Monthly Archives: September 2016

LADIES: healthy hoohoo Review + GIVEAWAY!

Calling all individuals who care about their hoo hoos!

Do I have your attention now?

This week’s product feature and giveaway is something new for ADSG–a non-food product called healthy hoohoo! Founder Stacy was appalled by the ingredients in the cleaning products ladies were using on their most delicate body part and set out with a mission: “provide a healthier cleansing option for women of all ages interested in the well being of their intimate area.”

healthy hoohoo respects a woman’s body and believes it should be treated like a temple. Reducing the amount of chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis is simply one step to better health. We value wellness, the best ingredients, and being relentlessly authentic.

An adorable package arrived at my door with quite honestly the best marketing material I think I’ve ever seen. With all the important features laid out– like the fact that the products are paraben/fragrance/glycerin free–alongside tag-lines like “Woo hoo for hoo hoo,” I could not stop laughing nor reading!

One of the inserts even discussed how to know if “your hoo hoo {is} balanced” and tips to ensuring it is! Another explained the chemicals to avoid (and the names they’ll be called in ingredient lists) and what parts of your hoo hoo should get some cleanser love.

Now ladies, without becoming far to intimate for ADSG, these products will leave you feeling clean and happy. I’m totally hooked on a product category I never thought I’d ever buy/want/need!

Who wants some hoo hoo love? Enter the giveaway below!

Healthy Hoohoo Giveaway

Take it easy, but take it.

Brianna

 

Leonardo’s Pizza Sauce: Review and GIVEAWAY!

This is not the same-old pizza sauce you’ve been grabbing off the shelf for years. With flavors like chipotle and asiago, any recipe calling for some tomato sauce is about to be escalated in flavor by Leonardo’s Pizza Sauce.

All four of their delicious flavors are gluten free, soybean oil free, and nut free- though they do contain dairy.

I used the asiago sauce as the top to my tedious, though gorgeous, zucchini ravioli! It added such an unexpected taste and element–I’m absolutely going to continue to grab it for my recipes’ sauce needs.

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And guess what– there’s a chance for you to try any 2 flavors of your choosing!

Oh, but it gets better because…THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS! A first in ADSG history, two lucky readers will be able to choose 2 sauces to use in their own cooking!
Enter to win here!

Take it easy, but take it.

Brianna

*Leonardo’s provided product for myself and the giveaway in exchange for an honest review*

Creating a Beautiful Family Meal for under $50 at Jewel-Osco!

*Jewel-Osco sponsored this review by providing a $50 gift card to their store in exchange for recipe development using items available at their locations*

Jewel-Osco put me on a mission: create a gluten-free meal (enough to feed 4) using products from their stores. Oh, and it was not to exceed $50 for everything, including a dessert item.

As you all know, I’m not the blogger who creates recipes weekly–though I cannot be more grateful to all the GF bloggers that do, as they’ve given me inspiration for years!

Well, I took a stab at it– and I made the meal TOP 8 FREE.

Yep, that’s right. Top 8 free, under $50, enough for at least 4 people {though definitely could be 5-6!}–which means, for all you college and young professional readers, tons of leftovers.

I had all the dry spices I needed in my cabinet, so I didn’t have to account for those in my total–feel free to swap for your available spices to save on the $$$!

Jewel-Osco is my go-to grocery store in Chicago– between it’s gluten free section, gorgeous produce, and great prices, I’m always set after a Jewel run. I couldn’t be more thrilled to create these recipes on their behalf.

This entire meal was created for $48.82!

Without further ado, Moroccan Chicken {with a vegan garlic sauce} + Sweet Corn Succotash + Mixed Berry Crisp!

 

Moroccan Chicken with Vegan Garlic Sauce

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 2hr 45mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 4-5 pounds bone-in chicken
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped chives
  • 4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbs. canola oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup EVOO {SAUCE}
  • 1 garlic clove, minced {SAUCE}
  • 2 tb. apple cider vinegar {SAUCE}
  • 1 tsp. honey {SAUCE}
  • 2 tbs. apple juice {SAUCE}
  • 1 tsp. mustard {SAUCE}
  • 1 tsp. basil {SAUCE}
  • 1/4 tsp. salt {SAUCE}

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together garlic, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, canola oil, salt, and chicken until combined.
  2. 2.Refrigerate chicken (covered) for at least 2 hours
  3. While in refrigerator, blend EVOO, garlic, apple cider vinegar, honey, apple juice, mustard, basil, and salt in a food processor. Set aside.
  4. After 2 hours, preheat BBQ to medium-high heat. Grill chicken until cooked through, beginning on high heat to char outside, then lowered to medium heat–turn every few minutes!
  5. Remove from grill and drizzle garlic sauce over top. Serve hot!

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Preparation…

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Final Product!

Sweet Corn Succotash

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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You can use tomatoes instead of peppers, though we have a tomato allergy in our house! Also, all veggies can be frozen–cheaper and easy!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs. EVOO
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3 cups chopped red pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups corn kernels (white and yellow combined, if possible)
  • 2 cups frozen baby lima beans
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • 3 tbs. basil, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet or pot (prevents splatter and major clean up!)
  2. Add onion and sprinkle with salt; cook until translucent (5 minutes)
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (1 minute)
  4. Add peppers, corn, and lima beans.
  5. Reduce heat to medium/medium-low and cover.
  6. Stir occasionally for about 20 minutes, or until veggies are soft.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, as desired.
  8. Let cool; I think it’s best served room temp!
  9. Sprinkle basil over top before serving!

 

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Preparation…

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Final Product!

Top 8 Free Mixed Berry Crisp

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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You can use any flour blend/products you feel safe using. I used GFJules All-Purpose Flour, Melt Spread, and Enjoy Life Mixed Berry Bars.

Ingredients

  • 1 package Enjoy Life Foods Mixed Berry Bars
  • 4 cups of berries (your choice!)
  • 1/4 cup allergy friendly margarine
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup allergy friendly all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg

Directions

  1. Unwrap ELF bars and flatten them by hand. Cut each in half.
  2. Line 12 muffin tins with papers, coat with non-stick spray, and place the half-bars in bottom of each tin.
  3. Place small handful of washed berries in each cup.
  4. In separate bowl, combine sugar, margarine, and flour. Mix until combined.
  5. Crumble over top, or turn into little shapes as I did!
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for ~25 minutes, or until fruit is bubbling.
  7. Serve warm!

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Preparation step 1…

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Preparation step 2…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Final Product!

 

Take it easy, but take it.

Brianna