Naked Snacks is a Vancouver based Canadian healthy snacks subscription box. It is a service that sends wholesome snacks to your door. I love snacking while watching Netflix. Watching a movie without some sort of snack just isn’t the same! So, it is great to switch […]
Harvest Community Foods (or as I like to refer to Harvest Union) is a local grocer servicing the Chinatown-Strathcona neighbourhood at 243 Union St. The grocery and food shop began is a community project (This Space), in which a public vote determined the use of the […]
It’s getting festive here! To celebrate we are hosting 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Each day there will be an INCREDIBLE giveaway between December 7th to 18th. We will be announcing a NEW prize each day! Yup! That’s right – there are at least 12 prizes in total! And YOU don’t want to miss a day!
Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway we giving away one month supply of Happy Planet’s new Grab & Go Fresh Soups! We love that Happy Planet is passionate about making food that is natural and organic. Ingredients are sourced from Canadian farmers. Chef David Robertson from The Dirty Apron Cooking School showed us how easy it was to doll it up for dinner!
Happy Planet, makers of the top selling branded fresh soups in Canada, has launched a new line of Grab & Go fresh soups. They are delicious, all-natural gluten free soups that come in a convenient single serve microwavable container. It is the perfect solution for a delicious, healthy and convenient meal when you’re on the go!
Happy Planet soups are full of all natural ingredients and made without any preservatives. These new fresh Grab & Go soups come in five delicious globally-inspired flavours.
- West African Squash & Cashew*
- Portuguese Kale & White Bean*
- French Lentil
- Thai Coconut
- Tuscan Tomato*
*Also available in larger 500 or 650mL pouches.
Happy Planet retailers throughout Canada such as Safeway, Save on Foods, Whole Foods, Choices, Thrifty’s, Quality Foods.
Day 4 – Win One Month Supply of Happy Planet Grab & Go Fresh Soups (valued $200)
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must follow complete the following. Your chances increases, the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Contest open Canada wide. The prize will be in the form of 30 free soup vouchers redeemable at Happy Planet retailers throughout Canada such as Safeway, Save on Foods, Whole Foods, Choices, Thrifty’s, Quality Foods. This is the best while to keep supplies fresh for your enjoyment!
Check out the other 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway HERE! It’s not too late to enter! xx Nancy
“I don’t like cake” said no one ever! Especially if it is a Super Moist Lemon Lavender Cake! Right?! Christmas holidays are coming up and so are potlucks and gatherings. Every year, we struggle with a last minute mad rush to Costco to buy something to […]
CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars are now available in Canada. The fine folks at CLIF Bar recently sent us variety box to sample. It’s still summer in Vancouver, we took the bars with us mountain biking in Whistler! Did you know that there is also a 40km paved biking trail in Whistler? Whistler Valley Trail connects Whistler’s neighbourhoods from Function Junction to Emerald; complete with boardwalk and scenic water views!
CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bar Flavors
- Coconut Almond Peanut
- Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt
- Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry
CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars promised “huge taste and the energy you need for your next adventure!” I was excited to see that they are gluten free, organic, a great source of fibre and under 200 calories each! Each bar weights 40g and really does provide that satisfying bite and nutrition needed.
I always have a bar or two packed with me. It is part of my gym bag essentials that I do not leave home without. I also like to keep a few in the office for those 3 pm hunger pangs. Let’s face it, running to the vending machine is not healthy!
The first one I tried was the Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt. I liked that it was very dense but still very chewy. It was satisfying that I could eat half and workout and finish it afterwards. I also really liked the sweetness of Coconut Almond Peanut.
Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
It’s been a while since we last had a Minute Rice contest on Nomss. Minute Rice was so kind to send us a few boxes of their Minute Rice Ready To Serve Cups Easy as ABC. Whether you are busy On the Go, or getting ready […]
Since we missed the Minute Rice event at George Brown College in Toronto, Minute Rice was so kind to send us a few boxes of their 100% Natural Instant Rice to try. Minute Rice brings convenience and nutrition to your meals. It is a easy, precooked, parboiled long grain rice with no cooking required. In just 5 minutes, you’ll have fluffy, delicious rice that is easy to prepare and healthy too!
Read to the end of the post for a contest to win a case of 12 boxes of Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice!
Working with Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice, for example, Chef Higgins helped create a wholesome, all-natural and easy Veggie Rice Lasagna Loaf recipe dish that takes only 10 minutes to prepare for the oven.
“When time is an issue, instant rice is an excellent solution for busy moms and people in a rush,” said Chef Higgins, who is also a judge on the Food Network’s Chopped Canada and former personal chef for the Queen Mother.
For other easy rice preparation ideas, try the Top 10 Rice Cooking Tips from Chef John Higgins.
Contrary to common misconceptions, instant rice is as nutritious as long cook rice,” said Norma D’Onofrio, Senior Brand Manager, Minute Rice, explaining that instant rice is long grain rice that is simply pre-cooked, and then dried, in order to significantly cut down on the cooking time required by consumers.
With “pre-cooked rice” as its only ingredient, Minute Rice is 100% natural and Non-GMO Project Verified. Available in two varieties – Premium Long Grain White Rice and Premium Whole Grain Brown Rice – Minute Rice takes only five minutes to prepare for white rice and 10 minutes for brown rice.
“Minute Rice is quick, convenient and healthy, turning out just right every time,” D’Onofrio said. “It’s prepared in a fraction of the time of long cook rice, giving you back the time you’d spend in the kitchen so you can focus on what’s really important.”
CONTEST: Win a case of 12 boxes of Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice
Contest closes Wednesday June 03, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and announced Thursday June 04, 2015. Good Luck!
Cheers to our new Yelp CM, Ayla. She did a great job hosting the Yelp Elite event at Luke’s General Store Vancouver in Gastown. First, I love the space at Luke’s – the two story high ceiling loft vibe, vinyl and record players upstairs, coffee parlor and general goods on the main floor.
The vibe of the party was relaxed and everyone had a great time mingling. Strangely we even said hi instead of exchanging those empty eye contacts. You know what I’m talking about!
Our famished souls will filled with delicious treats from:
Beast and Brine: Fraser Valley Pork Meatloaf, bison sausages and stories of the lamb bacon is intoxicating.
Cartems Donuterie: Cartems mini bacon donuts, sugar glazed and even some gluten free treats
Four Barrels: Americano and Latte were rich and strong enough to keep in awake until 2am. My 8am meeting hurt. But it was worth it.
The Farm House Cheeses: I love cheese. Especially their Brie.
Nelson the Seagull: You need carbs when you have cheese! Two thumbs up for fresh bread!
Club Mate: Yerba tea carbonated energy drinks. Sweet and light. I liked the fizz… but not enough to take me away from coffee.
I can’t wait to next shindig! Meanwhile we picked up some Mast Brothers Stumptown chocolates and a few bags of Hardbite Chips. I mean, how could we resist to shop local!
Luke’s General Store Vancouver
Cuisine: Coffee, Donuts, Cafe
Mon 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tue 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thu 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
49 W Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6A 1G8
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