Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hooked On Tuesday Is An Awesome Deal At Bonefish Grill

    I think you know by now that Bonefish Grill is my favorite place to eat seafood. When they run a special deal, I like Bonefish Grill even better. Bonefish Grill is running an awesome deal this summer and it is only happening on Tuesdays at dinner time. The Hooked on Tuesday features nine meal options that award –winning Chef Cliff Pleau created. These innovatively delicious entrees include a fresh salad and Bonefish’s signature dessert and start at $14.99. Just look at the unique entrees that are being served. Bonefish Grill included items from both the sea and the land so even people who don’t care for seafood can find something to enjoy. I love that now you can choose what signature sauce to add to you entree to customize it to your taste.

Atlantic Salmon
— 6 oz., grilled to perfection + topped with your choice of a signature sauce, fresh side + seasonal vegetable

Spicy Tuna Bowl — Premium sushi grade, sesame-seared rare, avocado, sweet chile sauce, jasmine rice + passion fruit salsa

The Angler’s Sirloin Steak —6 oz. center cut sirloin served with choice of fresh side + seasonal vegetable

Ahi Tuna Steak — Grilled to perfection + topped with your choice of a signature sauce, fresh side + seasonal vegetable

Cold Water Lobster Tail
— 5-6 oz. lobster tail, seasoned and steamed, served with warm drawn butter + crispy Yukon gold potatoes

Fontina Pork Chop
— Boneless pork chop, fontina cheese, garlic, prosciutto, mushroom Marsala wine sauce

Shrimp + Scallops — Jumbo shrimp and scallops + topped with your choice of a signature sauce, fresh side + seasonal vegetable

Pecan Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout — Artichoke hearts, fresh basil + lemon butter

Filet Mignon — USDA center cut 6 oz. served with choice of fresh side + seasonal vegetable

  Each entrée also includes a Bonefish Grill’s signature desserts. Look at the yummy choices that include Classic Cheesecake, Macadamia Nut Brownie, or Jen’s Jamaican Coconut Pie.

   My husband and I enjoyed a night out last night at Bonefish Grill during the Hooked on Tuesday promotion. My husband enjoyed the Ahi Tuna Steak while I enjoyed the Shrimp + Scallops . My husband choose the Asian Pan signature sauce and I choose the Mango Salsa sauce. The Asian Pan sauce gave my husband's Ahi Tuna Steak a nice Oriental flavor while the Mango Salsa had a nice kick of spice to it and gave my seafood a nice fruity taste. We both chose the Cesar salad as our salad choice. The entrees were generously portioned and the food was so delicious. My husband and I both agreed that the price for our food was awesome. Bonefish Grill does a great job when it comes to seafood as their seafood is fresh and seasoned to perfection with spices beyond lemon and butter.

  For dessert we selected the Jen’s Jamaican Coconut Pie and Classic Cheesecake. The desserts were so delicious and of course I had to sneak some bites of my husbands dessert.

   So get to your favorite Bonefish Grill location and enjoy the Hooked on Tuesday promotion that includes a entrée + salad + dessert starting at $14.99. Which entrée and dessert will you enjoy?

            Hooked on Tuesday  Choose salad +entrée+dessert every Tuesday starting at 14.99 


Sponsored Post: I was provided a gift card from Bonefish Grill so I could enjoy their delicious food in exchange for a review.

Parmesan Spinach Freekeh

     What is Freekeh? Freekeh is a flavorful, high-fiber whole grain that is a traditional food of the Middle East and Northeastern Africa. This roasted young wheat has a nice smoky flavor and a pleasant chewy texture which makes it great for side dishes and salads. This yummy grain cooks up in 25 minutes and also makes a hearty hot cereal. This whole grain is loaded with nutrition too. A ¼ cup serving has 8 grams of fiber, 7 grams protein and lots of iron. 

   I was sent a package of Freekeh from Bob’sRed Mill and I could not wait to cook it. I placed this whole grain in boiling water and simmered it for 25 minutes. The result was a marvelous whole grain that looked like cooked wheat. I tasted it and I loved the chewy texture. I could have eaten the whole pot of Freekeh just as it was, but of course I wanted to make a side dish with it. I added a bag of cooked frozen spinach, some parmesan cheese and some spices. The result was a healthy whole grain side dish. Next time I will add some tofu or other protein to make it a complete meal.

                       Parmesan Spinach Freekeh

                2 ½ cups water
                1 cup uncooked Freekeh
                12 ounces frozen spinach, cooked and drained
                ¼ cup parmesan cheese
                1 teaspoon garlic powder
                1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  Place the water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cup of Freekeh, cover and simmer on low for 25 minutes. When the Freekeh is cooked, add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Serve as a side dish.

  I am going to have to try this yummy grain another day for breakfast and add some sugar and milk to it. I can see Freekeh being great for making my homemade veggie burgers.

How would you enjoy Freekeh? What ingredients would you add to this grain?

Click here to find out more about this wonderful grain called Freekeh

“These opinions are my own and I received the above mentioned product from Bob’s Red Mill in exchange for a review.”

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Blue Man Group Was An Awesome Show At Blogger Bash And A Giveaway

    I went to New York last week for many blogging conferences. One of the conferences that I attended was Blogger Bash. The first day of the conference they treated us to own our private showing of The Blue Man Group. It was so awesome, we bloggers has the whole theater to ourselves. The Blue Man Group was a terrific show to see. Those Blue guys did a wonderful job of entertaining us. The show was very funny and the best part of the show was when they pulled a blogger out of the audience and included her in the act. The Blue guys came this close to choosing me, but I am thankful they did not, as that blogger had to go on stage with the Blue guys, something that would have been out of comfort zone. I highly recommend that you go see the Blue Man show.

I even got my picture taken with the Blue Men.

Enjoy some other pictures that were taken from other Blue Man Group performances.

                            Here is some more info about the Blue Man Group

Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in 15 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of music, comedy and technology, the show appeals to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. It is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology.

  Click on the below link for more information about the Blue Man Group and how you can buy     tickets to see the show.

    Now for the best part! All the bloggers who attended the private showing with Blogger Bash received a wonderful prize package to host a giveaway on our blogs. I have 4 tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader so they can attend the Blue Man Group show. The tickets are valid in select locations (see below for list )for select performances  and must be redeemed by June 8th, 2016.

                                 New York
                                            Las Vegas
                                            North American Tour


To enter to win 4 tickets to see the Blue Man Group show just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older. Chances of winning giveaway depends on number of entries. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified within 24 hours of end of contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. 

"These opinions are my own and I received the above mentioned product in exchange for a review and giveaway."

Secret Word Page

 July 25  Blue

July 26  Red

July  27  Green

July 28  Pink

July 29  Yellow 

July 30  orange

July 31  Purple

August  1   Book

August  2   Pencil

August  3   Paper

August  4   Pen

August  5  Folder

August  6  Crayon

August  7  Backpack

August  8  Ruler

August  9  Glue

August 10  Ink

August 11  Desk

August  12 Teacher

August  13  Lunch

August  14  Eraser

August  15  Apple

August 16  Man

August 17  Car

August 18  Plane

August 19 Bike

August 20 Train

August 21 Toy

August 22 Doll

August 23 apple

August 24 Pear

August 25 Strawberry

August 26 Watermelon

August  27  blueberry

August 28 melon

August 29  orange

August 30  mango

Blogger Opp @MeadFiveStar Giveaway (ARV $70)

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Each blogger will receive 2 free links for posting and sharing (Facebook & Twitter). 

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Start 8/1/15

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If you would like to co-host this event it will be $7 for 5 extra links (plus your 2 free links+ 7 total) and a back link to your blog. (Daily comments email sign-ups secret word pages & all other premium links are included in those 5 co-host links so get crafty!)
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Free Premier Protein Bar for Kroger & Affiliates on 7/24

To get a Free Premier Protein Bar at your favorite Kroger store, mine is Smiths, select your store and load it to your shoppers card! The coupon will only be available TODAY between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Expires 8/8/15

Kroger • Baker’s • City Market • Dillons • Fred Meyer • Fry’s •Gerbes • Jay C • King Soopers • Owen’s • Pay Less • QFC • Ralphs • Smith’s

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CoffeeCrazy's Espresson Blend Makes A Great Cup Of Coffee

   It is 6:30AM in the morning and I am on a flight to New York. I am on my way to enjoy a week of blogging conferences. I have been up since 3:30 AM and I am kind of tired. I am of course thinking of coffee. I really want/need a cup of coffee. I could get a cup of coffee on the plane, but I have no clue what brand of coffee they serve and I want a good cup of coffee. Sure, I know what you are thinking, coffee is coffee. Not to me. When I drink a cup of coffee I want it to taste good. I admit I am picky about my coffee. I like to savor my coffee, to me coffee is more than a drink, it is an experience. If my coffee does not have the taste I am looking for, I will not drink it.

    I have discovered CoffeeCrazy Espresson Blend whole bean coffee, the other day, and my coffee experience has gone up a notch. This is not your average coffee, this is a 12 oz bag of Love. CoffeeCrazy is crazy about coffee and it shows when you take that first sip of coffee. Their coffee is not only super fresh but is organic, fair trade and a part of the rainforest alliance. I was sent a bag of their premier blend of whole bean coffee and once I opened the bag of coffee I knew by the great aroma that a great cup of coffee was going to be in my cup.

    CoffeeCrazy’s organic espresso blend is super formulated with a secret combination that is intense, dark cocoa, dark brown sugar yet smooth on the palate. It tasted wonderful with milk and sugar and made a great cup of coffee. This great cup of coffee, in my opinion, comes from the fact that CoffeeCrazy sources the finest beans from around the world and it is also ranked one of the highest pure organic espresso blends. Their coffee is roasted in the Italian espresso tradition and consists of 4 different single origin coffees. One is Fair Trade certified organically grown from Central America. They combine that coffee with an organically grown African and 2 diverse organically grown South America beans to create a complex espresso that will be love at first sip. Their coffee is also non-GMO.

      CoffeeCrazy Espresson blend is best as an espresson but also tastes great in a French press or any other way you choose to brew it. I like to brew my coffee in an espresso maker. I simply grind up these wonderful beans and brew it up. The aroma is awesome too while it is brewing. I like my coffee with milk and sugar. So why settle for average coffee when you can have a wonderful tasting cup of coffee. I can’t wait to get home to enjoy another cup of CoffeeCrazy coffee.

   Check out this wonderful intense, dark cocoa, dark brown sugar espresso blend by clicking on the below link. Trust me you have to order a bag.


“These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mentioned product in exchange for a review”      

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