Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Deliciously Inspired GiveAwAy!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.  The two winners of the Deliciously Inspired e-cookbook are TeamHouston and AndeM1.  If you guys can email me at I'll get your connected with Debbie to claim your prizes!***

YOU GUYS!!! I am in a daze over my shop opening.  I'm not kidding, I'm busy getting ready to hit the post office with everyone's goodies today and you should see my pile.  FROM the BOTTOM of my HEART I thank you for each and every purchase, every sweet word of encouragement and love.  I always say I'm overwhelmed and blessed but it's true.  I really am.  I cried a little last night just thinking about it.  And how I'm shipping items out that I made- a dream come true- to people I don't know but somehow still feel like friends.  It's astounding and I'm so grateful.  (And by the way, I'll be restocking the Ball Jar towels by Wednesday (hopefully) next week.  I always forget how fast they go and I never make enough.  So anyway... thank you.  And now I've got a fun post for you!
One of the many perks about blogging has been meeting incredible people that I'd actually like in real life.  Months ago, I got a chance to welcome sweet Debbie of Deliciously Inspired onto my sidebar as a sponsor.  She whips up yummy and nutritious items such as these stuffed apples I shared here.

She recently created an e-cookbook with some of her favorite recipes, and when she asked if I'd be interested in giving away two copies to some lucky readers, I jumped at the chance.  I'm always seeking ways to feed my constantly hungry hoodlums and what I like about Debbie's recipes, are that they don't require a ton of fuss and bother.  That's kind of a key thing at this stage of life.  I've got enough of that already with after school events, homework, ballet, my Etsy shop and life.  Ya know?  

Debbie offered to let me have a sneak peek at her cookbook and even try out a recipe for you.  Two disclaimers... We eat gluten free, so I couldn't find the pasta her recipe called for and used what I had on hand.  Also, I substituted gf soy sauce and sliced up a sweet onion that needed to be used.  I didn't want it to go to waste and this dish seemed like a good place to use it.  That said, it was YUMMY!  Lots of thai-inspired flavors.

Debbie has included recipes such as Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal, Crust-less quiche, turkey sloppy joes (my son would flip) and yogurt parfaits in her book.  The best part, it's an e-book so once you download it, it's YOURS with instant gratification.  Gotta love that.  It's priced at only $4.99 in case you aren't one of the two lucky winners. (If you want to purchase it now, please check out this link. )
 Thai Pasta Salad:
1 pkg
Rotini Pasta (I used Vita Spelt Brand)
8 oz
Chicken, cooked and cubed, optional
1 cup
Carrots, shredded
Green Onions, diced
2 cups
Purple Cabbage, shredded
1/3 cup
Cilantro, finely chopped

1/4 cup
Soy or Tamari Sauce
1 tsp
Sugar or Stevia
3 Tbsp
Lime or Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp
Olive Oil
1 tsp
Ground ginger
1/4 tsp
Cayenne Pepper
1/8 tsp
Cook rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander, rinse with cool water and place a few ice cubes in colander to help stop the cooking process. Continue to drain. Place in refrigerator to chill.
Place dressing ingredients in small bowl or mason jar and mix well.
Place pasta, dressing and remaining ingredients into large bowl and toss gently to mix. Serving Size - 4 - 6

And just for the fun of it... I'm sharing a recipe on Debbie's blog, Deliciously Inspired, that one of my Instagram buddies, Jennifer (@jcfburr on Instagram) shared with me. Tomato pie... it's heaven in a slice. (You can check out the whole recipe over on Debbie's blog!)

To enter to win a copy of Debbie's e-cookbook,  please leave us a comment.  You can also follow Debbie at her blog, facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.  (She's a sweetie pie, so make sure and go say hello!)

And of course, for extra entries, blog it, instagram it, tweet it, facebook it, pin it... just leave a comment here for each of those!  :)


  1. YUM-MO!!! I'd love to have a chance at one of those books! And I'm so thrilled your etsy orders are going well! So very much deserved!! Posting from my old blog because it won't let me from my new. :)

  2. Yay for the outpouring. So deserved!! And that food looked amazing. I have no idea how you get food pictures to turn out good. Tomato pie was a hit;-)

  3. ooh You had me at Tomato Pie Girlfriend...
    Yay! Excited for your shop doing so well :)

  4. Congrats on your latest shop success! I love the things I have purchased from you!!!
    I am heading over to check out Debbie's blog...and would LOVE to wi a copy of her ebook...I am always on the lookout for fresh, new recipes.

  5. Congrats on your shop doing so good! :-) I know it feels awesome!

    Thanks for the give-away, always looking for new ideas to test...ummm.. I mean, try on the boys. LOL

    Have a blessed day! :=)

  6. yum! it looks so yummy- I am on break and so hungry, so that does not help! I want to try the tomato pie- and we have tons of tomatoes right now!

  7. Thank you for this giveaway, this sounds like a fabulous book! :)

  8. Love your blog and would love to win the e-cookbook!!

  9. Thank Thai Noodle Salad looks so yummy! Would love to have some new yummy ideas!

  10. Would love to try both recipes!

  11. Yummy! I always need new cooking ideas!!!

  12. The Thai Pasta salad recipe sounds so good and healthy. Thanks for posting it. Would love to win the e cookbook. Thanks for offering it.

    Shirley Baker

  13. I think I'm going to make this wonderful salad tonight! Sounds delish!

  14. That tomato pie looks wonderful!

  15. oh my goodness - both of these recipes look and sound unbelievable!!!

    so proud of you and your shop. God is a gracious provider!!

  16. This recipe looks amazing. I am a collector of great cookbooks and would love a chance to win this e cook book!!!!

  17. First - Thank you sweet Sasha for the beautiful post and you know I love your photos - my Thai Chicken Salad has never looked so pretty. I count you among my blessings during this season of joy but great stretching in learning the blogging world. You inspire me. I am excited to see who wins the cookbooks. I pray the recipes will nourish as well as bring some delight into their kitchens.

    Second - That you LMM readers for the sweet comments. I have been checking in several times a day and each time I leave with a smile on my face.

    With gratitude,

  18. all the recipes sound yummy! Quick and easy seems to be a must around our home. Too many things happending at once.

  19. Sounds delicious! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  20. YUM! Everything looks great! Hope to win!

  21. I think we're having Thai Pasta Salad for dinner tonight! Love your shop BTW!