GIVEAWAY: How to get the Farmer’s Market to your door (Door-to-Door Organics Chicago)

This post is sponsored by Door to Door Organics. All opinions are my own.

I have a confession to make.

I’m starting to really like cooking!

I know. You probably thought I cook all the time but that’s actually not quite true. In fact, I am busy most of the time so I don’t really have enough time to get to the grocery store and get the ingredients before they go bad… and then I don’t always FEEL like making the food I make, especially if I prep. Meh.

But I recently fell in love with a new service. It’s not quite new actually. Someone in my building has been using Door to Door Organics for a couple of months now and I’ve always been curious. Not sure too what it was about. And then I got to experience it finally and I was beyond excited!

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I got my first package and it was filled with fruits and veggies. I really liked it because you can order your produce, and it’s ALL ORGANIC (obviously, hence the name) and most of it is local too, so it’s really awesome. Plus the prices aren’t very inflated so it’s totally worth it.

I picked the tiny box since I live alone and they suggested a bunch of veggies and fruit to be shipped (you can pick either fruit only, veggie only, or both fruit + veggie mix. I picked the mix). I liked most of the items but swapped others. I love that you have the ability to do that. No one wants to waste food.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

Look at this wonderful box of fresh deliciousness!

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12 Thanksgiving Feast Menu Items

This post is sponsored by Foodie.com.

I’ve put together some of my favorite recipes that might be a bit more creative than what you’re used to, but hey it’s always nice to add something unconventional to your Thanksgiving feasting, right?

I typically don’t have a huge Thanskgiving with my family cause it’s just me and my parents, but I do like good food… so this little collection might serve you well ;)

Check out 12 Thanksgiving Feast Menu Items

by Kamila Gornia at Foodie.com

Hope you like these as much as I did!

What is Stevia and why you should love it too

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Pure Via®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PureViaSweet http://my­disclosur.es/OBsstV

If you have been following me for a while, you might have noticed that I frequently use Stevia in place of sugar in most of my recipes. There is a deliberate reason for this, my friends.

What is it? Well. Stevia freaking rocks! Ever since I discovered it, my life has never been the same.

In case you’re confused, let me give you a bit of a background…

Stevia that we use is made from the stevia plant. The Stevia plant is part of the Asteraceae family, related to the daisy and ragweed. Stevia has no calories, and it is 200 times sweeter than sugar in the same concentration. Other studies suggest stevia might have extra health benefits. But regardless, it is all natural and a great way to sweeten your food or drinks without the extra calories or blood sugar crashes.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

So what about this particular brand of Stevia? Here’s the download on Pure Via Stevia

  • Pure Via tastes great
  • Pure Via is a natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweetener
  • Pure Via is a great choice for people trying to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Pure Vis is all natural, Non­GMO, made from the stevia plant.

I’ve been in love with using Stevia for a few years now. Actually I learned about Stevia when I started the blog first about 3 years ago. Haven’t turned back since. I absolutely love it.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

I love Stevia and I use it a lot in my recipes. They are mostly all super easy. Using Stevia allows me to use plain greek yogurt and plain varieties of many products without feeling like I need to get the sweetened kind for it to taste good – I have all the control I need with Stevia cause I can just sweeten it however I want and add any flavor extract to it to add more of a flavoring. And bam – super healthy dessert that doesn’t taste healthy at all!

Here are some of my favorite healthy and super easy recipes that use stevia:

Almond Joy Protein Pudding

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

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Chocolate Zucchini Protein Mini Muffins

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Wanna try some Pure Via Stevia in your own recipes?

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FALL FAVORITES GIVEAWAY [Valued $500]

Hey friends! So Halloween has come and gone within a blink of an eye. It’s staggering how fast time flies, doesn’t it?

Fall is my favorite season of the year.

The trees’ leaves changing colors… from green, to yellow, to gorgeous deep reds and oranges. It’s such a beautiful sight. The refreshing slight chill in the air. Wearing scarves and boots to cozy up. But you’re not quite cold yet. Not quite yet.

Ahh.. so perfect.

So, I wanted to celebrate Fall while it’s still here with a BIG BLOWOUT giveaway! This whole giveaway is valued at near $500 so there’s plenty to take advantage of. These things are not just great for Fall, they are actually great regardless of season. It’s different snacks and food items, as well as some others to get you continuing to lead the healthy and happy life you deserve.

We’re going into one of the most jolly, yet stressful seasons of the year – and it’s totally appropriate for you to get rewarded with a bunch of awesomeness even before the Holidays are here. What do you say? Yep!

Enter the Giveaway

There’s plenty of stuff you might be getting! Just lookie here…

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