringing in the crunchy northwest, but I actually get disappointed in myself when I don’t have one with me and have to choose between paper or plastic. So when I did a guest post for I’m Organic, and went to check out their website, I was in heaven … environmentally-friendly Tote Bags and Organic Lunch Bags with a variety of cute images.
Like this one …
and this one …
Now, with my odd obsession on the table, one would think that I would pick a tote bag when the owners of I’m Organic kindly offered me any item for free from their store. But I got distracted by all of the other earth-friendly goodies on their site … Tees in a Tote, Cards, and, hmm … Eco Travel Mugs – now what in the heck are those?
Like totes, I prefer to save the extra packaging and travel with a mug since I’m a tea-aholic (yes, I have quite a few strange addictions), but both sets of our travel mugs bit the dust in recent months. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting the I’m Organic Mugs to be worth the price, but I had to try them. I mean, $15 isn’t a bad price for a good quality travel mug, but when I read that they were made with 100% USA corn plastic, I was imagining a thin shell that would easily melt or warp. But instead, what I received was …
The BEST Travel Mugs I Have Ever Seen or Owned!!!
Oops, sorry, I didn’t dry them off very well for the photo! Anyway, the ladybug is mine, and the more masculine green is Tony’s.
I’m not exaggerating. Trust me. These mugs are thick, thick, thick, very durable, cute, and have a nice simple sip lid that even I can keep from making a mess with. Since when did ‘eco’ start standing for the best quality ever? Seriously, if I somehow manage to destroy these hulks of the travel mug world, I will definitely be back on the I’m Organic website to repurchase.
Naturally, since I loved their products so much, I asked if I could do a giveaway! They were all in, so enter today …
Check out the I’m Organic website, and comment below telling me which product you would like to win.
That’s it! I’ll be picking a winner on Tuesday, so go peruse their awesome eco-offerings, and comment now!
Posted by alisa on May 26, 2011 | No Comments
Congratulations to Alena Mack! You’ve won a copy of Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour by Elana Amsterdam.
For the rest of you … go buy it! No seriously, this is a full color cookbook for only $10 or so on Amazon. I’m still not sure how they did that so cheap. It is seriously gift-worthy. Unreal.
Posted by alisa on May 18, 2011 | 102 Comments
I’m heading out to BlogHer Food first thing in the a.m., but didn’t want to leave y’all without something fun. Since its gluten-free and Celiac awareness month, I thought a delicious, brand-spankin’ new gluten-free cookbook would be the perfect giveaway item …
Yes, I’m giving away Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour by Elana Amsterdam. Technically, this is a grain-free cookbook (well beyond gluten-free!) with very easy recipes that contain just a handful of ingredients (my kind of recipe). To get a taste, click the picture below to see the Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Frosting Recipe from this cookbook …
Note to those with food allergies / intolerances: this book is completely gluten-free (obviously) and soy-free, and mostly dairy-free, but does use quite a few eggs and a lot of the recipes use nuts.
What are Giveaway Wednesdays? (Almost) every Wednesday I will host a giveaway. It may be big, it may be small. It may be hosted on Facebook, Twitter, Alisa Cooks, or Go Dairy Free. You never know where I’ll pop up with Wednesday’s giveaway! But this week, it’s here on Alisa Cooks.
How to Enter? Just comment here and let me know why you want to win this book! If you feel so inclined, you can also share a link to one of your favorite gluten-free recipes. That would just be a bonus for all of us 🙂
How to Get a Second Entry? Tweet, Facebook, or otherwise share this giveaway with others, and leave a second comment letting me know that you did!
Deadline? I will plan to pick the winner on Monday, May 23rd!
Good luck! I’ll be back soon to report on the conference.
Posted by alisa on May 12, 2011 | 6 Comments
Okay, Random.org told me that these people are the winners of the FREE Product Attune Foods Coupons:
And, Random.org told me that this lucky person is going to the Fitness & Health Blogger Conference:
Congratulations to everyone! I’ll be emailing you all shortly.
For everyone else, a recipe is coming up next …
Posted by alisa on May 11, 2011 | 39 Comments
On Friday, I will be making a quick trip south for CDF (to be held Saturday, May 14), the Celiac Disease Conference in Los Angeles, CA. I’ll be working at the Attune Foods booth, handing out chocolate samples, free product coupons, and even selling some of my books! Stop by and say hi if you are going to be attending the event. It should be quite the informational gathering, and though I don’t have a Celiac diagnosis, I’m very curious to learn more.
Now, for those of you who can’t make the event … have no fear! I’ve got some free product coupons for you too!
First, what does Attune make (and what can you get with these coupons)?
- Attune Probiotic Chocolate Bars – The dark ones are dairy-free! All are certified gluten-free.
- Attune Probiotic Granola Munch – I hear it is awesome, but it isn’t dairy-free, so alas, not on my menu (I’m working on them though!).
- Erewhon Cereals – Many awesome ones to choose from (the Strawberry Crisp and Crispy Brown Rice being my Favs), and all gluten-free ones are certified gluten-free.
- Uncle Sam Cereals – Ah history. This cereal has been around for decades!
- New Morning Graham Products – The do contain honey (not 100% vegan, but the above noted products are), but if you are good with this, the Grahamwiches are not to be missed!
- Skinner’s Cereals – Hmm, haven’t tried yet, but looks like a good healthy staple.
Okay, so three of you (U.S. only for this one) will receive three free product coupons to use on the Attune products of your choice!
To Enter: Simply head to the Attune Foods website, and then comment below, letting me know what product(s) you would pick up with these coupons.
Additional Entries: “Like” Go Dairy Free and or Attune Foods on Facebook, and let me know you did (or already do) in another comment.
Deadline: This is a one-day-only contest (I’ve got to pack!), so enter by 6am EST, Thursday, May 12, 2011.
One More Giveaway Announcement! I just found out Attune Foods is giving away copies of my book, Go Dairy Free, on their blog! If you don’t already have it, or want a gift copy, head over to this post, and enter to win!
Posted by alisa on May 9, 2011 | 21 Comments
Oh do I have a giveaway for y’all … or at least for those of you who will be (or can be) in beautiful Boulder, Colorado from June 24 – 26. I’m going to be speaking with the lovely Elana of Elana’s Pantry at the Fitness & Health Blogger Conference … and as a speaker they are allowing me to giveaway one free ticket to the event!
This is a full-fledged, fun-packed conference (a busy 2-1/2 days) that will include:
- Tech, Community, Writing, and Fitness & Health learning sessions
- Awesome keynote speakers
- Optional guided fitness activities throughout the event (indoors and outdoors)
- A sponsored dinner event
- After hours parties
- And last but not least, hobnobbing with dozens of health-minded bloggers and fitness gurus!
To enter to win: Simply leave a comment and tell me why you want to attend this event. The winner will be selected on Thursday, May 12th!
If you can’t make it for those dates, then please(!) do feel free to share this giveaway with others who might want to attend. This is going to be a very, very fun event, and I want to make sure everyone who might be interested knows about it!
For more information on the event, visit http://fitnessbloggersconference.org
Posted by alisa on April 27, 2011 | 4 Comments
Our randomly selected winner is …
Tanya! Tanya blogs over at Cooking with T and her “tweet” was the winning comment. But, in her initial entry, she let us know that she would choose the Chocolate Coffee, Cocoa Raspberry, and Simply Snack (or Cinnamon) Simply Bars. So those flavors and a $100 Amazon Gift Card are heading to you Tanya!!
Also, The Simply Bar has a new U.S. website at www.thesimplybar.com; check it out! They are a Canadian company, but have expanded and become quite popular in the U.S., too. Oh, and with The Simply Bar is available on Amazon! At last check, you could get them at 30+% off with the discount and subscribe & save. I love subscribe & save.
Go Dairy Free and Alisa Cooks (the Go Dairy Free kitchen!) will be offering more awesome giveaways monthly, and sometimes weekly, here and on Facebook. To keep up with the giveaways, recipes, and other things from the Go Dairy Free kitchen, you can follow along here:
This month’s giveaway was sponsored by:
Posted by alisa on April 10, 2011 | 1,109 Comments
This month I am hosting a Big Giveaway from The Simply Bar. They are generously offering a $100 Amazon Gift Card and three full boxes of their bars (that’s an additional $100+ value!) to one of you.
The Simply Bar is a high protein, low glycemic, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free snack that comes in several delicious flavors:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter – The classic combo of peanut butter + chocolate (their top seller!)
- Cinnamon – Sweet cinnamon flavor with moist raisins (this was my favorite flavor)
- Cocoa Raspberry – Rich dark chocolate with sweet raspberries in every bite
- Lemon Coconut – Sweet lemon flavor and big coconut chunks
- Chocolate Coffee – Rich chocolate flavor with a coffee bite
- Simply Snack Caramel – The newest addition to the Simply Bar family
These bars have become very popular with vegan and dairy-free athletes, since they provide a whopping 16 to 18 grams of protein, as little as 8 grams of sugar (the bars are sweetened with organic agave nectar and organic brown rice syrup), and just 138 to 160 calories per bar. The new Simply Snack Caramel version is a more petite snack, clocking in at just 100 calories, but still boasting 10 grams of protein.
The Simply Bar is available in both the U.S. and Canada (residents of both countries can purchase directly from the Wellness Foods Website or via Amazon), so this giveaway is also open to residents of both countries!
Leave a comment below and tell me … What three boxes of The Simply Bar would you choose? It could be all one flavor or mix and match, you pick!
For Additional Entries:
(for each of the following that you complete, leave an additional comment)
Entries will close on April 24, 2011 … so enter NOW!
Posted by alisa on March 19, 2011 | 3 Comments
Okay, you can choose whole grain cereals instead of or with the chocolate bars, but I thought the chocolate would get your attention the fastest. Do I know you guys well, or what?
I’m going to be one of four judges for the “What Matters Most” Facebook photo contest hosted by Attune Foods, and I’m officially inviting y’all to enter. Here are the yummy details:
What matters most is… Yoga. Chocolate. Time with friends. Snuggling up to a good book. What matters most to you?
WHAT: One lucky winner in the U.S. will win a year’s supply of their favorite attune foods’ product.
WHEN: March 16th – May 16th
HOW: Upload a photo of yourself on your Facebook wall with something that matters most to you and your favorite attune foods’ product in the photo. Make sure to tag @attune foods as you’re uploading it and tell us why this matters most to you, so facebook fans can vote and “like” your photo.
The four photos with the most fan votes will be contenders for the final prize, to be decided by brand ambassadors Heather, Alisa (that’s me!), Anne P, and Meghann.
For you free-from folks like me, keep in mind that not all of the Attune Foods products are dairy-free, but many awesome ones are. You can choose from their Dark Chocolate Probiotic Bars (made on shared equipment), Erewhon Cereals (whole grain), Uncle Sam Cereals, Skinner’s Raisin Bran, New Morning Cereal, and New Morning Graham Crackers. All of the chocolate bars and several of the Erewhon cereals are also gluten-free. To learn more, visit Attune Foods on Facebook or see their website, www.attunefoods.com.
In the name of sharing … what matters most to me is long walks with my husband, snuggle time with our kitty, my puzzling detox time, baking, daily exercise, an abundance of broccoli, nuts, and bananas on hand at all times, and the wonderful friends I have made online.
Of course I want you to enter the contest above, but feel free to take a moment and share some inspiration here, what matters most to you?
Posted by alisa on March 9, 2011 | 6 Comments
Lots going on elsewhere today:
I’m hosting a giveaway on Facebook for the Global Vegan Waffle Cookbook. Head on over and enter!
Also, the incredibly awesome Diane of The WHOLE Gang has featured little ‘ol me as a “Food Rock Star.” Head on over to this post to learn a little more about me, if you are curious.
Ooh, ooh! One more thing. The adorable Sea at Book of Yum “adopted” me for the Adopt a GF Blogger (that little GF recipe index above qualifies me). Check out her post, she made many recipes from my blog and book!