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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Easy Green Organic Review and Giveaway {closed}

Congrats to comment #69 Cara!



Remember right around Christmas time when I reviewing the book I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas? Well, brilliant author and green-mom Anna Getty has done it again. This time, her book 'Easy Green Organic' isn't just about greening up the holidays, its about being green all the time!

What I love most about Anna's books is that she seems to come right into your home and speak directly to you. She has this way with her words that softens up and warms even the darkest green hearts. Recipes? Oh yeah, she does not disappoint in that arena either. Let me tempt you with some Quinoa Croquettes with Cilantro Yogurt Cream Sauce. Maybe you would rather serve up some Fried Polenta with Sauteed Wild Mushrooms in a Chipotle Cream Sauce. Is soup your down fall? How about Chunky Tuscan Bean Soup with Swiss Chard and Pancetta? Well, no matter what your food weakness, Anna has you covered. Seeing as though I am pregnant ALL DESSERT calls out to me. I especially love the Pear and Blueberry Crisp with Brown Sugar Sour Cream.

Don't let my crazy food brain fool you in to thinking that this book is all about food because it is not. It also has a wonderful array of "did you knows". I love facts and quotes. They are some of my favorite things. Take this fact from Anna's book for example, Did you know that " The US Food and Drug Administration estimates that roughly 20 pounds of pesticides per person are used every year. And of those pesticides, at least 59 are classified as carcinogenic." (cancer-causing) It is not at all surprising to me that the FDA would allow the use of such dangerous pesticides. I mean look at the amounts of chemicals and toxins that are allowed in to your shampoos and lotions.

This book is a real eye-opener. It helps you gain knowledge about organic produce and it also helps you learn what choices to make when it comes to eating organic. Eating organic produce is becoming less expensive than it use to be. It is also more readily available. Dr. Alan Greene said once that if you only had to choose two organic foods to eat, make those choices apples and potatoes since they are some of the highest pesticide laden foods.

Win It: I would love to bestow a copy of this book onto one of my glorious readers. You will be dazzled, mesmerized and tantalized with each page. I promise. You know you wanna eat it up (pun intended). To win just follow me on GFC and tell me how often you eat organic and one way you try to help the environment. Its that easy.

Buy it: Amazon

Extra Entries (after the first mandatory entry is completed with both parts):
*Follow me on Twitter @royaldixie and Tweet (can do it once a day)
*Subscribe to my Feedburner Email Subscriptions (2 entries)
*Become a fan on FaceBook by "liking" me (on the right side bar of my blog)
*Tell me how you found my site
*Enter my other giveaways (one entry per contest up to 4)
*Place my Earth Month button on your blog (2 entries)
*Fave me on Technorati
*Blog about this giveaway (1 entry for every 200 GFC followers you have)

This contest will end on May 29th at NOON EST. Good Luck! It is open to US and Canadian entrants!



***I was sent a copy of the book for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. The opinions expressed within this post are truthful and I was under no obligation to write a positive review***

75 comments:

Jessie said...

Thanks for the follow and birthday wishes! Following you back!

We don't eat organic as often as I would like, but our baby does lol Once we can start harvesting our veggies we'll be eating organic most of the time.

One thing that we do to help the environment is cloth diapering! So cute too ;)

Jessie said...

I found your site because you found me through Friday Follow and commented :-D

Anonymous said...

I found your site b/c you're the bast. dfurlong94@yahoo.com I would love this.

Vanessa said...

We don't eat organic nearly enough because we don't have the money always. But we do try and eat healthy. One way we have helped the environment is thru cloth diapering! We love it!

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Sara said...

Thank you so much for following me and I am following back.
Loev your site and can't wait to read more.
Have a great weekend,
Sara

renee said...

I am a follower.
We don't eat organic very much in the winter but in the summer more. We grow our own vegs with no chemicals of any kind. We help the enviroment by composting, recycling, we plant trees every year and much more.
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

renee said...

follow on twitter as nicjosemm and tweeted http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/13216230818

renee said...

email subscriber entry1
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renee said...

email subscriber entry2

renee said...

found your site awhile ago thru coolcanucks.ca

GroverFamily said...

Thanks for stopping by on FF! Looking forward to reading your blog!
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Mari said...

I try to eat organic foods as much as possible. But to go a step further I try to buy from the farmers market and eat locally harvested food. Have you ever seen Food Inc? It is amazing how much energy and fuel is consumed in getting the produce to the market.

Also I am a follower.

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Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog on FF.

Happy Sunday!

renee said...

tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/13243844445

betsy said...

We try to eat organic by planting our own garden so we know what went into the soil. My kids usually eat anything out of the garden which is usally a lot of salad greens.


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betsy said...

Subscribe through email.


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renee said...

tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/13303832263

Design it Chic said...

Following you back from Friday Follow! Thanks for stopping by! I just love you blog! Have a good one!

renee said...

tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/13358408201

Cheryl said...

Ooo, that looks awesome :)

Laureen said...

I follow you on GFC, eat organic all the time and do many things to save the environment like reusing bags when doing all types of shopping.

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Laureen said...

email subscriber

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entry #1

Laureen said...

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entry #2

Laureen said...

I believe I initially found your site via Prizey.net.

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Laureen said...

I faved you on Technorati (mamandetrois).

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Laureen said...

I became a fan on FB by "liking" you. ;)
(Laureen M-H)

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renee said...

tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/13425245891

renee said...

tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/13480730511

Ailanna said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect (Jennifer Mo). I eat organic produce about half the time (mostly in keeping with the 'dirty dozen'). The produce that isn't organic is usually local, at least.

To help preserve the planet and lighten my footprint, I eat vegetarian all the time and am flirting with veganism.

ailanna at hotmail dot com

Ailanna said...

I found your site through a button on the Wishing Penny blog.

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Ailanna said...

I entered your Sula balm giveaway.

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Ailanna said...

I entered your EOS lip balm giveaway.

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couponmom said...

I follow you on GFC as couponmom
I eat organic when I can afford to, as our budget does allow for much. Although this year we will be doing our own garden with all sorts of veggies.
I make sure that I recycle everything I can.

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couponmom said...
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couponmom said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted
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couponmom said...

1. I subscribe to your email
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couponmom said...

2. I subscribe to your email
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couponmom said...

I am your fan on facebook as Kim Coady
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couponmom said...

I found your blog on twitter
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Christa said...

I don't eat organic anything but then again I don't have a good cookbook :) I would try if I did!

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Laureen said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/14139753145

lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

Jennifer T. said...

I follow via GFC. I eat organic when I can which isn't often enough. A lot of that depends on the season and how readily available local produce is near me. I do much better eating more processed foods like pasta because those items are easy to find year-round. I recycle, have carbon offsets for my vehicle, and buy energy star appliances.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber. #1
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Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber. #2
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Jennifer T. said...

I'm a facebook fan under username Jennie Tilson.
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Jennifer T. said...

I entered the Green Toys Tug Boat giveaway.
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Jennifer T. said...

I entered the Espadrilles Shoes of Winner's Choice giveaway.
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CricketSaunders said...

following you on GFC and I eat organic daily and do everything possible to help the environment! I'll name one, I use reusable cloth bags instead of plastic wile shopping ANYWHERE

mean green mom said...

We eat organic a lot - in the summer probably 5 days a week. Durring the winter when organic produce can be slim- a bit less. This book looks awesome though- we are vegetarian- so that is one way we help the planet (factory farms are very polluting).
Thanks
meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

mean green mom said...

I found you on prizey (love prizey)
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mean green mom said...

I entered the spanish shoe giveaway - crossing my finers :)
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Laureen said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/14599777166

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susan said...

I follow you on GFC. We eat organic maybe once week but we are trying to do it more because we know it would help the environment because of the growing practices.

susan said...

I follow you and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/14607175749

susan said...

I subscribe to your Feedburner Email Subscriptions 1.

susan said...

I subscribe to your Feedburner Email Subscriptions 2.

susan said...

I found your site via Twitter.

susan said...

I tried to fave on Technorati.

susan said...

I entered your Espadrilles Shoes Giveaway.

susan said...

I entered your Green Toys Tug Boat Giveaway.

susan said...

I entered your Goodbye Detergent Eco-friendly Dish Scrubbers Giveaway.

susan said...

I entered your 2 Duo Press Board Books Giveaway.

Laureen said...

tweet
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Laureen said...

tweet
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Cara Nitz said...

I am following you, and I would love to win! We eat organic at every meal, unless it is nearly impossible.
That alone is good for the environment, especially with meats. Saves on so much CO2.

Cara
www.yourworldnatural.blogspot.com

Cara Nitz said...

I am a subscriber!

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Cara Nitz said...

I am a subscriber. Entry #2

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Cara Nitz said...

I found your site from the low entry lowdown.

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Laureen said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/14810679272

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Laureen said...

tweet
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The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am now following. We eat organic probably 40% of the time. We help the environment by recycling approx 80% of our waste.

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The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am an email subscriber.
Entry 1

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The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am an email subscriber.
Entry 2

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Laureen said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/14952742125

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Laureen said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/MamandeEDS/status/15017819277

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