Good Morning Everyone!
I hope you’re enjoying your Labour Day long weekend! So far, mine has consisted of two spin classes, catching up with some friends I haven’t seen in a while, a lovely chat with my sister who turned 19 yesterday, and a big arts and crafts session (but more about that tomorrow!)
You may recall that last Tuesday, I tried ricotta cheese for the first time and decided it really wasn’t very nice. Well, rather than wasting it (which would be a real shame, considering it cost $5), I did a little recipe search and came up with a delicious Health-ified Lasagna, inspired by a recipe found on Epicurious.com. (See my recipe for the link to the original).
This was delicious!! The original recipe serves 8, but I didn’t really want to be eating lasagna for a week so I halved it and baked it in a loaf tin rather than the baking dish suggested. It made 4 lovely portions, 2 of which were devoured this weekend. There’s also another reason why I love this recipe, and that is because it is fairly cheap to create. As you may have read on Friday, one of my goals for the coming months is to stick to my grocery budget. Over the next little while, I plan to dedicate a few posts to grocery budgeting and cooking healthy meals without spending a fortune, so stay tuned for more recipes and tips!
My First Giveaway!
You may remember from Try Something New Tuesday #19 that one of my new product trials was Silver Hills Bakery’s Little Big Bread. This company is based in British Columbia, and the Little Big Bread has been my bread of choice for sandwiches ever since. It has been a part of some fairly delicious creations, such as…
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Okay, okay. You get the point. First, a little bit of information about Silver Hills Bakery:
Silver Hills organic bread is made without flour. When the company receives its grain (from a farm run on wind energy) it is then sprouted using a unique process. This sprouting increases overall nutrition, triples the fibre and improves digestibility. The company has been making bread this way for over 20 years, and still believes it is the healthiest way. These breads are also lower on the GI scale (55 or less) than most other breads, so they aid in weight loss and help people maintain a level blood sugar level. In fact, many diabetics who have been unable to eat bead for years, now enjoy Silver Hills’ sprouted grain breads without spiking their blood sugar.
The super generous folks at Silver Hills are allowing me to get you in on some of this delicious action for free! How can you get one of these lovely loaves? Well, the company is offering a coupon for a free loaf of sprouted grain bread to anyone willing to do a little bit of market research. To get your coupon, all you need to do is fill out this quick survey.
But wait, there’s MORE!
Once you’ve tried Silver Hills’ bread, you’ll realize that it’s pretty darn delicious stuff. If you’d like a chance to win 5 free loaves and a t-shirt with one of the company’s cute characters on it, make sure you get in on this giveaway! There are a few ways to enter:
- Leave a comment on this post, telling me which loaf you’d like to try the most. (To view all of the varieties, click here.)
- Follow me on Twitter (@eatspinrunrpt) and leave a comment here telling me that you did
- Tweet about this giveaway (maybe something like “Like bread? Check out this awesome giveaway at Eat, Spin, Run Repeat! http://wp.me/pSUCS-Qt) and leave a comment here telling me that you did.
- Link to this post on your blog, and let me know you did.
Simple? I think so! I will pick a winner on Friday and announce it in my morning post.
Oh, and I almost forgot! As an added bonus for my lovely spinners, come out my classes on either Wednesday Sept 8th or Sunday Sept 12th (or both!) and I will hook you up with a coupon!
Have a fabulous holiday Monday!