For the sake of full disclosure, I’ll admit that I’m not a foodie. Foodie is a term I’ve seen thrown around the blogosphere, and I’ve always assumed that it is someone who is knowledgeable about food, cooking, and devotes a good deal of time sharing their knowledge with others.
Nay. I am not a foodie.
I do like to eat, and goodness knows I am all about providing three squares a day to the people that I live with. But truth be told I’m flying by the seat of my control top pantyhose most days at dinner time.
This is why I rely on outside help.
Recently I’ve found aid in the form of a website called The Dish, from ConAgra Foods.
The Dish has a First Look, First Taste section, which is a resource for bloggers, helping them create content and offering support through a panel of ConAgra food experts who are available to answer questions. They offer information on seasonal recipes, recipe resources, expert information, and the latest promotions and products from ConAgra Foods (the products and promotions area is only for members, but you need only have a website to apply).
Let me tell you a little about my relationship with ConAgra Foods. I do try to make most of our meals with fresh ingredients, as we’ve adopted a healthier eating habit. But I’m human. I do rely on some (not many) pre-packaged foods to help me with some of the short cuts I may need.
I also like to keep items such as canned goods for hurricane preparedness since we live in Hurricane Alley, Florida. Which is right next to Alligator Row.
ConAgra Foods makes a few of my favorite shelf staples such as Hunt’s, Gulden’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, and RO*TEL. Some of my favorite freezer products are Hebrew National, Alexia, and Egg Beaters (yes, you can freeze Egg Beaters).
I’ve noticed over the last year as I’ve gotten serious about couponing with a purpose, that ConAgra Foods works very closely with my local favorite grocery store to provide coupons that go along with the store’s advertised specials. This way I am able to stock up on needed items at very reasonable prices. As a frugal shopper, I appreciate that.
Another website sponsored by ConAgra Foods that has become my number one go-to website for recipe ideas is ReadySetEat.com. This is one of the easiest recipe sites to navigate I’ve found in quite a while.
You simply choose a Collection by Dish Type, such as Slow Cooker Recipes, and you are taken to a page which tells you at a glance the prep time, cook time, and total number of ingredients. There are some beautiful pictures to accompany each recipe, so you know WHAT IT’S SUPPOSE TO LOOK LIKE. I find this helpful. As my works of culinary art seldom turn out like I imagined they should look.
This is a picture of their Lemon-Garlic Chicken recipe. And now I’m hungry…
For more recipe and cooking ideas, I invite you so sign-up and become a member of The Dish. For up to the minute information, you can also follow @ConAgraDish on Twitter, as well as request product samples from the First Look, First Taste section of The Dish.
I have an opportunity to give away a $50 Visa gift card, courtesy of BlogHer and ConAgra Foods. All you have to do is visit The Dish and then come back here and tell me what feature of The Dish that you find most useful in the comments section.
• No duplicate comments.
• You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion with hash tag #sweepstakes and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
• This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
• You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
• The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 8/22/2012-9/8/2012.
Be sure to visit ConAgra Foods’ brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers reviews and find more chances to win!
I will keep comments open until Saturday, September 8th, 2012.