Archives for January 31, 2018

Ling Ling Asian Food Los Angeles Event with Katie Chin Celebrate Chinese New Year with Ling Ling!

Self Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

   

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Ling Ling Asian Food Los Angeles Event (at Hipcooks in West L.A.)  with a wonderful group of Bloggers and the amazing Chef Katie Chin. It was an amazing experience and I especially enjoyed learning great cooking tips from Katie Chin and tasting the delicious Ling Ling food products! We were put into small groups and we actually made two recipes: Kale with Ginger, which is a delicious salad and Sweet & Spicy Green Beans. They were simple recipes and Katie Chin made everything seem super easy!

I know that I will be making both of these recipes for my family for Chinese New Year! My favorite was the Sweet & Spicy Green Beans!

    

Besides having so much fun at this event and meeting Katie Chin, my favorite thing was trying the delicious Ling Ling food! I had tried the Fried Rice before but had not tried the Noodles or the Potstickers. So, I was really excited to try both of them!

     

It’s really difficult to just pick one of their products as my ultimate favorite because everything was so good! I loved the delicious Authentic Asian Style Noodles! They were absolutely tasty! I tried the Drunken Noodles and the Yakisoba Noodles and I liked both of them so cannot choose between the two! I am already a big fan of Ling Ling’s Fried Rice so I am planning to make it for Chinese New Year for my family. If I have to choose a favorite though, it would be the Potstickers! I hadn’t tried them before and let’s just say…you can’t just have one! I REALLY can’t wait to find these at my local store and make them for the Chinese New Year! You can check out Ling Ling’s website here!

I also learned so much about Chinese New Year from the knowledgeable Chef Katie Chin and I am truly looking forward to making a celebration for my family this year! I actually am planning to make a feast with Ling Ling Fried Rice, Noodles and Potstickers. I am also on the lookout to find their Spring Rolls!  I will also be buying a few Red & Gold decorations and you can easily use red napkins and Oriental Trading and World Market have some really nice decorations.

I also learned about some Chinese New Year customs and superstitions from Katie Chin. Two of my favorites are the following:

1. Greeting friends with oranges or tangerines during the New Year will ensure that your friendships remain intact.

2. No sweeping on New Year’s Day as you’ll sweep all your good luck out the door. No sweeping for me on February 16th!

Here are a couple more:

Stepping into new shoes on New Year’s morning to start your year off on the right foot (A Personal Favorite of Chef Katie)
Distribution of Red Envelopes (signifying Joy and Luck) filled with money to start the year with prosperity.

So, how do you plan to celebrate Chine New Year this February 16th? Don’t forget to look for the tasty Ling Ling products at your local store! Find out where to buy here!

 

Asian-Inspired Blount Bowls are a must-try!

     

Looking for a tasty meal that is ready in just a few minutes? The Asian-Inspired Blount Bowls are a hit with me! I had the opportunity to try a few of them and my favorite is the Hibachi Chicken & Rice Bowl! It’s so good and a great item to have for lunch or dinner especially on a Winter day! There are gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options and literally, they take less than 5 minutes to make! They cost under $6.00 and are available at select retailers nationwide. I love how fresh they taste and that they are a healthier option. The Chicken Ramen Noodle is also really good! Also available in Coconut Chicken & Noodle and Vegetable & Rice. Look for them at a retailer near you!

Check them out at www.blountbowls.com 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post.

New Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are a hit! Giveaway Opportunity!

Looking for a sweet treat that the whole family will love? The New Limited Edition Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are really quite delicious! I had the opportunity to try them out and so did my family and these tasty little muffins receive a thumbs up from everyone! I like that they have no trans fat and that they are quite tasty! They are also great to take on the go to work or to school or well…. anywhere you may go!

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are the newest flavor in their seasonal line. They are only available for a limited time. If you like cookies and muffins, you will love these! With only 190 calories per pouch, Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins never contain high fructose corn syrup or trans fat.

Valentine’s Day is almost here and these would make a great treat for kids to take to school! Look for them now! They are only available for a limited time. I found them at my local Target store.

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We have teamed up for a Giveaway! 

One reader will win a prize that includes a $25 Visa digital gift card and 3 coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of any Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. Now, how cool is that?! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is February 5th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. 

 

Self Disclosure: Entenmann’s® Little Bites® provided me with coupons to buy products and a gift card to facilitate this review/giveaway. 

BB, February 1st Pet of the Week!

BB is another good doggie whose humans failed him and yet is full of fun, trusting and ready to fully socialize with humans and other dogs. BB, a 3-year-old pit bull terrier, was abandoned outside a housing project, tied up and waiting for his fate. Luckily, he was picked up and socialized at our shelter where he’s enjoyed doggie play groups. This 45-pound, energetic good guy will be a great match for an active owner. Picture that smiling mug in your vacation photos!  Meet BB at the shelter side of the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A599343.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village.