Ginger Red Bean Popsicles – plus a Giveaway!

Ginger Red Bean Popsicles – plus a Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed  I’ve been drooling through Kathy Hester’s newest book, The Great Vegan Bean Book, for over a month now since it’s release and I can’t stop contemplating which recipe to try out next.  I’ve already made the wonderfully spicy Sloppy Buffalo Beans.  Twice actually.  That burger is so quick and simple to make up on a busy night.  I love it!  But today, I’m sharing the sweeter side of beans.  Ginger Red Bean Popsicles.  They are uniquely flavored for a dessert, especially a popsicle.  Leave it to Kathy to come up with unusual flavors and bean recipes.  The Bean paste is simple to cook up and stores well in the fridge or freezer so you can make up some of these pops in a flash.  In minutes really once you have the paste made.  Just a few simple ingredients to have on hand and you’ve got a lovely simple pallet cleanser after lunch, dinner, heck I’ve had two of them for breakfast already today.  Really fun getting your protein in each day from such a delicious frozen treat. You can see many more recipes from Kathy’s book on her website Healthy Slow Cooking as well. Kathy’s new…

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Giving “Thanks” for Liquid Stevia – NuNaturals Peppermint and Chocolate Stevia Giveaway!

Giving “Thanks” for Liquid Stevia – NuNaturals Peppermint and Chocolate Stevia Giveaway!

This contest is now closed I recently received a couple new liquid stevia flavors from NuNaturals to try out….they are both wonderful. Just in time for holiday favorites with a healthier twist……….Chocolate and Peppermint!  YES!  If you follow Canned Time at all, you’ll notice I use stevia in quite a few of my recipes to convert them to be sugar free.  And from my experience, NuNaturals liquid stevia is that best I can buy. I’ve tried mixing the Chocolate with liquid Orange Stevia to make orange chocolate bars.  I’ve dropped a few drops into warmed Almond milk………..oh, my! And my latest experiment with NuNatural’s liquid stevia was one of my favorites: Vegan Sugar Free Whipped Cream with a touch of Peppermint This stuff is good enough to BE dessert as well as top your desserts! Check out the recipe for the Coconut Whipped Cream at “Oh She Glows“ and then enter to win your own Peppermint & Chocolate NuNaturals Liquid Stevia! You can also check out the full line of NuNaturals products here:  www.nunaturals.com and at the check out page use the DISCOUNT CODE OF  BLG1212 to receive -15% discount on their orders effective until December 31, 2012. 4 lucky readers will…

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September Omnium-Gatherum

A very busy month with lots of fun things going on………..and a lot of work  (ARGGGHHH) I was very fortunate to win a ‘Milk Frother’ from Capresso in a blog giveaway.  I’ve been heating my Soy or Nut Milks for some years now and this has been a real time saver in the mornings and adds a little fancy foam as well.  Very easy to clean and works great! I’ve been experimenting with different flavors and even used it this morning to make apple cider spiced up with a Pumpkin Latte Syrup…..recipe coming up this week! It was so delicious and the frother really made mixing and heating so quick. Love it! I also took some time to de-stress one cool September morning while working out in the farm areas of Maryland to stop and take in the beauty of a morning fog just lifting off the fields: It was an early September humid but cool morning that just was perfect weather after such a hot summer. This year’s corn crop is about done.  We had pretty regular rain this summer so it wasn’t as dried out as in some recent years.  I’ll miss the taste of an ear of…

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Mia Mariu Cosmetics Giveaway

I’m trying something a little different this giveaway…no food, no appliance….just a few great products that  any woman will enjoy! Mia Mariu provided me with a sample of their mascara, a beautiful eye shadow and a blending brush to test for them last month.      They have all been very successful……particularly at 4:30 a.m.  when I’m trying to wake up and get out the door to work…….and trying to look presentable.  Each of these products is the highest quality and I’ve had no negative reactions to the product on                              my sensitive skin. Here’s what the winner will receive: 1 Professional Blending Brush for mineral foundations, powders or blushes.  Perfect Blending Brush No. 22 is designed to give you a perfectly natural application of Mineral Loose Foundation.  1 Loose Mineral Shadow Liner Made with pure minerals and luxurious color pigments, thin silky formula provides long lasting coverage while gliding on softly and easily. Build color intensity and blend effortlessly. Apply as an eye shadow with our Multipurpose Brush No. 15, use the Petite Brush No. 18 to highlight your accents. And 1 Volumizing and Lenthening Black Mascara…

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New Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Giveaway

http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/virgin_coconut_oil.htm   I love making things with Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Like Chocolate Donuts with Key Lime Frosting It helps so much in adapting desserts to be ‘Dairy Free’ or Raspberry Mocha Cream Cookie Dough Cake How would you like a chance to win some of this heavenly stuff? http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/virgin_coconut_oil.htm So many things you can make with delicious Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best…

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Averie Cooks Gluten & Allergen Free Baking Cookbooks Giveaway

Averie Cooks is sponcering a fantastic giveaway this weekend that I think my readers will appreciate: http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/05/gluten-and-allergen-free-baking-cookbooks-giveaway.html Some details of the contest are below.   Go to the link above or her homepage for all the details on how to enter. The books are co-authored by Iris Higgins of The Daily Dietribe and Brittany Angell of Real Sustenance The books are a one-stop-shop for gluten and allergen free baking. Each of six chapters are dedicated to a specific flour. There are 50+ diverse recipes that are packed with information for successful gluten free baking. From delicious Stove Top English Muffins, Cheesy Skillet biscuits, and Chocolate Babka Bread to Fig Newtons, Graham Crackers and Funnel Cake, these books are packed with great recipes. Learn how to make these unique and hard to find allergen free recipes, how to best substitute each flour, and understand the basics of baking without eggs, corn, soy, dairy. Learn the ins and outs of various unrefined sugars and how to exchange them. Also included are baking tips from some of today’s leading gluten free experts including Elana Amsterdam and Ricki Hellar, among. Heres an example of the authors’ gluten free recipes: Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies . Photo from…

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Kindred Bliss Bath & Body Giveaway

A brand new Giveaway from Kindred Bliss Bath & Body skin care products! This gift pack contains 3 wonderful skin nourishing products (a $25 value) for 1 lucky reader……….. The giveaway prize gift pack will include: A bar of Gardener’s Greenhouse soap 1 Goat’s Milk Lotion 1 Jar of Natural Turbinado Sugar Polish in Cranberry Pomegranate To Enter the Giveaway: (You must post a separate comment on this post for each entry) 1.  Twitter follow Canned Time and then tweet the following:“I entered to win 3 free Great Skincare Products from Kindred Bliss Bath & Body on Canned Time“  For extra entries: (please leave a separate comment for each entry) Facebook Like Canned Time  Pinterest Follow Canned Time Facebook Like Kindred Bliss Bath & Body Twitter follow Kindred Bliss Bath & Body or post about this Giveaway on your blog or Facebook page Leave new comments every day if you want to really maximize your chances! Contest ends Saturday, May 19th at midnight. The winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. readers only Good Luck to everyone!

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Tropical Traditions Hair Oil Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for the entries Lavender is one of my favorite scents.  So relaxing and mild, especially fresh lavender live on the plant. http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp I have a lavender plant growing in the front yard that did pretty well it’s first year, sprouted 4-5 shoots with blossoms. Then this spring I transplanted it to a better area so we’ll see how it does. Until then, I’ll rely on better sources for my lavender fixes. Tropical Traditions sent me a lavender scented coconut oil hair treatment to try. It smells wonderful. I have used it on the tips of my hair for a couple weeks now but I really prefer it as a moisturizer for my legs. To each her own right? Well now Tropical Traditions will offer one of my readers a bottle to try out for themselves.Tropical Traditions is the best place to get Virgin Coconut Oil I think.  I’ve used their Coconut Oil in my recipes and love it! Like my Diary Free Raspberry Mocha Cookie Cream Cake, YUM!!  And now that I’ve tried their haircare products, I’m loving my options for all the Coconut products they have.http://www.youtube.com/embed/4h6eycjf29MTropical Traditions has formulated three different organic coconut oil…

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Holiday LEDS string lights Giveaway

Holiday LEDS is offering one of my readers a string of their White or Purple string lights as a Giveaway Prize!  They sent me a sample of the white lights and I’ve been messing around with how to use them as party decorations in flower arrangements, table center pieces, etc.  Holiday LEDS has a great assortment of string lights and more for  Special Occasions when you really want the mood to be bright! Here are just a few of the lights they offer: Christmas LightsURL:http://www.holidayleds.com Warm White LED LightsURL:http://www.holidayleds.com/christmas_lights/warm_white_wide_angle_wedding_lights Purple LED Christmas LightsURL:http://www.holidayleds.com/christmas_lights/purple_led_wide_angle_white_wire This is what the winner will receive:  1 (25) foot long string of tiny white or purple lights. I think these lights would be a perfect accent in a summer wedding or evening dinner party. Just a touch of light to brighten up a table or food display is beautiful. Here I pushed the one string of lights down inside of a few Mason Jars for an accent on a table. Really a nice product to help decorate with! HolidayLEDs.com LED wedding lights are perfect for adding some light and elegance to your special day. Whether you are planning your own wedding, planning someone else’s event, or operate…

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