Monday, January 18, 2010

I Dare You to Enter This Giveaway!

Are you interested in feeding your family healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high fiber foods?

Would you like to decrease the number of trips you make to the supermarket?

Do you like meals that are easy to prepare, that taste good, that are healthy and super affordable?

Do you like to be prepared for things like a change in your budget, a job loss or an emergency?

Ever feel like cutting your grocery budget down so you can use some of that money for other things? (Yarn! Craft Supplies! Whee!)

If you said yes to any of the above questions, you should totally enter this giveaway. And after you do, you should go over to my friend Leisa's website and check out her awesome recipes.

See, I'm giving away two copies of Leisa's book, I Dare You To Eat It: Designing Food Storage You Would Actually Want To Eat. Inside you'll find lots of great information about food storage and more importantly, how to actually use food storage on a regular basis. Because really, wholesome foods aren't going to do you much good if you aren't cooking them.

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The beauty of Leisa's book (and of Leisa herself) is that she makes the whole thing do-able. She shows you how to prepare some things ahead so that when it's time to make a meal you only need a little time to put it on the table. Also, from a practical standpoint, she points out that wheat can be used for more than just flour! You can make lots of healthy, wholesome and delicious recipes without owning a mill.

I Dare You To Eat It helps you plan and organize your food storage and your pantry based on what you like and what makes sense for your family. And right smack at the midpoint in the book, the recipe section begins with lots of great recipes. Some of the recipes are on Leisa's site too, which is why you want to go there and get a sneak preview!

Leisa's book is written from a Christian perspective, specifically the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, aka LDS, aka Mormon. I am not Mormon, so in addition to all the practical information, I learned a little about the positive, community-building spirit with which food storage is put forth in this faith - so inspiring!

I really like this book. Can you tell? It made me think about possibilities I'd never considered, even though I was already a food storage geek, with several kinds of wheat on hand...even though I have been gardening and home-canning, freezing and dehydrating food for years. It's fun to read, and I promise you'll learn something new!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. One per customer, unless you want to do any of this stuff: If you were to subscribe to TenThingsFarm or become a follower (see righthand column for both of those options), leave a second comment to let me know, thereby increasing your chances to win a copy of this awesome book. If you already subscribe or 'follow', just let me know (in a comment). Enter yet again if you tweet, blog, or otherwise use technology to spread the word.

And when you're done with all that, don't forget to visit over at I Dare You To Eat It.

Thanks for playing! I'll close comments next Monday night (1/25/10) and announce the two winners on Tuesday, (1/26/10).

Peace, Love and Hippie Tacos,
-Laura at TenThingsFarm

P.S. I was not monetarily compensated for the above posting that promotes the book I Dare You To Eat It, by Leisa Card. I just really, really like the book. Leisa was kind enough to give me some copies to give away. Thank you, Leisa! :)

46 comments:

Kelley said...

Oooh! That book looks great! Please enter me in the giveaway!
Thanks!

Grace said...

I'd love to win that book! The more recipes the better, right?

Emily said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway - the book looks wonderful!

emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

Emily said...

Tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/anylit/status/7937439385

emily(dot)cibelli(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

I love that blog - she has very doable ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie (gabrielswife) said...

Awesome! I'm wanting to get serious about food storage when we get moved and would like some practical applications. Trying to get my girls to get used to eating bean dishes and I don't have a clue what to do with wheat other then mill it!

Paula N said...

I love learning more about food storage, Enter me please

Donna B said...

That sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for posting the give away!

BRUSH FAMILY said...

I am so interested in this topic! Please enter me in your giveaway!

mel said...

Cat,
You obviously love this book. Since I wanna be like you when I grow up I plan to head over there now and bookmark it!
Seriously though, I am leaning more and more into these types of ideas and planning to learn more.
I am already doing more from scratch and inventing recipes (and grinding my quaker oats into flour for cookies...)
hugs sweetie
mel

Leah S said...

Would be interesting to see what I could glean from the book. :) I'm already a subscriber to your blog... back in the days where you didn't have any cute snowmen or other templates. ;)

klutzymama said...

I've never been one to back down from a dare, so enter me too! Thanks!!

klutzymama said...

And now I'm a follower too! :-)

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

I triple dog dare ya! I would really enjoy a copy of this book.

Great strategy to get your follower count up, too!

mentalutopia said...

I'm actually NOT going to enter your contest...because I already have three copies of this book. Plus I gave some away as Christmas gifts! But I do want to give the book another plug: I think it's is one of the most sensible and useful food storage books out there, and I've read several. Liesa has a great sense of humor and she makes long-term storage very doable.

Wildflower said...

This looks like a really neat book. I'm just getting started with food storage and preservation so I would love to have it!

Wildflower said...

Oh, and I'm a follower.

Catherine said...

It looks like a wonderful book! Please enter me!

Ginger said...

A neat give away! I would love a copy!

Ginger said...

I have also been a subscriber per bloglines:)

Heather O'Donnell said...

This sounds fantastic!
heatherinaz at gmail dot com

Anita said...

That looks like an incredible book! I'm trying to get my food storage up and running and need some ideas of what to do with it. Please enter me in the give-away. I don't have an account though:( so you can email me at mtnluvnlady@yahoo.com.

Hilary said...

That book sounds wonderful. I'm always looking for new ways to use my food storage.

Parsley said...

I'd love a chance. Thanks!

Pat said...

This looks like great information that I could use!
pkildow at gmail dot com

lindaharper said...

Wow this book looks very interesting. We live off our food storage and garden and I would love fresh ideas with this book. Pretty please???!

Eva said...

I would love to win this book, it seems very interesting.

Eva

Molly said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win. Thank you even more for telling me about this book and website!

Molly
a.k.a. "onefrugalmom@yahoo(dot)com"

Cindy said...

Please enter me in the giveaway as well! Thank you!
cfreyou(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amanda said...

I love the idea of the book :) Please enter me ~ I follow your blog and love reading about your life ~ and all the other's I've found through you!

Wish there were more Scottish bloggers closer to me :)

(on that note, if I'm lucky enough to win, I'll do the postage :) )

Keep blogging!

Susan said...

Enter me please, I would love to have a copy!

littlehobbitsmomma@gmail.com

KatieBug said...

Sounds like a book every kitchen could use!

Francie said...

That book looks like it will be a great addition to my library. Love new recipes and ways to take care of us.
Thanks
Francie

Vicki B. said...

Please enter me! I am just starting out using a budget and stocking things in the freezer. I also will be gardening this year for the first time. So I would love tips and instruction!

Suze said...

This book sounds so very interesting.

Local Food Critic said...

It sounds like a good book! Will you post odering info later for those who don't win a copy?

Anonymous said...

Pick me!

cnk2cav at aim dot com

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for some new books to read over the long, cold winter. This looks like a useful one!
bkittie@hotmail.com

homesteph said...

This sounds Wonderful - please enter me too!! I have some stuff stored I'm not rotating so well, and I need the inspiration!

The Frugal Fraulein said...

I would love to read this book. I have my fingers crossed I will win.

Aubrie said...

Food storage has sustained our family during trying times. As a young mother I am learning the ins and outs of shopping for and preparing my food. I am always looking for healthy ways to feed my family. This sounds like some great info...I really NEED this book!

Leigh said...

A friend recently pointed me toward her website. I'd love to get the book. In fact I took the wheat berry salad from her website to a church potluck today!

stephanie said...

I'm entering! I'm a food-storage junkie as well!

smk0817@aol.com

Scottish Witch said...

Hey Laura I'm entering if you'll send to Canada!

Great looking information (and blog).

Thanks!

Keli said...

I want to win!!!

Keli said...

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