Sunday, March 28, 2010

Green Giveaways you just HAVE to enter!

A Nut in a Nutshell is giving away a 5 lb container of Powdered Laundry Detergent ($25.99 value) - Ends 4/5

Coupon Clippin' Mommy is giving away the So Easy Baby Food Kit ($37.95 value) - Ends 4/10

Healing With (Raw) Juices is giving away a $50 iHerb Shopping Spree! - Ends 4/11

Growing a Baby in Seattle is giving away the book The 3-Day Cleanse - Ends 4/10

Mama Dweeb is giving away a $25 gift certificate for EcoStore USA - Ends 4/8

Mommy has to Work is giving away a Seventh Generation Living Home Starter Kit - Ends 4/12

Good Luck!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Winner of the Raw Cacao Giveaway!

And the winner is....

Congratulations, Zucchini Breath! I'm about to email you and you have 48 hours to respond!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Raw Cacao Giveaway‏ Thanks to!

I just learned about a really cool website site: It is just like Yahoo Answers for shopping advice - consumers ask for advice on gift ideas and stuff to buy. They even have a whole section for Green questions! I'm already thinking of all the questions I want to add! You can follow Subbr on twitter at
Enter to win the Cacao Nibs, 8 oz, Sunfood (peeled, raw, certified organic)!

Product Features:
  • Certified organic, raw, unprocessed Ecuadorian cacao nibs
  • Rare crillio variety
  • Highest source of magnesium
  • Excellent heart food
  • Diminishes appetite and enhances mood
The Giveaway:
 One lucky reader will win 8oz. Sunfood Cacao Nibs!

To Enter:
Post a question on and leave me a link to it. *Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win. Please leave your email or have it visable in your blogger profile.)

Extra Entries:
(Leave a separate comment for each extra entry!)

-Follow me on twitter (Worth 1 entry. I will follow you back!)

-Follow me on Google Friend Connect publicly (Worth 1 entry)

-Grab my button and put it in your sidebar (Worth 3 entries. Leave a link to where I can find it)

-Tweet the following: "I want to win the Raw Cacao Giveaway‏ @mgonyeo" for 1 additional entry per day (please leave me the url)

-Make a blog post linking to this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to it (worth 3 entries)

Giveaway ends March 20th @11:59PM PST. US only. Winner will be picked via, posted here, and contacted via email. Please respond within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own may vary from others. Thank you to who supplied the product for the giveaway.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Guest Post: Recipe: Bulgur and Lentil Pilaf with Caramelized Onions

Today's guest post comes from Sanaa Abourezk, a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author and nutritionist. You can find more of her wonderful recipes and much more at!

Is it possible that the lowly bean might be the solution for our current epidemic of obesity? Tackling childhood obesity has become a virtual fad, as everyone, from local and state health officials, schools, medical communities, to the First Lady are thinking of ways to solve this insolvable problem. I cannot help but notice that no one is attacking the most important contributor to this problem--the lack of home cooking.

I can say with confidence that when kids began to eat most of their meals in cars on the way out of a drive-through, or on the run or heated by a microwave, their overweight problem started to increase. Have you noticed that when you go to any supermarket there are a couple of aisles for fresh produce, compared to 8-12 isles for packaged or canned food loaded with empty calories and endless chemical preservatives.

America needs to go back to cooking from scratch. This sounds like a simplistic solution, but cooking a meal from the beginning and eating with our kids around the dining room table, we would very quickly see an improved result.

Now for the beans. Cooking beans and eating vegetarian style is a very good and very healthy start in tackling overweight problems in America. Beans are full of protein, high fiber and they are filling. Beans are in-expensive, which helps with any family’s budget. They are good for the environment, no carbon print, and there is an endless variety of beans to prevent boredom while cooking at home. And, most important of all, they can be made to taste good. Here is one of my family’s bean dish recipe:

Bulgur and Lentil Pilaf with Caramelized Onions
Serves 6-8

½ cup olive oil
2 medium onion, julienne
10 cups of water
1 pound lentil
2 cup coarse wheat, #3
Salt to taste

-In a heavy pot, heat the olive oil and fry the onions until caramelized. Remove the pot from the heat and move the onions with a slotted spoon and place on the side.

-Place the pot back on the stove. Add the water, the lentil and the salt. Bring to a boil. Cook until the lentil are soft but not mushy.

-Add the bulgur wheat, stir and bring back to a boil. Stir, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the pilaf to stay covered for 10 minutes before serving.

-Spoon into a serving platter and sprinkle with caramelized onions.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm Addicted to Green Giveaways!

Here are some great green giveaways to check out!

Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away a Body Friendly Yoga DVD! (Ends 3/23/10)

Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away a Skoy Cleaning Cloths 4 Pack! (Ends 3/23/10)

Audrey's Give Aways is giving away an On The Counter version of the Zuvo Water Filtration System!! (Ends 3/19/10)

Fabulous Fun Finds is giving away a Think Baby Yoga Mat! (Ends 3/9/10)

Familylicious Reviews & Giveaways is giving away an Earthworks shower gel or body lotion of their choice! (Ends 3/20/10)

Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away a Naturally Fresh Deodorant Prize Package! (Ends 3/18/10)

Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away a Harvest Nutrition All-Natural Superfood Blend! (Ends 3/18/10)

Let me know if I missed any good ones! Good luck!!!