Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #183

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!
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Slow-Cooker Ginger Applesauce & Choc PB Apples #FreshTastyValentines #giveaway

Slow Cooker Ginger Applesauce

Make my Slow Cooker Ginger Applesauce and you will never buy applesauce again. Sweet @Envy apples paired with Gourmet Garden dried ginger. Simmered to perfection. Great alone or with pork or ham. Bake Slow Cooker Ginger Applesauce into cakes, cookies and pies for a flavor boost. You will have your Valentine begging for more! 😉

ginger applesauce cup

What makes Envy™ Apples different from the rest?

envy logo

Envy™ Apples were born in New Zealand using natural plant-breeding methods by cross-pollinating Braeburn apples with Royal Gala apples. They have since planted trees in Washington state and Chile. Envy™ Apples resist browning longer than their peers. They are providing a prize package for one #FreshTastyValentines winner that will include Envy apples, an apple corer, and more.

I found these apples to be crisp and not too hard. This variety holds up well in applesauce.

Slow-Cooker Ginger Applesauce

slow cooked ginger applesauce

Slow-Cooker Ginger Applesauce

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large Envy apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Gourmet Garden dried ginger

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Set on high for 4 hours. Stir once or twice during the cooking process.
  2. Mash to desired consistency. Serve warm or cold.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Apples

These apple treats are quick and simple to make in 3 steps.

Step one: Core the apples.

apple cored

Step two: Melt the chocolate. Dip the apples. Roll in sprinkles if desired.

dip apples

Step Three: Pipe in peanut butter to fill the cored out hole then chill.

Choc PB apple

choc pb apples plate

 

Find Envy Apples

on the web: here
on Twitter: here
on Facebook: here
on Pinterest: here
on Instagram: here

Find Gourmet Garden

on the web: here
on Twitter: here
on Facebook: here
on Pinterest: here
on Instagram: here
on Google+: here

 

Follow along every day from February 1 – 8 as we showcase new ideas in sauces, tasty recipes, fantastic kitchen helpers, wines, cookbooks, delicious produce, herbs and spices. We’re also serving up the latest trends in partyware for displaying your culinary creations!

 
#FreshTastyValentines is a group of 22 talented food bloggers who will be posting recipes for an entire week that, we hope, will inspire you to make some healthy Valentines treats for your loved ones. Here we are…
 
The Bloggers
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)
 
From February 1st through February 8th, not only will you find nearly a hundred recipe posts, but you can enter to win our awesome giveaway, courtesy of some amazingly generous donations from sponsoring companies. See rafflecopter below.
 
The Sponsors
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)

 

And there’s MORE!

Enter to win prizes from our gracious sponsors!

The Giveaway
For FOURTEEN Different Prizes
begins February 1st and ends February 8th
If you are visiting before the rafflecopter opens, please check back!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to #FreshTastyValentines sponsors for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #FreshTastyValentines recipe development without additional compensation. All opinions stated are those of the bloggers.

Thank you again, Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla for hosting this awesome event! Stop by her blog to learn more about all our sponsors!

 

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Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup #FreshTastyValentines #giveaway

Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup

Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup

Welcome to another post celebrating #FreshTastyValentines week with recipes and an exciting giveaway!

Today I’m featuring a Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup. I used Mann’s Favorites Broccoli Cole Slaw and herbs from Gourmet Garden .

Mann's broccoli slaw
chili peppers

Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup

Vegetables high in antioxidants are good for muscles like your heart. This tasty soup is super easy to make with just a few ingredients. Quick cooking ready cut veggies from Mann’s will have dinner ready in practically no time at all.

 

Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup

Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup

Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup

Heart Healthy Vegetable Soup #FreshTastyValentines #giveaway

Ingredients

  • 1 Family size bag (12 ounces) Mann's Broccoli Cole Slaw
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Gourmet Garden chives
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring broth, tomatoes and Broccoli Cole Slaw to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes until tender but not mushy.
  2. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  3. Divide into bowls. Garnish with chives. Serve.
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Remember to follow the hashtag, #FreshTastyValentines all week for great recipes from this group of bloggers and sponsors!

The Bloggers
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)
 
From February 1st through February 8th, not only will you find nearly a hundred recipe posts, but you can enter to win our awesome giveaway, courtesy of some amazingly generous donations from sponsoring companies. See details below.
 
The Sponsors
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)

 


The Prizes

Thank you to #FreshTastyValentines sponsors for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #FreshTastyValentines recipe development without additional compensation. All opinions stated are those of the bloggers.

Kitchen tip: Roasting garlic came easy using Casabella Garlic Roaster!
garlic roaster
Casabella grew out of the idea that housewares
and cleaning products could be great looking, fun and functional simultaneously. And, to that end, they strive to deliver products that are attractive, intuitive and functional.
Additionally, all of their products are designed and assembled in America. They are providing a prize package of kitchen gadgets that are perfect for your Valentine cooking and for the rest of the year as well. One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive: Casabella’s Clip n StripShears and a Garlic Roaster.


CASABELLA
Find Casabella

on the web: here
on Twitter: here
on Facebook: here
on Pinterest: here
Mann Packing was founded in 1939 and is now a third
generation, majority women-owned company. Their mission is: Fresh Vegetables Made Easy™ and they value honor, passion, quality, and vision. Additionally, they support local school and donate generously to numerous charitable organizations throughout the community and the industry. They are giving one #FreshTastyValentines winner a $25 gift card. Keep an eye out for event recipes that feature the Mann Packing vegetables!
 

MANN PACKING

Find Mann Packing

on the web: here
on Twitter: here
on Facebook: here
on Pinterest: here

on Instagram: hereGOURMET GARDEN

Gourmet Garden brandmark

Gourmet Garden brandmark

Find Gourmet Garden

on the web: here
on Twitter: here
on Facebook: here
on Pinterest: here
on Instagram: here
on Google+: here

 

 

Enjoy vegetable based meals? Get more meal inspirations from BenBella.



BenBella Vegan is a division of BenBella Books, a boutique book publisher located in Texas. BenBella Vegan has published over twenty plant-based books and cookbooks in the past
decade.

They are providing a prize package that includes five different cookbooks from their 2015 publishing releases! One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive a print copy of the following cookbooks: The Plant-Based Journey, Dining at The Ravens, Plant-Powered Families, The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook, and The Plant Pure Nation Cookbook.

The Giveaway
For FOURTEEN Different Prizes
begins February 1st and ends February 8th
If you are visiting before the rafflecopter opens, please check back!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you missed my Baked Salmon with Fresh Salsa post you can find it HERE .

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Baked Salmon with Fresh Salsa #FreshTastyValentines #giveaway

Baked Salmon w Salsa
Baked Salmon with Fresh Salsa pairs moist, flaky salmon with fresh tomato and cubanelle pepper salsa for a refreshing main dish. Garlic, lime, cilantro and spices round out the flavor.
“I was provided with free product samples to use and review from our disclosed sponsors. I received no further compensation. Opinions are my own and not necessarily those of the sponsors or participating bloggers.”

Welcome to a week-long Valentine food celebration!

Follow along every day from February 1 – 8 as we showcase new ideas in sauces, tasty recipes, fantastic kitchen helpers, wines, cookbooks, delicious produce, herbs and spices. We’re also serving up the latest trends in partyware for displaying your culinary creations!

 
#FreshTastyValentines is a group of 22 talented food bloggers who will be posting recipes for an entire week that, we hope, will inspire you to make some healthy Valentines treats for your loved ones. Here we are…
 
The Bloggers
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)
 
From February 1st through February 8th, not only will you find nearly a hundred recipe posts, but you can enter to win our awesome giveaway, courtesy of some amazingly generous donations from sponsoring companies. See rafflecopter below.
 
The Sponsors
(with links to their homepages, in alphabetical order)

 

And there’s MORE!

Enter to win prizes from our gracious sponsors!

The Giveaway
For FOURTEEN Different Prizes
begins February 1st and ends February 8th
If you are visiting before the rafflecopter opens, please check back!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to #FreshTastyValentines sponsors for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #FreshTastyValentines recipe development without additional compensation. All opinions stated are those of the bloggers.

Thank you again, Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla for hosting this awesome event! Stop by her blog to learn more about all our sponsors!

As a food blogger I can’t seem to stop talking about food. I enjoy eating food that’s full of flavor. This week I’m sharing 4 recipes with you and telling you a bit about the brands I use in each dish.

Today I’m featuring a salmon dish enhanced with herbs and spices from Gourmet Garden.

Gourmet Garden loves herbs and spices and strives to make everyday cooking easier and more enjoyable. Their herbs and spices are washed, chopped and prepped within 18
hours of harvesting through patented processes that seal in the natural essential oils to maximize the fresh flavor and aroma of the herbs. They areproviding one #FreshTastyValentines winner with each of their stir-in pastes (basil, chili pepper, cilantro, dill, Italian herbs, garlic, chunky garlic, ginger, lemongrass, oregano, parsley, and Thai seasonings), each of their lightly dried herbs (basil, chili pepper, cilantro, ginger, and parsley), and two Gourmet Garden logo coolers.


Baked Salmon Fresh Salsa Gourmet Gardens

These herbs stay fresh up to a month after opening!

Baked Salmon Fresh Salsa
Baked Salmon w Salsa

Baked Salmon with Fresh Salsa

Baked Salmon with Fresh Salsa #FreshTastyValentines #giveaway

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon filets
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (I used Old Bay)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh Salsa
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cubanelle pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Gourmet Garden Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden dried Chili Peppers
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Chives
  • juice from 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix together salsa ingredients. Refrigerate for at least an hour to blend flavors.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place oil and seasoned salmon in a baking dish. Cover and bake for approximately 20 minutes, (depending on thickness) until thoroughly cooked and easily flakes.
  4. Place salmon on plate or serving tray. Top with fresh salsa. Garnish with additional cilantro and chives if desired.
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Connect with Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices through their social media for news, updates, recipes and more!
Instagram: @gourmetgarden
Twitter: @GourmetGardenUS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GourmetGarden
Pinterest: @gourmetgarden

Gourmet Garden brandmark

Gourmet Garden brandmark

KitchenIQ is the new houseware branch of Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc. and embraces their long-standing reputation
for innovation and quality, reflecting their commitment to producing
smarter products for the kitchen. They are providing a prize package of kitchen gadgets that are perfect for your Valentine cooking and for the rest of the year as well. One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive: KitchenIQ’sStrawberry
Tool
and Better
Zester
.
Use their Better Zester to add lime zest to this salmon dish and more!

kitchen IQ

Serve Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc from Robert Mondavi with Baked Salmon with Fresh Salsa for a delightful dinner!
woodbridge logo

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi began over thirty years ago, when Robert Mondavi had a goal of getting great California wine on every table in America. In
1979 he established the Woodbridge Winery near his childhood home of Lodi,
California to make fruit-focused wines for everyday drinking. They are providing a prize package for the raffle. One #FreshTastyValentines winner will receive two bottles of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wine – one bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and one bottle of Pinot Noir. Cheers!

woodbridge wines

Find Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi on Facebook: here

Salmon and Fresh Salsa

Follow the Fresh Tasty Valentines Pinterest Board all week for more tasty ideas!

Enjoy these great recipes and ideas from Day one of #FreshTastyValentines!

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