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Anolon Square Griddle Giveaway Winner!

We had a great time giving away a Square Griddle from Anolon. If you are the winner listed below be sure to check your email for your Congratulations and to receive your prize! Thank you for all who participated and we look forward to the next giveaway!

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Banana Bread with Cashews & Navitas Naturals Review

Navitas Banana Bread with Cashews (1)A couple of times a month I bake up mini bread loaves for some of my older friends. They may be widowed, divorced, or living the single life but all these women love baked goods. This week I baked up some cute little Banana breads. This easy recipe is my go to banana bread recipe. Whenever I have a bunch of bananas I didn’t get a chance to eat, I know where they are headed, straight to a bread mixing bowl! This banana bread recipe is special because I used some products from Navitas Naturals. They have a large array of organic superfoods that are great to add in and/or replace other ingredients in almost every recipe you may cook up. The great people over at Navitas Naturals sent me some of their products and I absolutely loved them. For this recipe I used the Coconut Palm Sugar in replace of white granulated sugar. I also topped the bread with Superfood+ Maca Cashews.

Navitas Coconut Sugar Navitas Superfood Cashews Delicious Rating: The Coconut Palm Sugar is absolutely amazing. It is a great replacement for cane sugar and brings another layer of flavor to whatever it is your cooking. In this case, the banana bread was not overly sweet but had a caramel overtone, almost like molasses. It is low-glycemic, so a perfect choice for those needing  to eat from a low-glycemic index. I topped the breads with chopped Maca Cashews. The cashews have a touch of maple syrup on them that give them a slight sweetness. It is the perfect combination! The bread is soft and moist, full of flavor. The cashews add texture and a creaminess that is a great complement to the bananas. Check out the other great products over at Navitas Naturals for some recipe ideas!  FOR RECIPE & PHOTO GUIDE CLICK → → RECIPE & PHOTO GUIDE

Marukan Review & Giveaway

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Challenging myself while cooking is something I always have been up for. Whether is is trying new ingredients or a recipe that I have always wanted to make, challenging myself in the kitchen has made me a better cook. I was so excited for the opportunity to use some of Marukan’s products that were new to me. I cooked up a Ponzu Green Stir Fry and absolutely love the Ponzu dressing.
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The Seasoned Rice Vinegar is perfect for our Home Sushi Making nights! Marukan wants to give one of my readers the same chance. You can win a 3-Pack of Marukan Products. They have plenty of recipes on their site using the different vinegars and sauces. How would you use Marukan?
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***I received the above Marukan products as a thank you for facilitating this review. The opinions I shared about them are my own.***

Ponzu Green Stir Fry

Ponzu Green StirFry - Delicious Vegan Recipe
My go to easy recipe for dinner has to be a stir-fry. I always have some veggies in the fridge; broccoli and carrots are must haves in my house. There is always a piece of ginger root hiding behind something and of course some garlic. Rice and a few bottles of condiments are always on hand as well in my pantry. So when I haven’t put any thought into what we are having for dinner, stir-fry it is! It is a healthy delicious meal. Almost always vegan & vegetarian, full of fiber and plant proteins. This time around I had some Marukan Ponzu Premium Soy Dressing with Sudachi Citrus in my pantry and decided to make a Ponzu Green Stir Fry.
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Delicious Rating: I am in love with this Ponzu Dressing! It is an absolute must in your pantry and there are plenty of recipes on the Marukan site to cook up using the dressing. I balanced out the citrus with some ginger and honey. It was a nice change up to my Tofu Stir-Fry recipe adding another layer of flavor to the sauce. I only used green veggies and they were great but next time I think I will add a red bell pepper and some carrots for some color on that plate! FOR RECIPE & PHOTO GUIDE CLICK → → RECIPE & PHOTO GUIDE

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