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Giveaway: asian flavors

Few weeks ago people from House of Tsang contacted me to review their products.

Founded by contemporary and well-known chef David Tsang, House of Tsang® products draw on the flavors and spices of his childhood in Hong Kong; spicy ginger, bright citrus, classic teriyaki. 

They have a large variety of products to create numerous asian dishes.


They sent me six of them and a set of chopsticks that I forgot to take pic


Kobe SteakKobe steak is known around the world for its amazing flavor. This complicated combination of flavors will make eating steaks a whole new culinary experience. It would be great to used as marinate for steak or chicken.soup

Pure sesame seed oil- I like add 1-2 tsp of sesame oil to soups. It enhances the flavor immediately.


Ginger Soy SauceReal ginger extract and naturally brewed soy sauce. I think it would be great for simple stir-fries as I usually like to add minced ginger to any stir-fries.

General Tsao Stir Fry SauceNamed after a ruthless Chinese general from the 1800s, this sauce has roots in Hunan, China. The cuisine of this region is known for a slow-building spiciness that can be just as ruthless as General Tsao himself. But don’t worry, this sauce will not wage war on your mouth. The fiery spices have been tempered with sweetness to bring a unique flavor that has become a favorite in many Chinese restaurants. I’m intrigued by this one. Sweet and spicy? interesting! 😉


Bangkok Padang® Peanut SauceThis country style Thai peanut sauce has the exotic Thai herbs and spices you’re looking for to make your stir-fry stand out with extra spiciness. Or try it mixed with mayonnaise as a cold veggie dip. I love any Thai sauce, it’s the simplest way to add a boring stir-fry into life!

Sweet & SourThis blend of rice vinegar, sugar, tomato paste and Asian spices is pleasantly tangy with a hint of sweetness. Great for any sweet and sour dish, or for a dipping sauce for egg rolls or a general condiment for all your Asian cooking. This one would be great to make chicken stir-fry with bell peppers. I had it once at my BFF’s house in Germany and loved it!

Do you want to try these asian flavors too? Here’s how you can enter

  • Tell me one dish you would create with any of these sauces (one recipe per entry)
  • “Like” HOUSE of TSANG® on Facebook  and let me know you’ve done it in the comment section

One winner will be announced on Feb 19th. Good luck! 🙂


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An Award and a Giveaway!

I’m so excited to receive the Healing Hearts Awards, hosted by Nature Made and nominated by Maggie (who is one of the original 5 winners).

Nature Path launched “Healing Hearts Club” this month. They’ve found five bloggers who play a major role in educating their readers about overall health, including maintaining a healthy heart. We’re offering this award to these bloggers because they exemplify everything that it means to not only teach healthy ways of living, but also do so in a fun and uplifting way. Each of these bloggers will receive a heart healthy package to use for themselves, as well as one to give away.

I am so honored!!! Thank you Maggie and Nature Made! 😀


As award winner, I got this AMAZING package!!!!


Heart Healthy package includes a 6 month supply of our CholestOff, CoQ10, and Fish Oil supplements as well as an aluminum water bottle, yoga mat and carrying bag.



What is it? – A combination of plant sterols and stanols, which have been shown to help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels when used in conjunction with proper diet and exercise.

What are the benefits? – CholestOff has been shown to lower cholesterol naturally and may help to prevent heart disease.

How does it work?  – The active ingredients in CholestOff have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in the body by blocking the absorption of dietary cholesterol sources


Fish Oil

What is it? – Omega 3 – Fatty acids found in fish oil. Omega – 3 fatty acids have been shown to have cardio-protective benefits.

What are the benefits? – Fish oil may reduce the risk of heart disease later in life. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids have shown the potential to help maintain triglyceride levels already in the normal range.

How does it work? – The two primary omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids can be beneficial to heart health when added to a nutritional diet.



What is it? – Coenzyme Q10 – A compound that is involved in energy production and can support heart muscle strength.

What are the benefits? – CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant, which works in conjunction with Vitamin E to help the body resist free radical damage.

How does it work? –CoQ10 is an electron carrier in the mitochondria, or energy-producing part of the cell. Therefore, CoQ10 is necessary for energy production in the body.



This is a great package for my parents and uncles. I’m sure they’ll love it!!! 😀

And now, the best part. One of You can win this package TOO!!! 😀

Ways to participate

1) Tell me how you take care of your Heart Health. (one entry per each answer)

2) Link back to this giveaway on your blog.

3) Tweet this giveaway.

4) Add me to your blogroll.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 1 th (Shanghai’s Expo inauguration day), 2010 9PM Eastern Time


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Tea Giveaway!

People from Golden Moon Tea kindly sent me a tin of Tippy Earl Grey

Tippy Earl Grey is Better Early Grey (from the website)

It’s difficult to improve upon a tea so revered as Earl Grey. But we believe we’ve done so, in creating a Tippy Early Grey that takes the traditional and adds layers. To start, the base of our Early Grey contains substantially more tips than others. This requires meticulous plucking, and lends a unending complexity to your cup. Then, we add not just the traditional oil of bergamot, but fresh, fresh lavander that blends sublimely with the citrus of the former. All real reasons many open-minded connoisseurs of Early Grey claim that Golden Moon’s Tippy is the best Earl Grey they’ve ever sipped.

And they are offering one reader to win a tin of this special tea!

Ways to participate (US. residents only)

1) Go to Golden Moon Tea website and tell me what tea you’d like to try.

2) Link back to this giveaway on your blog

3) Tweet this giveaway.

4) Add me to your blogroll.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, April 21th, 2010 9PM Eastern Time


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