Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#GetNoticed with @Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash #Giveaway

Ever taken a bath feeling so refreshed? I just did! Thanks to Dial's new body wash scent -  Coconut Water and Refreshing Mango. Not only did I feel refreshed, while taking a shower, I imagined I was in a tropical country like the Philippine (my home country) where the sun is hot and the wind's a breeze, where life is simple, fun and enjoyable... Feels like home! I really pampered myself with the sweet fruity scent, lathering myself with bubbles! Mmm... Now I think I could use it for a bubble bath because it produces tons!

I got to say that this season, I haven't been to a beach yet but using Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash takes me to my dream summer destination. You can fall asleep dreaming where it will take you. Where do you want to be anyway? ;)
Coconut Water and Refreshing Mango
Also just to share, I have tried this coconut-mango combination in a smoothie, though they say it's not a good combo for the stomach. Nothing happened to me, but I sure did feel refreshed and hydrated! ;) So why a mixture of those two ingredients? Because coconut water is a leading trend known to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that help provide replenishing hydration. Mango, on the other hand is known for being rich in nutrients besides the fact that it adds a touch of tropical freshness.
If you want to be taken to some tropical country by using the same Dial body wash I just showed you, then come enter Mom's Tried and Tested's sponsored giveaway. To enter, just click the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck on winning Two (2) bottles of Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Hydrating Body Wash!

I was not paid to do a review of this post. As a member of the Purex Insiders, I am eligible to try new products for free in hopes of sharing my experience using the product/s with my readers. Everything was based on my honest opinion.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Amy's Takes You Around the World!

If you love to travel but don't have time nor resources to do so, let Amy's take you around the globe, at least with food. You know how it's possible? They have a lot of food options from different parts of the world from Thailand, India, Mexico and different states of the US!
Amy's have a wide range of products and I chose to get some family size meals so my loved ones can try them too. They have at least six family size meals to choose from and I get to try three. The instructions said to cut open the plastic cover, but my box has somehow been pre-thawed because it took me 4 hours to go home after getting it from the store. LOL! So I decided to put it in the microwave for only 10 minutes (instead of the original 17 minutes) and it was ready by then.
 
That was the first time I tried Mexican Casserole and I thought it was good! The corn and the beans did not sag after I put them in the microwave. The corn specifically was tasty on it's own and still crunchy. It was like a delicious home-cooked meal prepared only with organic ingredients.

I love curries but I haven't tasted the Thai version. When I saw this flavor, I took it without second thoughts! I was so excited to serve it for dinner yesterday. I used the microwave for the Mexican Casserole so I thought of using the conventional oven for this one. It was rather long because you have to bake it at 375F.
Amy's Thai Red Curry
Well, what can I say, I definitely love the tofu. I read they make their own so it's definitely made from natural and organic ingredients too! I'd say I prefer the curry I am used to, I guess that the Indian recipe. My husband thought Amy's Thai Red Curry was good though.

I was not able to find a family size meal from other countries but I saw they have a lot more option with bowls which is good for one person. You'll see flavors from more countries in Asian, America, India, etc. :) Anyway, the third Amy's product I was able to try is Amy's Cheese Enchilada. It says it's made of organic corn and tomato, I can definitely see and taste the tomato but not the corn. The corn must have been mashed and to serve as a 'filling' together with the rest of the ingredients. The tomato tastes different though, it doesn't taste like the tomato sauces from cans nor boxes, it taste a lot more like real tomato! If you know what I mean. ;)
You can top it with fresh cheese of any flavor, I added some shredded jalapeno on mine. :)
As you can see in the box, they only showed two pieces of enchilada, so when I opened it, I was expecting like two huge pieces. LOL! Anyway, good thing they have like six smaller ones like about 5 or 6 inches each. Great for the whole family indeed!

To know more about Amy's products, visit their website, Facebook page, Twitter account or Youtube channel. By the way, I bought the Amy's products I reviewed at Target and Safeway, you can also find a store near you so you to try them.

DISCLOSURE
I was not paid to do this post. I was given coupons to try any Amy's product but was not required to do an online review of those items. Everything was based on my honest opinion and experience in using the products.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Creamy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

My 3-year old knows where I place the food she is allowed to eat - in a cabinet that she can open and reach. One morning, she decided to prepare her own breakfast. I was still in another room when she decided to go down to get something to eat. She was able to reach for the bread and her favorite spread, peanut butter. She must have not noticed at first that she took a new kind of peanut butter. She must have just decided to pick it up because that's the peanut butter's spot in the cabinet. It wasn't opened yet so she yelled, "Mommy, help!". I went down to remove the seal and get her a spreader. 

I saw the look in her eye how surprised she was when she saw it's not the usual brown peanut butter. So she asked me what it is. I said it's Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate flavor. Her eyes went BIG! She immediately put some on her bread and even prepared one for me! She's really that sweet!
She of course loved it because her favorite spread is peanut butter, and more importantly, it's chocolate!!! Who doesn't love chocolate? ;) I tasted the one she made for me and I kind of liked it. The texture has the right kind of smoothness and it's not super sweet [it was noted in the packaging that it has 60% less sugar compared with Nutella]. As for the taste, you'd know it's peanut butter, but imagine it with add-on chocolate. The taste though can't be compared with Nutella because Nutella uses a different kind of nut which is hazelnut. Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate has it's own unique taste. I think it was our first time to try a chocolate flavored peanut butter.
For your information.
This Skippy peanut butter won't last long, it's addicting! We'll probably have it everyday for breakfast, and probably use it as a strawberry dip! Mmmmm.. I can already imagine the taste. But I have to wait until tomorrow to buy some fruits. :D

If you want to know more about Skippy, visit their website, Facebook page, Twitter account or Pinterest board.

DISCLOSURE
I was not paid to do a review of the product mentioned above. As a member of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger, Mom's Tried and Tested was given a sample to try but was not required to do a review of the product/s or service/s they provide. This post was based on my 100% honest opinion.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Lunch in 10 Minutes!

I am a stay-at-home mom and I cook at least two times a day. Sometimes it's hard to think of what to cook and I lose my sense of creativity.

Yesterday, when I looked at the freezer, I saw a pack of Hormel Black Label bacon. I thought of using it as an appetizer like bacon-wrapped asparagus or maybe incorporate them in my home-cooked macaroni and cheese. But then it hit me, I haven't eaten bacon for awhile and it's one of my kid's favorite viand!

What I like about the Hormel brand is that the bacon has just the right balance of meat versus fat. Some other bacon brands gives you more fat than the meat, or vice versa. With Hormel, you get the best of both. This original flavor is tasty and not too salty.
I decided to thaw and throw them in the pan. Yes, just like that. You know with bacon you don't need to use oil if you want to fry it, right? Because it will naturally secrete it's own fats. I used to put bacon in the microwave with that bacon plate tool that hold fats and separate them from the meat itself. But I miss it so much that I want to prepare it the classic way! :)

Voila! The end-result is garlic rice, some leftover corned beef and fresh crunchy bacon! Doesn't our lunch look tempting? My daughter would have finished it all on her own if I didn't stop her! LOL!

DISCLOSURE
I was not paid to do a review of the product/s mentioned above. As a member of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger, Mom's Tried and Tested was given samples to try but was not required to do a review of the product/s or service/s they provide. This post was based on my 100% honest opinion.

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DISCLOSURE
I was not paid in anyway to do a review of the product/s or service/s mentioned above. As a member of Purex Insiders, I get a chance to win a giftcard by spreading the word about their current promotions. Everything was based on my honest opinion.