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UPDATE: The contest is now over (congratulations to Rashelle our winner!). Stay tuned for future giveaways. ‘Like’ us on Facebook or submit your info on our stay informed page, you will automatically be notified of new contests.

 

Enter to Win this Book!

Nutritionist Joy Bauer is best known as the nutrition expert for the Today Show. She recently came out with a reference guide, Joy Bauer’s Food Cures, a book devoted to “getting you healthier, look younger and add years to your life.” We were contacted by Bauer’s team to review the book (read our full review here) and they generously sent us a second copy to give away to one of our readers. Enter to win this comprehensive nutritional reference guide.
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UPDATE: The contest is now over (congratulations to John our winner!). Stay tuned for future giveaways.  ‘Like’ us on Facebook or submit your info on our stay informed page, you will automatically be notified of new contests.

Stonyfield Organic is running a fun summer promotion called, Summer in a Box. They sent us a preview of the box (yay, free stuff!) which is filled with toiletries, creams and coupons for free frozen yogurt.  Now we get to run a contest on our site and they’ll send the winner their very own Summer in a Box. I know many kids are back to school next week, but these products can be used for months to come. Wondering how you get your hands on this cool loot? Enter to win by answering this question:
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When I hear the term Sweet Bread, my mind wanders to a warm bakery on a morning where you can see your breath as you walk. The racks are partially empty as the bakers continually bring steaming-hot baked goods and elaborately decorated petits fours to the front display. There are gooey pastries, sticky buns, crumbly scones, and golden croissants. The smells of baked goods wafting from an oven are enough to make you forget about being “good” and word nutrition kind of goes out the window, doesn’t it?
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UPDATE: The contest is now over (congratulations to Angie our winner). Stay tuned for future giveaways.  ‘Like’ us on Facebook or submit your info on our stay informed page, you will automatically be notified of new contests.

Premium Ensaymada “Brioche”

We came upon this ‘Premium Ensaymada Brioche’ at a Filipino bakery (Goldilocks) and were surprised at the number of ingredients it contained. So we bought it and have turned it into a contest! Simply write a comment below to guess how many ingredients are in this sweet bread roll with cheese on top. The person that gets the closest will win five of our hand-stamped, reusable, muslin produce bags! Contest starts Monday morning; see details below. We’ll post the ingredient list and winner on Wednesday. Let the games begin!

How to Enter the Contest:

  1. Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post with your guess as to how many ingredients are in this food.
  2. For simplicity, we will count all the ingredients on the label, even if some appear more than once.
  3. Contest runs 8/1/11 – 8/3/11 at 10am PT
  4. One entry per person
  5. We can only ship to a United States shipping address (unless you’d like to pay for international shipping)
  6. Winner will be selected and contacted on August 3.  Reusable produce bags will be shipped soon after.

UPDATE: The contest is now over (congratulations to Leonora our winner). Stay tuned for future giveaways.  ‘Like’ us on Facebook or submit your info on our stay informed page, you will automatically be notified of new contests.

Happy Holidays!
Check out these beautiful pewter, star-shaped serving utensils we are giving away. They will look fabulous at your holiday dinner or next special celebration.

How to Enter:

  1. Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post or on our Facebook page
  2. If you press the “share” button on Facebook to share with your friends, let us know in your comment, and we’ll give give you an extra chance to win!
  3. Contest runs December 7-13, 2010
  4. One entry per person
  5. We can only ship to a United States shipping address
  6. Winner will be selected and contacted on December 14. Item will be shipped soon after.

Thank you for supporting Be Food Smart. We love all our fans!

Dina & Jonas

Rum & Tiki Cookbook Giveaway!

UPDATE: The contest is now over (congratulations to Jon Obest our winner). Stay tuned for future giveaways.  ‘Like’ us on Facebook or submit your info on our stay informed page, you will automatically be notified of new contests.

Rum is hot and rum is cool!

Enter to win this awesome cookbook! We are celebrating the November heat wave with some rum and fun. Check out our Facebook page and enter to win.

The El Paso Chile Company

Rum & Tiki Cookbook

By W. Park Kerr

Click here to enter!

Rum is hot. Rum is cool. Rum can be sipped, savored, and cooked in ways limited only by your imagination. Rum has an island flavor on its own over ice with a wedge of lime, or it can be something more, as it is in these sophisticated recipes by W. Park Kerr, author of The El Paso Chile Company Margarita Cookbook.

Rumba over to the bar and break out your cocktail shaker and hula-girl glasses. Whether you are looking for a classic rum drink like a pina colada or a mai tai or a new concoction such as a Banana Monkey or a Blue Lagoon, The El Paso Chile Company Rum & Tiki Cookbook offers the ultimate rum recipes in these tropically colorful pages.

Want to add some punch to the rest of your party? Recipes include Luau Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Coconut-Rum Shrimp with Curried Peanut Dipping Sauce, and other spiked suggestions for marinades, sauces, and main dishes. And be sure to save room for dessert. There’s Island Spice Flan and a Pineapple and Bananas Foster. Not sure which type of rum–light, gold, dark, or beyond–to use? It’s all explained in one user-friendly section. So if you don’t want your next party to end up ho-hum, try a little rum.

– Description from the book jacket

Contest Rules:

  1. Enter to win by leaving a comment on our Facebook contest post
  2. If you press the “share” button to share with your friends, let us know in your comment, and we’ll give give you 2 entries to win!
  3. Contest runs November 4-5, 2010 (PST)
  4. We can only ship to a United States shipping address
  5. Winner will be selected on November 6, 2010

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Be Food Smart Launches Website Today

Official Be Food Smart Launch!

We created Be Food Smart to help people understand what is really in the foods they buy and eat everyday. After 6 months of hard work, we are so excited to finally be launching our website to the world. Don’t forget to check out these links:

Take a look at that loaf of bread, soda can, or the ice cream carton in the freezer (yes, that one).  Do you know what every ingredient is? Chances are, there will be at least a few ingredients that you can barely pronounce and have no idea what they really are.  Here is where Be Food Smart comes in: test out our site by searching for those weird additives in our ingredient database. You’ll get easy to understand information with a quick visual (Report Card Score) on every ingredient.  Warning: once you start reading labels, it becomes addictive and you’ll find yourself a full-fledged “package flipper” (constantly flipping over food packages to find the ingredient label).

We are still in beta mode and would really like to hear your feedback. Leave your comments on this blog post or contact us. We hope you find our website a valuable resource and appreciate your help in spreading the word!

Dina & Jonas