Archives for May 22, 2017

Looking for Recipes for Summer? I love these from Starkist! Simple and Spicy Tuna Taco and Caribbean Tuna Salad! Yum!

Summer usually means less cooking over a stove and lighter meals! I simply love these two recipes from our friends at Starkist!

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Simple and Spicy Tuna Tacos

Prep Time: 5 minutes

  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Recipe Yield: 2

Created by StarKist®

Ingredients:

  • 2 pouches (2.6 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeno
  • 4 corn tortilla shells
  • 12 cup shredded lettuce
  • 14 cup diced tomato
  • 14 cup Monterey Jack cheese, finely shredded

Directions:

  • Place tortilla shells on a plate. Distribute tuna over the shell.
  • Top with lettuce and tomato and cheese as desired.
  • Garnish with avocado and cilantro as desired.

 

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Caribbean Tuna Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Recipe Yield: 8

Created by StarKist®

Ingredients:

  • 2 (5 oz.) Cans – Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, (or NEW Low Sodium Solid White Albacore Tuna) drained
  • 212 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 14 cup chopped jicama
  • 1 mango (12 diced for salad and 12 sliced for garnish)
  • 4 avocados, halved
  • Cilantro and lime juice to taste
  • Leaf lettuce, if desired

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl mix mayonnaise and chipotle pepper well. Add tuna, jicama and diced mango and mix well.
  • Cut avocados in half and remove seed. Hollow out slightly if needed.
  • Place tuna salad in avocado half and sprinkle with a little fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro. Place on lettuce-lined plate with mango slices as a garnish.

I actually received samples from our friends at StarKist and I love the Carribean Tuna Salad! I made it for lunch and just loved it! I am also quite impressed with the options of single pouch Tuna packages offered by StarKist. These are called Tuna Creations! They come in flavors such as Thai Chili Style, Jalapeno, Hot Buffalo Style, and Lemon Dill. I haven’t tried them all yet but I really like the Hot Buffalo style in a wrap! Simply delicious! 

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photos and recipes were also provided.

One Lucky Kiddo will be the next #zulilycutie!

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Exciting News!  zulily has launched the search for their next #zulilycutie! Here at zulily, they are ALL about inspiring their fans to share the unique and special #zulilycutie in their life on social media! So, in celebration of all the cuties out there, they are hosting another contest to find their next OFFICIAL #zulilycutie (aged between 2-5 years old), who will be the face of an upcoming zulily campaign!

So, what is a #zulilycutie? It’s an adorable kid with a unique style, personality and sense of fun. Above all, they’re looking for a cutie who embodies their zulily spirit. At zulily, what makes them unique is their use of real people as models to tell a story around the products their customers love. Many of their models are everyday people like you and me, unique in all the best ways!

The winner of the #zulilycutie contest will receive:

  • A trip to zulily headquarters in Seattle, WA for a photo shoot featuring the cutie, which will be used in an upcoming zulily campaign!
  • Featured in images and posts across zulily’s social media channels!
  • A feature blog post here on The Find!
  • The opportunity to take over zulily’s Instagram account and more!

Be sure to watch the zulily social channels for updates on this exciting contest! All information, including how to enter, is available at the link below.

Contest Blog Link: http://www.zulily.com/blog/the-find/may-zulilycutie-contest/

 

Credit: zulily. I did receive some form of compensation to post. The contest is not affiliated with SoCal City Kids.

NestFresh Calls for Home Bakers’ Best Recipes During National Egg Month

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To advocate for the all-American egg during National Egg Month in May, NestFresh, one of the most innovative specialty egg products in the nation, is hosting a baking recipe contest. Calling upon home bakers nationwide to submit their best recipes, entrants will vie for the opportunity to win the grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card and a gift package filled with free product from NestFresh.

 

Throughout the campaign, select submitted recipes will “face off” weekly on the campaign’s landing page on Facebook. A final cooking demonstration onYouTube will celebrate the grand prize winner and his or her accompanying recipe.

 

Fans can enter the baking contest by entering their recipes through NestFresh on Facebook.  Recipes can be submitted during National Egg Month, from May 1 through May 31.  To learn more about NestFresh’s Second Annual Egg-cellent Baking Contest and NestFresh, visit NestFresh.com.

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More about the brand:

NestFresh was founded in 1991 when a family from Colorado wanted to create a company that reflected their views on animal welfare and sustainability. NestFresh was built upon the principle that when businesses do the right thing we all benefit, from hens to humans. We are proud that these fundamentals are still the basis of our business to this day. Today we use regional, family owned farms to produce and supply farm fresh NestFresh eggs in a local, sustainable system.

Each of our family farms is specially chosen because they share our commitment to animal welfare, stewardship of the land, and local production. To ensure that every NestFresh Egg across the country meets the high standards we started out with, each farm is inspected by auditors committed to farm animal welfare. We are committed to producing eggs that are cage free and we have increased our commitment to sustainability and humane treatment by introducing even more products such as organic, free range, pasture raised, and the first Non-GMO Project Verified Eggs.

Credit:  NestFresh. Self Disclosure: I did receive free coupons to post. 

Free Summer Reading Program from Arbordale Publishing Read around the world with free interactive ebooks

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Warmer weather and longer days say summer is near, and this year Arbordale introduces Summer Reading Around the World. This free program includes 25 interactive ebooks, a passport to reading, and the opportunity to earn hardcover books.

 

To prevent the summer slide, and give young readers the opportunity to learn about environments and habitats around the world, Arbordale has selected books that feature animals and places near and far. Learning about science and math is fun through stories, and Arbordale’s signature “For Creative Minds” section extends the themes within the story.

 

A downloadable passport magnifies the fun, and voracious readers are able to return their passport for their very own book and reading certificate. Additionally, educators and librarians can earn up to 25 free books and online access to the entire library on Arbordale’s Fun eReader® by sending in groups of passports.

 

The Fun eReader platform allows for easy access, and families on the go are able to download the books onto tablets via the Fun eReader app. Each interactive ebook includes English & Spanish text and audio with speed control, word highlighting, and some now have tappable animal sounds.

 

Perfect for a rainy day or community programs, Arbordale has included special bingo cards, crafts, and activities for download. New activities will be added throughout the summer via the publisher’s social media channels @ArbordaleKids.

 

The free ebook access is available through the Summer Reading site at Arbordale Publishing (www.arbordalepublishing.com/SummerReading.php). Parents, educators and librarians will find passport instructions and submission information with details to redeem the passports for free books. Questions about the program can be sent toinfo@arbordalepublishing.com.

 

More About Arbordale:

Arbordale is on a mission to improve child literacy with science and math through fun-to-read books. Using prose and pictures, children are delighted with stories of their favorite animals, planets, or even places. This leads to the exploration of facts and learning activities in each book’s “For Creative Minds” pages. Arbordale carefully designs each book to portray accurately the chosen subject. Vetted by experts in that field, and aligned to standards, and leveled for reading, each book is an asset to educational programs. Arbordale has grown to include a diverse group of authors and illustrators from across the country, and honored to have won more than 80 national and state book awards since its inception in 2005.

Universal Studios Hollywood Casts a Dazzling Spell on “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with Its All-New “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle,” Beginning June 23

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Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” will shine brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.

The colorful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection, designed to dance across the stunning Hogwarts castle, will be accompanied by a special musical arrangement created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams based on his original scores composed for the film series. The musical arrangement that will emanate in a surround sound environment was conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London.

This new summertime feature will take place multiple times a night during its run.  Live rehearsals with annual pass previews and very limited guest access will begin in June in preparation for the June 23 grand opening.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they watched on the silver screen.

The architecturally stunning land also includes the incredibly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride, now enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks™ and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.

A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with eight retail venues and locations, including Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Credit:

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

About Warner Bros. Entertainment: Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms.  A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.