Monday, December 29, 2014

New Video Unboxing for the Influenster #FrostyVoxbox!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose has a new video unboxing for the Influenster #FrostyVoxbox. All of the products shown in the video were provided by Influenster for testing purposes. Learn more about Influenster.

It's the perfect time of year to learn about new teas, lip colors, eye liners, sweet treats and more, and they all came inside of the Frosty Voxbox. Take a look!

So...What's Inside?
1. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Sachet ($29.99) #GetADVANCED

2. NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum ($1.99) #SugarPlum

3. Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea #CelestialTea

4. EcoTools Hair Brush ($10.99) #LoveMyEcoHairBrush

5. Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover ($7.49) #Rimmel

6. Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner  ($4.49) #Rimmel

7. McCormick Gourmet Thyme ($4.79) #McCormickGourmet

8. Fruit Vines Bites ($1.79) #SweetSide

Do you use any of the products mentioned in my Influenster Unboxing? If so,which are they?

Friday, December 26, 2014

2015 Create Your Shining Year Workbook and Planner #Giveaway! (Open WW) Ends: January 5, 2015, 11:59PM/EST (Video Review Inside)

This Giveaway Has Ended. See Who Won on the Rafflecopter Form Below!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to bring all of its readers this 2015 Create Your Shining Year Workbook Giveaway! In January 2014, I was introduced to this very book, in a random email, and I took action to learn more about how it could help turn my goals into action steps to achieve more results in my Life + Business. 

In the end, it helped me to achieve massive results in my finances, my online business, and in my life. I have always heard about writing down your goals, but actually seeing them manifest anything, was another story. Now, that I have seen how this simple, fun, interactive, workbook, helped me to manifest my goals, I have purchased the 2015 version (shown below). 

It is available for purchase in an ebook (eWorkbook) version, where you can type directly on the pages and save it to your computer, IPad, etc., or in a Hardcopy version with a hardcopy wall planner. Both options are available HERE for purchase

If you would like to try to be one of my two (2) lucky winners, you can enter the giveaway below! Good Luck!

2015 Create Your Shining Year Workbook and Planner Giveaway

Two (2) lucky winners will receive a copy of Leonie Dawson's 2015 Create Your Shining Year Workbook and Planner.

Rules to Enter: You must complete the actions on the Rafflecopter below to enter this giveaway event. 
  • The winners can choose between an emailed eWorkbook version (editable) or a mailed Hardcopy version of the book (please allow 7-10 days for delivery)
  • Open Worldwide. International winners will receive the eWorkbook version if they are outside of Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, or United States. US residents have an option of either version, as described.
  • Giveaway ends January 5, 2015, 11:59PM/EST
  • Must be at least 18 years or older to participate.

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Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose will contact the winners via email for their mailing or email address to send the prize. Leonie Dawson and any social media sites mentioned in this giveaway are connected to this giveaway. This blog is an affiliate of Leonie Dawson's Create Your Shining Year Workbook and Planner.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and #Christmas Cards I Received for 2014 (Video Inside)!!

Merry Christmas!!! 

I hope you're having an amazing day with your family and friends. Did you get the gifts that you wanted? I was so blessed and fortunate to receive holiday Christmas cards. I put them up all over my home to get into the holiday spirit. Do you still get Christmas cards too? I know that many people like to send out e-cards by email or on social media.

In this video, I shared all of the very special Christmas Cards I received this year! Have an amazing Christmas Day!!

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Do you still enjoy giving and receiving holiday cards? 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BzzAgent #Unboxing and #ProductReview for Secret Clear Gel OUTLAST #Deodorant

This BzzAgent Unboxing and Review shares 100% of my personal opinion and experiences using this product, which was provided for free to Bzzagents.

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was invited to another BzzAgent campaign and this time I had the opportunity to try a new 'Secret' deodorant brand called OUTLAST. 

BzzAgent Unboxing Video for Secret Clear Gel OUTLAST Deodorant

BzzAgent Unboxing Product Review for Secret Clear Gel OUTLAST Deodorant
Wow! That's what I said to myself when I first read the front of this Secret deodorant bottle. 48 hours! That's a long time for a deodorant to work. It also talked about leaving no white mark residue, which is also VERY important, so I was definitely curious to try it out.

I tried the Secret Clear Gel OUTLAST deodorant with the Completely Clean scent. It had a pleasant smell when I popped open the top and the solid was indeed clear gel. After taking a shower, I applied the deodorant and could feel it creating a barrier in my armpits. It felt like my armpits were being sealed to avoid any moisture, but it wasn't sticky or anything but I could feel the barrier of protection. I had SO many things to get done, from boxing items for shipment, to yoga class, to working on editing tasks, etc, so this solid really worked when I felt myself getting anxious. I found myself checking my armpits throughout the day, after yoga class, etc, and it was still working, while I was lifting, sealing, and labeling boxes to mail. I also never noticed any white streaks on my camisoles or blouses so that's a plus.

I have used other brands of Secret in the past, so they already had a great track record with me, but I really like this deodorant. Sometimes, with other solids, I do have to reapply deodorant or sometimes wonder if I even applied any because I don't notice it there or working at all. So, I can say that it does it's job and since I did work like I was running a 48 hour marathon, I would have to say that this solid does work well under pressure. It did keep me well-protected and with my busy schedule, moving around this town, it stood up to my schedule.

Overall, I would recommend Secret Clear Gel OUTLAST deodorant. I would also purchase it again if it is reasonably priced and available in my regularly-shopped stores. Grade A

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

My Golden Princess Cruise #Excursion from L. A. Cetto #WineTour in Ensenada,Mexico

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose invites you to share in my Princess Cruise excursion experience to L. A. Cetto winery in Ensenada, Mexico. This particular excursion provided a nice educational tour and a wine tasting at the end to sum it all up. We were also given a bottle of wine to take home and share with our friends, family, and the loved ones. It was a 4 hour excursion, total, with a 50 minute drive both ways from the Ensenada, Mexico port to the L. A. Cetto winery. It was scenic but also entertaining with our tour guide, Roger. 

In this video below, I captured my entire experience during this excursion to give you some idea of how wine is made and enjoyed by many people all over the world. Enjoy!

Learn more about the many Princess Cruises and plan your next big adventure too.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Victoria's Secret Sport Influenster Unboxing & Product Review #VSSportBra (Video)

The products in this voxbox unboxing was provided by from Victoria's Secret and all opinions are 100% my own.

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was invited to participate in the Victoria's Secret Sport #VSSportBra Influenster Voxbox event! This time it focused on their new line of sport bras and I also received some workout pants as well. In this YouTube video you get an opportunity to see all that came inside of my Influenster Voxbox. Then you can read my product review, after wearing them, to my weekly yoga classes.

The Influenster Voxbox Unboxing for Victoria's Secret Sport

My Product Review for Victoria's Secret Sport * Sports Bra 'Incredible' * Sports Pants

Do you enjoy wearing sport bras to workout? Personally, I would rather wear a nice sports bra, instead of a traditional bra, any day. They seem to fit better, have less wiring and move with my body as I move through my day and even work out. That is also how I felt about the Victoria's Secret Sport Bra called Incredible

It came to me in a 34B, which was my size, so I didn't have to go to the store to replace it. The sports bra had a flower pattern that was a bit much at first glance, but then after putting it on, I was sold on it. The 'Incredible' sports bra had underwire but it was cushioned nicely on the bra and didn't feel tight or like it was swallowing my chest. That is my main problem when it comes to wearing traditional bras and the sport bras, the underwire, and being just too tight in places even though it's my correct size bra. So that was really what I was looking out for in this Victoria's Secret 'Incredible' Sports Bra. It just fit me nicely and I am seriously a happy camper. 

I also received a pair of their sports pants in a size small. They fit perfectly as well. I do weekly yoga to keep in shape mentally and physically and I was looking for workout clothes that would support me and feel comfortable in the yoga poses as well. For me, I was especially looking for a yoga pant, so they came at the perfect time as well, for my small frame and my buttocks! 

I would definitely recommend that you give their new line of sports bras and sports pants a try at your local Victoria's Secret store or just shop online at Grade A.

A special 'Thank You' goes to Influenster and Victoria's Secret for the experience. I will definitely purchase more in the future.

Have Questions or Comments?
Will you give Victoria's Secret Sports bras a try? Do you like wearing sports bra or traditional bra best?

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Silk Almond Coconut Milk Blend #Review & #BzzAgent Unboxing (Video)

Disclaimer: This is a BzzAgent Unboxing and review for Silk Blends Almond Coconut Milk. All information mentioned in this product review/unboxing, is 100% from my personal experience and opinion.

Are you a @LoveMySilk (On Twitter) Fan? If so, Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to share with you another BzzAgent Unboxing AND LIVE Review

My Product Review for Silk Blends Almond Coconut Milk

Since becoming a vegetarian, I have drank my share of Silk soy milk, which I do like a lot. As a Bzzagent, having the opportunity to try Silk's Almond Coconut milk was a nice change from my usual purchase. 

I tried this milk two different ways, by glass and then on my morning cereal for 1 week, until I emptied the container. I was pleased with the taste and it's rich, thickness, in consistency. I purchased the Original and noticed that the coconut and almonds balanced each other out very nicely. I like coconut anyway, but there was an equal partnership with the two. I did find that the taste of the milk is more prominent when drank from a glass, rather than in cereal. The cereal seemed to overpower the milk and then it tasted just like regular soy milk or a plain milk, I'm used to having. 

Over the week of using this milk, I realized that I could include this milk into my regular, breakfast, routine. It was a nice change and coconut lovin good with almonds too! 

I would definitely recommend this milk to you, my friends, or anyone who has lactose intolerance or just want to enjoy a different type of milk. I will definitely purchase it again because of the taste and the price is good as well in my local Kroger store. Grade: A

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BzzAgent supplied me with TWO (2) coupons for $1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Silk Blends Half Gallon. These coupons will Expire on: October 31, 2014. To Request a Coupon, please visit my Contact Me tab above or just CLICK HERE!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

How To Get #CashBack, Promo Codes, and Coupons using Ebates for your #OnlineShopping (Video)

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose would like to introduce you to a great site for getting cash back, promo codes, and coupons, to save money on your online shopping. I just found out about Ebates and they even sent me a little extra gift for using them to save money on my recent online shopping purchase. 

Ebates Coupons and Cash BackThe holidays, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, will be here before we know it. Make sure that you are getting all of the cash back opportunities that you can this year. Why give all of your money away when there is an opportunity with Ebates to keep some of it in your pocket. Give them a try and see what you think! 

My Ebates Product Review (Video)
To use them, it's absolutely free and they actually pay you each month...see my product review, in this video below.

Get Started with Ebates Here!

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Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was not contacted by Ebates to do this product review. These are 100% my own opinion after using them for my personal online shopping needs. This post uses the tell-a-friend link to share the online cash back site for Ebates. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BzzAgent Unboxing and #ProductReview for #Luvsome Indoor Formula Cat Food (VLog Inside)

Luvsome Indoor Formula Cat Food Review

I have 2 cat-roomies, living with me. My 4 year old cat, Sonia and my 14 year old, Theodore (Theo for short). I have to watch Theo's diet because he can gain weight fast, which causes him to breathe heavily. So, when trying Luvsome, I looked for their Indoor Formula cat food. My cats are both indoor cats and it's important to me that they get a well-balanced diet. 

It was recommended to mix some current food with the new brand of food, but I just happened to run out of their current food when the Luvsome coupons arrived in my BzzAgent kit. So, I gave both cats the Luvsome Indoor Formula cat food one morning on its own. Before I knew it, Theo was digging in and I mean eating like a mad-man. He definitely put into action the saying, "Now You See It, Now You Don't". He is definitely a fan! 

On the other hand, my 4 year old cat took a little longer, in the day, to try the new food. She did eventually come around and now eats it throughout her day. She's a slow-eater anyway though. 

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I will mail you one of each (while supplies last) of the coupons I have below for free. I have cats so that's why I only have these. Send me a request on my Contact Me form HERE or above. 

I have (3) coupons for: 

  • Save $1.00 on the purchase of ONE (1) Luvsome Dry Cat Food, 3.5lb bag, any variety (Expires: September 01, 2014)
  • Save $1.00 on the purchase of SEVEN (7) cans Luvsome Wet Cat Food, any variety. (Expires: September 01, 2014) -- Note: I am still trying to find this product in my Ralphs in Los Angeles, but it may be at the Kroger in your area.

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Let me know how your cat or dog enjoys Luvsome wet and dry foods in a comment below!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on #Manicure Video Review

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose received a 'Thank you' pair of Broadway Nails called imPRESS Press-on manicure nails. I decided to wear them to see how they would check out. They last for 1 week, so give them a try if you're into these types of nails.

Below is my YouTube video review for these particular nails. These nails can be found in your local drugstore, online, or in Walmart or Target. 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

California Naturel Skin Care Products #Review

Disclaimer: The skin care products mentioned in this review were provided by California Naturel for testing purposes. The opinions of each product are 100% my own. Your results and/or experiences may vary.

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was invited to personally experience the premium natural skin care products of California Naturel, a local company based in Sausalito, California. They pride themselves on using some of the purest, luxurious, and active ingredients found in nature. 

As you know, I have a pretty simple morning and night routine, so after reviewing their website and the ingredients in their skin care products, I thought that I would see if I could add anything else to my current line up of products.

The Skin Care Product Review

The overall package arrived in good shape. The items were nestled in the box very well with a shredded, green, heavy card stock. I really liked the personalized, handwritten card, sharing their enthusiasm for me reviewing their products. I found that personal touch to be very special. 

After taking an overall look at the products, in their own packaging and reading the ingredients, I decided to use the Gentle Cleansing Gel first.

The Gentle Cleansing Gel removes makeup and impurities from the face without drying the skin. 

Natural Ingredients Include: Organic Aloe Vera and Organic Soapberry

"I first noticed the smell, which was a little citrus and airy in a way, but pleasant. It was a thin-textured gel to the touch. The directions instructed me to wet my face, first, then lather my skin with the Gentle Cleansing Gel. It lathered quickly and easily on my skin. It left no soapy residue and washed away quickly as well. I left it on my face for a half of a minute, just to let it work a little more into my face. The lather began to dissolve so I decided to rinse the product off at that point. I used this product for 5 days straight to get a real sense of the product and was very pleased with it. I am actually still using it twice a day as instructed. It did not irritate my skin or dry it out so I would recommend this product for you to try as well."

The next product I used after cleaning my face, morning and night, was the Balancing Complex.

The Balancing Complex is an all natural moisturizer for combination to oily and sensitive skin types.

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Argan, Borage, Olive and Jojoba oils

"On first contact with this particular moisturizer, I did notice that it was lighter to the touch. Although the ingredients share that it was made of oils, I didn't feel oily on my face after using it. It appeared to absorb evenly into my skin. I used it for 2 out of my 5 days of testing. I tend to have dry to normal skin so this was okay for me. For long-term use though, I would have to go with the other cream-based moisturizer, which seemed to satisfy my skin type better, throughout the day."

Speaking of California Naturel's cream-based moisturizer, I used it for three days of the 5 day testing after cleaning my face each time with the Gentle Cleansing Gel. It's called their Nourishing Cream.

The Nourishing Cream offers hydration, antioxidants and cell renewal, for dry to normal, and most sensitive skin types. 

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Alfalfa Extract and Olive Leaf Extract

"The cream was richer and white in color. It spread on evenly throughout the areas of my face. I could immediately see the glow and the radiance of my skin increasing even more throughout my day. I didn't wear foundation everyday, so this product was the only thing I wore to moisturize and protect my skin. I was very pleased with its performance on my skin. I would recommend this to any who has dry to normal skin because it doesn't leave you feeling greasy, but well moisturized for a full day."

The final two products I received was a lip balm SPF 8 and sunscreen SPF 30.

The Lip Balm SPF 8 protects from environmental damage, moisturizes, and provides antioxidants and SPF sunscreen protection.

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Glacial Oceanic Minerals, Shea Butter, and Pomegranate Extract

"I was initially surprised by its thickness and how white it was when I rolled it onto my lips. I took my finger and continued to rub the product into my lips to blend it in. It had a light, fruity, taste, which was nice. Overall, it took some getting used to. Every time I used it during the 5 days of testing, I seemed to dab it on, then rub it in between my lips. It did create a moisturizing barrier, but it was a bit too heavy in consistency for me to use for the long-term."

The Sunscreen SPF 30 provides a non-oily, all natural experience. It protects from UVA and UVB rays and increases skin-hydration.

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Shea Butter, Pomegranate Extract, and Marigold Flower Extract

"This sunscreen was pretty thick to the touch and rubbed on white. I really had to rub it in to get it blended into my skin. However, once it was well-blended, it created a nice moisturizing look. On contact with the sun, while out and about, I notice that my skin was glowing and well-hydrated. This sunscreen has a similar thickness, white color, and consistency of some of its competitors. Since I have tried another brand of sunscreen recently, it was difficult for me to go back to a thicker brand of sunscreen. I appreciated the SPF 30 protection that it provided and how it protects from UVA and UVB rays, but its consistency was too thick for my liking."

Overall, my experience with California Naturel products were positive. I would definitely recommend that you try some of their products for yourself. You never know which product will be your new favorite, hot, item. All natural products are better for our skin and can only become apart of a bigger audience if we continue to use and share them with others. 

So, I invite you to learn more about California Naturel, try their products, and share your testimonials with them, on social media, at the links provided below.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ #Review

Disclaimer: This is a product review 100% of my own personal experience. Your results with this product may vary. 

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose knows how that 'time of the month' for some ladies can be a nuisance, especially if you're an active mom or businesswoman. So when you have your next episode or time of the month, I suggest giving Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ with Odor Shied technology a try.

I was provided a complimentary box to test out from Influenster, just in time for my episode. How convenient! Here's my personal review of the product below:

"Now, I know that we all have different flow strengths when it comes to our monthly cycles. I, on the other hand seem to stay pretty average or Normal, so the Regular Absorbency worked for me throughout my cycle. I was already familiar with Playtex Sport Regular Light Absorbency tampons, which were also great at protecting me. So, I was okay with trying these, HOWEVER, I was a little leery of the 'light scent' on a tampon. In the end, it didn't bother me, I didn't notice the scent, and it didn't take away from the purpose of the tampon.
I do keep a busy schedule on a weekly basis, so when it is my time of the month, I depend on leakage protection and comfort in my tampon. I have to be active and alert when working with senior citizens, so the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons worked well with my busy job. I tend to do a lot of moving around and having to lift and turn as well. I also like to take yoga/tai chi classes during the week, so protection is HUGE, when using a tampon. 
I would use them again and recommend them to my friends. Grade A, for comfort and protection."

You can find Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™, in your local drugstores, supermarkets and deparment stores (Walmart, Target, Kmart, etc.) -- approximate price $3.99 - $4.99

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Softlips® Cube #Review

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was invited to the SpringVoxBox event through Influenster and I am happy to do a review of the Softlips Cube that I received in the box of goodies. I never knew of this product before trying it out currently. I really enjoy using this product. 

The Softlips Cube provides a lip protectant/sunscreen SPF 15 for your lips, so not only are you getting that moisture for your lips, but you are getting some protection from the harmful sun rays. 

This product really came in handy when I was out of town, in Las Vegas, because it was pretty warm and the wind was dry, which made my lips dry as well. When I didn't use a lip gloss, I pulled out this product. I did also find myself using the cube a little more. 

I do like how easy it fits into my purse and it just glides on my lips nice and smooth. I would give this product a grade of an A

Go out and get the Softlips Cube to try! (Cost: $3.49 - $4.00 depending on if you get it on their website or in your local drug store)

Here's my YouTube Video Review for Softlips® Cube

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

@Influenster #SpringFlingVoxBox Unboxing and Product #Reviews

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was invited to experience the Influenster #SpringFlingVoxBox and had the opportunity to test some new products. In the following unboxing video, I share all of the items that came in the Influenster Spring Fling VoxBox, followed by my own product review for each item. All prices are listed below for your purchasing convenience and are priced at the time of shooting this video and receiving the Influenster VoxBox.

The Influenster #SpringFlingVoxBox Unboxing

Product Reviews for #SpringFlingVoxBox Items

The Rimmel London Retro Glam Mascara is really nice as well. Its mascara applicator is fat and curvy, which helps to extend my lashes, but also keeps my lashes from clumping. I would recommend putting on more than one coat for a richer eye look.

$2.49 for 2.5oz / $10.99 for 13.5oz. 
This lotion is SO good. It keeps my skin moisturized and I would continue to use this for its hydration. As far as the skin firming part of the product, I would have to use it for some time to see the skin firming results. I did notice that it said you should begin to see a difference within as little as 2 weeks, so I will see how it goes as I finish the bottle. 

I gave them a try on my weekend business trip and they lasted the entire trip and I'm still wearing them into my week now. The little white tabs on the ends of them, makes it easier to apply. There's a lot less interaction with the nail glue when using the white tabs. They seal down quickly and I liked that they provide a manicure stick so I could oval-shape them to my natural nails. I received nice comments about them and about how they looked very natural on me.

The Labor Day car refreshener lasted through the weekend as far as the scent goes. It was pleasant to smell on my roadtrip.

I am looking forward to watching Labor Day real soon.

$3.99 - $4.99
I have tried Playtex Sport tampons before and they have been great with providing protection, during my time of the month. I don't usually use scented products, but after trying these tampons, I see that it didn't have any effect on me. They still did their job and it never crossed my mind that they were scented. I would definitely use them again. I move around a lot, so protection, during my time of the month is VERY important. 

I absolutely LOVE this softlips cube. It leaves my lips moisturized and I can feel this cool sensation on my lips every time I use it. I know that it's working. I like how the product is displayed in the cube. It rolls on smooth and easy. I don't have to roll it up inside the cube. I got a wind burn on my lips, while I was in Las Vegas, and I started using the Softlips cube - Lip protectant/Sunscreen. It has relieved that dry feeling on my lips and there's no more windburn. I will buy this again, once I use this one up. 

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Are you a fan of any of the products mentioned above? Share your feedback below!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mac & Cheese #MadeWithYogurt @Chobani (Video) - In Time for Memorial Day!!

If you're in the mood for Mac and Cheese tonight for dinner or for your next potluck, then you need to definitely try this recipe made with Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt. I had the opportunity to get a free 32 ounce container of Chobani yogurt as a Bzzagent. The goal was to cook with yogurt, which I had never done before. 

In this YouTube Video I take you step-by-step through my preparation of the Chobani Mac & Cheese. I did substitute some ingredients, like the milk for soy milk, and margarine for the butter, but it turned out just as tasty. If you're looking for the exact Chobani recipe, you can find it on their website here

Bon Appetit!!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Salmon Cornmeal Cakes #MadeWithYogurt @Chobani #GotItFree @Kroger

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose worked out a little in the kitchen this week, using Chobani yogurt, I got free at Kroger with BzzAgent's help! I prepared two different recipes using yogurt, which was my first time ever, and I was actually impressed. This post is all about the Salmon Cornmeal Cakes, I made for dinner with a green salad. 

I started out following the amazing recipe on the website, Spicy Salmon Cornmeal Cakes, but then I realized that I have made Mackerel cakes for years, following a similar process. So I decided to use some of my routine spices (a combination of dried spices) and substitute Chobani yogurt for the usual egg. I liked using the cornmeal instead of my normal bread, in the recipe, as well. 

OMG! What an AMAZING salmon cake. They were just as MOIST, with the Chobani yogurt, as with the egg. I wish I could have shared them with someone. I am going to use Chobani Plain yogurt from now on because I don't eat eggs and I would have to buy a 6 or 12 dozen of eggs just to make my fish cake recipe. This saves me from having all those eggs in the house. 

You must try this recipe.

Ingredients Used:

1. Heat 1 T oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add peppers and onions and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook about 30 seconds. Set aside.

2. Flake salmon into small pieces.

3. Add onion-pepper mixture and add your spices, ground pepper, cornmeal and Chobani yogurt.

4. Stir and evenly distribute onion-pepper mixture and add your spices, ground pepper, cornmeal and 

Chobani yogurt.

5. Your salmon mixture should look similar to this.

6. Use a ¼ c/60 g cup measure to shape mixture into patties. Heat remaining oil in skillet over medium-high heat until hot. 


7. Cook salmon cakes on both sides until browned, 6-10 minutes total. 

8. This is the final product! The Chobani yogurt made 

the salmon cakes very moist. I normally put an egg 

or two in my salmon cakes, but now I am going to  

stick with Chobani from now on.

Absolutely Delicious!

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