Thursday, April 1, 2010

Giveaway and nope I'm not kidding:)

Happy April to you all!

Can you believe we are already into the 4 month of the year?...Wowzers! Hope you didn't get tricked too badly today. Maybe you snuck something into your post like Katie did lol! I'm not going to throw any tricks at you but I am going to offer a wicked giveaway prize!

I've been reading Meghan Telpner's blog Making Love In The Kitchen for some time now and it wows me everytime I read. Maybe its her spunky attitude, maybe its her amazing recipes, or maybe its her cool adventures, whatever the attraction may be, I love reading her blog and I always learn something new. Remeber I talked about turmeric tea? Yep, that was Meghan's creation. I think I'm going to be making her Superfood Bon Bons for a little easter treat!

So, when she posted about her new e-tutorial 5 Days Healing With Everyday Superfoods I knew it would be awesome. Then she stepped it up another notch by allowing other bloggers to hold a contest to win a copy. How cool is that? She even allows you to make the rules on the contest! Told you she was awesome:) So, as I'm probably the only blogger left who hasn't had a giveaway, so I jumped on the opportunity!

Here's a little bit more info on Meghan and her new e-tutorial 5 Days Healing With Everyday Superfoods.

This newest tutorial by nutritionist Meghan Telpner of Making Love In The Kitchen, has the potential to change the way you look at food- and not in a bad way. The equation seems simple enough. Even Hippocrates, oodles and oodles of years new this truth. We are what we eat so why not let our food be our medicine. If food and lifestyle are the greatest contributors to ill health, why not turn that right on around and make the awesome choices that allow our food to heal us? If we give our body what it needs nutritionally, it will have all the tools necessary to build and repair itself.

This new tutorial, Healing with Everyday Superfoods by Meghan, makes this a very easy switch to make. She provides lists of everyday powerful healing foods, as well as some that may be a little more unusual like raw cacao and sea vegetables. She doesn’t leave you there of course. She outlines why we should get these goodies into the diet, provides many tips for eating them, offers a complete 5 day meal plan and all the recipes. She makes eating this way delicious and easy. The best bit, these tutorials are fun to read to. The information is presented in a concise manner and with humour thrown in.
For just $12 to instantly download your own copy, there is really not much to loose. Even if you read through it and make just one adjustment to start building health, that in and of itself is massive. Have a peak here for more information.

What Is A Guide To Health? And what is this e-tutorial series you speak of?

The guide to health is my answer to all the questions, comments and really freaking long emails I get from people who are feeling challenged in their endeavors to make a transition to a healthier way of living but don’t know where to begin. All of the e-tutorials and audio guides work well on their own and also support each other in helping make this transition easy and effortless. I have parred down my years of nutrition education, kitchen experience, teaching experience, client/consultation experience, and a massive book shelf into the vital information you need to know. The guides are concise, to the point and entertaining to read. I have done my best to make the educational component of them to be inspiring and interesting to read and the meal plan/ recipe component to be easy, achievable and sustainable. I am in no way working to convert anyone to any single way of eating, only to explore new and healthy foods, and new and healthy practices so my readers can decide what works for them and what doesn’t on an individual basis. Check out the full line-up of guides to health here:

What is the Group Challenge component?

Every month, I host a different group challenge. In January we did a Green Smoothie Cleanse, February we went Vegan and in March we did Low GI eating. April 18th we will be kicking off the first 5 Days Healing with Everyday Superfoods Challenge followed by a Green Smoothie Cleanse. I offer Twitter coaching through the duration of the challenge, respond to as many emails and comments as I can and help to facilitate a supprtive and encouraging environment on this blog for people to post questions, comments and support each other. Having the group support- whether real in person or online has proven massively beneficial with all kinds of transitional programs.

And now, tell me a little more about 5 Days Healing with Everyday Superfoods?

If food is what is making us sick in our society, what if we amp up our diets and use food to resolve the problem too. What if we looked at food as our fuel, as our medicine and made it easy, delicious, and so uber powerful that our body had no choice but to heal and repair itself? That is what this tutorial is about.
The more I began to learn about the healing properties of these superfoods, the more of them I wanted in my diet. What was missing for me, in everything I was reading, was the inherent lack of practicality. Some might argue that being able to throw everything into a blender, stir it together, and drink your meal down is the ultimate in practical. True, it might be for some people. But what about the people who have families to feed, who want to sit down to a meal with others, who get genuine pleasure from being in the kitchen and finding creative ways to blend raw superfoods, cooked superfoods and plain old whole, unprocessed foods into delicious meals? That is where this tutorial comes in.
I will show you how to incorporate these superfoods into your everyday eating.
The guide contains 60 + pages of info including (but of course not limited to):

  • The Definition of a Superfood
  • Benefits of Whole Foods
  • Food as Fuel
  • Food as Medicine
  • Challenges with Food Guides and Diets
  • Calories Versus Nutrition
  • Benefits of Raw

Everyday Superfoods

  • Cruciferous Vegetables
  • Leafy Greens
  • Sprouts
  • Seeds + Seed Oils (Sesame, Pumpkin, Flax, and Hemp)and more

The Super-Powered Superfoods

  • Chia•
  • Cacao•
  • Super Berries (Goji Berries, Goldenberries and Mulberries)•
  • Bee Products (Raw Honey, Bee Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly)and more!

Super Healing Herbs

Time to Get Super-Powered

  • 5-Day Meal Plan•
  • Super-Powered Recipesand more!

Additional Resources

  • Conscious Eating•
  • Sprouting 101•
  • Food and Mood Journal•
  • Whole Foods Shopping List•
  • Blank Meal Plan Template

Plus Additional References and Resources

Even if this is not a program you want to follow full on right now, or even in the near future, the information I have included will definitely enlighten many of your food decisions and help you to understand how easily you can super-power your eating everyday!These tutorials use humour and simplicity making them enjoyable to read and approachable to incorporate into everyday eating. Cost is $12.00.

Testimonials on Past Programs

I really enjoy your writing. These ebooks must take so much of your time to prepare. Thank you for putting so much information into such an absorbable form. You aren’t just a fashionista/nutritionist you are most importantly a teacher. Which is great. There are teachers out there who don’t get information across to their students as effectively as you do. Dori

I received my tutorial last night. Wow! What an excellent resource. The time and thought you put into this is certainly worth the money, and as hubby is peeking at the tutorial, I have the feeling we’re going to have another participant. Didn’t feel right letting him tag along for the ride without you getting something for your effort. Laurie

Meghan – your tutorial was WONDERFUL!! Wow, it was definitely worth every penny and MORE! I hope you have plans on writing a book!! Carrie

This tutorial package you provided is amazing! It took me awhile to get through it, but it’s so helpful–especially because you provided a shopping list!! Thank you so much. Liz

YOU, my dear, are the start of my healing and I know that I can do this together with your help! As nutritionists we may already know what to do but sometimes motivation and someone who cares is what is needed! My heart and soul thanks you, not to mention my belly will too soon! Im so excited!!!! JZ

Intrigued? Well, here is how you can win a copy!

My one and only requirement for entry into the contest is : Tell me your favorite superfood!

Leave a comment below and you have until April 6th at midnight to enter.

Good luck everyone!


Katie said...

Great giveaway, Melissa! And thanks for your thorough review.

I love pomegranates and fresh blueberries!

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) said...

Thank you for sharing!

Jenna Z said...

I love seeds! Flax seeds, pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds! Yum!

Anonymous said...

My favorite superfood is pomegranate.

Lauren said...

I love Meghan, she's awesome!

As for my entry, I love goji berries! I put them in my my oatmeal all the time.

Melissa said...

Thank you all for entering! Your superfoods are all amazing:)

No problem Meghan:)

Melissa said...

Oh and Katie I wish it was my review...Meghan actually provided a copy for us to use on our blogs:)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...


Elissa said...

I love honey, and also cocoa, hopefully in combination.

mp said...

Thanks for all the info! I love Spinach! I can't believe how great it is in smoothies, quiches, sauteed with olive oil and vinegar, and in my omelets.

val said...

Gotta be cacao!

Shelly said...

Buckwheat all the way! Grind them into flour and make vegan pancakes with them.

Melissa said...

wow...thanks for all the superfood ideas..yum!

Sarah said...

I've always been a chocolate addict so mine is definitely cacao!

Melissa said...

I've been on the cacao wagon this week and I'm not complaining:)

shannonmarie said...

Ha ha. I use the word "wowsers," too.

I have to pick one superfood? That's had. Lately, I've been lovin' maca :-)

mjirsch said...

I love seaweed of all kinds! One of my on-the-go snacks is a crushed up sheet of nori eaten like little chips.