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Nii Bars Summer Sampler 2016 Giveaway

 Nii Bars Summer 2016 Sampler Giveaway

Nii Bar Out of PackageOne reason I began this blog was to discover and showcase companies that carry items that interested me, and my readers. The way I tend to discover these companies is more on the unconventional side, and my discovery of Nii Bars is no different.

Since I spend the majority of my day with a laptop in my lap, I use the television as background noise. There are certain shows that we watch and it is one of those shows in which I originally happened upon Nii Bars. As we were watching Food Network one night we came upon a show that showcased companies seeking an investment to grow their business.

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Limoneira: Heritage Select Citrus Giveaway

Limoneira Company: Heritage Select Citrus Box Giveaway

Heritage Select CitrusFor many years I lived in Ventura California, which is in Ventura County which happens to be the place for citrus.  Sadly for me, during my time up there I was unaware of this fact. I wish I would have toured and seen the vast trees that undoubtedly have the smell of citrus in their leaves.

I can guarantee you though, my next trip (163 miles from my house) I will be stopping in this citrus filled valley. When I am there I will be sure to be stopping at the The Limoneira Company was founded over 124 years ago. and it’s located outside of Santa Paula in beautiful Ventura County, California.

Since many of you can not visit these fields, I am thrilled to be able to bring the citrus to you with this Heritage Select Citrus Pack.

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Gourmet Nut Spring 2016 Giveaway

Gourmet Nuts Spring 2016 Giveaway

Gourmet Nut Spring 2016 GiveawayIt has been mentioned in the past that we are a snack house. Each week when we do our grocery shopping snacks are a close second to the proteins we purchase.

Lately though we have been going through a new evolution of snacking – nuts and trail mixes. I recently noticed that when I am hungry int he middle of the afternoon fruit and nut mixes are easy and healthy.

Since we are trying to eat healthier we have a couple of requirements including healthy, natural and few preservatives and sugars as possible. Since we are heading into the busy late Spring/early Summer seasons I reached out to Gourmet Nut for a giveaway.

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Limoneira Lemon Uses and Review

Limoneira Lemons – Uses Review and Giveaway

Limoniera LemonsOne of my favorite scents in the entire world is lemons. There is no scent like lemon and it instantly evoke images of bright yellow color and a citrus filled fresh scent.

Since we are the humans to two cats that like to jump on counters, couches, beds and anything else that could be construed as a bed, safety in cleaning products is key. One day is occurred to me that my favorite scent was as versatile as it was good smelling.

Since I am on a quest to make the surfaces, and environment of our home safer for the humans and the cats, I was more them willing to receive a box of lemons from Limoneira Company to experiment with.

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Crispy Green: Crispy Fruit Holiday Giveaway

Crispy Green: Crispy Fruit Holiday 2015 Giveaway!!!

Crispy green fruitI am a crafter and so I am always looking for a healthy snack that will not leave a residue on my hands. Usually I am able to find a cracker or cookie that fits this requirement, but usually not fruit. Back in July of 2015 I reviewed a company called Crispy Green and their product called Crispy Fruit – 7/15 review here.

Crispy Green has seven flavors of freeze-dried fruit including Crispy Apples, Crispy Mangoes, Crispy Asian Pears, Crispy Bananas, Crispy Cantaloupe, Crispy Pineapples and Crispy Tangerine. I tried the Crispy Apples, Crispy Mangoes and Crispy Tangerine and they were fantastic. I loved that I could get the benefits of fruit, but not the sticky hands that generally come accompany them.

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Rani’s Yummy Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Rani’s Nutrafood. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Rani’s Nutrafoods: Yummy Review and Giveaway

Rani's Yummy All ProductsI am always on the look out for new snacks that Jason and I can munch on that are healthy and tasty. I never really gave oats any sort of consideration mainly because I am not a true fan of things like oatmeal or oatmeal cookies, although good sometimes. The idea of flavored oats was a somewhat new idea to me and I was skeptical that they would taste more than flavored cardboard.

I originally encountered Rani’s Yummy’s in the April Fit Snack Monthly Subscription box (see review here). It was one of the tastiest treats in the box and I knew I wanted to expand upon my sampling and write a review. Rani’s was generous enough to send me 1 of each of their shooters to try as well as a larger bag of their Peanut Butter Dream.

Rani’s Yummys origins are like many other moms out there in that Rani founded Rani’s Nutrafoods because she wanted a nutritional snack with energy. With that decision she began to mimic the sweets and snacks her and her children loved with a nutritional twist. She also wanted the resulting snack to be portable and convenient and that is when she came up with the idea of single serve packaging. The Rani’s Yummy Shooter was born, a single serve portions that are easy to open and are one serving size each.

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Gourmet Nuts Review

 Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Gourmet Nuts. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Gourmet Nuts Review and Giveaway

Gourmet Nut 3 items plus powerupWe are a snack house. I can try to deny it, but the reality of the situation is that we like our snacks. I do have admit that there has been an evolution of our snacks during Jason and I’s time together. When we started dating we would purchase a lot of processed foods and sugary drinks. I think that this was due to the home we were living in was with others, and having such factors as opposing schedules and kitchen restrictions. Shortly after we moved into our first home together and we began to realize that we could eat healthier without the preservatives. This period is marked with a learning curve and a lot of trying new things.

This latest evolution of our snacking is the most exciting and quite possibly the healthiest. When we moved to our current house it was special because it was the first house we bought. With the house came a invigoration to cook and to make our own snacks. This latest progression has been a bit slower to catch on (we like our convenience) but far more fulfilling (nutritiously and emotionally). We tend to like our own food before the previously enjoyed fast food and sugar filled snacks.

We knew we wanted healthy, natural and few preservatives and sugars as possible when we began our transition. In the preparation of this new culinary phase of our lives we came upon Gourmet Nut. Gourmet Nut was created when a bunch of friends got together and discussed the lack of high quality, everyday gourmet snacks. People who love good food as much as we are learning to, that was something that I can support.

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Crispy Green: Crispy Fruit Review

 Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Crispy Green. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Crispy FruitCrispy Green: Crispy Fruit Review and Giveaway- Tangerine, Apple and Mango

I never really gave any consideration to freeze-dried fruit other than my outdoor camping friends have praised it for years. After all these years, I can honestly say that I understand why it is so popular – it is really good!

Let’s back up to a conversation that I was having with Jason a couple weeks ago about dehydrated fruit and meat, It was mentioned that a favorite snack of his was beef sticks, cheese and dried fruit. I thought at the time that he was a step below in the evolution of his taste buds but have found that really I was the one low on the taste evolution scale.

Crispy Green was kind enough to send us 3 packages of their Crispy Fruit in Tangerine, Apple and Mango. The varieties that they offer are wide-ranging and include Asian pear, banana, cantaloupe and pineapple as well as tangerine, apple and mango. The fruit is kosher certified, peanut tree nut free, gluten-free, dairy free and vegan – the reason for this is that all that is included is 100% pure fruit dehydrated.

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ginnybakes Review

 Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of ginnybakes. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

ginnybakes Review & Giveaway

ginnybakes 2 introI think I have mentioned in the past that I am a cookie monster. I really do love my cookies and will devour almost any flavor and any variety. When I was young a highlight of the winter season was receiving that magical tin of cookies with crispy sugar on the tops. Looking back I realize that these were simply shortbread cookies and have become available year round. Why am I mentioning this holiday staple? The answer is simpler than you can imagine. It is because I found a cookie that reminded me of this holiday indulgence.

I found ginnybake cookies and I was caught by their commitment to creating a gluten-free safe product. This is made in a dedicated gluten-free facility, and was started by a holistic nutritionist. Ginnybake Cookies are a family owned company whose passion is to create outrageously delicious and nutritious treats.

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