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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, June 06, 2013

OLD WORLD GOURMET and Wellness Tips




I was asked to try another product from a company called Old World Gourmet.  They sent me a product to mix in red wine to make a sangria.  I don't drink a lot - but the two drinks I like are Beringer's White Zinfandel and Sangria!!   So I said sure!   It's called a Vino-Licious mixer.

I had plans in my mind to add some orange slices and a couple other pieces of fruit.  YUM!




Now here are the websites and you can check them out.

-          OWG website: www.owgshoponline.com
-          OWG Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OWGshop
-          OWG Twitter: www.Twitter.com/oldworldgourmet



If you're interested, but you don't win in the free mix - you can use the code SHIP50 - that will give you free shipping on all orders of $50 or more.    If you don't drink wine there are mixers for other types of things OR/AND there are also snacks!!!!!!!!!!!  So look them up and see if you like anything.



If you are interested in being in the 'pot' just tell me below to put you in the pot! lol

Now for my assessment or review:

 I give it a THUMBS . . . 

 And I was not paid for this - this is my own opinion.

And the winner for last weeks diabetic socks is: DENISE AT SHORTYBEARS PLACE
Please send me your address and I will send the company your address.

Next week I'll pick the winner for this Old World Gourmet...



NOW FOR THE RECIPE OF THE WEEK IS BANANA CHOCOLATE NUT LOAF - I leave out the nuts but you can add nuts if you like.

I love chocolate and sweets - but alas I can't or shouldn't have it.  So my goal is to look for foods I love that I can eat.

This is one you can eat and not feel too guilty.

2 cups almond flour (or you can blend almonds into a powder).
3/4/ cups dugar free substitude - I use NuNaturals
1/2 cups walnuts - optional
1/2 cup ground flazseed
1/4 cup garbanzo-bean flour (you can also make yourself)
2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup coconut oil - melted (I use tropical traditions)
3 medium bananas mashed
3 large eggs - separated
3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate - divided

1   Combine first 7 ingredients and 1/4 tsp salt.  Stir in coconut oil, bananas, egg yorks and 1/2 cup chocolate.

2   Using mixer beat egg whites 2 minutes or until soft peaks form and gentle fold into batter

3   Pour batter into lined 9x5 load pan lightly coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until done.  Let cool in pan 10 minutes.  Remover from pan.  Let cool.  Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over the top.  Garnish with walnuts, if desired.


Well I guess that is a wrap for today. 



THE LAUGH:





THE LIFT:












62 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Sandie ~~ Your five minute break kid on the clothes line reminds me of the Doc Martin episode where Doc's aunt shut this mischevious little boy up in her chicken house. That aunt died in another episode so we only see her on reruns. A new aunt came to town to live now.

Mrs. Jim concocts sangria when the wine we buy for $2.95 isn't so good. You can make it out of most any stuff, she used Orange juice and an apple pear drink last time. That is all I saw. It sure did help the cheap wine.
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Jim said...

When we were on a mission trip to Spain (Baptist church to Baptist church) the members always had pitchers of sangria on their tables at meals.

The locals also had beer. But we foreigners weren't offered beer. I don't think they drank beer at their homes with meals though, just sangria and wine.

They cut the wine half and half with soda water.
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Beth said...

The kid hanging on the clothes line was so cute.

I hope you are having a great day Sandie.

Sandra said...

that banana nut loaf looks delish to me...

Cranberry Morning said...

Thanks for the clothesline tip. Grandkids are coming out this weekend. LOL

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WOW!! the chocolate banana bread looks like a HUGE brownie!!! And I LOVE BROWNIES!! After reading all the ingredients - it's even good for you!! So you say it tastes good too??? A double WOW!!
Will have to try it!
Yes - please put me in the running for the Old World Gourmet!!

TARYTERRE said...

Still chuckling about the clothesline. I don't drink wine, only champagne. Love mimosas.

Donna said...

Loving the kid on the clothesline...Hahaaa...too true!
hughugs

Inger said...

That recipe looks delicious! And I love your new header.

Jill said...

Yes, please. Put me in the pot! As long as it's not a hot pot! ;)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

BANANA CHOCOLATE NUT LOAF??? YES PLEASE.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That recipe sounds so delicious... wouldn't SEEM like it was good for you! LOL! Best kind. blessings ~ tanna

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Oh, how I needed to see The Lift today! I'm constantly comparing myself to others and all it does is highlight my weak points.

Granny Annie said...

My daughter was here this past weekend and found a large brand new package of clothes pins. She wanted them and I told her sure. Now I know why she needed them. Oh my poor granddaughter. LOL

Did you see the article recently where grandparents are leaving their medicinal marijuana brownies laying around where the grandchildren can get them and get sick eating them? Glad your recipe didn't include pot.

Bev said...

Love that 5 minutes break... wish I would of known that when my kids where little:)!!

I would love to be in the draw....

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I like chocolate and I like bananas but I've never thought about putting the two together. Is it good with the drink? :)

TexWisGirl said...

the last thought, again... *sigh*

Nonnie said...

I really, really want that chocolate banana cake. But I want someone else to make it for me.
And
I. Love. The. Lift.
:-)

Lynn said...

That chocolate loaf looks so good!

Sandee said...

I love sangria. And you gave it two thumbs up. Even better. Wish I could share some with you.

Loved the banana chocolate nut loaf. We could have some of that with our sangria.

Love the laugh and that's oh so true. I remember vividly.

The lift is spot on as always.

Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺

Laurie said...

Jim hit it right on the nose, it reminded me of that episode of Doc Martin too!!!
Thats a lovely loaf recipe, I will give that on a try,
geese and loons, 6am, wake up call!!!

Cathy said...

Wise words on the "Lift".

SweetMarie said...

I will make that chocolate banana nut bread! It looks so yummy! Mom's do need five minutes. LOL Love the last thought! :)
hugs,
Marie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I do like sangria!

Sweet Tea said...

Put me "in the pot", Sandie. It sounds wonderful!!

Linda said...

While I only drink white wine or margaritas I may try this Vino mixer for sangria! The fruit would make it healthy! Right??

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Throw my name in the pot! I love some good wine and sangria in the summer is a favorite! Love the kid hanging on the line....I'm going to send that to Sara!

hugs,
Linda

Eva Ason said...

Sounds interesting and the chocolate loaf sounds nice :)

My Journey With Candida said...

I have never heard of Old World Market .... Heading over now to check them out..

My Journey With Candida said...

I forgot to tell you to put me in.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, Love your ending quote today about our differences... LOVE it.

I enjoy Sangria --but seldom drink anything like that anymore.

Glad you posted a healthy recipe. So many bloggers post all kinds of good stuff --but oh how fattening and SO not good for us.

Hugs,
Betsy

jack69 said...

We don't bake sweets much but that sounds great. Again today I got a big smile out of both the Lift and the laugh!!!
This is a fascinating blog, glad we got acquainted!!!
((HUGS))

Ginny said...

A new and fun shopping site!!!

nancygrayce said...

If I have a drink it's Beringer's White Zin and have you ever noticed they never have it at wedding receptions??? When a friend recently got married, my sister took a bottle for me and a bottle of Margharita for herself! :)

Put me in the pot, I'm feeling lucky these days!

Ms. A said...

I've always wished I liked wine, I definitely like the idea of it!

Ann said...

That looks quite good. Can't remember the last time I've had wine.
That bread sure looks yummy too

Terri said...

Great post today Sandie- love the new recipe, I haven't seen that one...but I don't know what dar chocolate is.

mail4rosey said...

I'm intersted in that clothesline for the kids. hehehe

KIDDING. ;)

The loaf looks delicious (not kidding about that one!). :)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Ok Sweet Sandie! Do not enter me into the giveaway. I am a fussy eater. and. I love the LIFT TODAY! I needed to hear it. Thank you. (hug)

Merlesworld said...

I want some of those pegs, mine keep breaking they don't even keep the washing on half the time.
Merle......

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Yep! That banana chocolate nut loaf looks delicious!! What a great idea to hang the kids on the line.... That's kind of like, double tasking... drying the clothes and keeping the kids under control at the same time.. LOL

JOHN said...

Your blog is always full of imformation and so well done.Thankyou for your time

Dee said...

The chocolate banana nut loaf looks good. I like that it has nuts in it. The picture of the little boy on the clothe line is really cute. How did you find out about old world market? Just curious. Congratulations to Denise...

Terri D. said...

I like sangria too!! Nice that you were chosen to receive the free mix! Thanks for the links.

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm with you. I do like sangria. I'm not much of a drinker either, but sangria is one drink I never pass up.

Those are some pretty heavy duty clothes pins!

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm with you. I do like sangria. I'm not much of a drinker either, but sangria is one drink I never pass up.

Those are some pretty heavy duty clothes pins!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

ohhh those browines look sooo good!
love
tweedles

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for another recipe I can add to my files. I like the five minute break for mom. Lol

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I always like your quotes! Sangria sounds good too.

Lady Linda said...

Not sure what I want most...the Sangria or the recipe!
Thanks, I think! My mouth is watering.

Simone said...

Mmmmm....please pass the chocolate banana bread!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The loaf looks yummy and I love the kid on the clothesline pic! I have to say I thought about that a time or two when my kids were little. :)
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Diana said...

That chocolate looks yummy!! Cant go wrong with chocolate!! LOL

havent thought about the clothesline idea but it sounds good to me, LOL

Diana

Jenni said...

Hi Sandie! Just stopping by to say thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my "Robbery Ordeal" from last weekend... You are Kind and I appreciated it very much!

Have a Joyful Day!

You have such a FUN blog!

Jenni

Linda O'Connell said...

The kid on the clothesline...some days! Your quotes and recipes are enjoyable.

silverthoughts2 said...

I'd love to be put in the pot...I love me a good glass of Sangria!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The recipe sounds yummy. I haven't heard of garbanzo bean-flour! Sounds nice and healthy too. Have a great weekend Sandie. Debby

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, happy I won.

Betty Manousos said...

love me some banana nut loaf.
looks sooo delish!

now i am hungry!:)

Betty Manousos said...

sorry for only just now commenting.

SavannahGranny said...

Sandi, Love your laughs, lifts and sangria so count me in!
blessings, Ginger

Simone Dankenbring said...

Looks so delicious! I would love to be in the pot.