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Online Promotion Features Interactive Recipe Contest with “Party Season” Prize Packages
Following its wildly popular debut last year, The Shrimp Council’s “Shrimp & Pasta Party!” Facebook promotion kicked giving fans of the Council’s Eat Shrimp page another opportunity to drum up some inventive shrimp-and-pasta cyber-recipes!
The Shrimp Council is hosting the 2013 edition of the six-week promotion in partnership with OLD BAY® Seasoning.
Since launching the Eat Shrimp Facebook page in 2011, The Shrimp Council has amassed a fan base in excess of 40,000 – a flood of professed shrimp lovers who engage with the page and each other frequently. The Shrimp Council connects with these fans in various ways, from sweepstakes such as the popular Shrimp & Pasta Party! to surveys about nutritious and delicious shrimp.
Additionally, by leveraging this group as a go-to resource for feedback about shrimp, The Shrimp Council is able to gather valuable data and insights into preferences for the shining star of the sea.
In a survey conducted in August 2012, fans of Eat Shrimp overwhelmingly chose shrimp and pasta as a favorite combination. The delectable duo of shrimp and pasta is a natural fit and the distinctive taste of OLD BAY Seasoning takes this simple meal to the next level, delivering bold, zesty flavors.
America’s No. 1 seafood, shrimp is an ideal complement to pasta dishes ranging from tantalizing Thai to authentic Old-World Italian. According to the Rome-based International Pasta Organization, Americans enjoyed an average of nearly 20 pounds of pasta per person in 2011.
Also in 2011, shrimp reigned supreme, with Americans consuming more shrimp than any other seafood, averaging just over 4 pounds per person. The popularity of the two ingredients, combined with their affordability, ease of preparation and versatility, makes shrimp and pasta a perfect pair.
The second annual Shrimp & Pasta Party! on The Shrimp Council’s Eat Shrimp Facebook page begins Feb. 13, continues through Lent and culminates on Easter Sunday, March 31.
The promotion features an interactive recipe contest, a place for people to share their favorite things about shrimp, and more. Fans are encouraged to come up with creative pasta-and-shrimp meal options for a chance to win one of five “Party Season” prize packages. Each package includes a $100 gift card – redeemable at the winner’s grocery store of choice – and branded items from OLD BAY, including a T-shirt, a hat and the world-famous and deliciously unique blend of 18 herbs and spices known as OLD BAY® Seasoning.
“The flavor pairing of OLD BAY and shrimp dates back more than 70 years. Where there is shrimp, you’re going to find OLD BAY. Whether it’s steamed shrimp, shrimp scampi, or even creamy shrimp and penne, OLD BAY is the flavor that makes the dish unforgettable,” said Ben Flood, Product Manager for OLD BAY. “Shrimp is the perfect ingredient for making OLD BAY shine.”
Consumers are invited to join the party by “liking” Eat Shrimp on Facebook and checking out the Shrimp & Pasta Party! app.
The interactive recipe contest invites fans to create their own shrimp-and-pasta recipes using preselected ingredients from six categories: pasta, protein, sauce, veggies, cheese, and, of course, herbs and seasonings. Each selected ingredient will automatically populate on a plate, ultimately displaying a final “dish” that the contestant submits for judging.
The contest runs through March 31 and the five winners will be announced April 5, 2013.
“We have been exceptionally pleased by the interest our loyal fans have shown in the Eat Shrimp page on Facebook, and this latest social media extension should attract an even wider audience,” said Judy Dashiell, Senior Vice President at the National Fisheries Institute. “We think OLD BAY is a great way to prepare shrimp and, by partnering with this iconic brand, we’re giving great value and exposure to our members. The Shrimp Council welcomes every company that benefits from U.S. consumers eating more shrimp. We have a great message and the greater our number, the larger the potential rewards we all share.”
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/EatShrimp.
Prep time: 8 minutes / Total time: 30 minutes / Oven temp: 375Â° / Servings: 6
1 8-ounce package Freekeh Foods Original freekeh (1 cup)
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 sweet potato or yam, scrubbed, diced and roasted (leave the skins on)
1 large red pepper, diced
1/2 purple onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil, or grape seed oil
3 to 5 tablespoons mild curry powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 cup apricots, chopped
1 cup peas, frozen and thawed
1 cup sliced almonds or pepita seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
- Pour 2 1/2 cups of water and the freekeh in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute.
- Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes until the freekeh is tender.
- Once the freekeh is cooked, place in a separate dish to cool in the refrigerator.
- Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes.
- Place sweet potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and drizzle a little olive oil on them.
- Bake in 375Â° oven for about 25 minutes or until tender.
- Remove from oven and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat up oil over medium heat and toss in red peppers, onions and garlic.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes then toss in curry powder, salt and pepper.
- Cook further until the onions are translucent.
- Set aside to cool.
- Toss freekeh in bowl with vegetable mixture, add dried fruits, nuts, peas and sweet potatoes.
- Season to taste and serve.
Option: Try adding slightly steamed diced broccoli, sauted cauliflower, chickpeas or lentils to this recipe. Simply rinse and drain, then toss on in!
The holidays can be stressful but you don’t have to let days of cooking get you down! Harry & David provides easy entertaining dishes that are ideal for gifts or to purchase for your own celebration!
From the hostess to your loved ones, to you own personal use, these dishes make the perfect meal guaranteed to lighten the load and pile on the flavor. Whether you choose the juicy Beef Tenderloin, the classic Oven Roasted Turkey or the creamy Pumpkin Pie, you won’t be disappointed with these easy entertaining options from Harry & David.
With a 75-year reputation for genuine farm-to-table freshness and unsurpassed artisanal quality, Harry & David is legendary for exclusive gifts. Through its stores, catalogs and website, Harry & David offers an affordable “best-of-class” experience as part of everyday life. Gifts from Harry & David, and its brands Cushman’s and Wolferman’s, are designed for festive occasions, entertaining and self enjoyment throughout the year.
- Fully cooked to a perfect medium rare, our beef tenderloin is completely trimmed, mesquite smoked and finished with a black pepper rub. A great entrée or appetizer, this versatile tenderloin will complement any meal year round. Simple and easy, just serve cold or at room temperature for the best flavor. Smoked to perfection, our beef tenderloin is always the hit of the party. Deliciously seasoned and a quality taste you won’t be able to get enough of. With classic and gourmet meat like this, next year it just wouldn’t be the holidays without it. So get ready to start a tradition. You’ll likely have more than enough to go around.
- Price: $149.95
- Details: 2 Mesquite Smoked Beef Tenderloins (1-1.25 lbs. each)
Harry & David. Happiness Delivered! For more Harry & David fine gourmet products, log onto: http://www.harryanddavid.com/h/home
The “Culinary Rock Star” is Scheduled to Offer His New Cookware Collection Through the Multimedia Retailer
Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Guy Fieri is firing up his cooking skill for, yet another, broadcast audience as the “culinary rock star” is scheduled to make his QVC debut on Wednesday, October 10 at 5 PM (ET).
During this exciting show, Fieri will share his culinary vision with viewers through an electrifying appearance, complete with cooking demonstrations featuring his line of professional-quality Guy Fieri cookware. Fieri is also scheduled to appear during QVC’s popular cooking and dining program “In the Kitchen with David®,” hosted by Program Host David Venable, at 8 PM (ET).
Known for his fired-up approach to full-flavored food, Fieri combined function with his signature style to create Guy Fieri cookware. The high-performance assortment available through QVC includes various non-stick and hard anodized aluminum products with easy-care characteristics and specially designed handles. For a touch of individuality, the Decorated Skillets feature artwork from Fieri’s personal tattoo artist Joe Leonard. The Antimicrobial Cutting Boards and Stainless Steel Locking Tongs round out the assortment, which ranges in price from approximately $19.00 to $160.00.
“After dedicating many months to the development of my new cookware, I am stoked to now have the opportunity to share select pieces with QVC shoppers,” says Fieri. “My hope is to shake things up in the kitchen with every home cook in the country.”
Guy Fieri cookware will be available through QVC at 800.345.1515 or www.QVC.com starting October 10, while supplies last.
Did you know that September is National Better Breakfast Month? Well, in honor of the most important meal of the day, we are sharing some great products from T-fal to help you start off each day in style. Whether you’re a grab-n-go eater or prefer your breakfast at the morning table, the below products from T-fal will help put an end to the old morning drive-through habit for good!
T-fal’s Mini One Egg Wonder: If cookware could be cute – this would definitely qualify! The T-fal Mini One Egg Wonder makes the perfect single-serving of eggs every time, without having to dirty a full-sized pan. The little pan packs the punch when it comes to quality, as it features T-fal’s signature non-stick interior and exterior, comfort grip handles and an even heat base for fast and even cooking.
T-fal Avanté Deluxe Toaster – Make your breakfast favorites like bagels and breads in a flash with the T-fal Avanté Deluxe Toaster. The sleek angled design (no more burnt fingers!) provides safe, easy viewing and removal, so your breakfast is perfectly crisp, plus, it’s 40 % faster than conventional toasters!
Make family breakfasts a whole lot easier! The T-fal Giant Pancake Griddle whips up fluffy, golden brown pancakes every time with T-fal’ unique thermo-spot technology that shows when the pan is perfectly preheated and ready for the first batch!
T-fal Vitesses Electric Kettle: No more waiting for the kettle to whistle! The T-fal Vitesses Electric Kettle is the perfect way to quickly heat water for tea, oatmeal or instant coffee before you run out the door. With an adjustable temperature control for perfect brewing and 7 cup container, the kettle guarantees safe and quick heated water.
For information on these products, or the rest of the T-fal line, log onto: t-falusa.com.
We’d like to help you obtain a great start to the day by offering you your chance to win a T-fal Giant Pancake Griddle. Simply click here for and fill out an entry form for your chance to win.
Beaverton Foods, Inc. says the Midwest’s drought will not affect the company’s supply or pricing of its Inglehoffer, Beaver or Tulelake horseradish products. The summer drought in the Midwest is expecting to have negative impacts of supply of corn, soy, and even horseradish.
The company’s No. 1 horseradish seller is its Inglehoffer, Beaver and Tulelake brands of Cream Style Horseradish…more
Would you like to try a sample of Inglehoffer? If so, click here for your chance to win.
The EcoCrock is such a neat little product that it catches the attention of those who enter your kitchen. Everyone wants to know what it is and since I have dedicated my life to going green, I’m happy to tell them all about it! I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
Here are a few of the product features:
EcoCrock Product Features:
• Lid has sprout handle and holes for airflow
• Natural charcoal filter absorbs odors
• Comes with two charcoal filters
• Holds up to 3.5 quarts of material
• Plastic inner bucket for easy emptying and cleaning
• Replacement filters sold separately
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Go green with Allgood Provisions Pistachios roasted with sea salt; and add a little red with Allgood Provisions sundried and sweetened Cranberries. The ultimate organic and eco-friendly stocking stuffer, Allgood Provisions make for the perfect sweet or savory snack and a healthy addition to a favorite holiday recipe.
Perfect for parties, gifts and spreading holiday cheer, the 2 oz. resealable snack pouches (starting at $2.75) are the perfect little gift to show you care and the 8 oz. family-sized pouches (starting at $4.50) are great to share.
Allgood Provisions certified organic snacks can be purchased online at Abe’s Market, in select Whole Foods and in other retail locations nationally.
More about Allgood Provisions:
Allgood Provisions is an original brand of certified organic, nutritious and sustainable snack foods. Founded in June 2011 in Park City, Utah, Allgood offers a variety of nuts, fruits and trail mixes that are healthy options for snacking, cooking or baking. Inside each Earth-friendly pouch you’ll find a delicious snack that is healthy, certified organic, vegan, gluten free and non-GMO. Proud members of the 1% for the Planet foundation, funds are donated to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment with every sale. Allgood can be purchased online at Abe’s Market, at select Whole Foods and in other retail locations nationally.
For more information on Allgood, please visit: www.allgoodprovisions.com
Detachable umbrella pole shelf provides convenience and elegance to the backyard
The UpShelf is a new, unique backyard patio, beach and camping accessory that conveniently attaches to most umbrella and canopy tent poles to create a space saving shelf, ideal for storing essential items or decorating the patio for more elegant outdoor entertaining!
Easily installed in seconds, the UpShelf provides a sturdy, secure platform that is perfect for creating extra space on any umbrella table for campsite or backyard meals by holding utensils and condiments such as salt & pepper shakers, barbecue sauce, mustard and ketchup, or anything else that takes up valuable elbow room. The UpShelf will protect important items such as cell phones, sunscreen and food by keeping them out of the sand and water while at the beach and out of the dirt when camping. Decorate the patio by placing flowers on the UpShelf or set the mood with a few candles.
Whether entertaining in the back yard, vacationing at the beach or camping in the great outdoors, the UpShelf has endless uses, installs in seconds, and instantly detaches to be easily stowed away when folding up or moving the umbrella.
UpShelf’s Unique Features Include:
- Removes easily from the pole in seconds, without tools
- Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
- Durable, tough and UV protected for long life
- Large enough to hold a variety of items, but not get in the way
- Holds up to 10+ lbs.
- Available in Chocolate Brown, Granite Grey or Deep Evergreen
- Proudly made in the USA
- Perfect for the backyard, beach, camping, tailgating, cafes, patios, beverages condiments, flowers, and much more!
For more information and how to get your UpShelf, log onto: www.UpShelf.com.
There’s much discussion about sustainable farming, but what happens to sustainability once the produce leaves the farm? For national fresh foods producer Ready Pac Foods, Inc. the buck doesn’t stop on the farm.
There’s much discussion about sustainable farming, but what happens to sustainability once the produce leaves the farm? For national fresh foods producer Ready Pac Foods, Inc. the buck doesn’t stop on the farm. The company has systematically reviewed and upgraded its products and business processes integrating delicious taste, convenience and sustainability criteria into all of its product lines.
“For decades, Ready Pac has participated in environmentally friendly business practices such as sending our byproducts for use as animal feed,” said Tristan Simpson, director of marketing at Ready Pac. “Our sustainability efforts now include a broad array of socially and environmentally responsible practices that ultimately also help us keep our convenient, fresh foods affordable.”
Ready Pac keeps food waste out of landfills through a variety of programs. In a home kitchen, consumers peel produce, cut out cores and trim away parts like outer leaves. Ready Pac does the same thing for its fresh-cut produce, yielding byproducts that could be costly to haul to landfills, not to mention take up precious space. Instead Ready Pac sells the fruit and vegetable byproducts to local dairy farmers. These byproducts help the farmers keep the cost of cattle feed down, which in turn help consumers and the local economy. Last year Ready Pac sold more than 110 million pounds of fruit and vegetable byproducts to local farmers.
Ready Pac’s recycling program converts costly trash hauling into an income stream that helps the company maintain competitive pricing. Ready Pac started by focusing on the reduction of trash being sent to landfills, setting up color-coded material collecting stations throughout all of their plants. Now the company collects and recycles more than 17 million pounds of cardboard and plastics annually, saving money and fuel by not hauling the trash and recouping some material costs in the recycling sales.
One of Ready Pac’s most impactful sustainability programs is a centralized production scheduling system. The company developed software that takes into account all logistic lead times by customer and distribution center. As a result, Ready Pac is able to consolidate production runs, reduce days of operation where needed and greatly reduce utility consumption. Decreases in water usage have been particularly significant.
Through this detailed planning, Ready Pac sells most of the products it makes to its retail and foodservice customers. With a careful eye to social responsibility, especially in the local communities where its plants are located, Ready Pac donates useable product that it cannot sell to local food banks and community charities. More than a half million bags and trays of produce were donated last year.
To further reduce the amount of waste it sent to landfills, and the fuel required to haul it there, Ready Pac installed trash compactors in all of its facilities. This resulted in a 50 to 75 percent reduction in waste loads.
Other Ready Pac sustainability programs include using natural gas co-generators to produce electricity, reduced energy usage through energy-efficient lighting, a transportation fleet equipped with the best particulate matter filters to reduce air pollution, and teleconferencing to reduce company travel. Ready Pac associates also contribute to the effort, participating in incentive programs to use public transportation, ride share, bicycle or walk to work.
The Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Salads line is one of the company’s stars, both in terms of popularity and its environmentally responsible design and production. All of Ready Pac’s products use recycled materials in their cardboard boxes, and the salad bowls use 70 percent post-consumer PET. Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Salad inserts use recycled 500ML drink bottles and the bowls also are made in a plant that operates using 50 percent solar energy.
“Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Salads not only are delicious on-the-go meals with less than 300 calories, they also reclaim millions of drink bottles each year,” said Simpson.