Mother’s Day Kitchen Giveaway

 
 

 
We are excited to partner with Review Wire Media along with several other bloggers hosting giveaways for Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Giveaway Hop

This year we are giving away our 100% bamboo, eco-friendly, cutting board, perfect for any foodie’s kitchen.  It’s delightfully patterned with inlay, has a handle that’s just the right size for easy carrying (moving chopped ingredients from one counter to another), and is the best size for either tucking away in a drawer after using or standing on the counter until you’re ready to use it again.

The cutting board is a handy size for using as a small serving tray for a cheese board with olives and nuts or to dish up a small breakfast in bed for that special someone.

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In addition, we’re including one year of pro account access for digitizing your recipe collection on Dish Dish.  Mom can gather all her favorite recipes and send them for us to type into the online cookbook account, organizing all those recipes digitally, getting rid of the paper clutter in her recipe drawer, and helping her find exactly the recipe she is looking for without digging through stacks of paper or dilapidated fading recipe cards.

As moms, aren’t we always looking for a way to make it easier to get a handle on planning meals, getting the grocery list together (making sure we didn’t forget any vital ingredients), and getting family dinner on the table with less stress and work and more fun?  Absolutely!

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It’s much simpler to get all that done with recipes already categorized and easy to search either on a laptop, tablet, or smart phone from wherever Mom happens to be (work, soccer practice, choir rehearsal, grocery store, or grandma’s house).

And in case you don’t happen to win the prize package here, we have a special offer for you, too!  Use code MomsDay to save 30% off our Digital Recipe Album packages and we’ll send the bamboo cutting board at no additional cost – it’s a great value and a delightful treat for your favorite family member.

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Enter for your chance to win, and be sure to check out the other giveaways in the LinkUp below for even more great prizes.
 

 


5 Healthy Ways to Make Water Taste Better

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World Water Day comes and goes and perhaps you didn’t even realize there was an official day meant to inspire us to make a difference for many around the world who do not have access to safe drinking water (according to WHO, at least 1.8 billion people use a drinking-water source that is contaminated with fecal matter).

Here in the U.S., we most often think of water as something we know we should drink more of in order to be healthy, but we don’t find ourselves in a situation where clean water is unavailable (or like women and children in other parts of the world, having to haul water for miles in order to have any at all – and even that most likely isn’t clean water).

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Even just finding yourself in a situation while traveling to another country where you have to think about whether or not the drinking water is safe (concentrating on having only bottled water and making sure the source is safe), can make you realize how grateful we should be every day for such easy access to life-giving clean water.

If you would like to help make a difference, check out SOSResponds and support their water projects for communities without access to safe drinking water.

But now back to our first-world problem of improving our water so it’s more enticing to drink it all day, keeping ourselves and our families healthy and strong.

Today we’re sharing 5 ways you can easily and instantly improve your glass of water and truly enjoy every single sip!

1. Filter Your Drinking Water

Whether you choose to use a filter on your refrigerator that filters water coming through the door, use a filtering water pitcher, place a filter on your sink for the tap water, employ a whole-house water filter to soften and improve water, or carry around a container with a personal water filter, there are many easy ways to make it taste better as well as eliminate water pollutants.

2. Infuse with Fruit

I love this super easy way to jazz up a glass (or pitcher) of water.  Grab whatever fruit you already have on hand – and slice or muddle a little bit of it before tossing into your glass or pitcher of iced water.  A few slices of orange, lemon, lime, or peach, or some muddled strawberries, blueberries or blackberries add a sweet twist to your beverage and provide some great antioxidants as well. (Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash)

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3. Add Essential Oils

When drinking your water out of a ceramic, glass or stainless steel container (never add essential oils to a plastic container), add one drop of your favorite therapeutic-grade essential oil for flavor that lasts all day.  I add a drop or two of lemon, lime, orange, or peppermint in the morning to a glass of water and refill it with ice and water all day, only to find the hint of flavor continues throughout the day.  Adding a couple of drops to a warm mug of water is another way to enjoy.  The oils are a great way to quickly improve the water flavor!

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4. Jazz it up with Herbs or Spices

Spice your water up with a favorite herb or spice.  Add a couple leaves of mint or basil for a mildly flavored beverage (or let them “steep” in the water overnight in the fridge for more zing).  Toss in a little ginger root or a couple of cinnamon sticks (maybe with some apple slices) and enjoy a cool, refreshing, invigorating drink.

5. Fruity Ice Cubes

Okay, this is a fun idea, and very simple.  Grab an ice tray and fill with your favorite no-sugar-added juice and freeze!  Now, use those ice cubes to enhance the flavor of your next glass of water.  Alternatively, freeze individual clementine, peach or orange slices, or berries and use them as ice cubes, too.  It will look pretty and add a splash of fruity flavor.

So, who is ready to get started jazzing up your glass of water this week?  Leave us a comment below and let us know how it goes or if you have some other “refreshing” ideas to jazz up your healthy glass of water.

 

Remember to enjoy sharing all your favorite recipes right here at Dish Dish in your own online cookbook!

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