Monday, April 21, 2014

Liberte yogurt review #PlatefullCoOp #ad #TEAMLIBERTE

This post was inspired by Platefull Co Op and I was provided with samples to review. All opinions are always 100% my own.

Have you tried Liberte yogurt yet? I remember I would always pass it down the aisle, but I wasn't a big yogurt person, until one day I decided to try their coconut version and omg was it delectable for a yogurt. It was just as fulfilling as a desert.

I was offered the opportunity to try their new flavors and jumped at the chance.  Their new flavors Orange-Mango and Lime are no exception. All the flavors I have tried have been really good. The consistency is so creamy, as it's made with whole milk and as much as I don't like to drink whole glasses of milk, I will definitely indulge in deserts and dairy products once in a while that contain it. I rate Liberte's taste high on my list of yogurts and I have few favorites.

No cats were fed during the making of this review, thus no cats were happy. Boy did she sniff and eye that yogurt down though. 

This was delicious as a desert after dinner, but would work well as a quick breakfast. Just thrown on some granola or flax seeds and you've got a good portion of your vitamins,  protein and fiber taken care of.

So far I have tried the Orange Mango, Lime, Lemon and Coconut and I really enjoyed all of them. The flavoring is not too thick like some yogurts are. I don't care for those whopping servings of fruit in my yogurt. I say give it a try! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how great of a substitute it would be to much higher calorie choices.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

#Easter Garden #Brownies with #Minty green frosting #HopItForward

This Easter I wanted to do some easy baking that was more about presentation than complicated ingredients. As an ambassador for World Market, I was inspired by their wide array of baking products and utensils. 
I wanted a really colorful centerpiece for a brunch that centered around Easter and spring, so I came up with the Easter Garden brownies, with mint green frosting. I chose mint, because it's my favorite ingredient to combine with chocolate! 

     Fabric Easter chick and Easter cloth napkins found at World Market and Rabbit ears found at Dollar Tree. 


Step1- Bake the Brownies in an 8X8 or 9x9 dish, like this pretty Easter baking pan I used. Then let cool. 

Step2-   While the brownies are cooling, it's time to make the frosting for the grass. I used a container of butter cream frosting and added 3 1/4 tspns of green food coloring to get the grassy color I wanted. Mix in food coloring thoroughly.

Step3- Add 1/4 tspn mint to get just the right amount of minty freshness that is not overpowering or too little. Mix in thoroughly. 

Step4- Once the brownie "dirt" or "soil"  has been cooled enough in the fridge, carefully spread on the frosting to look like a bed of grass. 

Step5- (Optional)  Transfer half of  brownies to a mini serving dish like this adorable Easter Polka Dot dish I used. Or you can just bake  a smaller batch in this one. I had another project I was doing with the other half of the brownies. An Easter Candy Terrarium. 

Step 6- Once covered in frosting, carefully add the candy flowers to look like a bed of flowers covering the grass. 

Step7- Add a mini chocolate rabbit and 3 chocolate eggs to complete your Easter garden desert and Voila! Ready for presentation on your tablescape. 

You will love the contrast of crunchy candy flowers mixed with the soft chewy minty fresh chocolate brownies. 

These brownies taste amazing with a nice cold glass of  unsweetened or sweetened vanilla almond milk!

And now it's giveaway time! Help World Market Spread Random Acts of Hoppiness and enter for a chance to win a $2,000 World Market gift card and a Year’s supply of Divine Chocolate! 

There will also be 3 Runner Up Prizes for a $500 World Market gift card and Divine Chocolate! 

Help us reach our goal of 5,000,000 hops and we’ll Hop It Forward by donating 50,000 meals to regional food banks. Earn bonus hops by sharing with us your Random Acts of Hoppiness for more chances to win. Sweepstake runs from March 31st – April 18th .. Let’s get Hoppin’

Enter Below and GOOD LUCK! ENDS 4-18-14

This post is sponsored by World Market and in accordance with FTC Guidelines. All opinions are always my own.


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