Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Good Earth Review and GIVEAWAY TIME! CLOSED!!!

**This Giveaway is now Closed.**

I am a tad late in getting around to posting this review since the kit arrived while the relatives where staying here and 2 of the teens were finishing up school for the year.

In early June(or was it late May? geez....)the fine folks at MyBlogSpark and General Mills sent me a package including a new dry dinner kit that is hitting your grocery store shelves this month.  These new dinner kits are marketed under the GOOD EARTH brand.

Here is a blurb from MyBlogSpark about GOOD EARTH......
"When dinner means tons of pots and pans and mixing or chopping for hours, sometimes dining out seems tempting. Now with new Good Earth TM dry dinner kits, you can have restaurant taste without the restaurant wait and still have a wholesome dinner."
General Mills use to own a chain of restaurants by the Good Earth name by the way.  Being in the east, I had never heard of them.  I looked it up as I was curious.  You can look them up too if you are curious. 8-)

Anyway, one night a few weeks ago we set out to prepare our Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta.   Everything you need to make this dish is in the box, except for the chicken, which we bought and added ourselves.
Daughter and I followed the directions on the box and it was ready to eat pretty quickly. 
We did a bit of improvising by adding some extra finely diced tomatoes and red peppers, because....well, we LIKE tomatoes and red peppers!
We like our pasta with tomato-y sauces usually but this was a cream based sauce, but it was not a heavy cream sauce so all the veggie flavors all came through in the dish.  It was a nice change from our usual fare at Chez Sluggy.

The flavor is good without the expense of eating out.  Being frugal but still eating tasty food is always a good thing.

The GOOD EARTH box states that this line is made with 100% whole grain, no trans fats, or artificial flavors or preservatives & no MSG.  Not eating artificial stuff is also a good thing.

Other varieties in this line besides the Mediterranean Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta, are the Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta, Herb Crusted Chicken with Mushroom Risotto and Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta.

Along with the GOOD EARTH dry dinner kit I received a set of bamboo dishes and flatware, a small bamboo cutting/serving board along with a reusable market bag.  I am sure the bag will be getting some use out in my garden when we start to harvest the veggies there.

Wanna Win It?
 MyBlogSpark and Good Earth/General Mills are providing me with an additional Good Earth gift pack that includes a boxed dry dinner kit, two sets of bamboo flatware and dishes & a utility board, as well as a 100% recyclable grocery tote to give away to one of my readers.

If you would like to win this prize pack just leave a comment about your favorite healthy dish along with your email address.  It can be a dish you make or a dish you just like to eat.

Receive Additional entries by....
1. subscribing to my blog(if you already subscribe just tell me that)and leave an additional comment for this entry.
2. follow my blog-click on the "follow button" on the right sidebar and leave an additional comment for this entry. (If you already follow just tell me that in an additional entry/comment.)
3. Post on your blog about this giveaway and leave a link to that post, then leave 2 additional comments for 2 more entries.

This Giveaway ends on July 6th(Tuesday) at 12 am(midnight) Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
I'll post the winners name on July 7th(Wednesday) and contact them via email. If they fail to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
Good Luck!

***Disclaimer***This Giveaway was sponsored by General Mills/GOOD EARTH and MyBlogSpark. I was supplied with product and encouraged to blog about the product and offered an identical product to give away to someone in my readership.  The opinion of the product expressed here is my own and I was not paid for endorsing this product.

Sluggy

49 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog.

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. There is a healthy taco soup I make in the winter that is delicious. It's also vegetarian...full of veggies, spice, and beans!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Hi Sluggy, I read your blog every day and am a follower. I would love to try the Good Earth products. Thanks for doing this.
    Kathy Mayin
    savdreamin@aol.com

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  4. Under the strange but true category, I've been eating this dish lately for lunch: leftover (reheated) steel cut oats topped with marinated tomatoes (tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt & pepper), black olives, mushrooms and cucumber slices.

    Tastes kind of like a Middle Eastern tabbouleh salad, but it has a smoother texture. Pretty healthy with the oats, veggies and olive oil, and I think it's pretty darn tasty.

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  5. I blogged about it!

    http://livinglifereal.blogspot.com/2010/06/win-free-stuff.html

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  6. I love seafood tacos! low calorie and with fresh veggies!

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  7. I am a google follower, heck is that a subsciber or what, maybe I'm just a stalker! And what's up ne dail;y entry?

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  8. Blogged about it #2 enty, (now really would you expect anyless from me?)

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  9. My favorite healthy food is a tofu and seaweed salad at my favorite Thai place. They have a ginger, sesame dressing on the tofu that is so ggod, that is the one dish that I always get.
    My email is saveinla@gmsil.com

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  10. One of my favorite easy summer time recipes is:
    1 can black-eyed peas, drained
    1 can white shoepeg core, drained
    1 can finely diced tomatoes, drained
    1 cucumber, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    Mix together and add about 1/2 bottle of
    light Italian dressing.
    Chill

    I like to eat this with low fat cottage cheese, and Frito's Scoops!

    Oh BTW Marilyn's Money sent me:-)

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  11. Hi, Sluggy!
    My favorite healthy dish is black beans, brown rice, a dusting of cheese, cut up tomato, avacado if I have it on hand, and salsa or hot sauce. Makes a great one bowl meal! Try Good Earth tea if you get a chance. Their original spice blend is really tasty and was very popular in North Dakota.

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  12. Our fav healthy dish is chicken strip salads!

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  13. My favorite healthy dish is tossed green salad with romaine, grilled chicken, parmesan, shredded carrots, and vinaigrette :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. Publicly following Don't Read This; It's Boring! with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I like when Den cooks Chinese food with lots of vegetables!

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  16. My favorite is chicken kabobs with tons of veggies and pineapple served over rice.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  17. ohhh my favorite healthy food is a good salad. But when tomatoes are ripe and cheese is fresh..I love a good tomato and cheese salad. Drizzled with a bit of vinagar.

    soldier01wife at gmail dot com

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  18. My favorite healthy dish is probably some type of stir-fry. I am not really much of a vegetable lover but for some reason don't mind all kinds of veggies in a stir-fry dish. And you can use up bits of leftovers or stretch a bit of meat and have a nice meal. Plus it's quick! ~K http://scr.im/nerak

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  19. I am a stalker.

    fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

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  20. My current favorite healthy dish is something Hubby made up. He took some white fish...I think it was tilapia the first time....put it in a baking dish, sprayed with Pam, covered it in salsa, then sprinkled with a little monterey jack cheese, then baked until the fish was done. It is fabulous!

    fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

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  21. We make a meatless taco, lots and lots of veggies.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  22. I subscribe.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  23. I follow GFC.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  24. i subscribe via google reader!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  25. i make a glazed tofu with garden veggies over udon noodles that is very healthy!

    thanks for the chance!

    enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

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  26. My favorite healthy dish would have to be black bean burgers or this spicy chickpea dish I make.
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. GFC follower

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  28. My favorite healthy dish is a good old fashione6d veggie salad.

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  29. I like to make a healthy Italian Chef's SALAD
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  30. Plain Yogurt with honey and fresh fruit, also a little wheat germ on top

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  32. I make a really good curried pork,lentil and sweet potatoes dish.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  33. My favorite healthy dish is Spinach Salad!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  34. I follow you with Google too :-)

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  35. If I'm in a hurry, my favorite healthy dish is a can of rinsed, drained black beans heated with a little bit of salsa and topped with a bit of grated jack cheese, and eaten with a tortilla.
    If I'm not in a hurry, I like to put dry pinto beans in the slow cooker with a ham end, some grated carrot and chopped onion. This gets eaten with homemade cornbread. Or I'll cook the pintos without meat, then drain them and turn them into chili with tomatoes, diced cooked turkey or chicken and spices; I like eating it over rice with a little bit of cheese melted in. This is super-filling and easy to reheat -- and so tasty that I don't mind eating it three or four days in a row. Since I'm single I don't have anyone complaining, "We had chili LAST night!" ;-)

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  36. I follow you via GFC.

    nlytle@gmx.com

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  37. My quick and easy healthy recipe:
    Grill chicken breast, dump on one can corn, one can black beans (drained), one can salsa. Top with a little sour cream. Viola!

    nlytle@gmx.com

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  38. My friend just taught me to cook down a bunch of veggies, onions, cabbage, whatever you have on hand. Add a little tomato sauce and seasoning and it's actually good!
    kimberly(at )frugalplayground(dot)com

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  39. okay so i have to read the good earth for school but it is soo boring every time i try to read it i doze off because it is soo boring. HELP!

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