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DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Earlier this year, I attended the DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Summit in Carmel, CA! I was lucky enough to explore where our lettuce comes from, and take healthy tapas cooking classes by an incredible chef! Now it’s time to celebrate the Taste of Spain with a DOLE Salads fiesta!

This year, DOLE Salads is taking your taste buds on a doleicious journey through Spain! Enjoy the warm flavors of smoked paprika, and roasted peppers, alongside pine nuts and fresh DOLE Salad greens in this culinary exploration. Along with promoting healthy recipes filled with veggies and greens, tapas (small bites) are an excellent addition for entertaining guests and incorporating more vegetables into your diet. Stuffed mushrooms, roasted red pepper crostinis, and stuffed sweet mini peppers, almonds, and olives are just a few ideas to get your party started!

Make sure to enter my giveaway by tomorrow at midnight (details below) for your chance to win a DOLE Salad Taste of Spain House Party Kit! The winner will be announced on Wednesday!

DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Sautéed DOLE Spinach with Pine Nuts, & Raisins
Adapted from Tapas
Serves 4

2 packages of DOLE baby spinach
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup raisins
3 Tbsp dry sherry
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
pinch of smoked spanish paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Soak the raisins in warm water for 3 minutes, then drain. Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the pine nuts and garlic, cook for 1 minute, then add sherry and boil for 1 minute. Add spinach and paprika and toss well to coat with the juices. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes until spinach has wilted. Add the drained raisins and season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve.
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Catlan Chickpeas over DOLE Spring Mix
Adapted from Tapas
Serves 4

2 Packages of DOLE Spring Mix
1 can cooked chickpeas
1 red onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup crimini mushrooms, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves, bruised
pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a skillet, and add the onion. Cook unions until soft and caramelized. Add the garlic, mushrooms, and bay leaves and sauté over gentle heat for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the chickpeas and tomato, and heat through until flavors are combined. Remove bay leaves and discard. Sprinkle with pepper, and serve over spring mix.

DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
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DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
DOLE Taste of Spain Salad Party
Would you like to host a DOLE Taste of Spain Salad party for you and your friends?
DOLE Taste of Spain Party Kit includes:
1 ceramic tapas tray by Spanish retailed La Tienda
1 Flamenco-style apron,
1 Cook book – Tapas: Delicious Little Dishes from Spain
13 DOLE Salads recipe fans
13 Flamenco-style rose hair clips
13 DOLE tote bags
13 coupons for FREE DOLE Salad Blends & Kits (exp: 7/31/13)

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite salad green is.

2. Tweet ” Enter for your chance to host a @DOLEsalads #tasteofspain salad party from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/1bGNvRp ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

2. Share the following photo on Instagram with the Instagram handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag #RFFMBTspain

DOLE Taste of Spain Instagram
This means you can earn up to three entries!

Contest ends TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced Wednesday, July 24th!
Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

With each purchase of DOLE Salad Blends or Kits with the promotional “Taste of Spain” packaging, you will receive a game piece inside with a code to play the instant win game for your change to win the DOLE grand prize trip to spain worth $40k! Read more details about DOLE’s instant win game here. Another incentive to eat your greens, right?!

Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls

Congratulations to the winner of my ENLIGHTENED Ice cream giveaway: Valerie M!
Be sure to check your email! & Enjoy your cold ice cream during this crazy heat wave!

This week I have been giving my 100% and going to spin everyday. I am so in love with the endorphin rush that it gives me, and the calorie burn isn’t bad either! I hope that you guys have been scoping out some new workout classes to try this weekend. You may just find your new thangggg. I love motivating you guys with personal posts about my fitness progress and body/weight stuff, but I just can’t get myself to post it along with these gorgeous recipe photos! I feel like those kinds of posts need to be separate, so I’ve set some posts aside next week for updates on how everything is going in the workout world! Right now it’s time for some rabbit food!

I absolutely love all of these bright green veggies! Beautiful!

Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Tofu Asparagus Spring Rolls
Serves 1

1 spring roll (rice paper) wrap
1 inch strip of firm tofu
6 spears of asparagus
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/4 medium avocado
1/4 cup arugula
4-5 mint leafs

Sesame Miso Sauce
*Also pairs well with low sodium soy sauce, or tamari if you don’t feel like making sauce!

2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp white miso paste
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1/2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger root

Refrigerate all ingredients beforehand. Wash and cut ingredients for inside the spring roll. Fill a bowl or saucepan with warm water. Begin dipping the spring roll wrap in the water and rotate. Continue gently dipping until the rice paper becomes transparent and limp. Lay the pliable wrap on a piece of cheese cloth or clean kitchen towel. Place the ingredients on the top center of the wrap. Fold the sides in over the filling. Then tightly push the ingredients together folding the top corner over, then roll until completely wrapped. Chop in half or into 6 pieces.
Note: I have found that wrapping the spring roll on a towel is the best way to prevent it from sticking and tearing.
Another Note: The spring rolls are much easier to handle if cut in half vs. small pieces!

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: asparagus, cucumber, arugula, and mint
Whole Grain: complete this meal with 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice!
Protein: tofu
Plant Based Fat: avocado

Enlightened Ice Cream + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Enlightened Ice Cream
This ice cream is seriously the cats meow. The definition of om nom nom.
If you’re looking for a tasty “good-for-you ice cream,” ENLIGHTENED has raised the bar!

“Michael, the founder and CEO, created ENLIGHTENED when he was working as a personal trainer. Both he and his clients loved ice cream and wished there were a healthy ice cream that they could enjoy. So Michael worked on his own recipe in the kitchen and became passionate about making a delicious and nutritious ice cream. And now here we are!” -Lily (Michael’s sister and social media & events manager for ENLIGHTENED) I love a family biz! Too cute!

_MG_9095_Enlightened Ice Cream With only 70 calories, 2g fat, 3g sugar, 5g fiber, and 8g of protein per bar, this ice cream is a dream come true! And it doesn’t end there, it’s also gluten-free and doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners! Oh and for any of my bunnies that follow Weight Watchers, one bar has a PointsPlus value of only: 2pts!

_MG_9082_Enlightened Ice Cream That’s just how I like my ice cream… light on the calories, fat, and sugar, and packed with protein, fiber, and flavor!

_MG_9091_Enlightened Ice Cream ENLIGHTENED ice cream bars come in three flavors: FudgeCoffee, & Orange Cream.
So far I can’t decide between Fudge or Coffee as my favorite flav. It’s a toss up!

_MG_9114_Enlightened Ice CreamHuge thank you to Jessica at Cardelucci | Fine Art Photography for the photos! You have to check out her new beach photography on bamboo!

Where can I buy ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream?

  • Pop your zip code into their store locator to find ENLIGHTENED in a store near you!
  • Click here to see what stores carry ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream and which ones will be carrying it soon!
  • Don’t see it in a store near you? Print this Product Request Form and give it to your store manager!

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, one RFFMBT reader will win what ENLIGHTENED likes to call “a months supply of ice cream!”
Yup, your not losing your vision. You read that right! You can win 6 boxes of ENLIGHTENED ice cream (2 boxes of coffee, 2 boxes of Fudge, & 2 boxes of Orange Cream)!
Pardon me while I do the math, that’s 24 ENLIGHTENED ice cream bars! Music to my ears!

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite flavor ice cream is.

2. You must like ENLIGHTENED on Facebook 
– Leave a separate comment letting me know that you liked them!

3. Tweet ” I entered to #win “one months supply” of @EatEnlightened ice cream bars from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/1bH0ukx ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

This means you can earn up to three entries!
Contest ends on Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, July 19th! Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

Chobani WTFlavor Giveaway (CLOSED)

First things first: Congratulations to the winner of my Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina Giveaway, Jasmine B!
Be sure to check your email so I can get your prize to you!

Second thin: because I love you guys so much, I have another giveaway for you!

Chobani sent me a huge case of  unlabeled “classified” 60z cups filled with their new flavors for me to sample. For their new campaign #WTFlavor, they wanted me to identify the new flavors in a blind taste test! I love Chobani’s creative marketing & social media teams! They are absolutely hilarious, witty, great writers, and such a joy to work with. The only problem with this campaign? Probably not a great idea for someone who has numerous food allergies haha. Talk about yogurt roulette! Never fear I talked to my friends at CHO and was guided on which cups to stay away from. Those flavors went to my sister to enjoy haha.

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw my yogurt roulette photos as I tried to identify the flavs, and ohhhhhh was I excited (especially) about one of them! I had been secretly campaigning for the Key Lime flavor ever since it made it’s debut in the Chobani Flips. I would Instagram, Tweet, Facebook, and Blog about how much I loved the Key Lime flavor. Basically anything to get it through to CHO that I was completely obsessed with this flavor. Low and behold, the third “classified” cup that I tried was KEY LIME!!! Yesss The Greek (yogurt) Gods had answered!

Chobani WTFlavor
Chobani WTFlavor
Chobani WTFlavor
Chobani WTFlavor
Chobani WTFlavor
The new flavors unveiled: blackberry, key lime, apricot, coconut, and orange vanilla!
Chobani WTFlavor

In collaboration with Chobani, I am hosting a giveaway!
One lucky RFFMBT reader will win an assorted case of 12 (twelve) 6oz cups of the new Chobani flavors (with labels haha)!

For your chance to win:

1. Comment on this post telling me which new flavor you are most excited about.

2. Tweet ” Enter @EatRabbitFood’s #giveaway to #win a case of @Chobani’s new flavors! #WTFlavor http://bit.ly/18eedjL ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

This means you can earn up to 2 entries!
Contest ends on Sunday , July 14th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be announced on Monday, July 15th! All entries must use a valid email address. Contest open to U.S. residents only (I’m sorry international bunnies!).

Make sure you like RFFMBT on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram!

* This giveaway has ended.
** Congratulations to William G.!

Miso Tempeh Wrap

Don’t forget you still have until Midnight tonight (July 11) to enter for your chance to win some Spirulina & other goodies from Nutrex Hawaii!

Speaking of Hawaii, my grandparents go to Hawaii every year for my grandma’s birthday on July 6th. This year, my grammy celebrated with her friends at a raw vegan restaurant called Maui Kombucha in their “Eat More Rabbit Food” shirts and Carrot Logo Leggings!
I died when she sent me these photos! Isn’t she the cutest?!

Eat More Rabbit Food MauiFrom left to right: My grammy Gail (76), Barb (86), and Carol (72)

Barb’s husband Don is 100% vegan, so she is pretty much vegan/vegetarian.
As for my grandma and Carol, they’re big time veggie lovers!
My grandma said that the owner brought out free kombucha shooters for the table when they arrived haha, how fun!

 

I loveee food blogs, especially when I cannot decide on what to make for dinner. Yes, bloggers read blogs too! While browsing around, I was totally inspired by (and drooling over) the lovely Kathy Patalsky’s recipe for Kale Avocado Wraps w/ Spicy Miso-Dipped Tempeh. I knew I had to try it, so I made all of the ingredients in proportion with the Rabbit Food Pyramid guidelines, and dinner was served! I love showing you guys how easy it is to make other recipes Rabbit Food Pyramid friendly!

Miso Tempeh Wraps
Miso Tempeh Wraps
Miso Tempeh WrapsI even made the Miso Tempeh again the next day, subtracted the wrap, and added 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice to make a salad/rice bowl!

Miso Tempeh WrapsSince I didn’t have miso paste on hand to make Kathy’s Chipotle Miso Dressing I used a shortcut Low-Fat Miso Sesame Seed Dressing by Galeos. Not exactly the same as her dressage, but the results were excellent, and the nutrition stats are awesome! 1 Tbsp Galeos Miso Sesame Seed Dressing = 25 calories, 1g fat, 4g carbs, .5g sugar, and only contains 8 ingredients that you can actually pronounce! Not too shabby!

Miso Tempeh Wraps
Recipe adapted from Kathy Patalsky
Serves 1

1 medium whole wheat or sprouted grain tortilla
3oz tempeh
1 1/2 cups kale
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/4 avocado, sliced
2 Tbsp Galeos Low-Fat Miso Sesame Seed Dressing, divided
a pinch of ground chipotle
pinch of fresh ground pepper

Rinse and dry chopped kale. Massage with 1 Tablespoon of miso dressing. Chop tomato and onion and add to the kale, set aside. Slice avocado and set aside. Lightly spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Cook tempeh in 1 Tablespoon of miso dressing over medium heat and sprinkle with a pinch of pepper and chipotle. Allow the tempeh to cook on both sides for about 2 minutes each. Transfer the tempeh to the tortilla and add kale, tomato, onion, and avocado. Wrap tightly together, cut in half, and enjoy!

Try: Kathy’s Chipotle Miso Dressing on her blog Healthy. Happy. Life.!

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: kale, tomato, and onions
Whole Grain: whole wheat tortilla
Protein: tempeh
Plant Based Fat: avocado
Catherine and Kathy DisneylandKathy and I on Splash Mountain at Disneyland! This photo was taken before we got completely soaked!

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