Monday, January 24, 2011

Giveaway Winner and Alexia Product Review

I'm normally not a great user of frozen vegetables in my cooking (unless they are in my deep freeze from the summer garden harvest) as I find them to be typically rather watery and wooden. The exceptions that I like are bags of frozen petite peas and corn kernels, which I do add to various soups or cook up with sauteed and onion and garlic for a quick vegetable side dish.

I kept an open mind when trying out a new line of frozen vegetables by the Alexia Company. As a Foodbuzz Featured Publisher, I am given periodic free samples of food products to review, and this week I received a lovely new cook's apron (the better to hide my daily multitude of cooking spatters) and a coupon for a free sample product.

I bought a 14 oz. pkg. of Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables which I found at my local Hannaford supermarket in the natural foods freezer section selling for $2.99.

The bag contained a packet of really tasty cilantro-chipotle sauce that I needed to soak in hot water for a few minutes to soften. Then, following the package instructions, I heated the seasoned oil in a nonstick pan, and then tossed in the vegetable mix for 8 minutes. I then added 1-1/2 cups cooked rice and a cube of frozen cilantro chutney and stirred it around for another couple of minutes for a hearty and quick vegetarian one dish meal.

I liked this product. The vegetables were a nice texture, the seasoning was great and the blend of veggies was colorful. I liked that each serving of the vegetables provides 20% of one's daily fiber needs and 120% of one's daily serving of Vitamin A!

Thank you Foodbuzz for this review opportunity and thank you to Alexia for sending me the apron and product coupon. You can download your own $1 coupon at the Alexia website and check out this all-natural line of frozen veggies, potatoes, sweet potatoes and other items yourself.

I also wanted to announce the winner of the Yoplait gym bag, wrist wallet, pedometer and yogurt coupon provided by MyBlogSpark and the lucky winner is Devi. Congratulations Devi! Please contact me at info [aT] oldsaratogabooks {dot} coM within 48 hours to let me know your shipping address and phone number.

1 comment:

Devi said...

nice review!.. Thank you so much for the yoplait giveaway :) can I post the picture of your giveaway and thank you in my blog?... I've mailed you the shipping address..