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Win a sampler pack of Juliet Mae Fine Spices from Foodily.com for #4thofJulyGrilling

grill My friends at Foodily.com are awarding one “spice-y” prize every day for the next five days! They’ve partnered with the folks at Juliet Mae Fine Spices and are giving away a sampler pack of a different blend of grilling spices every day this week.

There are several ways to enter:

  • You can login into Foodily with Facebook Connect, find a great grilling recipe and then share it with your friends via Facebook. (Here’s a sample of a cool recipe for Dr. Pepper ribs I shared.)
  • Login to Foodily and tweet a great grilling recipe with the hashtag #4thofJulyGrilling and include @Foodily with a few words on why you chose the recipe. (Here’s a sample of a tweet I did.)
  • You can post a comment below and include a link to the recipe you like.

One winner will be picked each day for five days. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I’m a compensated Foodily Brand Ambassador and was given this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, Inc. All opinions expressed are my own.

An Easter time feast with #FoodilyEaster

Foodily easter menu Easter isn’t until April 24th this year, but I’m already planning our Easter meal.

Of course, there’s Easter candy! Already the candy aisles at the big box stores are bulging with family favorites like Peep’s and Lindt Chocolate Easter Bunnies. And there’s the jillion and one things to do with hard boiled Easter eggs like, healthy deviled eggs or blue cheese deviled eggs.

Forget the blue cheese and chocolate this year. Due to my food sensitivities to cane sugar and milk products, I will be abstaining. But if there’s one thing I’ll indulge in this Easter, it’s lamb!

Lamb, it’s what’s for Easter

When I think of springtime Easter meals, I immediately think of lamb. These past few weeks, I’ve been perusing the meat aisles of  Sam’s Club and Costco for a little Easter time lamb inspiration. Should I make Salt-Crusted Leg of Lamb or Cinnamon Leg of Lamb? Or maybe I should grill up some Caramelized Lamb Chops or make lamb chops the way Giada De Laurentiis does?

The April 2011 issue of Bon Appétit Magazine is celebrating Easter Greek style with Lamb Chops with Lemon and Tzatziki. And Cooking Light's April 2011 issue has an amazing looking Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb. (I’m really considering this one even though racks of lamb sell for $12/pound at Costco.)

Then there are the 5281 lamb recipes on Foodily.com. I’m already overwhelmed and I haven’t even considered side dishes and desserts yet!

Create your own Easter’s menu

So what are you going to make for Easter? One way you can tackle your Easter menu dilemma is to get some help from Foodily.com.

Type in something that sounds good to you for Easter like ham. Then narrow it down some more by picking, for example, a cooking method like slow cooker. You immediately narrow down the list from nearly 12,000 recipe to 155, including my recipe for Crock Pot Ham with Beer and Chutney Glaze. You can do the same thing with appetizers, sides, breads, drinks and desserts.

I’ve created a  Springtime Easter Menu for you on Foodily, but it’s super easy to create your own menu. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Foodily.com and login with Facebook Connect. Or you can create a login account.
  2. Play around with recipes and find your favorites to create your perfect Easter meal!
  3. Once you’ve selected a recipe save it to a menu. From the recipe, select the “save” button, save it as an appetizer, main, etc. Then you’ll be asked to name your menu, so create a special Easter menu title.
  4. Continue adding recipes and saving to your Easter menu.

Have a happy – and delicious - Easter!

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Disclosure: As a Foodily Brand Ambassador I’m compensated for my time and efforts.

Foodily has the luck of the Irish

St Patricks postcard As I passed the refrigerated case of corned beef at Sam’s Club, I sighed. No corned beef, cabbage and potatoes for me this year on St. Patrick’s Day due to my food sensitivities. I’ll probably make corned beef in the slow cooker for husband and kids. After all they’re the Irish ones and I’m not.

There are so many ways to make corned beef for St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few healthy recipes from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet complete with Weight Watchers POINTS:

Foodily serves up St Patrick’s Day right

Foodily.com has oodles of recipes for corned beef that would be perfect for your St. Patrick's Day menu. Here are a few that seemed divine:

But it’s not all about corned beef at Foodily. If you search Irish, you’ll find lots of other Irish inspired dishes:

Create your own St Patrick’s Day menu

I’ve created “A somewhat healthy St. Patrick's Day feast” menu for you on Foodily. But it’s super easy to create your own menu. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Foodily.com and login with Facebook Connect. Or you can create a login account.
  2. Play around with recipes and find your favorites to create your perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal!
  3. Once you’ve selected a recipe save it to a menu. From the recipe, select the “save” button, save it as an appetizer, main, etc. Then you’ll be asked to name your menu, so create a special St. Patrick’s Day menu title.
  4. Continue adding recipes and saving to your St. Patrick's Day menu.

And when you’re done planning menus, cooking and eating, check out 5 ways to stay lean and green this St. Patrick’s Day.

Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Disclosure: As a Foodily Brand Ambassador I’m compensated for my time and efforts.

Foodily helps you find recipes that work with your food sensitivities

foodily screen shot Searching for a recipe that fits your food sensitivities, allergies, or your family’s particular likes and dislikes can be difficult. Yes, you could google a meatloaf recipe that doesn’t contain bread, onions or eggs – but there’s got to be a better way than clicking around to a zillion different food blogs. Luckily, there’s Foodily, a new website that helps you find just the right recipe.

How to use Foodily

It’s easy to use. First you search for a recipe. Then you delete an ingredient – or two or three or four. Foodily quickly adapts and shows you recipes that fit your needs and tastes. When you find the perfect recipe, Foodily shows you how to prepare it. The recipe also links back to the website or blog where the recipe originated. This is a great way to find more recipes that work for you and your family’s cooking and eating style.

An example – meatloaf without bread, eggs or onions

  • First I went to www.foodily.com, I typed in meatloaf in the search box at the top - 354 recipes came up.
  • I immediately noticed that most of them contained bread, so I clicked on the little magnifying glass and asked not to be shown recipes with bread – 320 recipes loaded.
  • I asked not to be show recipes with egg in it and got 250 recipes.
  • Oops, there were still a lot of recipes with bread products like bread crumbs. After I eliminated that, I was left with 250 recipes.
  • Then I eliminated onions – 53 recipes.
  • I got rid of onion soup mix, too – 49 recipes.
  • An interesting recipe came up for Tantalizingly Tangy Meatloaf, until I noticed it had dry bread crumbs. I deleted that and got 27 recipes.
  • While banished items still came up, but with slightly different names like Italian bread crumbs or dry onion soup mix, I had a much easier time scrolling through the smaller amount of recipe selections.
  • My final pick was Maple Meatloaf from the Gluten Free Goddess with a link to back to her original Maple Meatloaf post. With my food sensitivities, I can’t have maple syrup so I’d use dark agave nectar instead. Even so, Foodily made it so much easier to find a recipe that both me and my family could eat and enjoy.

Find This Mama Cooks! On a Diet at Foodily, too!

So why am I sharing this new recipe site with you? Well, it’s because you’ll find This Mama Cooks! On a Diet recipes on Foodily, too! As a Foodily Food Ambassador I’ll have about 20 menus (appetizer, entree and dessert – almost 60 recipes) along with a few healthy Super Bowl party recipes on the website.

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Disclosure: As a Foodily Brand Ambassador I’m compensated for writing posts and submitting recipes to their website.