Spike Seasoning Magic Giveaway!

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Spike Seasoning Magic! is the gluten free healthy lifestyle gourmet seasoning that turns bland food into a flavor factory. They literally have a seasoning for everything! They should be a staple in all kitchens.  Best of all, their seasoning is both gluten free and MSG free. They are  made without preservatives or additives, and have ZERO calories per serving.

SPIKE® Seasonings are available at your local health/natural food stores and many select grocery stores.  I’ve even used them to make this turkey soup recipe that you are all going to want to try.  Plus, it is a great way to use leftover turkey!

Turkey Soup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Spike Herb Seasoning
  • 1 (32 ounce) carton Vegetable broth
  • 1 (32 ounce) carton chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces (if you don't have fresh, this is one can of green beans)
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 3 cups diced cooked dark turkey meat
  1. In a large soup pot, heat the garlic in the olive oil.
  2. Allow to brown slightly and add onion, carrot and celery.
  3. Cover and cook until softened (7 - 8 minutes)
  4. Add the seasonings, broth, and the bay leaf. Bring to a simmer.
  5. When simmering, add the green beans and potatoes to the soup.
  6. Bring it back up to a simmer; lower heat and cook for about 10 - 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and pasta is cooked.
  7. Stir in turkey. Turn the heat off. Cover, and allow to sit for 5 to 7 minutes.

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I’ve got a prize pack for one of my lucky readers.  You get to try all their seasonings!  Here’s what you need to do:

#LoveEveryMinute Using @Minute_Rice For Dinner

If you read my personal blog, you will know that I have lost almost 80 lbs over the last year (go me!).  I have made drastic changes in our diet here at my house.  One of those changes are making much healthier dinners!  However, with two kids in different activities, dinner time can be hectic here.  I personally love easy quick meals that don’t take a lot of time or a lot of work.  Last nights dinner is no exception.

One of the easiest things you can add to your meal (and if you read this blog regularly, you will know that we eat rice as a side all the time!) is rice.  It is so easy to make and Minute Rice makes it so you can’t screw it up.  Minute Rice’s White Rice takes all of 5 minutes to make whereas the brown rice takes 10 minutes.


I went with the brown rice last night for dinner, because it has less calories. My kids can’t tell the difference between white rice and brown rice, so I luck out and can serve them either! Our dinner last night consisted of a steamed chicken breast (with a Tuscan Farmhouse Blend with Sea Salt rub), rice, and green beans.


This healthy dinner is something we try and do once a week. My kids finish their plates, and it literally takes less than 30 minutes! The longest part of this dinner is cooking the chicken. If I used my Foreman Grill, the chicken breast would be done in about 8 minutes. If I use my steamer, then we are looking at 20 – 30 minutes.

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.


Alternative Thanksgiving Meal:

Why should turkeys have all the fun? This simple twist on a classic Thanksgiving dinner is easier to manage and will satisfy everyone’s craving for tradition.

Cooking Planit Thanksgiving Meal: Take on Tradition

The Cooking Planit App makes holiday shopping and cooking effortless.
(see iPhone & iPad CP app in iTunes store)

Complete-Meal Grocery List – take CP with you on your iPhone.

  • Fresh Chives – 2 Tablespoons
  • Fresh Parsley – 1 Tablespoons
  • Fresh Thyme – 3 Tablespoon/4 Sprig
  • Garlic Cloves – 2
  • Green Beans – 3/4 Pound
  • Green Cabbage – 2 Cups
  • Onions – 1/2 Cup
  • Orange – 2
  • Orange Zest – 3 Tablespoons
  • Russet or Baking Potatoes – 2 Pounds
  • Shallots – 3 Tablespoon/3
  • Shiitake Mushrooms – 11 Ounce
  • Cornish Game Hen – 2 – 1/2 Pound Hens
  • Butter, Unsalted – 6 Tablespoons
  • Heavy Cream – 1 1/4 Cup
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Panko Breadcrumbs – 1 Cup
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 Tablespoons
  • Sherry Vinegar – 2 Tablespoons

Citrus and Thyme Cornish Game Hen

An elegant and delicious alternative dinner idea. And it’s easy, too.

Cooking Planit Alternative Thanksgiving: Citrus and Thyme Cornish Game Hen

click to view this recipe on Cooking Planit


SIDE DISH: Potatoes Colcannon

Cooking Planit Recipe: Potatoes Colcannon, Alternative Thanksgiving Meals

Click to cook this now – free registration

The website and iPhone/iPad app give step-by-step prep and cooking instructions for this recipe.

SIDE DISH: Green Beans with Creamy Mushrooms

You don’t have to open a can to make this favorite holiday dish. This recipe is easy and tastes fresh.

30 Thanksgiving Side Recipes from Cooking Planit: Green Beans with Creamy Mushrooms

A fresh spin on an old favorite holiday side. (click to view full recipe)

The website and iPhone/iPad app give step-by-step prep and cooking instructions for this recipe.