April 11th, 2012

{Giveaway} Organic Earth Day Celebration with Cascadian Farm!

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Fresh organic vegetables food on market

On April 22, 2012 more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012. Earth Day is a day earmarked for action; a chance to show how important the environment is to you.  The message of Earth Day can expand far beyond this one day-it can be a theme carried over into our everyday actions and efforts.

picnic basketIn celebration of Earth Day Cascadian Farm sent me an Earth Day Celebration Kit. It arrived in an awesome picnic basket and included Cascadian Farm products, VIP coupons for free products and recipe ideas, along with an extra kit for a giveaway to one lucky reader of Groovy Green Livin!

Organic feast

It’s baseball season for two of my sons, which translates to being out on a baseball field most nights of the week. Trying to squeeze in a decent meal is somewhat tricky, but with a little planning we are able to stick with our healthy eating habits. In keeping with the tradition of celebrating Earth Day every day, we decided to pick a random night and prepare an organic feast together.

My kids love to cook, so it was relatively easy to get them involved in the process. I’ve learned over the years that when they help out they are more likely to eat the final product. We picked out a few recipes from the recipe booklet that was sent along in the kit. Each recipe used   some of the great products from Cascadian Farm.

Cascadian Farm organic goodiesBuying organic is always the better option. Organic food is free of pesticides and other toxins commonly found in conventional products. It’s not always possible and can be cost prohibitive, but we try to buy organic as much as possible.  It’s also important to remember that organic doesn’t always mean healthy. It’s important to read the ingredients in every product, organic or conventional.

We started off with roasted vegetable pizza

organic goat cheese pizza

Added Spa Smoothies for dessert

Organic spa strawberry smoothie

If you want to join in the fun and create your own organic feast in celebration of Earth day hop on over to the Cascadian Farm Facebook page. You’ll find great recipes, including the pizza and smoothie recipes used in our feast.

GIVEAWAY

Now’s your chance to try out Cascadian Farm products!  One lucky Groovy Green Livin reader will receive their very own picnic basket from Cascadian Farm filled with all sorts of goodies (Value $60!).

The giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Christopher S. and thank you to all who entered!

For another opportunity to win this kit, Tiffany at Nature Moms is also giving one away. Check that out HERE.


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Disclosure: Thank you to Cascadian Farm for a complimentary picnic basket filled with products and coupons in celebration of Earth Day. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Photos © benis arapovic, Janine, Jennifer/Flickr

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57 Responses to “{Giveaway} Organic Earth Day Celebration with Cascadian Farm!”

  1. My favorite organic meal is a raw, organic, green smoothie! I use mangos, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, coconut water, and a big handful of spinach or kale! Num :D

  2. I love smoothies and sneaking in veggies for my kids!

  3. I love having organic free-range chicken out of the crock pot with some organic sauteed veggies on the side like peppers, onions, mushrooms and kale!

  4. I am a sucker for homemade organic chicken parm! If you count cheese, crackers, and grapes as a meal that is really my favorite!

  5. Everything we make at home is all organic, but the meal we are loving this week is lentils with olive oil, onion, tomato, spinach, elbow pasta, and cheese :-)

  6. LOVE a meal of roasted organic veggies with rice or pasta!

  7. Most of the meals I make these days are for my son. And his favorites are apples and sweet red peppers. Both perfect to go organic!

  8. I really want to try that pizza and the smoothie!

  9. We love roasted organic eggplant and cherry tomato tossed with organic whole wheat pasta!

  10. I love big huge salads with fresh organic veggies

  11. We make mostly organic meals at home, our most recent fav is black beans, quinoa and homeade pico with free range chicken

  12. [...] opportunity to win this kit, Lori at Groovy Green Livin is also giving one away. Check that out here. Wednesday, April 11th, [...]

  13. Organic pizza is my favorite :) Also free range chicken n dumplings.

  14. Have to say Organic Pizza =)

  15. beet salad that is layers of mushrooms, potato, onions and then beets. Covered in yogurt. Darn tasty and good for you

  16. I just brought Cascadian Farm granola bars to my son’s t-ball game. The kids loved them as much as our boys do :)

  17. My favorite thing is actually broth from free range chicken and veggies. And the carrots in that broth. Oh my…yummy!

  18. want to try the pizza and smoothie!

  19. I make a very simple kale and quinoa dish in my rice cooker. Cranberries and pecans with some cinnamon and a touch of apple juice…it’s a quick fix it and forget it meal for my busy schedule!

  20. I love Cascadian Farms products, from their grape jelly to chocolate o’s cereal to their frozen fruit, they are a staple in my kitchen and have been for a long time!Pretty much every meal is an Organic Earth Day Feast with Cascadian Farms in our house!!!

  21. My fave organic meal is a garden salad topped with black beans and corn. Yum!

  22. My favorite meal is chopped up raw veggies (cucumbers, carrots, celery, red peppers) with a delicious cashew dip that taste kinds like egg salad. i know…weird. But so good!

  23. I big HUGE salad! Filled with spring mix, tomato, carrots, peas, cucumber, peppers, egg pieces, croutons, etc! I just love love love a nice organic loaded salad!

  24. Favorite organic meal? Probably an enormous salad with nuts and cheese on it.

  25. I love a large, fresh organic salad! Organic veggies just taste so much better and they’re even better if I find them locally.

  26. I like fresh trout (caught by the spouse) with organic greens.
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  27. I love an organic salad!!

  28. Tomatos and basil from the garden

  29. A superb salad with almonds, natural cheese, and bacon sounds good…

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  30. I live a spinach berry banana smoothie (raspberries, blueberries, spinach banana & strawberries) paired with cacoa nibs and macadamia nuts

  31. My favorite organic meal would be organic fajitas–with organic veggies, organic tortillas, organic black beans, and organic cheese!

  32. [...] Farm products, VIP coupons for free products and recipe ideas, along with an extra kit for a giveaway to one lucky reader of Groovy Green Livin ($60 value!). Click HERE to [...]

  33. Organic lasagna with pastured ground beef from the local farm

  34. Big organic salads with fruity smoothie drinks!

  35. My favorite organic snack is cascadian farms granola with yogurt…my favorite meal is build your own tacos: beans, rice, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, olives, sliced peppers, all served with salsa and guac…YUM!

  36. We love eating any local organic produce our farmer puts in our CSA :-D

  37. Anything with organic produce is to die for! Organic fruits and veggies make all the difference :)
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  38. I love a big bowl of organic veggies and brown rice, a nice healthy stir-fry!

  39. Organic chili on top of organic rice.

  40. rice and beans

  41. I always buy organic apples because the peel isn’t as waxy and to me they just plain taste better.

  42. My favorite organic meal is morrocan chicken with a carrot salad.

  43. I love homemade organic mac & cheese!

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  44. I’m so trying to eat organic.. this would be a great way to sample a few. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  45. I like going out to my garden and eating the fruits right from the plants, like strawberries or raspberries. They are so fresh and sweet then:)

  46. I make organic Tarka Dhal — heavenly!

  47. My favorite organic meal is sweet potato and black bean “burgers” with avocado :)

  48. I love my organic vegan crockpot chili!!!

  49. home grown bacon with tomatoes & avocado

  50. My fave meal is pizza!

  51. I ate an organic pizza from a local organic grocer and it was very good.

  52. My family is very happy with an organic roasted vege pizza that I make with my own sauce from organic ingredients from Outpost.

  53. My favorite organic meal is fresh strawberries with Greek-style yogurt.

  54. My favorite organic meal is a salad made with organic veggies.

  55. Organic kale, sauteed. Simple, delicious.

  56. Organic vegetable lasagna !

  57. My mouth is watering, I am eager to try out that pizza and dessert. They look extremely yum. Organic food s are a much more special as they are healthy and fresh.

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