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November, 2013:

Reviewing Rafflecopter…

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At work we used Rafflecopter to run a Facebook contest. After using it, I did a review about my experience on TrustRadius, a professional reviewing site. Hope you find it useful.

My review of Rafflecopter on TrustRadius

#MakingDinner – Alison Sweeney’s Quinoa With Spinach And Feta

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Got this recipe from my darling who got it from self.com. I made a few additions of the edamame and the cucumber. Tasty recipe that is almost no bad fat! Adding just a tad of salt and pepper into your bowl at the end just before eating perfects it. But remember just a touch cause you don’t want to over power the mint! Plenty of left overs for tomorrow…which will be even better cause the flavors will have marinated over night!

Alison Sweeney’s Quinoa With Spinach And Feta

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ Red Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 Avocado, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 10 ounce package Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups Spinach, chopped
  • 1 8 ounce package Crumbled Feta
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 1 10 ounce package Frozen Shelled Edamame, Prepared as per bags instructions
  • Fresh Mint
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Pepper

Directions:

PRE – Chop all vegetables.

  1. Prepare the fast cook quinoa on stove, following package directions (about 10 mins). Substitute chicken broth for the water.
  2. Warm oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Sauté garlic and onion until onion is translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Stir into the finished quinoa. Mix.
  5. Put onion/garlic/quinoa into large mixing bowl.
  6. Toss in avocado, tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, feta and edamame.
  7. Season with some salt and pepper.
  8. Spoon out to plates/bowls.
  9. Top with fresh mint.
Finished bowl of food

Alison Sweeney’s Quinoa With Spinach & Feta

#MakingDinner – Chicken Pita Sandwiches

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Lately I have been enjoying some twitter cooking pic taking.  After the cooking creation I tweet the link to the recipe from where I get it. Well that wasn’t working for me and I want the web traffic. SO I’m gonna start posting them here!

 

Chicken Pita Sandwich

Ingredients:
1 cup Chicken, chopped
4 Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
½ Tomato
⅓ cup Tahini Sauce
⅓ cup Water
2-3 Garlic Clove
½ Red Onion
½ Cucumber
⅛ cup Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper To Taste
Fresh Mint

Directions:

  1. Slice up tomato.
  2. Slice up red onion, thin.
  3. Slice up cucumber, thin.
  4. Purée equal parts tahini (sesame seed paste) and warm water with garlic  in a blender until mixture is thick and smooth.
  5. Season sauce to taste with lemon juice and kosher salt.
  6. Toss cubes of chicken in a bowl with a bit of sauce and place in warm pita bread with slices of salted cucumber, tomato, and very thinly sliced red onion.
  7. Drizzle with more tahini sauce.
  8. Add some mint leaves to your masterpiece.

 

Consume your deliciousness!

Chicken Pita Sandwich

Chicken Pita finished!

 

#TuesdayTunes 11/5

#TuesdayTunes

Time for another collection of great tunes for Tuesday. One is a reissue, another is a new video off an album from earlier this year and finally a brand spanking new one. Covering the spectrum here, but all great stuff. So put on the headphones and give a listen…

Picked up classic reissued #acid #techno track by Milton Bradley from Hardwax. Start the mind melt with Alien Rain’s Alienated 3B.

 

Chvrches does an official video to my favorite song off their new album, The Bones Of What You Believe… here’s LIES.

 

M.I.A.‘s new album drops TODAY. Matangi – Hear the heavy drop of Karmageddon.