Saturday, April 24, 2010

Recipe Ideas and a Giveaway!

A year or so ago I read about an opportunity to join this up-and-coming group called MyBlogSpark.  It was endorsed to be a group that would solicit members ideas and input in exchange for trying new products and hosting giveaways.  What could be better than getting to review new (free) products, getting free loot, and then getting to give it away?!  I couldn't think of any so I joined.  Over the course of the year I've taken several short surveys and gotten to review several products.  It's been a win-win for everyone involved.  The great news is that you, too, can become a member if you so desire.  Just go here if you're interested in signing up.

My latest Spark was a chance to try Yoplait's new Greek Yogurt.  I have been a fan of greek yogurt for a while now but most of the brands I've been getting have been from Whole Foods or other specialty stores.  My regular grocery store hasn't carried it until recently.  Yoplait has jumped on board, offering 4 flavors - blueberry, strawberry, vanilla honey, and plain.

I tried the vanilla honey and was pleasantly surprised with the creaminess of it.  If I had one complaint about greek yogurt in general it would be that it can be a little stiff, a little grainy, and sometimes a little bitter (depending on the brand and flavor).  Yoplait's was one of the creamiest I've tasted.  With no fat and 12 grams of protein (double that of traditional yogurt), it's a great snack.  The vanilla honey flavor was very subtle but it was still quite tasty.  I'm eager to try the other flavors as well.

So on behalf of Yoplait and MyBlogSpark, I'm giving away a "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" gift pack, complete with 2 VIP coupons for 2 free Yoplait Greek Yogurts.  The gift pack has everything you need to relax, a bath towel wrap, slippers, loofah scrub, a wooden massager.

To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me which flavor you'd most like to try or a recipe you love that uses yogurt.  For an additional 2 entries, blog about this giveaway and be sure to link back to my site.  I will use the random generator to choose a winner on Tuesday, April 27th.  Good luck!!

Additionally, here are a few recipes utilizing yogurt that you might like to try.  Some of these I've already tried and some are on my "to try" list.

Classic Banana Bread - Cooking Light
Scones - "Tamasin's Kitchen Bible" by Tamasin Day-Lewis by way of my blog post from last week
Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting - The Pioneer Woman by way of my blog
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas - Cooking Light and me
Ina Garten's Lemon Yogurt Cake - Judial Peach 
Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes - Big Girl's Small Kitchen


  1. i've never tried this, but i'd pick the vanilla honey. sounds good!

  2. i've made the lemon cake and it was awesome! really beware!

  3. I almost bought this the other day! I want to try the honey vanilla.

  4. Thanks for the shout-out! My girlfriend loves Greek Yogurt!

  5. ooh... pumpkin cake sounds divine... i happened to have some leftover pureed pumpkin in my freezer too from when I saw PW do it and insisted on doing it as well :P