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August Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate for 5280 Beef

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August’s giveaway is gift certificate worth $100 for 5280 Beef!

When a box with a handwritten #meatgram hashtag shows up at your doorstep, you tend to take notice!

I’m so excited to offer up a $100 gift certificate for 5280 Beef for the August giveaway. I first learned about them when I saw them on Instagram. In a very short time, they’ve become an integral part of the Paleo / real food community because, simply put, the quality of their grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork (and soon to come, grass-fed lamb) is top-notch. Couple that with excellent customer service and the personal touches of a family run business, and you’ve got an unbeatable combination.

A little bit about 5280 Beef…

I sat down recently and interviewed Rachel and Ty Gates, 5280 Beef’s masterminds. They, along with Ty’s dad and brother, are responsible for everything that goes into running their Colorado ranch where the animals are raised. Ty recognized the growing demand for better-quality meat, and their family moved back to Meeker, CO to start 5280 Beef.

Says Rachel, “Ultimately, we wanted to offer customers meat products that were clean—meaning free of added growth hormones, steroids and antibiotics that are pumped into the animal’s feed. We are ultimately taking the large commercialization of animals and their meat, out of our equation. ” 

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5280 Beef’s cows (those are actually them in the picture above) are grass-fed which results in better quality meat—specifically an higher amount of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids and more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an important antioxidant—compared to feedlot, grain-fed animals. Because the cows eat grass, their natural food source, the result is not only healthier meet, but a happier, more ethically-raised animal.

Rachel notes, “…we wanted to raise animals in a conscious, humane environment—low stress, no feedlots or small cages, having the processing be done swiftly and humanely in a family-owned local USDA inspected facility. Each animal is treated with love and care and not taken for granted. These animals make the ultimate sacrifice so we can eat & nourish our bodies and with that, we owe them the utmost respect.”

The Gates family, though they’re relative newcomers to the Paleo community, have experienced firsthand why the movement toward real food is so powerful. Rachel adds, “There is a…demand from consumers to know more about their food and even more importantly, what makes up the ingredients in the foods we eat.”

I’ve cooked my way through several cuts of beef and pork from 5280 Beef (I even made jerky for my cookbook with one of their gorgeous rump roast…best jerky ever), and it’s absolutely delicious.

The winner will receive a gift certificate for $100 for any products from the 5280 Beef online store that (s)he chooses.

To enter for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate for 5280 Beef!

#1 Use the Rafflecopter widget below to finalize your entry and unlock other bonus entries! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

#2 Check out 5280 Beef’s products, and leave a comment telling us one thing from their store you’re most excited to try.

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The contest ends August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by September 2, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number (for shipping purposes) to claim the prize. Open to readers worldwide. If someone outside the US wins, a gift certificate to Amazon.com for $100 will be provided instead due to shipping costs.

Connect with 5280 Beef on social media: Instagram (they share TONS of recipe inspiration), Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Remember to comment below with which product—beef, pork or lamb—you’d be most excited to try!

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July Giveaway: PurePharma Prize Pack

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July’s giveaway is a prize pack of fish oil, magnesium and vitamin D from my friends at PurePharma!

When it comes to supplements, I’m a minimalist and a skeptic by nature. I don’t rely on pills, powders and potions because when it comes down to it, good nutrition must have its roots in good nutrition. Put another way, trying to supplement your way out of a consistently poor diet is missing the point.

That being said, there are definitely exceptions I make when it comes to supplements, and this trio of products from PurePharma has been a consistent part of my regimen for the last three years and counting. I don’t take them all every single day; rather, it depends on what my diet might be lacking (because not even Paleo nutritionists are perfect) or I happen to be getting more of. For example, when I eat a gorgeous piece of wild salmon for dinner, I generally skip out on supplementing with fish oil. When I haven’t been training as hard, I’ll usually pass on the magnesium.

PurePharma is growing in popularity especially amongst the CrossFit community, but make no mistake: the core trio of fish oil, magnesium and vitamin D can be used by anyone, athlete or not. When I train hard, I feel confident taking PurePharma to supplement my diet because I know their products are backed by science and verified by stringent quality measures.

A little bit about the products:

PurePharma O3 is the ultra-pure fish oil with a 5:2 EPA/DHA ratio. I take it in small doses particularly because it calms the inflammation I tend to get from training. The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are known to support heart, brain and eye health, too. Read more here.

PurePharma M3 is probably my favorite of the three. It’s two forms of magnesium (they’re way easier on the colon than Natural Calm), plus zinc. Mag and zinc assist in muscle recovery and help maintain electrolyte balance. Plus, when taken at night, many folks (including me) enjoy a calming effect. Read more here.

PurePharma D3 is vitamin D combined with coconut oil for better absorption. Vitamin D is implicated in many aspects of health including bone integrity and immunity. It might come as a surprise that most people are deficient in vitamin D, even those of us living in sunny locales. Read more here.

Here’s what’s up for grabs!

One PurePharma prize pack containing:

The giveaway is now closed, and the randomly chosen winner is Missy C. Thank you to all who entered!

To enter for a chance to win a PurePharma prize pack!

#1 Use the Rafflecopter widget below to finalize your entry and unlock other bonus entries! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

#2 In the comments below, tell me which of the three (fish oil, magnesium or vitamin D) you’re most interested in trying!

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The contest ends July 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by August 2, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to readers worldwide.

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Brined & Pan Seared Pork Chops—Plus a Chance to Win Paleo by Season

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When it comes to making succulent, flavorful meat, my pals Pete & Sarah Servold—the duo behind the upcoming book “Paleo by Season” and the successful business Pete’s Paleo—know how to do it right. I’ve had the good fortune to dine with them several times, and delicious meat is always on the menu. I jumped at the chance to share this recipe with you because I know you’ll love it.

Brining—letting meat marinate in a liquid of salt water and spices—is a really simple way to impart flavor and keep the meat juicy. There’s nothing worse than a dry pork chop, right?! In “Paleo by Season,” Pete dishes up tons of chef techniques and ways to create flavor that even the novice can learn from. Be sure to pre-order a copy of their new book—out in stores on July 8—and definitely make these chops!

Scroll down to enter for a chance to win a free copy of “Paleo by Season!”

Serves 2

Cook time: 15 to 25 minutes, plus 6 to 12 hours to brine

 Ingredients for Brined & Seared Pork Chops

For the Brine

  • 2 cups (473 mL) water
  • 2 Tablespoons (36 g) salt
  • 1Tablespoon (6 g) whole black peppercorns
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ sprig (7 g) rosemary, or any other fresh herb
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) honey*, optional
  • 4 cups (946 mL) ice

For the Chops

  • 2 (1-inch/2.5-cm thick) pork chops
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) avocado oil

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Directions for Brined & Seared Pork Chops

  1. A trick to speed up brine prep time is to use as little hot water as possible—just enough to dissolve the salt and sweetener—and then add ice for the remaining water content called for in the recipe. This allows you to add the meat immediately instead of waiting hours for the brine to cool. The total brine volume should be 1 cup of brine for every 8 ounces of pork chops.
  2. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring all ingredients for the brine, except the ice, to a rapid boil and continue to boil for 7 minutes.
  3.  Pour the hot brine mixture into a large heatproof bowl and add the ice. Submerge the pork chops in the brine, place in the refrigerator, and allow to brine for 6 to 12 hours.
  4. Remove the pork chops from the brine, pat completely dry with paper towels, and discard the brining liquid.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Have a sheet pan ready for the chops.
  6.  Heat a 12-inch (31-centimeter) cast iron frying pan over high heat and, once the pan is hot, add the avocado oil. Right when the oil starts to smoke, add the pork chops.
  7. Start by holding the chops upright with tongs so that the fat cap is facing down in the pan. Once the fat is rendered and crispy, roll over to the first side. Let sear for 3 minutes, then flip over to other side. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until good and golden-brown, then place the chops on a sheet pan. Finish in the oven for no more than 6 minutes for medium doneness. If you like pork cooked all the way through, bake the chops for a total of 9 to 12 minutes. Let them rest for 5 minutes once they’re removed from oven before slicing or serving. Serve with Cauliflower Dumplings (page 164) or Pumpkin Dumplings (page 165).

* Note: Before pouring honey into the measuring spoon, add a drop of oil to the spoon and rub it on the inside surface. The honey will easily glide out of the spoon, giving you more accurate measuring and no waste.

To enter for a chance to win a free copy of “Paleo by Season”!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to finalize your entry and unlock other bonus entries! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

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The contest ends June 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PT, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by June 30, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to US residents only.

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Sweet Plantain Guacamole—Plus a Chance To Win The Paleo Kitchen

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Guacamole is pretty much like heaven to me. Packed with healthy fats, this combination of luscious, creamy avocado mixed with any variety of spices, herbs and aromatics is pretty great on just about anything. This recipe, one from the soon to be released book The Paleo Kitchen by George Bryant and Juli Bauer, adds a twist to the standard guac: plantains. That’s right. Plantains. These ripe beauties—a great source of healthy carbohydrate—are softened and then folded right in!

While you’re here, be sure to scroll down to enter the giveaway to win your very own free copy of The Paleo Kitchen! The photos alone are drool-inducing. This is a flash giveaway which ends Sunday June 8th at 11:59 PT, so enter now!

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients for Sweet Plantain Guacamole

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large brown plantain, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 3 large avocados, cut in half, pits removed
  • 1/4 medium white onion, finely chopped (30 grams)
  • Handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions for Sweet Plantain Guacamole

  1. Place a small skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil.
  2. Once the coconut oil is hot, add half of the garlic to the pan along with diced plantain.
  3. When the plantain dice begin to brown, salt them, and then flip to brown on other side.
  4. Add the water to the pan and cover to steam the plantain. Once the plantain dice are soft, remove from the heat and let cool.
  5. While the plantain finishes cooking, scoop out the insides of the pitted avocados and add to a large bowl to mash. Mash up the avocado with a fork. Add the onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. Mix well, then fold in the plantains. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

To enter for a chance to win a free copy of The Paleo Kitchen!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to finalize your entry and unlock other bonus entries! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

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The contest ends June 8, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PT, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by June 10, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to US residents only.

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May Giveaway: Fat Face Skincare Products

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I am so excited about the May giveaway! It’s for a rad travel kit full of healthy skin products from Fat Face, a $75 value!

It’s funny how serendipitous things happen. I was in the checkout line at Sprouts and it turns out that Cassy, the founder of Fat Face Skincare, was in line right behind me. We got to talking, and I learned all about her super-nourishing, organic, grass-fed, tallow-based skin care line. And then, we decided to offer you a chance to win one of her brand new travel kits.

I can personally attest to how well these products work! My skin is really soft after just a couple applications and the scents are amazing.

Included in the travel kit:

Entry is now closed. Congratulations to Erika P. for winning the travel kit, and thank you to all who entered!

To enter for a chance to win some of my favorite things!

#1 Make sure you’re signed up for my mailing list. (If you’re already signed up, cool! Complete the bonus entries below.)

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April Giveaway: Some of My Favorite Things

April Giveaway: Some of My Favorite Things ($100 Value) | stupideasypaleo.com It’s time for a giveaway and this month, it’s a collection of some of my favorite things, worth $100!

The giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to the winner, Christina G. of Pennsylvania! Check back in May for the next monthly giveaway, and thank you to all who entered!

There are TONS of great new companies who support the Paleo / real food lifestyle, and this month, I’m putting a package with some of my favorite products up for grabs!

Included in April’s prize is:

To enter for a chance to win some of my favorite things!

#1 Make sure you’re signed up for my mailing list. (If you’re already signed up, cool! Complete the bonus entries below.)

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#2 Leave a comment below telling me which product you’d be most excited to win!

#3 Use the Rafflecopter widget below to finalize your entry and unlock other bonus entries! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

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The contest ends April 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by May 2, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to readers worldwide. If a non-US resident wins, an Amazon gift card for $100 will be provided.

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Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole from The Paleo Foodie & A Chance to Win

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Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole is the perfect blend of two worlds: simple cooking and huge flavor! When my friend Arsy Vartanian, author of the brand new book The Paleo Foodie Cookbook, asked me to share one of her recipes with you, I jumped at the chance. I know you all love chicken recipes, and slow cooker food definitely fits my criteria of stupid-easy. While it may seem like there are a lot of ingredients, they’re integral in creating a savory, complex mole sauce with a richness and depth of flavor.

If you love the sound of this recipe, go check out Arsy’s cookbook. She’s also got two awesome bonuses for you: We are giving away a copy of her book (sorry, contest is now closed) and you can get a free copy of her ebook, The Paleo Dinner Party, if you pre-order (details also at the bottom).

Ingredients for Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole:

  • 2 pounds (900 grams) chicken pieces (breasts and legs work well), bone in, skins removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 grams) ghee
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 6–7 whole tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 5 dried New Mexico chili peppers, rehydrated and chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) almond butter
  • 2-1/2 ounces (70 grams) dark chocolate (70% or above)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon guajillo chili powder
  • Avocado, cilantro and jalapeño, all chopped (garnish)

Directions for Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole:

  1. Generously salt and pepper the chicken.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat and add ghee. Once the ghee has warmed, add the chicken and brown on all sides. This may need to be done in batches. Move chicken to the slow cooker.
  3. Add onion to the same pan and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Transfer onion and garlic to slow cooker.
  4. Add the tomatoes, chili peppers, almond butter, dark chocolate, salt and spices (cumin, cinnamon, chili powder) to the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until the chicken is tender and pulls apart easily. If you are home when making the dish, lift the lid once and give it a stir to make sure all the ingredients are well combined. Remove chicken bones. Top mole with avocado, cilantro and jalapeño and serve!

To enter for a chance to win a FREE copy of The Paleo Foodie Cookbook:

The winner is… lynn.s****@e*******l.com. Thank you to all who entered!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to complete your entry! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

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The contest ends March 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by March 25, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to US residents only.

To get your free copy of The Paleo Foodie Dinner Party eBook:

Head over to Amazon and pre-order The Paleo Foodie Cookbook (pictured below). Then, email your receipt to paleodinnerparty@gmail.com.

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March Giveaway: Spiralizer, Immersion Blender or Crock Pot

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It’s time for a giveaway and this month, it’s winner’s choice!

Because I want to say thanks to all my amazing fans, I’m personally sponsoring this great giveaway! You rock! The winner will get to choose between three great prizes (click to see the exact makes and models): a Paderno spiralizer, a Cuisinart immersion blender or a Crock Pot programmable slow cooker.

A bit about these versatile kitchen tools…

If you’ve been around Paleo long enough, you’ll know that veggie noodles—while not completely like their pasta counterparts— are pretty tasty and can satisfy your cravings. The spiralizer helps you transform lots of different veggies into noodly shapes. Recipe inspiration: Paleo Noodle Bowl and Cold Zucchini Noodle Salad.

The immersion blender is great for pureeing soups on the fly and also for making super-easy homemade mayo. Recipe inspiration: Creamy Leek Soup and Chipotle Lime Mayo.

Last but not least, my #1 favorite kitchen appliance: the slow cooker. What else is there to say besides this is a lifesaver for busy athletes and families. Throw the food in, set the timer on this programmable model and walk away. Recipe inspiration: Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast and Kickin’ BBQ Shredded Chicken (Carolina-style).

The giveaway is now over, and the winner is…Chantal B. of Pennsylvania! Congratulations Chantal and thank you to everyone for entering! 

To enter for a chance to win your choice of spiralizer, immersion blender or crock pot:

#1 Make sure you’re signed up for my mailing list. (If you’re already signed up, cool! Complete the bonus entries below.)

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#2 Leave a comment below telling me which one you’d like to win (spiralizer, immersion blender or crock pot) and why!

#3 Use the Rafflecopter widget below to finalize your entry and unlock other bonus entries! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

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The contest ends March 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by April 2, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to readers worldwide. If a non-US resident wins, an Amazon gift card in the amount of the least expensive prize will be provided.

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Flash Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of Eat the Yolks

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The winner of the signed copy is lauried****@gmail.com! Thanks to all who entered!

Want to win your very own signed copy of Eat the Yolks?!

Of course you do!

Eat the Yolks is the brand new superawesomazing book from Liz Wolfe. (Her blog, Cavegirl Eats, is a hilarious yet incredibly informative look into Paleo nutrition.) I just reviewed the book earlier this week (click here to read it), and I’m really excited to offer one lucky reader a chance to win a signed copy from Liz herself.

This giveaway ends Sunday night, March 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST…so don’t delay and enter now!!

To enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Eat the Yolks:

#1 Make sure you’re signed up for my mailing list and my Facebook page. (You can use the widget below to do that. If you’re already signed up, cool! Complete the bonus entries below.)

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The contest ends March 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog by March 4, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to readers in the US only.

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The Winner of the Plant Therapy Essential Oils Kit Is…

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…Shannon L, entry #171! Congratulations!

If you didn’t win, there’s a sweet offer from Plant Therapy going on now through February 6, 2014 (see below):

(If you’re reading this via email, please visit the post on the blog directly to use the coupon link >> http://stupideasypaleo.com/2014/01/25/plant-therapy-essential-oils-kit-winner-is)

Giveaway: Essential Oils Kit from Plant Therapy ($55 Value)

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Giveaway: A Deluxe Essential Oils Kit from Plant Therapy ($55 Value)

There’s no denying that what we put on our skin can also contribute positively to our health (or take away from it).

I’ve been on a slow but steady quest to reduce the amount of chemical-laden cosmetics, lotions, soaps and cleansers that I use and replace them with more natural alternatives. That means I’ve been buying lots of essential oils lately. Some of my favorite things to make: whipped coconut oil with lemongrass essential oil or my grass-fed tallow balm with lavender essential oil.

Not only do they smell really great, but essential oils have some pretty cool properties: everything from helping with relaxation (such as lavender) to acting as antibacterial agents (like tea tree oil).

My friends at Plant Therapy are giving away a really cool essential oils kit to one of my lucky readers, and it’s got 14 different oils: 7 pure oils and 7 awesome synergies (blends)!!

  • Pure oils: lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, orange, lemon & cinnamon
  • Blended oils: energy, germ fighter, relax, immune-aid, tranquil, invigor-aid & sensual

How to enter for a chance to win a Plant Therapy Essential Oils Kit

To enter the giveaway for a chance to win, you’ll need to subscribe to Plant Therapy’s Newsletter using the link below. Simply click on the link and fill in your email address in the tan box in the upper right corner of the new page. Then come back to this page for more chances to enter. (Note: you MUST click the link—and be subscribed at the time of the drawing—to be eligible to win.)

#1:

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For more entries for the Plant Therapy Essential Oils Kit, you can:

#2 – Use Rafflecopter widget below to finalize your entry and unlock another bonus entry! (This is how the winner will be drawn, so don’t skip this step!)

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The contest ends January 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog on January 24, 2014. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize. Open to readers worldwide, however if the winner is from outside the US, (s)he will be responsible for the shipping cost.

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January Giveaway: Winner’s Choice of Treadmill or Elliptical ($1000 Value)

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Drumroll please…the lucky winner of the January Fitness Choice Giveaway is…#83872 Suzanne E. (lsev——@gmail.com)

Suzanne, please email your name, mailing address and phone number to lindsey@homemademommy.net within the next 48 hours to claim your prize.

January’s giveaway is winner’s choice of a treadmill desk, folding treadmill or elliptical machine, each a $1000 value!

If you’re committed to moving more often and eating more nutritious food, then January’s giveaway is probably right up your alley! The giveaway winner this month will pick their own prize from amongst the three shown in the photo above: a treadmill desk, folding treadmill or elliptical machine, all valued at approximately $1000. As someone who works from home, I’d definitely pick the treadmill desk so I could get some walking in while I tap away on my keyboard. If you don’t have the need for the desk portion, the other two prizes are up for grabs as well.

I’ve joined up with some of the ace bloggers from my blogging network, Village Green Network, to offer you the chance to win this suh-weet prize! Be sure to check them out below and visit their sites for more chances to win. Here’s how to enter:

Enter for a Chance to Win a Treadmill or Elliptical

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...and let me know in the comments which one you’d like to win.

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While you’re at it, remember to register for the FREE New Year, New You Online Summit, starting January 13!

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A winner will be chosen via random.org. We will announce the lucky winner on Friday January 31, 2014. The winner will have 48 hours to contact (lindsey at homemademommy dot net) with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone. If the chosen winner is outside of the United States an Amazon Gift Card of equal value will be given to the winner.

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December Giveaway: $1000 Amazon Gift Card

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The giveaway is now closed, and the winner is:

Entry #66741 Olivia G

If your name is Olivia G, go check your inbox! Thank you to all who entered and shared their holiday wishes with us!

$1000 Amazon Gift Card is the December Giveaway Prize!

December’s monthly giveaway is massive!! I’m so incredibly grateful to you for making this blog a happening place to be…you inspire me to keep putting out great recipes and posts on the topics you really care about. As my way of showing gratitude for you, I teamed up with some ace real food bloggers to offer this INCREDIBLE giveaway for a $1000 Amazon Gift Card (we each chipped in our own money for the prize).

That’s right…a GRAND. A thousand bucks. It’s not a typo! The nice thing about gift cards? You can get exactly what’s been on your wish list!

Need some great drool-worthy, super deluxe gift ideas for the kitchen? How about a super duper does-anything-you-want-and-more Vitamix! Great for soups (like my Creamy Leek Soup), homemade nut butters (like this oh so tasty Homemade Coconut Butter to go into my Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups), and even nut milks (like my Homemade Almond Milk). Or how about a sweet Le Creuset Dutch oven? When I polled readers for the November giveaway, they chose that option, hands down. Of course, you can get virtually anything on Amazon, so they sky’s the limit. You could stock up on a lifetime’s supply of toilet paper if that’s what you’re after.

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The giveaway closes on December 20, 2013 at 12 amA winner will be chosen via random.org. We will announce the lucky winner on Friday, December 20, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to contact info@stupideasypaleo.com with his / her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone! Complete the mandatory skill testing question (if in Canada). Open worldwide. However, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Winner: $100 Gift Certificate from Radiant Life

Radiant-Life-Giveaway1 It’s time to announce the winner of the Radiant Life Company giveaway!

And the winner is……. 

Entry #165 – Tanya M. (tanya……….@………..net)! Congratulations, Tanya!

Didn’t win? Don’t worry! Radiant Life is offering Stupid Easy Paleo readers a special discount.  


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Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate from Radiant Life

Radiant-Life-Giveaway It’s your lucky day…another great giveaway here on the blog and this time, it’s a Radiant Life gift certificate for $100.

If you’ve never heard of Radiant Life, they’re a really top-notch company that has pretty much anything you’d need for natural skin care to nutrient dense foods and trusted supplements that fit in perfectly with a paleo way of living. I’m really excited to share some of the stellar products they offer so you can shop away and stock up, like:

Coconut oil. They’ve got it…a high-quality virgin oil, made from raw coconut that’s processed without heat, solvents, bleaches or deodorizers. My kitchen is always stocked with coconut oil for high heat cooking (and as my daily moisturizer).

Magnesium. Radiant Life offers that, too. Mag’s so awesome because it helps – among other things – with muscle recovery after tough training sessions. It’s also soothing at night…helps me sleep like a baby!

Butter oil and fermented cod liver oil. Indeed! Radiant Life sells butter oil which is rich in Vitamin K2 and gives you the benefit of grass-fed butter without the worry of dairy sensitivity reactions. They also carry fermented cod liver oil (which I use) – it’s rich in vitamins A & D.

How to enter for a chance to win a Radiant Life $100 Gift Certificate

To enter the giveaway for a chance to win, you’ll need to subscribe to Radiant Life’s Newsletter using the link below. Simply click on the link and fill in your email address in the tan box in the upper right corner of the new page. Then come back to this page for more chances to enter. (Note: you MUST click the link – and be subscribed at the time of the drawing – to be eligible to win.)

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The contest ends November 27th at 11:59 PST, and the winner will be announced here on the blog on November 29th  – so be sure to check back to see if you won!

The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours confirm back with his or her full name, address, and phone number to claim the prize.

November Giveaway: 1-Quart Le Creuset French Oven ($140 Value)

Thank you to all who entered…the giveaway is now closed and the lucky winner is…

#1830 Kim B. (kbe…….@……..net)! Congratulations Kim! 

It’s time to announce the November giveaway! Drum roll please…as chosen by popular vote, it’s a 1-Quart Le Creuset Cast Iron Round French Oven (a $140 value)!

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This is a seriously awesome prize…the Rolls Royce of enameled cookware. I’ve been wanting a Le Creuset enameled Dutch oven of my own for. so. long (maybe Santa will bring me one if I’m good). These pieces of cookware are so rad because they’re cast iron on the inside and enamel on the outside. They heat very evenly and the enameled surface is unreactive – great for acidic foods like tomato sauce. By the way, the difference between the Dutch oven and the French oven is simply the shape: oval versus round.

What can you use this Le Creuset French Oven for? It’s perfect for low and slow braising, soups and stews…great for the winter months ahead. It’s oven safe, too, and with proper care will last for years! The winner will get to choose between the four colors below (clockwise from top left): Marseilles (blue), Flame (orange), Soleil (yellow) or Cherry (red), pending availability at the time the giveaway ends.

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Before you enter for a chance to win, go check out the amazing Fall Into Health Autumn Bundle  Sale going on now through November 7.

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The contest will end on November 30, 2013 at 11:59 PST. The winner will be announced on December 1, 2013 on the Stupid Easy Paleo blog and Facebook and must claim the prize by December 3, 2013 or else another winner will be chosen. This contest is open to all readers, regardless of country. If you live outside the United States, you’ll receive an Amazon gift certificate in the amount of the prize.

Check out the awesome features of the French oven here, and tell me what you plan on making in the comments below!

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