I love olive oil. My family uses it on an almost weekly basis so I was excited to be given the opportunity from Mom’s Meet to be part of the Flavor of Life Campaign to try Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) from Europe. This campaign aims to educate North American consumers about authentic EVOO from Europe, empowering consumers, and sharing inspiring recipes that use liquid gold in everyday cooking. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) from Europe is not a simple commodity or just another cooking oil that is more flavorful than the others. In fact, it offers a wide range of flavors and aromas, and oils are created for many uses – from a delicious daily drizzle to rare single-origin oils.
My kit included:
- 1 bottle of European Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- A stainless steel Olive Oil dispenser ($65 value)
- Recipe cards
The recipe cards are amazing with so many great recipes such as spaghetti squash caprese, pumpkin hummus, fisherman’s pie, cauliflower mash, chicken parmesan soup, creamy avocado crostini, and more all made using EVOO.
I decided to do something simple to start. 🙂 I love salad and eat it almost every week so I decided to make the salad dressing. It is a pretty simple recipe and I had almost everything on hand. It was homemade Italian dressing that would serve 4. The recipe calls for EVOO, red wine vinegar but I only had white wine so I used that, dried oregano, 2 cloves of garlic, grated parmesan cheese, sea salt and black pepper. I made a smaller batch for me to put on my salad. It tasted pretty good.
One of the European EVOO is Zucchi olive oil. Zucchi is a 200-year-old company that has been owned and managed by seven generations of the Zucchi family. Zucchi is committed to creating the highest quality oils, sourcing from the top olive oil growers and blending their oils in an artisanal manner. Zucchi’s point of difference is their upscale taste, quality, traceability (with QR code) and the Italian Art of Blending. Find out more HERE.
Besides sampling EVOO products, I have had the opportunity to sample Nutella, Veri products, Organic India capsules, Sambazan Smoothie, Zevia soda, and more. If you are a mom who is enthusiastic about parenting and green living then you will want to check out Moms Meet Mom Ambassador.
Note: This is a sponsored post. I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. I have received compensation for this post and his page may contain affiliate links.
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Anyone who knows me knows I love doing my nails. So I was excited to recently be given the opportunity test out NailHugs. What are NailHugs you might ask? Well first of all let me tell you what they are not. NailHugs are not stickers, decals or foils. NailHugs are new and unique, Non-Toxic transfers that rely on the latest technology. They are so thin and flexible that they hug the surface of the nail like a second skin whatever the shape, length or curve. Do you want astonishing nails in minutes? Then you should try these out. I really liked how quickly I was able to apply them. I liked the design I was sent but it didn’t come out “right” for me as the hugs kept sticking to my fingers. I then realized after I watched the video that I didn’t do it “right”. However, my nails still looked nice and no one knew what the pattern was supposed to be anyway. All of my friends told me how much they liked it and was surprised I did it myself. 🙂 I don’t know if that’s a compliment or what. lol.
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I was recently given the opportunity to try the Pantry Boy slow cooker meal box. I love this service. I have sampled other meal subscription boxes in the past and I must say this is my favorite. My family liked all of the meals which was a first. This service takes that age old question, What’s for dinner? off the table. They develop delicious and well-balanced recipes for weekly delivery. Gather everyone around the table! Put delicious, nutritious home-cooked meals on the table effortlessly while saving time & money.
Pantry Boy is your source for 100% prepped, pre-portioned farm-fresh ingredients and time saving recipes for delicious slow cooker or one-pan meals, delivered weekly (with free shipping) right to your doorstep.
What is so great about this company?
First of all there is no shopping and no chopping. Everything comes ready to put in the slow cooker or make on the stove. LOVE this. With other meal boxes I spent more time chopping up the ingredients than actually making the meal.
Who needs extra fees? They package and ship the ingredients for 3 nights’ recipes in an insulated box, conveniently delivered to your doorstep.
Toss your ingredients in a Slow Cooker and go about your day, or make your meal with the Stove Top/Oven method in less than 30 minutes!
I was able to try the 4-person Carnivores box, which included the Lemon Cajun Chicken (my favorite and pictured above), Con Carne Tacos (a hit with my kids), and Coconut Ham Cocido (a meal my husband seemed to enjoy). What is great is that they have boxes for carnivores, omnivores or vegetarians. What I actually did with my meals was serve half of them one week (2-person portion) and the other half the following week as each box divides the 4-person meals into 2 separate bags and I was able to feed my family of 4 with no problem as portions are relatively big.
The thing I actually liked the most is that you can either slow cook the meal or fast cook it if you are short on time and need a quick meal.
They give you instructions on a card that is provided for each meal on how to do either slow cooking or fast cooking so my husband was able to whip up a quick meal for the kids when I wasn’t home and make the con carne tacos on the stove. I made it again the following week in the slow cooker and both ways taste great.
One of my meals even came with garden salad which was great. Also each meal was individually labeled.
This was a big hit with my family so I will definitely be ordering from them in the future. Would you like to try this? My readers will receive a personal discount code. You can use code BWBarb at checkout for $30 off your first order! Just order your meal box, create an account and enter the discount code at checkout. Check them out HERE.
Note: I was given meals to sample for free. All opinions are 100% mine.
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