Puro Fairtrade Coffee Giveaway!

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Back in December, you might recall that I reviewed Puro  Fairtrade Coffee, a brand from a European company called Miko Coffee that is particularly famous for roasting acorns when there was a coffee bean shortage during World War II.

Puro Fairtrade Coffee is commited to helping preserve and protect rainforests through their Fairtrade work and partnership with World Land Trust, a UK-based land conservation charity whose patron is Sir David Attenborough and with whom they launched a webcam in the rainforest to highlight endangered species and their disappearing habitats. From their website: “Money from each bag of Puro coffee sold goes towards buying and protecting areas of rainforest vital for biodiversity in coffee producing countries.”

Since trying it, we’ve been enjoying their coffee on a frequent basis; our favourite is Puro Organic, a blend noted for its smooth, gentle flavour and that is one hundred per cent Arabica beans, which are naturally lower in caffeine.

It is my pleasure, therefore, to announce  that I am hosting a giveaway for Puro Coffee! This giveaway is sponsored by Puro Fairtrade Coffee and is being held on the Z’s Cup of Tea Facebook page. (The code used by Rafflecopter is  not supported on WordPress.com and gets stripped out if I try to enter it.)

To enter, here are the rules and guidelines:

  • You must enter this giveaway on Facebook and like the Z’s Cup of Tea page. A comment on this blog post does not make you eligible to win.
  • Enter the giveaway with your Facebook login or email address in the Rafflecopter form in the appropriate fields required.
  • This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Europe. One winner will be chosen for this giveaway. Upon winning, the winner will receive 1 hamper containing the following: 1 Puro Bio-Organic 250g bag (medium roast combining soft notes of sweet chocolate with tangy citrus), 1 Puro Noble 250g bag (rich and lively medium roast, with hints of fruit and hazelnut), 1 Puro Fuerte 250g bag (fragrant roast with a touch of spice and full body), and 1 Puro Cup and Saucer. The winner will be contacted by a representative of Puro Fairtrade Coffee to ensure that you receive your coffee!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Jessica D.!

A Recipe for Apple Crisp + Cookbook Review and Giveaway! Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

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I love baking and I love looking through beautiful baking books, with gorgeous photography and irresistible recipes, the kind that are easy to make, yet impressive. Like a fond memory, the kind that are remembered and talked about long after they’re gone; leaving you wanting for more.

Impressive is high on the list in Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle, which I received an advance copy of by the publishers. Written by Kyra, owner of Kyra’s Bake Shop, a gluten-free bakery in Lake Oswego, Oregon and first-time gluten-free winner of Cupcake Wars, Sweet Cravings is packed with gluten-free variety that you would expect in a traditional, gluten-filled cookbook: proving that gluten-free does not mean compromising quality. With Kyra’s baking book under your arm or on your kitchen counter, you’ll be able to whip up baked goods and desserts that will have everyone clamouring for more and without anyone knowing the difference.

On behalf of the publishers Ten Speed Press, I am giving away one copy of Sweet Cravings. To enter the giveaway, click after the jump (“read more”) for details, following my review and a recipe for Apple Crisp.

Sweet Cravings is available now. Order it on Amazon or wherever books are sold!

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Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry (Review and Giveaway)

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I was excited to receive an advance copy of Elana Amsterdam’s new cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes – her third cookbook, it is one I’ve been looking forward to since last year when she announced it on her blog Elana’s Pantry and on Twitter. Available now, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is on sale wherever books are sold!

Elana’s cookbook is packed with lots of great, everyday recipes, including savoury. There are some baking recipes but most of the emphasis is on cooking. The very first recipe, and the one I’m most excited to try (once I’ve found a donut pan!) is for bagels, which can be seen on the cover.

All the recipes are easy and use simple ingredients to impact the most flavour. It’s the kind of cooking I like best and how my family eats as well. For lunch last week, I made the Honey Lemon Chicken (using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs instead of a whole chicken); with crispy skin and a lemony, sweet flavour, it was a hit!

All of the recipes are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and also nightshade-free (nightshade is a diverse family of plants that include tomatoes).

I’m pleased to announce that on behalf of the publishers, Ten Speed Press, I am giving away 1 copy! To enter the giveaway, please click after the jump (click “read more”). Giveaway details and guidelines are found after the recipe for Colorful Winter Salad.

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