In celebration of surpassing 2,000 Facebook fans, let's have an awesome giveaway, shall we?!
I recently met Mary from Gourmet Garden at FoodBlogSouth 2013 back in January. They were sponsoring the conference, and I got to taste samples of their goodies. I love the convenience of their products, because I'm not always able to have a big selection of fresh herbs hanging out in my fridge. That's where Gourmet Garden really comes in handy.
Their herbs are organically grown, and then washed, chopped, blended, and packed into handy little tubes for everyday use. They also last months in the fridge, which is another big plus for me. Some of their varieties include Parsley, Cilantro, Chili Pepper, Basil, Garlic and even Lemon Grass!
Last night, I whipped up their recipe for Quinoa with Parsley & Bell Peppers. I added some diced, leftover roasted pork loin from the night before, taking it from a simple side dish to a full meal. This dish was a healthy and easy weeknight recipe, packed with yummy flavors. In my book, that's a winner!
First up, here's the recipe (keep scrolling for GIVEAWAY details!):
Quinoa with Pork, Parsley & Bell Peppers
Adapted from: Gourmet Garden
1 cup quinoa
1/2 cup wild rice
1 Tbsp olive oil
8 oz. mushrooms, diced
1/2 cup diced green onions
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper
2 cups diced, roasted pork loin (see note below)
Rinse quinoa. In a large skillet, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa, stir, reduce heat to low and cover. Continue to simmer, about 15 min.
Ina medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to boil. Add the rice and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until done, about 40 min. Drain, if necessary.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, green onions, bell peppers, parsley, and chili. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Add quinoa and rice. Stir. Serve warm.
Note: I added about 2 cups of diced, leftover roasted pork loin to this dish, which made it a full meal! Leftover chicken would also be great.
Now, to the fun part...the GIVEAWAY!
This giveaway is for a small cooler FULL of Gourmet Garden herbs and spices:
How to Enter:
Simply leave a comment on this post, which answers the following question:
What is your favorite herb or spice to cook with?
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- Entries must be submitted by midnight (CST time) on Tuesday, April 30th.
- A winner will be picked at random (using random.org) and will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st.
- Please make sure you include your name and email address so that I will have a way to contact you if you win...especially if you leave a comment using the "Anonymous" option.
- At this time, the contest is open to US residents only.