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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 13, 2013

Thursday -Health and Wellness and Winner of Old World Gourmet

The winner for the Old World Gourmet contest is Nancy Grace from Too Wonderful For Me!                                         Please send me your full name and address so I can pass it on to the good folks there - you are going to enjoy this! Oh yeah go to OWG and pick out One Vino-Lidous Mixer at the OWG Website and tell me which flavor you want:
You're going to love it - I promise!

Chocolate Almond Treasures


1/2 cup sliced almonds - divided
1 cup almond butter
3/3 cup sugar free substitute - I use NuNaturals
1 large egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup melted dark chocolate

Finely chop 1/4 cup almonds or use almond powder
Add to bowl with the next 4 ingredients and mix until dough forms

Shape dough into 20 balls
Place balls 2"  a part on lined baking sheet
Gently press balls to flatten

Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until done

Let cool on baking sheet

Top with melted chocolate and remaining slice almonds. (The picture does not show the almonds).


You are going to love this - it's from a company called Vitacost.

First of all this company was more then generous.  However, this review like all the other reviews is my own opinion and not that of any other and I was not paid to do it.  I do think though, I knew like the others - that I would love them.
I've have honestly loved everything I've reviewed so far.  I guess if I don't like a product I wouldn't do a review.

I received a product called CALM - Scottish Oatmeal - Garbanzo Bean Flour - Kind Chocolate and Spice and Chocolate..

I put the old hubs on the CALM right away. It produces stress relief.  I tell you from the very first drink he made -a raspberry lemon and you can get other forms - he loved it right away and has taken it consistently.  Thank goodness in all this garage sale stress!  It is a form of magnesium. The product Calm balances your calcium levels and restores healthy magnesium levels in your body. My husband is sleeping better than he has in a long , long time.

Now the Scottish Oatmeal - it is a very oatmeal I think.  It is not big nuggets like Steel Cut oatmeal - and it;s better than regular oatmeal because well it's extremely fibrous...It is a little pasty just like you would want to clean the fat out of the body (cholesterol) - that is my opinion. I got to the doctor in July and can't wait to see my blood work.

Now the Kind bars - I have always eaten them because as a diabetic - they are the perfect snack food.  It's a natural way to reduce sugar with only 5g.  It's nutritionally rich. low glycemic, delicious ingredients - with 7 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.  You have your protein there to go with the sugar grams and fiber.  I asked for the flavor Dark Chocolate Chili Almond.  And let me tell you it was delicious.........................................not too spicy at all.  Just a little mild kick at the end.  My hubs doesn't like chocolate - but he ate the whole bar! This is the best tasting bar I have ever had.

The other product Garbanzo Bean Powder.  I have not used this yet - but I have a recipe to use it and i will make it this week and give you the recipe next week.  Why not use flour - why use bean powder - where there is the benefit for diabetics - it is GF - etc.

And before I tried all these I had bought Sugar Free Whey Protein - they have it in chocolate and vanilla- on my own.  Great for diabetics!

I hope they ask me to do another review!  lol

The winner has to be a friend of mine on GFC and they must go to their site and tell me what they would get with their $25.00 gift certificate from Vitacost.
Yes you have to do a little work, but here are the links.

Facebook Vitacost 
Vitacost Google 
Vitacost Pinterest 

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Thanks Maddie!


 Thanks Kelly

PS  Angie at Love to Save Money - Thanks for joining me -  How can I find you? I would love to follow you back!


Sandee said...

Congratulations to the winner.

Love the laugh. Too cute.

The lift I like even better. I hope you have lots of smiles today too.

Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

Dar said...

Yes, I am smiling because the sun shines and because of you brightening each day...SMILE, you're on Candid Camera...remember when?
BlessYa and Congrats to your winner.
Looks like lots of great items you're reviewing...good for you, girl.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Missed your visit on Wednesday. You must be a busy bee these days, too.

Interesting products. Never heard of some of them.

Rain again. So what's new? Getting kinds sick of rain. Feel sorry for the farmers.

Take care and have a nice day. Susan

Sandra said...

i do have a reason to smile and it is thanks to maddie and you for the cats in bikinis... ROFL

Jazzi said...

Those look like great products. I will have to check on them. Loved the laugh, lol cute!!


nancygrayce said...

What????!!!!! I am on a lucky streak for sure!!!

I'll email you my address and flavor!


Donna said...

You can't beat Red Hill products! Good Stuff!
Thanks for the recipe!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to your winner!

and nice to hear your hubby is sleeping well!

Terri said...

My dh is a big believer in Calm- he takes it religiously. Congrats to your winner!

My Journey With Candida said...

If I won... which I probably can't because I do reviews for them. I would get my Hubs more calm. and more calm.

So .. it did work for your Hubs?

Munir said...

Congrats to Nancy.

Garbanzo Beans flour is interesting.

Lots of rain, but I don't want to complain, who knows when we will need water and New York is not too bad, compared to other states.

I hope that every thing is good by you:0

Ms. A said...

One thing I've found about products that are better for you, is they cost more, which is a crying shame.

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Oh I have to be so careful with food. I am not entering but am glad you are offering food on giveaways. May the BEST person win!

I love the laugh today - many nipples bikini. hahahahahahaha

Ginny said...

Wow, interesting stuff. I have seen the KIND bars and know they have a good reputation. And who knew you have a follower who is a world famous T.V. star? He ha ha!

Jill said...

You always make me smile!

You got some good stuff there, girl! How do you find these opportunities to review products? Probably cause you're so darn good at it!

I'd love to try the Scone Mix. I love anything by Bob's Red Mill. The Kind bars sounds interesting too.

Jemma said...

Lol!! Love these kitty kats!!
Still smiling-I hope you are doing well, my love!
Happy Hugs-


Good products one and all. CONGRATS TO nancy.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

those poor kitties!! Can't imagine they holding still long enough to have those bikini tops tied on them!! Maybe laughing gas??

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

those poor kitties!! Can't imagine they holding still long enough to have those bikini tops tied on them!! Maybe laughing gas??

Love Of Quilts said...

Congrats to your winner. You have been a busy bee doing all this cooking.

Kay G. said...

My husband has celiac disease and must be on a gluten free diet.
Your cookie recipe sounds gluten free to me!! Thanks!!

Dee said...

Congratulations to the winner. The cookies sound to good to be healthy LOL Still smiling over the cats in Bikini's :)

Linda said...

I've seen that Scone Mix at Big Lots! Now I am going to try it!

Terri D. said...

Well, your blogs always put a smile on my face! I've actually used Vitacost products before. Good stuff! What fun to be able to review products and give them away, too!

Merlesworld said...

Love the cat, how did they get them dressed that way maybe a fiddle with the computer.

Ann said...

congratulations to the winner.
The laugh for the day is cute.

Nonnie said...

Congratulations to Nancy!!!
I have been ordering products from Vitacost for several years and always satisfied with the service, products, and shipping costs. I recently have been using Calm because a friend recommended it for my back pain.
Love the laugh. And I have many reasons for smiling today, for which I am very thankful.
Happy Friday!

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Sandi and congratulations to your winner.
If I won this gift certificate I would spend it all on their honey. There are so many neat kinds I would have decide when I win. LOL!
xo Ginger

Zoe Byrd said...

I dont have any real need for those products right now but all of them are phenomenal! I use them all the time. And the Bars are to die for. I will actually eat one of those and you know my gut issues ...but they are one of the things that are totally worth it!

I love the kitty photo...I have so (actually way too) many folks to send it to!

Hope you are well! Hows the grandboy?!

Jim said...

Bless you, Sandie. Good thing the garage sale doesn't go on and on so you can get to cooking and reviewing.

I hope soon you will make those Oatmeal Mix Scones. I think you just made oatmeal so far. Most scones have a lot of fat, how do these rate?

Maddiee knows,

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Those little bikini tops were plenty of reason to have a smile!! Cute!! blessings ~ tanna

jack69 said...

Imma laughing at loud at the 'Ms Kitties' and the bikinis. Oh yeah and I also like the hour glass figure with 'extra minutes' in the side bar. I haven't noticed it before, it just caught my eye.
Always fun to come here.

We don't bake cookies! BECAUSE I EAT TOO MANY! When sherry gets here she will want the cookies because of the chocolate. LOL

Theresa said...

Congrats to last weeks winner!

These products look great. The Calm sounds fabulous. I agree, garage sales can be so stressful! I like going to them much more than holding one myself!

BlueShell said...

Great entry, dear. Love the photos.
I don't know if told you, but I had to quit blogger because i was having a bunch of anonymous offensive comments...
Now i'm here
i'll be waiting...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like Bob's Red Mill products, and KIND bars :-) They're great products.

Lynn said...

I wish I had one of those cookies right now. :)

SweetMarie said...

Congrats to the winner!
I've never seen Kind, but would love to try some to help with stress. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm so glad Nancy won!!!! You next giveaway sounds wonderful, I like Bob's Red Mill products. I don't have time to enter. Hope your having a nice weekend. Love, Debby

Denise said...

Hope you enjoyed your weekend.