Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book + "Taste of Nature" Bars Giveaway

The kind people at Vega sent us their newest health and diet book: "Must Have Been Something I Ate" by Peggy Kotsopolous to review.



Let's start with the pros.

The writing style of this book is very casual and easy to understand. I know I'm not the only one who appreciates a down to earth approach to health. I like how she outlines each individual ingredient and tells you exactly what it can do for your body and how it can help you.

The cons are:

This book can only really be used as an index for ingredients. It has all these different sections like "depression" and "fatigue" and saying that these conditions can be cured by including a few simple superfoods into your diet. This is a bit misleading because everyones body reacts differently to certain foods. For example Jac goes crazy hyper if she has raw cacao, whereas I can eat a lot more without being affected.

The main benefit I got while reading this book was information on all these different superfoods and made sure to not take the fact that they can "cure" you all that seriously.

The fast facts are really interesting...

1,2 chai chai chai 3,4 chai chai chai

We made the chai tea latte and it was delicious! She has alot of yummy and creative recipes in the back of the book and a lot of them use the ingredients she outlined.

This book was sent to us through Vega, so naturally they also included some other samples of their wonderful Vega products that we are huge fans of. I've never tried their Shake & Go's and was excited to try 'em out!

Chocolate and Tropical

I made this bomb of a blueberry-berry Vega, frozen yogurt bowl. All it is is: avocado, blueberries, Vanilla Almondilla Shake and Go and a little bit of stevia. The Shake and Go's are pretty much like Vega but less "proteiny" getting more down to the flavour business.













We've also decided to include some of our favourite snack bars from Taste of Nature in the giveaway package. These bars are delicious; not too overly sweet, contain all organic ingredients, are gluten-free and vegan. Pretty much our dream bars. And they are made in Canada, saaweeet! I'm not even sure if they sell them in the U.S. so for non-Canadians this is your chance to try something totally new. :)

*NOTE: the Niagara Apple Country is the only bar that isn't gluten-free certified. Celiacs be aware.*


*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED* To enter the giveaway, leave a comment letting us know your favourite summer fruit! We are obsessed with fruit and are genuinely curious to know what is your fave!

For additional entries:

1. Follow us on twitter
2. Follow our blog
3. Submit something to Health Freak Food

*make sure you leave a comment for each additional entry*

Just to clarify, the winner will receive the book and 6 Taste of Nature bars.

The winner will be announced next Wednesday. Hopefully Canada Post will be up and running soon!

64 comments:

  1. My favourite summer fruit has got to be raspberries! Yum!

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  2. I cannot stop eating blueberries right now!

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  3. My favourite summer fruit is raspberries! There's a whole bunch growing by my back door right now, and I'm in heaven :)

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  4. For some reason I am loving blueberries more than usual lately. I'm obsessed!

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  5. raspberries raspberries raspberries raspberries! strawberries are pretty good, too. ;)

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  6. Peaches! And I love that I can get them locally, too!

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  7. I just submitted my latest recipe to Health Freak Food

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  8. I'm following you on twitter!

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  9. I submitted a cookie recipe to Health Freak Food!

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  10. My favorite summer fruit is definitely raspberries!

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  11. and I just followed you on twitter!

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  12. my favorite summer fruit is sapote. It tastes like the most delicious custard- better than any dessert I've ever eaten. Have you ever tried? I tasted my first sapote a few summers ago at the raw food festival in Sedona, AZ and have dreamed of them ever since :). I'm going to go follow you on twitter now!

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  13. Apricots and figs are definitely my favorite summer fruits! I can't get enough of them lately.

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  14. I'm all about watermelon. I like to eat it plain. I like to eat it in a watermelon/cucumber/green onion/mint salad. I eat watermelon in fruit salads with strawberries, mangoes, and orange. I also have a thing for watermelon granita. Yes, I'm all about the watermelon. I'm also new to the Vega line of products.

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  15. P.S. I've been following your blog for weeks now... I'm also new to vegan eating - just started eating vegan last week.

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  16. thanks for holding this amazing giveaway. the fruit I look forward to all year long is CHERRIES! I love that you really can't get it anytime other than summer and it is just so delicious right now. it's also connected to my favorite childhood memories of visiting cherry orchards with my parents and eating way too many cherries right off the trees. YUM!

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  17. i follow via google reader! have many many of your recipes bookmarked :)

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  18. my favorite summer fruit is freshly picked blueberries...so delicious!

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  19. I'm a happy follower of your blog! :)

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  20. I love all fruit! But if I had to choose my favorite summer fruit I would have to say..the berries. I know you can get them all year round but nothing tastes as good as berries that are actually in season.

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  21. I already follow your blog! :)

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  22. Blueberries! They've been on sale, so I've been eating a lot of them. Yum!

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  23. I subscribe to your blog.

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  24. I follow you on Twitter now!

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  25. My favorite summer fruit is cherries!

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  26. I love watermelon. Add a dash of sea salt and I'm in heaven.

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  27. Just started following Sketch-Free Vegan Eating! Yummmmm!

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  28. I LOVE fruit...maybe a little too much. Around here, fresh berries spell summer. Red raspberries and blueberries in the summer...yummmmmmmm!

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  29. my favorite summer fruit are bing cherries! mmmm

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  30. i also subscribe to your blog :)

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  31. oh my goodness, i didn't know about the health freak food site!! this is awesome!!!! :D favorite summer fruit....watermelon for sure. :)

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  32. i love fruit, especially some perfectly ripe watermelon!

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  33. i follow your blog (for a while now!) :)

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  34. Watermelon!!!!! Totally watermelon! And mangoes too! :)

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  35. Used to be strawberries, until I found out even some organic ones can be made with fish genes to make them last longer, so now I just stick to the amazing-available-year-round Apple. (And I follow--mainly because your picture are gorgeous!)

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  36. My favorite fruit during the summer is watermelon! (or fresh tomatoes, since they're technically fruit right?)

    Meghan

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  37. favorite summer fruit has to be strawberries (basically any kind of berry), or watermelon! super hydrating!

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  38. I LOVE watermelon... at least this week. I'm also crazy for cherries but I get creeped out by the pesticides on conventional ones.

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  39. Hey! I've just discovered your blog today, it is fantastic! :D Thank you!
    Can I enter the contest if I live in Europe?
    (In case : my favorite summer fruit is... apricot! And strawberries. And blueberries. And... Well.)

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  40. Oh, and I'm following your blog (because it's great) ! :)

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  41. Cherries are my absolute favourite. :)

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  42. Right now I am in love with brilliant red watermelon! Nothing screams summer to me more than a sweet watermelon and eating so much of it that my stomach hurts. :) Peaches are a 2nd favorite, especially sliced over Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey.

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  43. Peaches and nectarines are so sweet and juicy - I love them in soy yoghurt.
    Also the golden kiwi ... (now I've already mentioned three fruits!)

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  44. You certainly get a lot more comments when you offer a giveaway!

    I love strawberries with a passion. Seriously, I can and have eaten a 4 lb tub of them in a night for three nights in a row.

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  45. and follow u on twitter!

    My blog on facebook http://www.facebook.com/HobbyAndMore
    Me on twitter twitter.com/betit19

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  46. and submitted a few entries on healthfreakfood!

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  47. My favorite summer fruit is a fig, eaten straight off of the tree still warm from the sun.

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  48. My favorite summer fruit has got to be raspberries!

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  49. Strawberries are my favorite. They are so delicious freshly picked and also so versatile in recipes.

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