Monday, August 13, 2012

Meatless on Monday #5 and a Giveaway!

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I have reached the 100 follower mark (at Back to the Basics) and just flew past 30,000 pageviews!  YEAH!  I'm super excited and to celebrate I'm offering my very first giveaway.  That's right, free stuff!

You may have noticed the links to the right which include Mary's Heirloom Seeds and a new link Mary's Basics.  Well,  hubby and I have a brand new line of products available at Mary's Basics which includes Vegan and Natural Lip Balms.  So to say "Thanx," we're giving you an opportunity to win free products.

Lip Balms make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas (stocking-stuffers) or even just because!  Our lip balms are made from natural, non-gmo ingredients.  Mary's Basics also offers a sweet selection of natural soaps as well as herbal and medicinal teas.  All of the tea available at Mary's Basics are Certified Organic.

Here's how you enter:
1. Go to Mary's Basics and check out the Vegan Lip Balms and/or Natural Lip Balms.
2. Choose your top 2 favorites.
3. Use the Contact Us page and let us know which flavors you like best.

*If you do not receive an email confirmation within 2 hours please re-submit your entry*

That's It!  Oh, I almost forgot...Tell your friends!  You don't even have to follow Back to the Basics or Mary's Kitchen to enter.    

The Mary's Basics Lip Balm giveaway will be rockin from August 13th through August 20th.  Only 1 entry per person.  We'll pick 2 lucky winners out of the Giant Margarita glass on the 20th and announce the results at Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen.

**There will be another giveaway to celebrate 100 followers at Mary's Kitchen!** 

On to the Recipe!  I'm on the "detox" program again.  I love this 21-day programs and try to do it about every 6 months.  I'll be going meatless for the next 10 days and I'll have lots of delicious recipes to share.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Garlic

1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed
1 clove garlic, pealed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon course sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

If you are using large Brussels sprouts, I suggest you cut them in half.  Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir to coat. Pour onto a baking sheet (I used a large pan), and place on center oven rack.

Roast in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, shaking pan every 5 to 7 minutes for even browning. Reduce heat when necessary to prevent burning. Brussels sprouts should be darkest brown, almost black, when done. Adjust seasoning with kosher salt, if necessary. Serve immediately.

*If I was not on the detox program I would have added almond slivers or walnuts*

Linking up here! 


  1. Following from Mom's Monday Mingle!


    Please come by & say Hello if you haven't already. (And follow back) :)


  2. Thanks Kristina! I'm a follower!

  3. Mmmmm.... that lip gloss looks amazing. I have a huge lip gloss fetish and I usually ignore giveaways but this just might have to be one that I enter! Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! I've enjoyed getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

    1. Hey Bonnie! Please enter and tell a friend! It's natural and we love it!

  4. This looks like a great healthy recipe- thanks for linking up at A Humble Bumble!

  5. I love brussel sprouts! And I totally entered that contest! That's so cool that you make lip balm- so do I! I haven't since last summer, but I have a bunch of coconut and vanilla balms I gotta do something with. I gave a bunch away and then meant to start my own little shop too, but...then I got too busy for anything, especially when I got my new job. So, kudos to you! If I don't win the giveaway, I'll have to buy one then! Thanks for linking up!!!!

  6. Thank you for entering! Do you like garlic cuz this recipe is amazing! My husband did NOT like brussels sprouts before I started cooking for him but I think he had only ever had the boiled. Yuck!
    This was a HUGE hit and I made them again last night.

  7. Roasted Sprouts and garlic! YUM!!!!!! Stopped in from the hop at Made in A Day!!


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