Thursday, January 20, 2011

And The winner of the Tetley Tea Contest is...

Thank you to all of you that have entered!  A random number generator has been used to determine the winner!

We had 10 entries/comments and chosen at random...

Comment Number 8 was Selected.

And the Winner is TSZ!!

Congratulations Tsz!  Please contact me at scrumptiousDOTblogATgmailDOTcom and send me your credentials!

Naho @ Scrumptious Foods!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nothing Like a Warm Cuppa Tea on a Cold Winter Day!

Nothing's better on a cold morning or when you have a cold (like me) then a cup of tea.  I've been a fan of tea since I was very young, being introduced to it by my mother.  She cannot go a day without a few cups of tea - it's a cultural thing as well, everyone drinks tea.

Her favourite brand, no fail is Tetley, Orange Pekoe, time and time again.  I have tried to get her into some herbal and flavoured teas, but no avail, she does enjoy the smells though.

Recently I have come across a new link by Tetley, a colour line with differnt moods.  I recently tried Dream, which is the lemon chamomile flavour.  I can definitely see where the name comes from, it's soothing and has you relaxed in no time, great to have while unwinding before bed.

Here is a little about what Tetley has to say about their new (very awesome) line - Colour Therapy:
Tetley Tea is on a mission to help Canadians get more "colourful" with their new line of herbal teas. As you know, colour influences our lives every day. In the home, a bedroom that's painted paled blue an have a calming affect. Wearing red can illicit a sense of energy and excitement. Our colour choices can have dramatic effects on our mood and well being. Now you can match or even influence your mood using colour with this new line of herbal teas for a little Tetley Colour Therapy.
You know, they are absolutely right about the colours and moods, I always keep moods in mind when buying items, clothing etc.

If you're a tea lover, it's about to get better. We're running a contest for you, the fabulous readers!! The prize: A Tetley Colour Therapy gift basket worth approx. $70 with 2 containers each of tea, a canister/tea pot and 50 mood influencing greeting cards.

Here are a few tantilizing photos :

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what's your favourite flavour of Tetley Tea is and what is your favourite colour and why it helps your mood.
Contest will start on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 and contest will end Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.. Winner will be announced at 7:00 p.m. January 20th, 2011.

**Contest is open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec).
Cheers and Good Luck,
Naho @ Scrumptious Foods

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kraft is Great!

You're familiar with Kraft right?

Just wanted to share with you Two of the websites I frequent often:
When you want something that's tasty and creative, but don't have all the time in the world, Kraft has some great ideas and recipes to help you get there in a jiffy.  Awesome recipes for dinner after work, for a game night get together or even just to make a treat for yourself.  Kraft has saved me many times over and I have gone back to some of my favourite recipes time and time again - Mmm Kraft Dinner (Random)...

If you don't know about Delicious Days, Delicious Days is a one-stop site for seasonal cooking videos, recipes, activities, and fun! Their latest series of videos on Kitchen Basics will also teach you how to boil an egg so you get that creamy yellow yolk without the gray-green discoloration, how to minimize those tears when slicing onions (stumps some of the best of us), and more!

Hope these little website gems come in handy, they always does for me!

Naho @ Scrumptious Foods

YUM Avocado!

I love Avocados, don't you?  Okay, maybe not everybody out there loves avocados.  I fell in love with avocado's in college, I had guacamole for the first time, and it was a trip to flavour country - if I could, I would have avocados everyday.  I have had them plain, with salt and lime (which is my fave), in a shake, in a dip and of course, guacamole.  Still looking for even more ways to have avocado, and thats when I learned about avocado oil.

I have known about flavoured oils, especially coming from a nut of sort, I've seen, walnet, hazelnut, sesame, grapeseed, truffle, sundried tomato, garlic, an assortment of herbs such as basil and mint, chili, etc. not forgetting classic everyday oils such as veg, peanut, canola and olive oil (olive oil being a whole new post in itself).

But this post is about the beautiful Avocado and it's oil... It's one of the most nutritious oils out there.  Helps you have healthy hair, nails and skin.  Olivado has a great product, check it out:

Olivado Organic Avocado Oil combines the best of two worlds - a great tasting health food product
  • Olivado Organic Avocado Oil combines the best of two worlds - a premium, extra virgin, cold-pressed oil extracted from the avocado that is a superb food dressing or cooking oil and also a health food product that may lower cholesterol levels, reduce the incidence of heart disease and may even relieve prostate conditions.
  • Olivado Organic Avocado Oil is rich in chlorophylls and lutein that act as antioxidants and may reduce the risk of cancer and age-related macular degeneration. Olivado is an excellent source of Vitamin E, contains no trans fats, is sodium and cholesterol free, and is high in heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
  • Olivado Organic Avocado Oil meets the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Health Check Criteria, has ten times more chlorophyll than olive oil and twice as much Beta-Sitosterol, which has been known to reduce cholesterol absorption in the body.
  • In addition to Olivado’s health benefits, it is an ideal culinary oil for high temperature cooking, promotes nutritional absorption enhancing the natural flavour in food, and is excellent as a base for dressings and dips.
  • Olivado’s Organic Avocado Oil has been certified Fair for Life by IMO Switzerland. IMO’s Social & Fair for Life Certification ensures that human rights are guaranteed at any stage of production, that workers enjoy good and fair working conditions and that farmers receive a fair price for their avocados. Fair trade improves the lives of small farmers, workers, and their communities, enabling progress and empowerment to a higher level.
For more information go to and if you're wondering where you can by some fabulous Avocado Oil in Canada click here.

Well, all this avocado talk has made me hungry, gonna hunt down some avocado RIGHT NOW.

Naho @ Scrumptious Foods